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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MUSIC

How the Kingsmen's Singer's Story Defines the Beauty and Tragedy of Rock

Jack Ely, the screamer behind Portland music's most legendary moment, has died.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/30/2015
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BEST BRUNCHES 2015

The 10 Best New Brunches in Portland

A bumper crop of delicious new brunches takes root in PDX, with global flavors and, just as important, no hours-long wait for tables—plus five more plates we can't resist.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/27/2015
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ARCHITECTURE

Tour Portland's Sharpest Modern Homes (With a Discount!)

The annual Portland Modern Home Tour steps inside some of the city's most forward-thinking residential design.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/08/2015
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EDITORS' NOTE

Portland Real Estate Is Still Dirt Cheap—And That's the Problem

Are you willing to beg for your dream home?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/08/2015
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REAL ESTATE 2015

Secrets of Portland's Top Real Estate Agents

Portland's home market experts weigh in on inventory, cash offers, and love letters to sellers.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/07/2015
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REAL ESTATE 2015

Can Portland Double In Size Without Destroying Itself?

One architect's radical vision of the future

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/07/2015
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REAL ESTATE 2015

Your Guide to Portland's Crazy-Hot Real Estate Market

Find out where the Portland good life thrives right now—and how to find your place within it.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/07/2015
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REAL ESTATE 2015

Meet Portland's New International Homeowners

Portland: family-friendly bedroom community to the world?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/07/2015
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ARCHITECTURE

Glorious PDX-Designed Churches Will Restore Your Faith (in Architecture, At Least)

Architect Chris DiLoreto's designs capture stunning natural light and fuse Catholic tradition and modernism.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/03/2015
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PORTLAND MONTHLY PROFILE

Local Artist Wendy Red Star Totally Conquers the Wild Frontier

Exploring the native America of a Portland artist on the rise

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/02/2015
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PDX REAL ESTATE 2015

The Ultimate House-Hunter's Letter, Mad-Libs Style

In this market, you gotta charm the seller to have a prayer. We make it easy.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/02/2015
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BOOKS

Barney Frank on Why Today's Right-Wingers Are the Worst of All Time

The gay rights icon and ex-Massachusetts congressman visits Portland for some 'Frank' talk.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/24/2015
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DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE

A Glowing Modernist Home Nails the Balance Between Light and Privacy

Architect Ben Waechter's Pavilion House brings modernist calm and design flair to Northeast Portland.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/23/2015
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DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE

How a Dank '70s Swimming Pool Became a Woodsy Modernist Gem

Fieldwork Design gives an elegant makeover to a West Hills home's basement oasis.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/16/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

Arlene Schnitzer, Patron Saint of Portland Arts, Speaks!

From philanthropy to feminism, the life of Portland's reigning cultural patron is a saga of art, business, and telling it like it is.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/02/2015
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INTERVIEW

Portland's Mayor Says the Future is Bright—If Anyone Can Still Afford to Live Here

Halfway through his term Portland's mayor reflects on the city's rising skyline, an urban world, and the city's greatest challenge.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/02/2015
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LONG STORY SHORT

Portland Singer-Songwriter Vikesh Kapoor's Journey from Punk to Folk

The Pennsylvania native shares his love of universal storytelling, his parents' immigrant experience, and Craigslist jobs.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/19/2015
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FURNITURE & INTERIORS

Interview: The Design Power Duo Behind Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

After 25 years in the business, the eponymous pair sounds off on trend-watching, store hunting, and why it pays to pay workers more.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/16/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

Writer and Private Investigator Rene Denfeld on Portland Sexism

"The women are going to raise the kids and the chickens, and the guys are going to drink beer, look like lumberjacks, and throw darts."

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/05/2015
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EDITORS' NOTE

Why EVERY Portland Parent Dreads the Words "Late Start"

When did navigating the schedule of an elementary school become a task that seems to require an advanced degree?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/02/2015
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