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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TOP DOCTORS & NURSES 2013

Trauma Night

Jennifer Parker steers the sick and wounded through medicine’s darkest hours. We tracked her for one shift: a rare look at the complicated work of saving lives.

  • By Zach Dundas and Leah Nash
  • Published 01/02/2014

HOME & GARDEN

Fieldwork's Luminous Winter Flowers

An ambitious local-first florist rolls out deep greens and brilliant whites for the season.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/16/2013

LIGHTING

Birth of a Brand: Cedar & Moss

A Schoolhouse Electric veteran launches a refined, Euro-accented lighting line of her own.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/10/2013

HOME & GARDEN

Backyard Agriculture Meets Legos? Yes!

Portland start-up Together Farm turns recycled plastic into snap-together raised garden beds.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/03/2013

COVER STORY

50 Moments That Shaped Portland

Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.

  • By Doug Kenck-Crispin, Alexandria Bordas, Cari Johnson, Caitlin Feldman, Marco España, Marty Patail, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 12/02/2013

THEATER

Taking On Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off'

Mapping 20 seconds of craziness from a famous farce

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/02/2013

DESIGN

Green House

PSU architechs turn a Haitian orphanage into an eco-design case study.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/02/2013

EDITOR'S NOTE

A Fork in History

How feasts, Beats, and barbecues shaped Portland's history

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/02/2013

DESIRABLES

Cloth & Goods' Hyper-Curated Global Style

Three finds from a sharp-eyed Portland stockist.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/11/2013

EDITOR'S NOTE

Ten Years of Portland Monthly

Reflections on a decade of magazine making

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/01/2013

HISTORY

A Color-Coded Look at Portland's Urban Growth

A local data tinkerer tracks PDX's progress with interactive map dubbed Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/01/2013

WORKSHOP

A Classic Oregon Ranch Outfits US Olympians

The historic Imperial Stock Ranch hooks up with Ralph Lauren to supply Winter Games looks.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/29/2013

STYLE

The Neo Boys & the Roots of Portland Vintage Style

The pioneering all-female '70s punk band looks back on retro shopping's dirt-cheap glory days.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/28/2013

DESIGN WEEK: EVENTS

Bright Lights: A DWP Double Dose

Portland Monthly's discussion series goes deep on the economics of creativity with NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/08/2013

DESIGN WEEK: SHOWCASE

Roundhouse Employees' Rousing Art

The fast-growing Portland creative agency puts its own workers' creativity on display.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/07/2013

DESIGN WEEK: INTERVIEWS

Always With Honor's Awesome Icons

A Portland firm with international cachet reveals its winning way with badges, emblems, and brands.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/07/2013

Events

Design Week Is Coming

The festival of workshops, forums, open houses, and parties takes an open-source approach to showcasing Portland design.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2013

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Portland's Best Places to Work

Making a living in Portland is nothing like it used to be. Meet 17 fast-growing local companies, from law firms to micro-breweries, where people learn new skills, have fun, and get stuff done.

  • By Emily Gravlin, Camille Grigsby-Rocca, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2013

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Five Office Ideas Your Boss* Should Know About

Workplace insights from Jon MacDonald, founder of The Good—a four-year-old, 19-person digital marketing firm aimed at sportswear and outdoors clients

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2013

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Q&A: Wieden & Kennedy's Keesha Jean-Baptiste

The HR director of Portland's legendary ad agency spills the secrets to getting hired at WK.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2013
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