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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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

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Q&A: Urban Airship's Scott Kveton

The cofounder and CEO of the Portland-based mobile app company, founded in 2009, shares the secret to his success: transparency.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2013

EDITOR'S NOTE

Message in a Bottle

Does wine always tell a story? Sure. But more important, I’ve learned, it always gives you a story to tell.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2013

CULTURE

OMSI Recreates Sherlock Holmes's HQ

This month, OMSI debuts a touring exhibition exploring the science and history behind fiction's greatest detective. What goes into the show's full-scale "re-creation" of Sherlock's imaginary headquarters at 221B Baker Street?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2013

NEWS

Oregon's Suburban Newspaper Wars

Why the Oregonian and Pamplin Media Group are battling for the burbs—and what that says about the future of hyperlocal print media

  • By Sam Coggeshall and Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2013

INTRODUCING

Welcome to Lookbook!

Our new blog dives into home, fashion, spaces, products, ideas, and more.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/30/2013

NEWS

Why Portland's Central Library Matters More than Ever

Multnomah County's downtown landmark celebrates its centennial this month—and sets course for the future.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/03/2013

GIVEAWAY

Win a VIP Food Road Trip Experience

To celebrate all the culinary goodness that Oregon grows, we're giving away a dreamy trek across the state—plus Feast Portland tickets!

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/13/2013

SCENE & HEARD

Portland's Wheelchair Fencing Champion

Who: Leo Curtis, a wounded Iraq War veteran who now pursues global glory on wheels

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2013

RAINMAKER

Marketing Business-to-Business Tools in Portland

At McClenahan Bruer, Kerry McClenahan masters selling tech to techies.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2013

RAINMAKER

Dayna McErlean's Portland Empire

How one woman transforms ramshackle spaces into business dynamos.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/01/2013

COVER STORY

Oregon Beer Guide

Your guide to the best of Oregon craft brewing

  • By Branden Andersen, Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, John Chandler, Kasey Cordell, and Christian DeBenedetti
  • Published 07/01/2013

OREGON BEER GUIDE

The New Wave of Portland Breweries

We know, it’s hard to keep track of the city’s rapidly spawning microbrewery scene. Start with these five standouts.

  • By Marty Patail, Aaron Scott, Zach Dundas, John Chandler, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 07/01/2013

NEWS

How to Make a Mummy

And why that mummy might explode

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/03/2013

PDX PROBLEMS

Is Summer Vacation Hurting Portland's Kids?

School performance plummets during the long, hot vacation. Why not kill it?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/03/2013

SUMMER GUIDE

Portland Music Festival Field Guide

Be prepared with our Do's and Dont's for the best local music events: Waterfront Blues Festival, PDX Pop Now, and Pickathon.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/02/2013

ON THE WATER

Riverfront Property

We've scouted the best locales for weekends at the river, whether you're looking for fly-fishing spots, lazy floating, or white-knuckle rides.

  • By Marty Patail, Zach Dundas, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/01/2013
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