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. 

True Crime

Lifetime Movie Brings Daniel Brophy Murder to the Small Screen

Cybill Shepherd and Steve Guttenberg star in the ripped-from-the-headlines made-for-TV movie about the murder of a local chef and culinary instructor.

01/13/2023 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland Thorns Name Mike Norris, an Assistant in 2022, as New Head Coach

Just ahead of the NWSL Draft, the native of Newcastle, England, replaces Rhian Wilkinson, who resigned in December.

01/10/2023 By Margaret Seiler

Travel & Outdoors

12 Oregon Adventures to Get You Outdoors Every Month of the Year

Fly-fish on the Deschutes River, soak in the Terwilliger Hot Springs, ski late into spring at Mount Bachelor, and more—2023 is yours for the taking.

12/29/2022 By Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Karly Quadros, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Sam Stites

Light a Fire 2022: Keeping Us Healthy

WomenFirst Tells People They’re Worth Loving

The Gresham-based nonprofit matches people coming out of the criminal justice system with mentors who know what they’re going through.

12/29/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Events

What’s Happening at the Oregon Coast? Check Out These Major Annual Events.

Hunt for glass floats in Lincoln City, enjoy beer and poetry in Astoria, catch a concert in Florence, and help document king tides the whole length of the coast!

12/28/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland Thorns Coach Rhian Wilkinson to Resign

Just a year after her hiring, the Canadian soccer coach reported a relationship with a player to the club and league. While an investigation cleared her of wrongdoing, she says she has lost the players’ confidence and that they asked for her resignation.

12/02/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Nifty Gifties

Can’t-Miss Holiday Markets and Pop-Ups in Portland

Some of Portland's best online shops are coming to the real world this season, joining annual bazaars like Crafty Wonderland and Unique Markets.

11/28/2022 By Cami Hughes and Margaret Seiler

Outdoors

Sno-Parks, State Parks & Beyond: Snag a Wilderness Parking Pass

From the Oregon State Parks Pass to the Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, pick one (or a few) of these passes to save time, money, and stress.

11/22/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui

Sports on TV

Where to Watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup in Portland, with Game Schedule

Some bars will open early for soccer games, while some open at 7 a.m. year-round. And it's the last hurrah for Toffee Club, which will close in December.

11/19/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Naturopaths, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local naturopathic doctors and complementary medicine health care providers to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Physical Therapists, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local physical therapists and other complementary medicine health care providers to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Massage Therapists, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local massage therapists and other complementary medicine health care providers to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Nurse Practitioners, as Chosen by Doctors and Nurses

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey for nurse practitioners, midwives, and certified registered nurse anaesthetists

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Chiropractors, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local providers in chiropractic medicine and other complementary health care fields to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Medical Providers 2023

The Portland Area’s Top Acupuncturists, as Chosen by Their Peers

Meet the winners of our annual peer survey, when we ask local providers in acupuncture and other complementary medicine health care fields to tell us the people they turn to.

11/18/2022 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Real Estate

As Temperatures Drop, the Real Estate Market Is Cooling Down, Too

Median prices keep creeping up compared to past years, but home sales in the Portland metro area are slowing down in a steeper version of the usual seasonal slump.

11/09/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Book Review

Portland Thorns Captain Christine Sinclair on Her New Memoir, ‘Playing the Long Game’

The famously private Portland Thorns captain, Canadian gold medalist, and University of Portland alum has some strong words for her country.

11/03/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland Thorns Win Their Third NWSL Championship

Supporters can greet the soccer team Sunday at PDX Airport and Tuesday at a rally at Providence Park.

10/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Election 2022

Portland’s City Charter Reform Measure Gets a Celebrity Endorsement from Jennifer Lawrence

The Oscar-winning megastar has worked for years on pro-democracy causes.

10/28/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Where to Watch the Portland Thorns in the NWSL Final on Saturday, October 29

6 local bars are official ‘pub partners’ of the soccer team, including the Sports Bra and Prost!, and will be showing the game on CBS.

10/27/2022 By Margaret Seiler