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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A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015


The Best of Portland Monthly's Fall Fashion Picks

Our seasonal style blow-outs will kick your autumn into gear.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/17/2015


11 Infographics that Explain Portland Better than Portlandia

Maps, charts, and graphs that reveal our city's past, present, and future.

  • By Amy Martin and Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/21/2015


Hiking and Biking the Columbia River Gorge

Bike abandoned rail lines, hike to swimming holes, and seek out secret waterfalls

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/20/2015


The Pursuit of Happiness (and Health) in Portland

Homing in on what it means to live the good life in the City of Roses.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/13/2015


The Portland Lawyers Who Patent Uncle Sam's Medical Breakthroughs

Meet the locals who safeguard the government's cutting-edge discoveries.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/13/2015


Three Locals Transforming Medicine and Research in Portland

A designer, a food-as-medicine proponent, and an immunologist talk groundbreaking changes in their fields.

  • By Jennifer Abbasi, Hannah Wallace, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/13/2015


The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland

Cool off with these watery ways to make the most of the Northwest summer—and feel great doing it.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/13/2015


Step Inside Tree House, the New Woodsy-Modernist Microapartments by OHSU

Lever Architecture's octagonal wedge looks out into the forest but serves an urban agenda.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/23/2015


Portland's Best New Brewpubs, Bottle Shops, and Beer Haunts

These 11 beer halls, restaurants, and retail outlets have once again raised the bar for great drinking destinations.

  • By Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/22/2015


Tour the Iconic Watzek House for Father's Day

The Northwest modernist gem tucked in the West Hills welcomes design fans.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/09/2015


The Crazy-Tight Deadline that Helped Simple Create a Beautiful Logo

How one Java script, a retro-future concept, and a few hours worked brand-design magic for the Portland banking startup.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/08/2015


Why Portland Was the Perfect Place to Write a Book About Sherlock Holmes

Our co-executive editor went deep on the Great Detective, and found the Rose City’s secret Victorian soul.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/03/2015


The Portland Company That Thinks It Knows the Secret to Social Change

How do you build a modern movement? According to one Portland company, it takes a little chaos.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/26/2015


How Will You Spend YOUR Precious Portland Summer?

Whatever you do, make these fleeting warm months epic.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/26/2015


An Insider's Guide to the Women's World Cup

Portland's soccer superstars battle for World Cup glory in Canada—on rival teams.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/26/2015


The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer

This summer, no weekend shall be left behind. We offer itineraries for every day off from now until the end of September.

  • By Fiona McCann, Ramona DeNies, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/26/2015


Why Are Portlanders Obsessed With Tiny Houses?

A new documentary examines four local endeavors in super-small living.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/05/2015


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


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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