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.

First Look

Troutdale’s New Sugarpine Drive In Is Ready to Cool You Down

Just watch out for sunny-day traffic at this Sandy River sundae and soft serve shack.

07/17/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Secrets of the North Coast: Transit Tips

How to Tour the Oregon Coast by Bus

It's your $25 ticket from Portland to Astoria, Yachats, and so many places in between.

07/17/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Summer Eats: Master the Markets

Beyond the Behemoths: 3 Smaller Portland Farmers Markets to Know

For speed and specialties, hit these spots.

06/19/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Camping Guide: Eastern Promises

Head to Harney County for Hot Springs and Wild Horses

In Oregon's lonely southeastern corner, otherworldly wonders await.

05/22/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Memorial

How Should We Commemorate Portland's Fatal MAX Attack?

TriMet plans a street-art tribute at the Hollywood Transit Center.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Science Sleepover

Stay Up All Night at OMSI’s Grown-Up Slumber Party

Want to sleep in an Arctic tunnel or the uterus room? OMSI debuts a night at the museum, Portland-style.

04/10/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Travel

Go Wish New Orleans a Happy 300th Birthday

You (and your stomach) don’t want to be left out of this party.

03/27/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Holiday Avoidance

5 Ways to Skip St. Patrick’s Day

In America, March 17 celebrations can feel like one big ethnic slur. Here are some alternatives.

03/06/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Skating

Why Are 1,600 Figure Skaters Descending on Portland This Weekend?

At the US Synchronized Figure Skating Championships, there’s no place for a Left Shark.

02/19/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Date Night PDX

25 Great Dates in and around Portland

Romantic evenings, chill times with a pal, roving parties, and trips for two: plan your next outing or overnight here.

01/30/2018 Edited by Eden Dawn By Hannah Bonnie, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Anya Rehon, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Eleanor Van Buren

Fitness: Get Buff (the Other Buff)

Soak, Scrub, and Sauna Options for Clothing-Averse Portlanders

Here's where to get naked, even in the darkest of winter.

12/28/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Science

Is OHSU Ushering in the Era of Designer Babies?

No. But we’re closer than we think.

12/28/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: I Almost Followed in the Skate Tracks of Tonya Harding

The champ, the mall, and me.

12/28/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Power Ranking

How Does I, Tonya Rank against Other Figure Skating Films?

With the Tonya Harding biopic now in theaters, we take a hard look at nearly a century's worth of skating movies.

12/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Profile

Tonya Harding Is Back—on the Ice, and on the Silver Screen

With I, Tonya hitting theaters as an unlikely shot at redemption, we spent a day with the champ. She landed some doubles, talked motherhood, and jump-started a Hyundai.

12/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler Photography by Holly Andres

Light a Fire 2017: Extraordinary Volunteer

Portlander Alan Koch and Maggie the Dog Bring Furball Therapy to All

For Our House regulars, one’s ready to talk, one’s ready to snuggle.

10/16/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Light a Fire 2017: Inspiring Creativity

With Airport Cinema, Hollywood Theatre Gives Oregon Filmmakers a Global Audience

Up next? The nonprofit is buying Movie Madness.

10/16/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Breaking News

Hollywood Theatre to Buy Movie Madness

A marriage made in film geek heaven? The nonprofit cinema launches a Kickstarter campaign to purchase the SE Belmont institution, one of the last, best video stores in the universe.

10/11/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Wildfires

Beyond Eagle Creek: So Much Fire, So Close to Home

Yes, the Columbia Gorge is our backyard. But that fire is small potatoes compared to blazes elsewhere in Oregon.

09/08/2017 By Margaret Seiler