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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SHOP LOCAL

Portland's 10 Essential Jewelry Shops

The city's purveyors of baubles are united by passion and knowledge, and distinguished by aesthetics that can range from vintage elegance to handmade bohemianism.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/21/2015

EDITORS' NOTE

To Halloween, or Not to Halloween—That is the Question

Our executive editor meditates on the challenges of the ghostly season when it comes to magazine making.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/21/2015

DESIGN

Can “Makers” Really Remake the American Economy?

A new book by the founder of ADX argues that a small-scale manufacturing revolution could change everything.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/11/2015

SHOP GLOBAL

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

ZOOMTOPIA!

Why a Portland Start-Up Thinks It Just Reinvented American Health Care

The drop-in clinic's ambitious expansion is aimed at patients who want to buy health, not medical procedures.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015

PORTLAND FOOD

5 Things About James Beard, Portland's Original Foodie

The first chef on television still captures our hearts and culinary imagination

  • By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015

FASHION SLIDE SHOWS

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

PORTLAND BY THE NUMBERS

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

HAPPY TRAILS

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

EDITOR'S NOTE

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

RESEARCH

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

INTERVIEWS

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

TAKE THE PLUNGE

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

ARCHITECTURE

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

BEST BEER

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

ARCHITECTURE

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

BRAND DESIGN

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

BOOKS

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

REPORT

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

EDITORS' NOTE

How Will You Spend YOUR Precious Portland Summer?

Whatever you do, make these fleeting warm months epic.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/26/2015
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