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 321 - 340 of 351 in total

Ax Season

Portland Soccer: An Expanded History

A timeline of soccer history in Portland. From the Timbers' humble beginnings to the opening MLS game.

  • By Martin Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/14/2011

Ax Season

A Timbers Cheatsheet

A Timbers cheatsheet for fans who want to get on board but may know much about the MLS. We'll tell you who the mascot is, who to look out for, and who we need to beat.

  • By Martin Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/14/2011

Ax Season

The Coach

Portland Monthly's interview with Timbers' head coach, John Spencer. The Scotland native talks about his take on the American game, his hopes for Portland as a soccer city, and, of course, Oregon's beer and wine.

  • By Martin Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/14/2011

The Mudroom

Higher Gear

Portland is home to many small-scale bike manufacturers. The demand for artisan bikes has risen to point where it can now take years to get a bike. Now, a collaboration between the frame-design company Beloved and bike components manufacturer Chris King s

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/11/2011

The Mudroom

Fantastic Fortress

PlayDate PDX is a new 7,500-square-foot, castle-themed playground for kids. The fortress is complete with slides, air cannons, an interchangeable layout, and more.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/11/2011

Editor’s Note

Golden Goals

With the Portland Timbers' first season as an MLS team fast approaching, over 10,000 season tickets have been sold. The question is, can the low-budget "Timbers Army" fan base that has been with the team for 10 seasons in an obscure second-tier league sur

  • By Martin Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/11/2011

Mud Room

Sea Change

Bill Freeman shares his secrets to steering McCormick & Schmick's through stormy seas.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/14/2011

Mud Room

State of Wonder

Get the low-down on why and how Oregon has been deemed the nation's most "bicurious" state.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/14/2011

Mudroom

The Best of Times

A recent Brookings Institution study identified Portland as one of the recession’s hardest-hit cities ... in the world. But Portland harbors good news in business—and even more crucial areas, like education and, y'know, oxygen.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/22/2010

Article

Off Hours

Bikes, Blazers, and some boot-stompin' punk

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/22/2010

Article

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

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

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

Mudroom

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

Mudroom

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

Mudroom

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

Mudroom

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

Mudroom

Rapha’s Flying Colors

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/11/2010

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
Displaying articles 321 - 340 of 351 in total