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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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

RAINMAKER

Babysitters of the Future

Start-up WeVillage gives modern parents better daycare choices.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/01/2013

NEWS

A New Future for Oregon Forests

How innovative loggers and environmental capitalists are redefining timber.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/01/2013

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: May's Best Local Stuff

A Portland-centric art pop-up in New York, Black Prairie's Led Zeppelin cover, and more

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/01/2013

FEATURE

Spring's Best Portland Outdoor and Sports Gear

We explore Portland's booming activewear industry with a look at this season's coolest new gear—and the five best locally designed sports bras.

  • By Rachel Rasmussen, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/12/2013

SPORTS

Soccer Gala Deep-Dives into the Timbers' History

Hollywood Theatre hosts “Beating Seattle Never Gets Old,” a gala benefit that includes super-fans, the swinging ‘70s, and a soccer barnraising on April 4.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/02/2013

POWER RANKING

What's Portland's Greatest Name?

From Kyle Awesome to Beau Breedlove, we rank local monickers.

  • By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/22/2013

SCENE & HEARD

The Accidental Story of Louie Louie

How the Kingsmen created Portland's greatest classic rock hit.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/22/2013

RAINMAKER: PROFILES IN PROFIT

TIE Oregon Fuels Portland Start-Ups

Nitin Rai gives local tech a kick in the pants.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/22/2013

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: April's Best Local Stuff

Kiriko's vintage Japanese fabrics, the world's thinnest flashlight, and more.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/14/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Stuffed to the Gills

Delicious things—inside of other things

  • By Karen Brooks, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/22/2013

SPORTS

Portland Timbers with Multinational Loyalties

Some Portland soccer pros salute several flags.

  • By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/21/2013

HISTORY

Tom McCall's Way with Words

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, we let Oregon's most legendary governor speak for himself

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/20/2013

FEATURE

25 Portlanders Who Are Changing the World

Meet the idealists, entrepreneurs, organizers, thinkers, and doers who make Portland a capital city of global action.

  • By Tamara Feingold, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Laura Lundberg, Robert Ham, Ramona DeNies, Georgia Perry, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2013
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