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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Mudroom

Trophy Case

Trophy Case: where mobile hot tubs meet punitive websites—and Sons of Huns provide a raucous soundtrack.

  • 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

Trophy Case

Keep your locavore leftovers safe and stylish in designer microwave-safe bowls.

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

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

Rainmaker

Beyond the Bulb

Schoolhouse Electric’s growing business means more aesthetically deft accessories for the home or office.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/25/2012

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

Eugene track athletes sprint and hurdle their way to our table this month.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/25/2012

Cover Story

The Insider’s Guide to the Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, and we’re betting you’re one of them. But how well do you really know our signature landscape? Sure, you’ve seen Multnomah Falls, maybe hoofed it up Angel’s Res

  • By Sara Gates, Martin Patail, Kate Bryant, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Christopher Van Tilburg, Zach Dundas, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/25/2012

Mudroom

Do This Now!

A brew at the zoo, a naked bike ride, and a four-day rave are just some of the happenings in store this month.

  • By Martin Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/24/2012

Mudroom

Do this Now!

What’s happening this month

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/27/2012

Mudroom

Put a ____ on It!

OK, so we put a bird on it. What member of the animal kingdom do we celebrate now?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/27/2012

Mudroom

Word on the Street

Discount airfare could become a burning sensation.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/27/2012

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

The Blazers interim coach, the Republican nominee for president, and a really, really good speller are cordially invited.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/27/2012

Cover Story

Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

  • By Cari Hachman, Will Lambeth, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Anne Adams, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, John Chandler, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 04/26/2012

Feature

Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/23/2012
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