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.

SEW TOUGH

A Stitch in Time

Apparel company Dehen is about to take a high-fashion chance that “Made in Portland” still means something.

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Bike Bros

Ziba takes on a bike-building challenge

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Oregon: Empire!

Remember when we owned Seattle?

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Bottom Line

Local company gDiapers moves beyond the pail.

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas

Cover Story

Eat Outside: P-Town Picnic

Sometimes finding a spot to eat outdoors is no picnic, but we're here to help.

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Long Story [Short]

The Designer

Young, critically acclaimed, and decidedly opinionated, industrial designer Joey Roth recently moved his solo practice from San Francisco to Portland. He expounds on his design philosophy (very Portland), his take on the craft movement (un-Portland), and

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Fantasy Mayor 2012

Timber Joey for mayor? Or are we barking up the wrong tree?

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Five Questions For: Nikki McClure

Olympia artist puts a bird on her crafty museum show.

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Go West!

Hi-tech hub Hillsboro has a handle on the future.

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Fantasy Mayor 2012

Perhaps the perfect Portland mayor can be found among the pages of history.

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Five Questions For… Steve Haley

A local Mercy Corps man sees change afoot on the front lines.

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Flax Man

Is flax the fashionable fabric of the future?

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Five Questions For… Vanessa Veselka

Vanessa Vaselka creates a dystopian version of Portland, that's not really Portland.

05/20/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Food Fixer

Kurt Huffman has his hands in more eateries than Zagat.

05/20/2011 By Zach Dundas

Article

People’s Farmers Market

You can’t get more Oregonian than a day at the People’s Farmers Market, which has been “feeding the revolution since 1970.” Make sure to get a pretzel bun and fire cocoa, a cayenne-flavored hot chocolate.

04/26/2011 By Zach Dundas

Features

Portland Farmers Market

It’s no mystery why PFM is getting requests to add to its already impressive six locations. At the Portland State University location, make sure to stop for fresh apple pie and traditional kimchi.

04/26/2011 By Zach Dundas

Article

Hollywood Farmers Market

The Hollywood Farmers Market strikes the perfect balance between variety and accessibility. As you pick up strawberries from Unger Farms, enjoy a handmade Sol Pop.

04/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Web Exclusive

Carole Smith Q & A

Portland Public Schools' District Superintendent Carole Smith talks to us about the upcoming $548 million dollar bond measure, and what its passage would mean for the future of our school system.

04/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Five Questions for Isabella Rossellini

Distractions are everywhere as we follow Isabella Rossellini. New to the Discovery Channel's Planet Green, Animals Distract Me airs April 22nd. Spend an evening with Philanthropist Isabella on April 6!

03/09/2011 By Zach Dundas