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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30 seconds with… Richard Settersten

The coauthor of _Not Quite Adults_, comes to the aid of twentysomething late-bloomers.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/22/2010
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Off Hours

Bikes, Blazers, and some boot-stompin' punk

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/22/2010
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Salem 2011

Friends With Benefits

Salem insiders agree that the key to success in the 2011 Oregon Legislature lies in trust between individuals, across party lines. We asked several lawmakers to name their BPF—best political friend—in the rival party.

  • By Zach Dundas and Randy Gragg
  • Published 12/16/2010

2010 Best Bars

Rules of the Juke

A jukebox implies a social contract that’s unfashionable in today’s earbud era, but still very real.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/17/2010
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2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Score a Deal

The five o'clock world never looked so good.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/17/2010
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Scene & Herd

A sign on the fence declared “Banquet in progress,” and outside, goat-fanciers gathered as dozens of the beasts ruminated over a smorgasbord of weeds and garbage on a vacant lot at SE 10th Avenue and Belmont Street.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/16/2010
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World Gone Plaid

The fashion world has gone crazy for “heritage,” a term encompassing all things grandfatherly and artisan-stitched, and brands like Pendleton, Filson and Danner.

  • By Ali Moran and Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/16/2010
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30 seconds with… Tex Clark

Tex Clark talks about the re-release of her 1995 feminist rockumentary, _Radical Act_.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/16/2010
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The Kulongalaxy

Kulo’s sheer endurance means he’s overlapped with a cosmos of big names over his 40-year political career.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/16/2010
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Rapha’s Flying Colors

Rapha North America debuts new James Selman-designed cycling uniforms.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/11/2010
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Article

East Side Rising

While the nightly news bemoans sluggish job-growth rates, stubborn unemployment, and, potentially, a long and irreversible decline, the 700 acres of Portland's Central Eastside are blooming with counter-cyclical optimism.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/13/2010
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Burb Battle

A new streetcar may divide two of Portland’s toniest bedroom communities. If transit-savvy politicians and developers have their way, by 2017 sleek new streetcars will roll through Dunthorpe and Lake Oswego several times an hour.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/13/2010
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2020 Vision

The inside look on what industries and companies will be driving Portland's economy in 2020, so you can get in early.

  • By Oakley Brooks, Zach Dundas, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 08/17/2010
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Food Cart City

Portland's ever-expanding constellations of food carts have made us one of the top destinations in the world for street fare. From "the primo pods":/eat-and-drink/articles/carts-mississippi-0910/ to "roving taco trucks":/eat-and-drink/articles/carts-mobil

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 08/17/2010
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Electric Avenue

Perfect for the task at hand, green-friendly and urban-growth-cap'd Portland gears up for electric vehicular transportation of the future.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/10/2010
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Portland Spaces: Handbook

Green: It’s the New Black

Death may be a long ways off for some, but others argue it's never to early to start planning your death. Here's something you may not have thought about: nontraditional, sustainable burials. Interested? Find out more here!

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Paradise Ross

The Ross Island collective is examined and dissected, with the primary focus being its ecological resilience.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/20/2010
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Feature

Retro Grades

Portland Public Schools has a simple solution to their rich school/poor school dilemma: having kids go to their neighborhood high school. Maybe it's not as simple as it sounds.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/19/2010
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Toll Position

The mayoral race in Vancouver has a lot more to do with Portland than you would think, as issues about a toll for the Columbia River Crossing shape the campaigns.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/09/2009
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The Gospel of Paul

By writing the international sensation The Shack, Paul Young became either a heretic or a lifesaver, depending on which Christian you ask.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/19/2009
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