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.

Instant Karma

How One Portland Hotel Tried—and Failed—to Tame the Wild Influencer

Society Hotel’s Instagram experiment made everyone uneasy.

09/18/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Editor's Note

From the Editor: A Goodbye

Editor in chief Zach Dundas bids Portland Monthly farewell.

09/11/2018 By Zach Dundas

Long Weekends: Coast Range

Go Hang Out at a Storied Retreat in Oregon's Coast Range

Soapstone once offered solitude for writers like Cheryl Strayed. Now you can stay there.

09/11/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Parent Trap

Inside Portland's Most Heated Parent Facebook Group

Six years ago, some data geeks with a camera joined forces online to try to make the local school district more transparent and fair. Here’s what happened.

08/15/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Best Bars 2018: Where To...

From Sipping Sake to Swilling with Surfers, a Portland Bar for Every Occasion

Here are nine spots that have nailed a niche.

08/14/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Fresh Finds

5 Portland Specialty Food Markets to Know

Looking to go beyond the big chains? Hit up these spots.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler and Zach Dundas

Farmers Markets

How to Master Portland's Farmers Markets

For speed and specialties, hit these spots.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Schools 2018

What's New at Portland Public Schools? Here's Your Primer.

PPS is complicated. We break (some of) it down.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Streets & Hoods

6 Essential Portland Neighborhoods for Newcomers to Explore

Shop, eat, and play your way across the metro area.

08/03/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke and Margaret Seiler

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