Margaret Seiler helps keep Portland Monthly clear, readable, and grammatically correct. She also writes about local politicshistory, sports (from the Thorns to Tonya Harding), and her hobby of extreme transit. The native Kentuckian landed in Oregon after youth-hostelling her way around the continent (before cell phones!) and worked at Willamette Week and the Portland Tribune before joining Portland Monthly in 2010. She lives in North Portland with her brewer husband and their two children. 

Labor

Thorns Players Join Nabisco Workers on Picket Line

Soccer players join striking bakery workers in Northeast Portland.

09/14/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Airports

PDX Reclaims Title of Best US Airport

'Travel & Leisure' puts Portland back at the top for domestic airports.

09/09/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Wine

10 Unmissable Portland Urban Wineries and Tasting Rooms

From garage chic to airy warehouses, Nordic notes to wacky earth-mother vibes, here are our favorites.

09/09/2021 Edited by By Fiona McCann With Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Politics

Why Doesn’t Oregon Have a Lieutenant Governor?

We’re one of only five states without the title that led to Kathy Hochul's taking Andrew Cuomo's former office this week.

08/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland Thorns' Bella Bixby Talks Home Teams and Representation

The team's keeper made her Providence Park home debut this summer, but she's been around these parts for a lot longer .

08/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Bars & Nightlife

3 Outdoor Pop-Up Bars to Try Before Summer Ends

Drink in a parking lot, a driveway, or a hop field.

08/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Eat This Now

11 Breakfast Sandwiches to Get You out of Bed

Start your day off with one of these delights between bread.

08/20/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, and Margaret Seiler

Sports

The Women’s International Champions Cup Aims to Crown the ‘World’s Best Club’

Some familiar faces are headed back to Providence Park when the Thorns host Houston, Bayern-Munich, and Lyon.

08/14/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Beer Festivals

PickleFest Brings Beer & Baseball Together

Level, Away Days, Modern Times, and other breweries join the Gherkins and Rosebuds for a doubleheader.

08/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Olympics

Already the GOAT, Christine Sinclair Wins Olympic Gold with Canada

The Portland Thorns captain and former Pilot was already the GOAT.

08/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Outdoors

8 Ways to Go Camping If You Don’t Own a Tent

Rental resources around Portland for camper vans, teardrop trailers, rooftop tents, and more

08/06/2021 By Cami Hughes and Margaret Seiler

Sports

It's Thorn vs. Thorn in This Olympic Semifinal Soccer Game

Christine Sinclair of Canada faces Thorns teammates and US stars Lindsey Horan, Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Adrianna Franch.

07/30/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Top Doctors, Nurses & More

Portland Monthly’s Annual Medical Surveys Are Open through August

Doctors, nurses, naturopaths, chiropractors, physician assistants, massage therapists, and more—nominate your peers now!

07/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Outdoors

Oregon's Stupendous, Incredible, Magnificent Lake Country

Where to camp, hike, paddle, float, or just dip your toes in the water

07/13/2021 By Kiva Hanson, Reina Harwood, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Benjamin Tepler

Lake Country

Swimmer’s Itch, Giardia, and More Can Ruin a Good Lake Trip

To lessen your risk, towel off quickly and avoid drinking untreated water.

07/12/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Babies!

Who Will Be the First Baby Born at Randall Children’s Hospital’s New Family Birth Center?

A pandemic grand opening might be a letdown for the grown-ups, but the babies won’t know the difference.

07/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Design

PDX Is Getting a Stunning New Roof Made of 2.5 Million Feet of Timber

ZGF Architects designed the new feature as part of the airport’s ongoing renovation.

06/18/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

Which Oregonians Are Headed to the Tokyo Olympics?

The games are on, and Oregon is well represented. Let's bring home some medals!

06/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Transit

Is This the Portland Commuter River Ferry the Prophecy Foretold?

Frog Ferry has gotten farther than past efforts and could actually launch next year. Here are 5 reasons why.

06/11/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Direct Flights

Get Your Girls Trip On: Alaska Airlines Announces New Direct Service to New Orleans and Tampa

Seasonal service to the Big Easy and the Gulf Coast starts December 16.

06/10/2021 By Margaret Seiler