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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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.

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


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

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


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

Learning Curve

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


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


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


Border Patrol

My friend Jeremy and I are baby-stepping down a path—gingerly, oh so gingerly, because by “path,” I mean a jagged scar through a vertiginous deathscape of blackberry brambles, undoubtedly forged by a secretive and murderous cult—into a narrow

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/19/2009


Rock of Ages

Take a tour of Portland’s indie-rock landmarks.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/19/2009
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