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.

FILM

Jeff Bridges: The Dude vs. 'The Last Unicorn,' or Bowling for Unicorns

With both 'The Last Unicorn' and Jeff Bridges & the Abiders coming to town, we compare Bridges's defining roles: Prince Lir and the iconic character from 'The Big Lebowski.' Nov 1–2, Nov 23

10/28/2014 By Margaret Seiler

LIGHT A FIRE

Exceptional Community Contribution: Operation Pitch Invasion

Unleashing the power of organized fandom on soccer’s grassroots

10/23/2014 By Margaret Seiler

NORTHWEST TRAVEL

How to Take Public Transit to Timberline

A carless trip to Mount Hood is easier than you think. You don’t even have to hitchhike.

09/29/2014 By Margaret Seiler

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Car-Free Summer Escapes

These transit-powered day trips are proof that you don’t need your own four wheels to have fun in the Northwest.

08/01/2014 By Margaret Seiler

SEIZE THE SUMMER

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

PRO TIPS

Car2Go, eh?

Five things to know if you’re using Car2Go in Canada

05/20/2014 By Margaret Seiler

HELLO, MUDDAH!

Pick the Right Portland Summer Camp for Your Brood

Portland’s plethora of day camps could give your kids the skills to do just about anything.

03/03/2014 By Margaret Seiler

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.

02/03/2014 With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, and Marty Patail Edited by Kelly Clarke

TRAVEL NEWS

Is There Such a Thing as a Kid-Friendly Airport?

When it comes to traveling with tots, PDX ranks high. But the family-friendliness goes beyond the number of play areas.

05/22/2013 By Margaret Seiler

Design School

Portland, City of Designers

The next wave of Portland festivals celebrates design, for all of us whose passion it is to make and build deliberately, carefully and creatively.

09/17/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Salvage for the Home

Home decorating DIY-and-salvage-style has come a long way from the need to rummage through dusty shelves in thrift stores or dive into dumpsters. Salvage style is high style now.

09/16/2012 By Kristin Belz

Article

Brain Storm 2012

Eight innovative Oregonians who are changing our world for the better.

09/15/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Article

Oregon’s 50 Best Wines 2012

After blind-tasting more than 500 bottles over two weeks, our panel of local wine connoisseurs landed on a delicious (and surprising) selection of 50 wines. Drink up!

09/15/2012 By Allison Jones

darkness and light

TBA Day 4: Contrasting Review of Miguel Gutierrez + Nora Chipaumire

The two artists give performances from opposite sides of the artistic spectrum: from light to darkness and self-revelation to self-obfuscation.

09/09/2012 By Aaron Scott

Happenings

Tripster: Weekend Plans

It's a full 48 hours of cowboys, cycling, and foodie celebrations galore.

09/07/2012 By Kasey Cordell

WOMEN'S HEALTH ANNUAL

Health Watch: Reform School

09/06/2012 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Happenings

Portland Undressed: Dinner and Conversation with New York Author Elizabeth Cline

Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion comes to Portland Tuesday night for a round table discussion on the importance of supporting your local fashion industry.

08/30/2012 By Eden Dawn

FRESH IDEAS

CSB: Community Supported Bread

Laura Birshan's Bakester is setting out to change the way we eat our loaves.

08/29/2012 By Allison Jones

Feature

Red Sea

At Alaska’s wild Graveyard Point, a Portland family works to reinvent the salmon business.

08/23/2012 By Tim Sohn

Mudroom

East Meets West Side

The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine flies in a feng shui master to channel its chi.

08/23/2012 By Kit Mauldin