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.
The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)
THE GOLDEN YEARS
If You’re Making $120K in Portland, Here’s How You Should Spend It
THE NEXT STEPS
You’re Making $80K—How Should You Spend and Save?
THE FRESH START
How to Live the Good Life in Portland on $40K
16 Ridiculously Comforting Dishes from Around the Globe
While New York Sleeps, Self-Published Authors Are Taking Over Literature
Inside Portland’s Schools
ISSUES & INNOVATION
Portland’s Schools Take On Tough Issues and Bold Ideas
The Year in Oregon Wine
Our Best Long Reads of 2015
EAT HERE NOW
Where to Eat This Week
5 THINGS ABOUT
Here’s Why Mayor Charlie Hales Isn’t Running for Reelection
This Start-Up Brings the Internet of Things to Millennial Renters
We Could Watch Portland Timbers Goalscorer Dairon Asprilla Break the Laws of Physics All Day
THE HISTORY ISSUE
The Heroes, Villains & Rogues who Shaped Portland
OUR PATRON SAINT
The Scandalous History of Booze in Portland
This Amazing Peregrine Falcon Is Hanging Out at Portland Monthly's Offices, Filling Us With Both Joy and Terror
LIGHT A FIRE 2015
Extraordinary Board Member: Anita Yap of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
LONG STORY SHORT
Could Portland's Makers Spark A New Industrial Revolution?