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.

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?

Nike and the Thorns make for fertile ground when it comes to growing athletes.

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

In Memoriam

Morrison Bridge to Be Lit Purple for Prince’s Birthday

The forecast is dry, but purple rain is always a possibility.

06/04/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Providence Park to Open at 80 Percent Capacity June 19

No masks required at Timbers and Thorns games when the new policy kicks in, but fans 16 and older must have proof of vaccination.

06/03/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Interview

5 Portland Drag Queens Reflect on a Year without an Audience

Poison Waters, Carla Rossi, and others share how they’re emerging from the pandemic.

06/03/2021 With Reina Harwood, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

Cycling

Pedalpalooza Is Back! Bike Fest Returns for 2021

After a year off, the super-fun, volunteer-led Portland bike festival is back—for 3 whole months.

05/29/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Summer Picks

Our Favorite Patios for Drinking & Soaking Up Sun

From luxe cocktail hideaways to dive bar patios, there’s an outdoor drinking spot for everyone.

05/28/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Nature

6 Bugs We Don’t Have to Worry About in Oregon—or Do We?

From Brood X cicadas to murder hornets, a look at what bugs we don’t have much of in the state, though some are on the rise.

05/21/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

5 Takeaways from an Under-the-Radar Election Night

Yup, there was an election in Oregon tonight. Here’s what you need to know about the results.

05/18/2021 By Julia Silverman and Margaret Seiler

Pets

The Instagram Dogs of PDX Airport's Mass Vaccination Site

Take your pup when you get your shot and make them famous.

04/29/2021 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

Air Travel

Delta to Start Direct Flights between Portland and Seoul in September

The Korean metropolis isn’t the only city with new nonstop service out of PDX in 2021. The Midwest and California’s Central Coast are suddenly a lot closer, ...

04/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

The Strangest Election in America Right Now Is This Portland School Board Race

The backstory on how Facebook pleas, a Zoom call, and a late change of heart created chaos in North Portland’s Zone 4.

04/11/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

Portland Thorns Defeat Kansas City in Oregon’s First Pro Sports Event with Fans in a Year

No red smoke, but red cards and plenty of drama in front of a limited-capacity crowd at Providence Park

04/10/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Real Estate

How the "Great Renumbering" Tamed the Chaos of Portland Streets

In the 1930s, the city's new address stem brought sense, order, and jobs.

03/31/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Woman

Their Own Wings

Oregon women are shaping our city and state, in politics, on the streets, in boardrooms, and in daily life. Listen to what they have to say.

03/27/2021 By Fiona McCann, Eden Dawn, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Jenni Moore, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Luz Zamora

Oregon Women

These 3 Oregon Campaigners Are Claiming Political Space for All

Candace Avalos, Carina Miller, and Jessica Vega Pederson are using their political experience to open doors for others.

03/27/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Vacation

In Oregon, Spring Break Is ... On?

Spring break 2020 was all canceled plans, empty flights, and closed campgrounds. This year, it's different.

03/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

Fans Set to Return to Outdoor Sporting Events at Limited Capacity in Oregon

The Portland Thorns’ April 9 game will be Oregon’s first live major sporting event with fans in the stands since the Blazers played on March 10, 2020.

03/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler