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.
Why Portland’s Growth Might Not Be Something to Fear
In a New Era of High Prices and Soaring Popularity, What Will Portland Become?
Portland Is Changing Faster Than You Can Believe
Four Portland Luminaries and One Transplanted Former Leader Tell Us What Our City Needs to Do
Why Portland’s Elected Leaders Keep Failing Despite the City’s Success
A Stunning New Pool House at Black Butte Ranch
THE LONG PLAY
PODCAST: Mayoral Hopeful Jules Bailey Reveals His Vision for Portland (and Love of Star Trek)
OREGON WOMAN 2016
Ten Extraordinary Oregon Women Fighting for Change and Disrupting the System
OREGON WOMAN 2016
Why Being an Oregonian is All About Idealism
Why Portlanders Have More in Common with the Bundy Militiamen Than We Think
Why Portland’s Comfort Food Haunts Are More Important Than Its Hottest Restaurants
The Portland Budget: How to Manage Your Finances, the Local Way
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