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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DESIGN WEEK 2014

#DWPDX: Discover the Chic, Witty Portland Design of the 'Mad Men' Era

A retrospective reveals the roots of Portland's modern design sensibility. (Hint: it predates 'Portlandia'.)

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/07/2014
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DESIGN WEEK PDX

#DWPDX: Should We Destroy All Our Screens?

Why one of the world's most influential designers thinks a terrible trend is ruining technology.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/07/2014
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DESIGN WEEK 2014

#DWPDX: What's the Secret of Designing an Experience?

At Delight 2014, industry heavy hitters consider the craft of cross-platform.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/02/2014
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THE STATE OF CRAFT

6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

  • By Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2014
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DESIGN ANNUAL

Buy the Portland Monthly Design Annual: A Deep Dive Into A City of Brilliant Design

From amazing new homes to the best local makers to a pair of lavish houseboats, our debut Design Annual reveals Portland's sharpest work.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/30/2014
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DESIGN WEEK 2014

#DWPDX: You Can Tour These Eight Gems of New Portland Architecture

Step inside the bold designs that are changing the face of close-in Portland.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/29/2014
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DESIGN WEEK 2014

#DWPDX: Are Portland and Brooklyn Really the Same Place? (And Other Big Questions)

Five opportunities to grapple with Big Ideas during Portland's sprawling design festival

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/29/2014
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GROUP THINK

Ziba Made Your Ketchup Bottle—Now It's Remaking Itself

For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/26/2014
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EDITORS' NOTE

What's Not to Love About Portland in October?

Pumpkin patches, hot soup, and scarves. Summer may be the Rose City's easiest sell, but true Oregonians cherish the fall.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/26/2014
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SCENE REPORT

The Rough But Beautiful Temporary World of the XOXO Festival

An unconventional conference focused on tech-powered creativity built itself a bright, rugged post-industrial bivouac.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/15/2014
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INTERVIEW

Q&A: Oregonian Emily Harris, NPR's Jerusalem Correspondent

The ex-host of Think Out Loud—OPB’s popular hour-long meditation on national and regional issues—reported from the front lines of the war in the Gaza Strip.

  • By Aaron Scott and Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/11/2014
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VENTURES

Are Semi Trucks Portland's Most Visible Product?

Freightliner’s chief looks to keep America (and Portland manufacturing) rolling.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/02/2014
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LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

  • By Sarah Richards, Caleb Diehl, Nicole Cordier, Maya Seaman, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/02/2014
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EDITORS' NOTE

Devouring Our State of Deliciousness

How Oregon's edible bounty unites a state of transplants and loyal locals at the dinner table

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/02/2014
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TRENDS

Will a Rising Tech Industry Destroy Portland's Soul—or Save It?

A pair of CEOs deliver a bracing message on company culture, people vs. product, and keeping it weird.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/12/2014
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SPORTS

7 Amazing Facts* from the MLS All-Star Game

Impressions from a week of football and frivolity in Soccer City, USA.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/07/2014
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SPORTS

Kasey Keller Doesn’t Hate the Portland Timbers (Or Anybody Else)

The legendary ex-goalkeeper (and Northwest native) talks Portland soccer culture, how pros think about rivalries, and his move to the press box.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/06/2014
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DESIGN TOURS

Exclusive Tours of Two Portland Design Icons: The Shire and the Watzek House

Step inside two masterworks by influential Portland architect John Yeon, one of the defining forces of Northwest Modernism.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/05/2014
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HOME DECOR

14 Cool Exotic Finds In Cargo's Massive Moving Sale

Portland's ark of international design treasures gets ready to bolt from the Pearl with big price cuts.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/04/2014
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SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Eden Dawn, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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