Executive Editor

Since joining Portland Monthly’s staff in 2010, Zach Dundas has covered amateur rocketry, retro gambling, Oregon’s flexible romantic leanings, and mysterious kebabs, among many other subjects. He edits narrative features and service packages, as well as the design-focused Lookbook blog. In 2013, his work for the magazine landed a trio of Society of Professional Journalists awards. Along with Rachel Ritchie, he manages the editorial department—or it manages him.

Zach got his journalistic start as the “calendar boy” at Montana’s Missoula Independent before working as a reporter and editor at Willamette Week. These days, he fills his ample free time with contributions to Monocle and other magazines, and is the author of two books, including the forthcoming The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes. He’s got a wife, two kids, and an ailing soccer career.

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Editor's Note

You Should Be Drinking a Martini at Jake’s Famous Crawfish Right Now

J’adore this old Portland warhorse.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/15/2016

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why Portland Monthly Won’t Keep Your Favorite Swimming Hole a Secret

Public land belongs to the public.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/12/2016

EDITOR'S NOTE

How Portlanders Are Reinventing Health and Exercise

Our city is far ahead of the pack.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2016

MEDICAL RESEARCH

Meet the Portland Father-Daughter Team Chasing Unconventional Cures to MS

Dan Wieden, cofounder of Wieden & Kennedy, and daughter Laura work to speed up the sluggish research clock.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2016

THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with Barefoot Running?

We’ve got the naked truth about a fitness subculture.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2016

GET FIT

The Portland Fitness Revolution

Parkour fitness. Twerking-inspired workouts. A locally hatched yoga style. Body-positive trainers. In Portland, there’s always a new way to work out.

  • By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, Katelyn Best, Molly Woodstock, Benjamin Tepler, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2016

FIT CITY

Why PDX-Born Spin Sensation BurnCycle Inspires Near-Evangelical Fervor in Its Followers

It’s definitely not just about the bike.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2016

SWEAT IT OUT

These Five New Portland Gyms Will Keep Your Workout Fresh

From a circus performer-turned-Pilates innovator to a kettlebell-focused gym, here’s a fistful of hot new fitness options.

  • By Katelyn Best and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2016

TWERK IT

Body Positivity to Twerking, the Seven Ingredients of Booty Luv

The Portland-launched workout class will tone your tush.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2016

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: Celebrating Portland’s Greatest People, Places, and Things

Essential outdoor escapes. Favorite eats. Killer skyline views. Top cultural picks. Here are some of the things that make Portland awesome.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/13/2016

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why Places Like 182nd Avenue Are Just as ‘Portland’ as Anywhere Else in the City

Want to get a TV fixed, a Russian salami, and a king-sized beer? Look for the metro area’s forgotten corners.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/13/2016

BIG IDEAS

Oregon’s Innovators Light Up Tech, Art, Business, History, the Cityscape—and the Future

From vanished ancient coasts to singing buildings to eco-drones, Oregonians break revolutionary ground.

  • By Chad Walsh, Andrew D'Cruz, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/13/2016

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

A Furry, Confused, Emotionally Demanding Robot Is Wandering the Halls of Wieden & Kennedy

It's basically the best thing ever.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/13/2016

LONG STORY SHORT

Endurance Swimmer Michelle Macy Sets Out to Paddle from Ireland to Scotland—Again

The 39-year-old talks long swims, jellyfish, and brain tongue.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/19/2016

EDITOR'S NOTE

When an Average White Editor Screws Up

The story behind Portland Monthly’s apology for an illustration and headline.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/19/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Ted Wheeler On Why He Should Lead Fast-Growing Portland

Everyone says he’s the frontrunner in the race to become the city’s next mayor. So, seriously: how would Ted Wheeler, longtime local political star, guide Portland’s lightning-fast transformation?

  • By Sika Stanton, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/02/2016

RECAP

Our Design Week Diary

Relive Design Week Portland with our highlight reel of favorite events.

  • By Marty Patail, Eden Dawn, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/26/2016

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s Best Bars 2016

We’ve got the city’s best new bars, 11 essential new cocktails, a watering hole for (nearly) every neighborhood, and a tasting room decision tree.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Bart Blasengame, Margaret Seiler, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 04/22/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Sarah Iannarone Makes Her Case To Become Portland’s Mayor

She joined the race late. She’s never held office. But this passionate advocate for the city’s future argues that Portland needs a serious urbanist in its top job.

  • By Sika Stanton, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/18/2016

BOOKS

Happy Birthday, Our Bev! Here’s to Another Century of Ramona and Beezus

As Beverly Cleary turns 100, there are plenty of reasons to keep reading her.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/06/2016
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