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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WINE!

The Year in Oregon Wine

Intense heat, great values, and new destinations defined the state's fast-growing vino industry in 2015. Here's Portland Monthly's coverage from the year.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/29/2015

FEATURES

Our Best Long Reads of 2015

A legendary writer. An iconoclastic artist. The myth of sustainable chicken. The truth about Portland and Californians. Dive deep into Portland Monthly's in-depth coverage of 2015.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/29/2015

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From char-spotted pepperoni pies at Pizza Jerk to grand whole Peking duck at Departure, these are the things you must devour this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 12/23/2015

5 THINGS ABOUT

Here’s Why Mayor Charlie Hales Isn’t Running for Reelection

We look back at what Hales has accomplished, and at what his final year in City Hall may hold.

  • By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/21/2015

VENTURES

This Start-Up Brings the Internet of Things to Millennial Renters

Your future apartment will know when you are sleeping.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/21/2015

SOCCER

We Could Watch Portland Timbers Goalscorer Dairon Asprilla Break the Laws of Physics All Day

A bending shot from distance proved the match-winner in the Timbers' critical playoff game last night.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/23/2015

THE HISTORY ISSUE

The Heroes, Villains & Rogues who Shaped Portland

Worrying about “keeping the city weird?” Don’t. As these tales reveal, Portland has always been stranger, bloodier and more fascinating than you ever imagined.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/23/2015

OUR PATRON SAINT

The Scandalous History of Booze in Portland

From the whiskey-swilling frontier days to Prohibition’s battling “dries” and rumrunners, booze formed Portland’s civic soul.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/23/2015

URBAN ANIMALS

This Amazing Peregrine Falcon Is Hanging Out at Portland Monthly's Offices, Filling Us With Both Joy and Terror

Stare into this bad boy's (girl's?) eyes.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/11/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Extraordinary Board Member: Anita Yap of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Reenergizing SE 82nd into the vibrant Jade District, complete with summer night markets and community spirit

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/20/2015

LONG STORY SHORT

Could Portland's Makers Spark A New Industrial Revolution?

ADX founder Kelly Roy explores the potential of small, hands-on workspaces and their impact on the industrial economy.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/19/2015

BIG PICTURE

Skyscrapers Made of Super-Strength Wood Could Transform Portland’s Skyline

How cross-laminated timber could replace concrete and steel in future Portland buildings.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/19/2015

BIG IDEAS

Portland-Based Vacasa Is Shaking Up the Vacation Rental Game

How the local start-up grew from managing one beach property to making nearly $100 million annually.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/19/2015

HOTEL DESIGN

How Ace Changed the International Hotel Design Game

The Portlant-based Atelier Ace designs the world's trendiest hotels—and reboots entire neighborhoods along the way.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/05/2015

HOME DESIGN

A Stunning Modernist Swimming Pool Before & After

How a dank ’70s swimming pool became a woodsy, modernist gem

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/05/2015

LOCAL DESIGN

Meet Portland's Hottest Makers of the Moment

From stylish modern macrame to museum-quality vintage poster restoration, Portland's creative class keeps getting cooler.

  • By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/05/2015

ARCHITECTURE

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

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/05/2015

DESIGN EVENTS

5 Must-See Events at Design Week Portland's Pop-Up Festival in October

The citywide design celebration throws an autumn pre-func before the main event in April.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/28/2015

SHOP LOCAL

Inside Portland's Great Little Shops

Explore 65 of the city's best shops, from bright boutiques and indie hot spots to inspired new finds, and find your shopping paradise.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/21/2015

MOVERS & SHAKERS

How One Portland Woman Steers the Success of Local Tech Start-Ups

Voyager Capital's Portland partner serves as a trusted advisor to major companies, from Chirpify to Skyward.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/21/2015
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