Managing Editor

Also the magazine's copy editor, Margaret Seiler makes sure the stories in Portland Monthly are clear, readable, and grammatically correct. When she’s not editing other people’s stories, she occasionally writes about food and drink, raising kids in Portland, and her hobby of extreme transit. She’s also a bar trivia host.

Always an indecisive student, Margaret has a degree in English and mathematics from Amherst College and a graduate certificate in geographic information systems from Portland State University. 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’s Kenton neighborhood with her brewer husband and their two children.

Most with the Least

This Tiny Group Makes Oregon Schools Safer for LGBTQ Students

Oregon Safe Schools is advocating for the city's LGBTQ students.

10/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Portland International Airport

Homegrown food and primo shopping help make PDX the country’s best.

09/23/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Carpet

A Brief History of That Whole PDX Airport Carpet Thing

Why were we so crazy about some ancient dirty floor covering?

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Waiting

Why Settle for the Airport’s Cell-Phone Waiting Area?

Kill time before picking up your pal with meatballs, golf balls, or a labyrinth walk.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Wellness

How to Vacation Before Your Vacation at PDX

Believe it or not, the airport is a great place to relax. Start at the Hollywood Theatre, wrap at the wine bar.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Retail

You Can Do All Your Holiday Shopping at the Airport

Check every name off that list with Powell’s, Columbia, Tender Loving Empire, the Kenny & Zuke’s cold case, and more.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Food

What to Eat Before Your Flight Out of Portland

PDX proves airport food doesn’t have to suck.

09/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler, Shannon Henderson, and Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Profile

Meet the Hillsboro Worker Who Commutes from Idaho

And you thought your slog to work was long.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide

How Has PDX Held On to the Title of the Nation’s Best Airport for Seven Years Running?

Short answer: by becoming the city it serves.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Editor's Note

The World Is Filled With Awful Airports. Let's Be Thankful for Portland's!

In Portland, a plane ticket grants anyone admission to what’s essentially a really cool, meticulously curated, hyperlocal mall—a giddy survey of what makes this place unique.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Top Dentists

Portland’s Top Dentists 2019

Whether you need a regular cleaning or are ready for a whole new smile, the Portland metro area is stacked with specialists ready to get all up in your grill.

09/05/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Soccer

The World Cup's Group Stage Is Over. Here's How to Watch the Thorns Players in the Knockout Round

From here on out, every game will send one team packing.

06/21/2019 By Margaret Seiler

World Cup 2019: Downer Alert

The Bad News About Women's Soccer

Things feel rosy in the Rose City, but plenty is still rotten about the state of women’s soccer, at home and around the world.

05/28/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Feature

The Women’s World Cup Is Back. Here’s How to Cheer, Portland-Style.

The action is in France—June 7 to July 7—but Portland is the epicenter of women’s soccer.

05/28/2019 By Katelyn Best and Margaret Seiler

World Cup 2019: Team Guide

Time to Pick Your Other Favorites in the 2019 Women’s World Cup

You’re in for the US, of course, but you could use a side team to follow to keep things interesting.

05/28/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Summer Adventures: Under Construction

Some of These 6 Oregon Trails Don’t Exist Yet—But They Will Be Epic

These trails are the future of outdoor adventuring in Oregon.

05/28/2019 By Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail

Chocolate

What It’s Like to Drive a Truck Full of Chocolate from Texas to Portland

The open road. A truck. A mission. And coolers packed with “slave-free" chocolate.

04/30/2019 By Margaret Seiler

The Oregon Woman 2019

6 Amazing Oregon Women-Led Projects

From serious documentaries to full-contact football to sex education, here are six local projects changing the game.

04/23/2019 By Sarah Mirk, Margaret Seiler, Ryan Ashby, Kelly Clarke, and Rebecca Jacobson

Homelessness: Neighborhood

How One North Portland Neighborhood Is a Microcosm of Our Homelessness Problem

When it comes to the encampment-dotted Peninsula Crossing Trail, neighbors want a safe space; homeless Portlanders want the same thing.

04/23/2019 By Sam Pape

Homelessness: Viewpoints

What Don't We Understand About Homelessness in Portland?

We spoke to a shelter worker, someone who has lived on our streets, a cop, nonprofit directors, and more to find out.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Ramona DeNies