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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Feature

Portland Meadows Gambles on a Comeback

Our local track tries to save horse-racing—and itself—with a bold marketing strategy

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/11/2012
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Article

Brain Storm 2012

Eight innovative Oregonians who are changing our world for the better.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/15/2012
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Article

One-Sentence Stories

If brevity is the soul of wit, our one-sentence news nuggets belong in the Hilarity Hall of Fame.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Scene & Heard

Paperback Rider

Where: North Portland bike lanes Who: Evan Schneider, a local writer who puts a personal spin on cycling.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Baked Goods

Our reverence for artisan bakery bounty borders on the fanatical.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Cover Story

Farmers Markets

Considering today’s craze for fresh, sustainable produce, it’s hard to believe that 25 years ago the farmers market scene was nonexistent. Here is our tip of the hat to the growers, markets, and food finds...

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/20/2012
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Feature

Family Faves

We've got recommendations for where to take your starving family for a primo pizza feed.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/19/2012
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Feature

Portland's Best Pizza

Everyone (everyone sane anyway) loves pizza. But not long ago, Portland was an admittedly underwhelming 'za town. Thankfully, the city's collective dough has risen, and now we exult in the "*wheel-spinning innovators*":/eat-and-drink/articles/clever-cru

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/19/2012
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Feature

City of Industry

A photo essay of seven local factories reveals a thriving manufacturing trade.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/17/2012
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Mudroom

The Perfect Party

At last two of our Perfect Party guests this month are out of this world—astronaut Don Pettit and Laika's next stop-motion star, Norman Babcock (a.k.a. _ParaNorman_).

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/18/2012
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Rainmaker

Risky Business

A freshly minted start-up survivor thrives by shifting gears in tough economic times.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/18/2012
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Mudroom

Trophy Case

Trophy Case: where mobile hot tubs meet punitive websites—and Sons of Huns provide a raucous soundtrack.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/18/2012
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Feature

Liquid Assets

Go to the sink. Fill up a glass. Drink deep. If you’re in Portland, odds are good that you just took a big swig of Bull Run water. The fiercely protected, stunningly beautiful, and highly engineered forest landscape that provides Portland’s wa

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/14/2012
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Article

Reservoir Bulldogs

A pair of Portland water activists lead the fight to keep our reservoirs open and operating just as they have for the last 115 years.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/14/2012
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Rainmaker

Virtual Vending

A vending machine visionary gambles on touchscreen technology.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/22/2012
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Feature

iOregon

The company started by a Reed College dropout in his garage is now the world’s most profitable tech firm—and our culture’s most-envied icon of corporate cool. As Apple proposes a spectacular new store in the heart of Portland, we offer a

  • By Will Lambeth and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/22/2012
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Scene & Heard

French Connection

In honor of Bastille Day, we sat down at Carafe with PSU vice president Francoise Aylmer to learn what's involved with being named France's honorary consul.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/22/2012
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Mudroom

Woody Redux

Local rock stars should take a page from the Woody Guthrie songbook.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/15/2012
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Mudroom

Trophy Case

Keep your locavore leftovers safe and stylish in designer microwave-safe bowls.

  • By Martin Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/25/2012
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Mudroom

The Perfect Party

Eugene track athletes sprint and hurdle their way to our table this month.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/25/2012
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