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.


James Beard On Stage: Five Questions With Jessica Kubzansky

Director of a one-man show about legendary chef James Beard talks about resurrecting Portland's culinary godfather.

12/20/2012 By Zach Dundas


Perfect Party

The guests we'd most like to see at our dinner table this month.

12/20/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Behind the Scenes with ADi's CEO Kate Ertmann

A local company animates how products really work.

12/19/2012 By Zach Dundas


One Sentence Stories: January 2013

Micro-stories about racists, high schoolers making wine, and stink bugs

12/12/2012 By Zach Dundas


Trophy Case: January's Best Local Stuff

A guide to Portland's coolest products and ideas

12/12/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Interview with Oregon Symphony’s Sarah Kwak

Oregon Symphony’s new concertmaster talks Carlos Kalmar, Shostakovich, and Portland food.

11/21/2012 By Zach Dundas


Local Time Traveler…and More!

Micro-stories about space suits, beer, and Justin Bieber's chest baring.

11/21/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Perfect Party 2012

The make-believe bash that brings together Portland’s biggest 2012 newsmakers

11/21/2012 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas

Trophy Case

Trophy Case: December's Best Local Stuff

A guide to Portland's coolest products and ideas

11/21/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Do This Now! Winter Fun

Skiing, drinking, and shopping in Portland's winter months

11/21/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Portland Opera's Globe-trotting Guest Diva

An interview with Stefania Dovhan who stars in Mozart's Don Giovanni.

10/16/2012 By Zach Dundas


The Timbers Owner's Hilarious Twitter Feud—and More!

Micro-stories about soccer, Edgar Allan Poe, and Portland restaurants invading Oklahoma

10/16/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


The True Story Behind Portland's Secret Kebab

Inside the saga of The Turk, a food-scene Twitter star

10/16/2012 By Zach Dundas


Portland Meadows Gambles on a Comeback

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

10/11/2012 By Zach Dundas


Brain Storm 2012

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

09/15/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


One-Sentence Stories

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

08/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Scene & Heard

Paperback Rider

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

08/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Baked Goods

Our reverence for artisan bakery bounty borders on the fanatical.

08/23/2012 By Zach Dundas


Family Faves

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

08/19/2012 By Zach Dundas


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*

08/19/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie