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.

Article

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

Pizza

Family Faves

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

08/19/2012 By Zach Dundas

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*

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

Feature

City of Industry

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

08/17/2012 By Zach Dundas

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_).

07/18/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Rainmaker

Risky Business

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

07/18/2012 By Zach Dundas

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.

07/14/2012 By Zach Dundas

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

07/14/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

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

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas and Will Lambeth

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.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas

Rainmaker

Virtual Vending

A vending machine visionary gambles on touchscreen technology.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Woody Redux

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

06/15/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Word on the Street: A Portland Glossary

Not every photo posted to Instagram is a Kodak moment.

05/25/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Rainmaker

Beyond the Bulb

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

05/25/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

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

05/25/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

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.

05/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Mudroom

Do this Now!

What’s happening this month

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Put a ____ on It!

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

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas