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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#OREGONWOMAN

Why Every Successful Business Needs Women

Only 7 percent of venture capital is invested in management teams that include women. Here's why that needs to change.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/02/2015
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SNAPSHOT

That Time Uber Barreled Through Portland

We take a by-the-numbers look at Uber's hit & run with City Hall.

  • By Catalina Gaitán and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/02/2015
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TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Ranking Portland's Best Schools

We compare 596 public and private schools around the Portland metro area to see how your child's education measures up.

  • By Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/28/2015
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TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Making a Case for Shop Class in the Twenty-First Century

Dan Ryan—CEO at All Hands Raised, the independent fundraising group for the city’s public education—talks vocational training for the real world.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/27/2015
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THEATER

Three Reasons You Must See ‘Mark Twain Tonight’

Check out Hal Halbrook’s legendary impersonation of the great American writer—or you will be very disappointed in yourself forever.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/27/2015
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URBAN FUTURES

What Will Portland Be Like After a Massive Earthquake?

A bracing preview of how the city will recover from the Cascadia Subduction Zone quake.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/19/2015
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THE MONEY ISSUE

Strike it Rich in Portland—Without Selling Your Soul!

Is Portland still affordable? How can we retire in style? Can you get rich making digital currency in the privacy of your own home? Our jaunt through the city’s financial life reveals all.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/05/2015
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THE MONEY ISSUE

What the New York Times Got Wrong About Portland

What we talk about when we talk about how the city makes a living

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/05/2015
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THE MONEY ISSUE

How Portland's 'Publicly Traded Person' Landed a Movie Deal with Jason Bateman

The story behind one Portlander’s decision to sell stock—in himself—lands in Hollywood.

  • By Zach Dundas and Michael Novak
  • Published 01/05/2015
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KID KITS

An Oregon Company’s Totally Rad School Backpacks Will Make You Want to Pack a Lunch

Will Leather’s rugged, pop-colored packs aim to outfit and inspire school kids.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/15/2014
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DRONES!

Five Awesome Videos Document Portland's Drone Revolution

As the state's unmanned aircraft enthusiasts prime for a commercial boom, footage from Portland's skies hint at an exciting, strange future above.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/04/2014
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EDITORS' NOTE

How Winter Separates True Portlanders from the PDX Pretenders

Bring forth what misery you can muster, O Atmosphere! We will treat the cold and wet as yet another excuse to be awesome.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/01/2014
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WINTER BUCKET LIST

16 Ways to Keep Yourself (and Your Guests) Entertained This Winter

Our guide to Portland's best seasonal shows, winter sports, holiday lights, and after-hours fun

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Aaron Scott, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/01/2014
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SHOPPING

Why Cargo Moved its Hoard of Global Designs Across the River

Patty Merrill and Bridgid Blackburn explain their migration from the Pearl to the Central Eastside.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/01/2014
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WINTER BUCKET LIST

A Guide to Northwest Winter Wandering

Plan a perfect day on Mount Hood, layer up for winter biking, or get outta town for a warm-weather escape!

  • By Caleb Diehl, Michael Zusman, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 12/01/2014
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ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

An Ambitious Custom Home in Vancouver (?!) Shows What the 'Burbs Could Be

A Portland firm's bespoke home in Clark County raises the bar for suburban design.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/24/2014
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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Did Ziba Just Reinvent the Postage Stamp?

The legendary Portland firm unveils an experimental meld of mobile apps and snail mail.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/10/2014
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VENTURES

A Forward-Thinking Bank President in the Era of Mobile Deposits

A Wells Fargo president’s journey from the deposits counter to the corner office

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/03/2014
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LIGHT A FIRE

Extraordinary Executive Director: Andrew Proctor of Literary Arts

Broadening the diversity and scope of Portland’s literary empire

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/23/2014
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COFFEE

Revealed: The Origins of Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte

Our sister magazine plumbs the depths of the national fall obsession: the all-mighty PSL.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/08/2014
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