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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EDITOR'S NOTE

When an Average White Editor Screws Up

The story behind Portland Monthly’s apology for an illustration and headline.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/19/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Ted Wheeler On Why He Should Lead Fast-Growing Portland

Everyone says he’s the frontrunner in the race to become the city’s next mayor. So, seriously: how would Ted Wheeler, longtime local political star, guide Portland’s lightning-fast transformation?

  • By Sika Stanton, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/02/2016

RECAP

Our Design Week Diary

Relive Design Week Portland with our highlight reel of favorite events.

  • By Marty Patail, Eden Dawn, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/26/2016

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s Best Bars 2016

We’ve got the city’s best new bars, 11 essential new cocktails, a watering hole for (nearly) every neighborhood, and a tasting room decision tree.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Bart Blasengame, Margaret Seiler, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 04/22/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Sarah Iannarone Makes Her Case To Become Portland’s Mayor

She joined the race late. She’s never held office. But this passionate advocate for the city’s future argues that Portland needs a serious urbanist in its top job.

  • By Sika Stanton, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/18/2016

BOOKS

Happy Birthday, Our Bev! Here’s to Another Century of Ramona and Beezus

As Beverly Cleary turns 100, there are plenty of reasons to keep reading her.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/06/2016

EDITOR'S LETTER

An Apology From Portland Monthly

The combination of an illustration and a headline in our April issue caused justifiable offense.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/01/2016

EDITORS' NOTE

Why Portland’s Growth Might Not Be Something to Fear

And it could, after all, make us a better city.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/25/2016

THE FUTURE

In a New Era of High Prices and Soaring Popularity, What Will Portland Become?

As the cost of living skyrockets, new people pour in, and shiny new buildings rise, Portland must act fast to save its soul.

  • By Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Brian Libby, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 03/25/2016

WHAT'S NEXT

Portland Is Changing Faster Than You Can Believe

Here are five big game changers already in the works.

  • By Zach Dundas, Brian Libby, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 03/25/2016

FORWARD LOOKS

Four Portland Luminaries and One Transplanted Former Leader Tell Us What Our City Needs to Do

Featuring: Simple cofounder Alex Payne, Switchboard cofounder Mara Zepeda, new Hispanic Chamber prez Oscar Arana, artist Intisar Abioto, and ex-Metro president David Bragdon

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/25/2016

POLITICS

Why Portland’s Elected Leaders Keep Failing Despite the City’s Success

Portland is about to elect a new mayor. Again. Maybe this time, it will stick.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/25/2016

BIG PICTURE

A Stunning New Pool House at Black Butte Ranch

Designer Corey Martin unites architecture and landscape in Central Oregon.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/25/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Mayoral Hopeful Jules Bailey Reveals His Vision for Portland (and Love of Star Trek)

In the debut of Portland Monthly's podcast The Long Play, the campaign's youthful upstart talks about why the city's top job should be his.

  • By Sika Stanton, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/21/2016

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Ten Extraordinary Oregon Women Fighting for Change and Disrupting the System

We asked these local luminaries to pair off for conversations about what it means to be an Oregon woman today. Here’s what they said.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/23/2016

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Why Being an Oregonian is All About Idealism

Advertising guru Mira Kaddoura and indigenous people’s advocate Alyssa Macy talk opportunity, diversity, and why Oregon always calls us back home.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/23/2016

ESSAY

Why Portlanders Have More in Common with the Bundy Militiamen Than We Think

The "occupation" is over, but the militia movement isn't going anywhere. We’re all bound by the complex history and future of the West.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/11/2016

EDITORS' NOTE

Why Portland’s Comfort Food Haunts Are More Important Than Its Hottest Restaurants

It’s all about nourishing the soul.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

BUDGET

The Portland Budget: How to Manage Your Finances, the Local Way

From picking a credit union to becoming a big-deal investor, there’s a PDX method to money.

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)

We scoured the city for the best warm-blanket dishes from across the globe. So go ahead, wrap your napkin around your shoulders like a Snuggie and dig in!

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Amy Martin, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016
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