VP, Creative

Kate steers the design ship SagaCity's Custom Publishing division, which includes clients like Travel Portland, Visit Seattle, and Visit Santa Monica, among many, many others. Previously, Kate was the Art Director of other SagaCity titles, including Portland Monthly and Aspen Sojourner. She’s designed national, regional, and local publications for over a decade.

Kate moved to Portland from Green Bay, WI before it was cool to move to Portland, so she’s almost a native. She has most of an International Affairs degree from Lewis & Clark College, which she abandoned to go to art school (much to her parents’ chagrin). When she’s not designing magazines, Kate enjoys working on her house, taking Instagram photos of her teenage son sleeping in the car to embarrass him, mixing up craft cocktails, and throwing things for Monkey Shorty the Wonderdog, who sometimes even manages to bring them back.


One-Sentence Stories

If brevity is the soul of wit, our one-sentence news nuggets belong in the Hilarity Hall of Fame.

08/23/2012 By Zach Dundas


Stretching Summer

What's growing this month

08/23/2012 By Kate Bryant

Editor's Note

Let the Feast Begin

Few people have made the simple act of cooking and eating your own food as accessible—and politically meaningful—as Mark Bittman.

08/23/2012 By Randy Gragg


Him, Dandy

This fall’s fashion trend teaches Portland men to look stately without being stuffy.

08/23/2012 By Eden Dawn

Editor’s Note: August 2012

Water Master

We can thank a 19th century city employee for tapping into the pristine Bull Run water supply.

07/18/2012 By Randy Gragg


Simon's Springs

Next time you belly up to a Benson Bubbler, wish it a happy birthday!

07/14/2012 By Sig Unander


Cascadia Rising

In honor of Independence Day, we salute the greatest nation that never existed: Cascadia!

06/22/2012 By Martin Patail


Grill Marks

The Texan behind Podnah's Pit has some tasty pointers for the backyard griller.

06/15/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Wineries Worth Visiting in the Columbia River Gorge

A panoramic view is even better with a fine wine to accompany it.

05/25/2012 By Kasey Cordell Edited by Ramona DeNies


Strong Roots

Impress your guests and drink to your health with Kevin Ludwig's carrot margarita.

05/24/2012 By Deena Prichep


Going Green

The Bent Brick’s Adam Robinson braves the stingers to put spring nettles in a glass.

03/23/2012 By Rachel Ritchie


PDX Index: Gardens

PDX Index digs up the dirt on the business and science of gardening.

03/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski


Kosher Cocktail

’Tis the season of Manischewitz—we show you how to embrace it. Really.

02/24/2012 By Deena Prichep

Rise & Dine!

Portland’s Battle for the Best Fried Chicken & Waffles

Culinary pundits Zach Dundas and Marty Patail go fork-to-fork over their favorite spots for chicken and waffles, the true breakfast of champions.

02/23/2012 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks Illustrations by Dan Gay


Best Family Breakfast Spots

Hey, your kids have to eat breakfast too. We've rounded up a roster of eateries that will make the whole family feel welcome (and full).

02/23/2012 By Zach Dundas and Karen Brooks Edited by Rachel Ritchie Illustrations by Dan Gay

Rise & Dine!

Portland's Best Breakfast Sandwiches

The trusty breakfast sandwich has evolved from an on-the-go necessity to a morning meal worth savoring slowly. Here are five winning combos.

02/23/2012 By Kasey Cordell, Rachel Ritchie, and Benjamin Tepler Edited by Karen Brooks Illustrations by Dan Gay


PDX Index: Blazers Bust?

It's going to be awful quiet around here without the Trail Blazers.

10/14/2011 By Ramona DeNies

Beer Bulletin

It's the Water

Brewers pay it forward




Happy 150th, Oregon! Here’s a little Valentimeline from the heart of the state.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell