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.

Editor’s Note

Can Pop Culture Conquer All?

At the very least, it can shake us out of our weary funks.

11/14/2016 By Zach Dundas

Culture Cheat Sheet: YouTube

Impress Your Friends on the Internet with These 7 Amazing Oregon Moments

From the exploding whale to Ramblin’ Rod, here are moments that made this place—as seen on YouTube.

11/14/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, and Margaret Seiler

Culture Cheat Sheet: Books

Why Beverly Cleary Is Portland’s Undisputed, Unofficial Novelist Laureate

It’s Ramona’s world. The rest of us are just living in it.

11/14/2016 By Zach Dundas

Wise Up: Alterna-Master's Degree

Reed College’s Only Graduate Program Puts Intellectual Exploration above Practical Payoff

Or, how to become a Reedie past age 22.

11/14/2016 By Zach Dundas

Oregoniana

Travel Back to 1846, the Year Oregon Became American

In other words, that time we were dumped by the Queen of England.

11/14/2016 By Zach Dundas

The Long Play

PODCAST: Chloe Eudaly and Steve Novick on the Battle for Portland City Council

Two progressives fight it out for a chance to shape the city’s future.

10/17/2016 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

Why Do Portland Restaurants Pride Themselves on Inconvenience?

Not that we’ve got anything against secret prix fixe dinners served in the dishwashing station.

10/10/2016 By Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2016: Brunch Bliss

Three Exceptional New Portland Brunches—Without Lines

Only chumps wait for their waffles.

10/10/2016 By Karen Brooks and Zach Dundas

Politics

Steve Novick vs. Chloe Eudaly: Portland’s Alterna-Election

The city council race is earnest, geeky, and quintessentially Portland.

10/10/2016 By Zach Dundas

Postscript

How to Spot the Four Types of Portland Designers

They are everywhere. Here’s our handy guide to finding them in the wild.

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas

Home Design

Ten Great New Portland Homes

Modern. Eco-ambitious. Rotating? Yes. Yes. Yes!

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas and Randy Gragg

Meet Your Maker

Textile Artist Tricia Langman Brings the World of Batik to Portland

The native Londoner unites a DIY ethic with international design.

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas

Meet Your Maker

Fine Art to Adult Coloring Books, Portlander Lisa Congdon Makes Her Own Business Model

“If you want to make a living as an artist, you have to do a lot of everything.”

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

Design in Portland Is a Team Sport

Collaboration: it’s just the local way.

09/21/2016 By Zach Dundas

Rainmaker

Meet the Family Firm Riding High on Portland’s Building Boom

From luxury apartments to the Legacy Emanuel remodel, Andersen Construction is shaping our city’s evolution.

09/13/2016 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

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

J’adore this old Portland warhorse.

08/15/2016 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

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

Public land belongs to the public.

07/12/2016 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

How Portlanders Are Reinventing Health and Exercise

Our city is far ahead of the pack.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

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.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas