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.

VENTURES

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

Your future apartment will know when you are sleeping.

12/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

11/23/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

11/23/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas

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.

11/23/2015 By Zach Dundas

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

10/20/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

10/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

HOME DESIGN

A Stunning Modernist Swimming Pool Before & After

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

10/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

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

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.

10/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

09/28/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

09/21/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas

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.

09/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

09/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

09/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

09/11/2015 By Zach Dundas

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.

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