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.

Displaying articles 241 - 260 of 359 in total

Interview

Portland Opera's Globe-trotting Guest Diva

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/16/2012

News

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

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/16/2012

Food

The True Story Behind Portland's Secret Kebab

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/16/2012

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

Article

Brain Storm 2012

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/15/2012

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

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

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

Pizza

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

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*

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

Feature

City of Industry

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/17/2012

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

Rainmaker

Risky Business

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/18/2012

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

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

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

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

Rainmaker

Virtual Vending

A vending machine visionary gambles on touchscreen technology.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/22/2012

Mudroom

Woody Redux

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/15/2012

Mudroom

Word on the Street: A Portland Glossary

Not every photo posted to Instagram is a Kodak moment.

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