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.


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

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Sweets

Portlanders have a serious sweet tooth. Cheese Bar boss Steve Jones points out classy confections.

08/23/2012 By Rachel Ritchie With Karen Brooks

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Oils & Spices

Take a tour of the local spice trade with salty sage Mark Bitterman.

08/23/2012 By Rachel Ritchie

things to do

Garden Conservancy Open Garden Days

Five gardens in the Hillsboro/Aloha area open Sat June 23rd

06/15/2012 By Kate Bryant


Fresh Farmers Market Events

Check out this week’s top farmers market specials, events, and benefits.

06/15/2012 By Allison Jones


Weekday Breakfast at Otto

Southeast Hawthorne’s mid-century hideaway began daily a.m. service this week, dishing up affordable made-to-order plates for the whole family.

06/08/2012 By Allison Jones


Riffle NW Makes a Splash

The Pearl District’s new "catch-inspired" eatery celebrates their opening this week with craft cocktails, seafood-friendly wine, and artful d...

05/18/2012 By Allison Jones

Beer Bulletin

Brew Days Rising

A bounty of beer fests on the horizon

04/26/2012 By John Chandler

army of one

Rachel Maddow’s In Town!

04/12/2012 By Anne Adams

plant of the week

Red Flowering Currant

surely one of the showiest of all Pacific Northwest natives

04/05/2012 By Kate Bryant

The Year of Tangering Tango

Welcome to 2012

01/02/2012 By Kate Bryant


Look Inside Kim Boyce’s Bakeshop, Now Open

Eat Beat’s got the first look inside pastry queen Kim Boyce’s new NE Portland sweet stop Bakeshop, complete with apple hand pies, figgy scones, a...

12/29/2011 By Allison Jones


Vegetables to Plant Now

07/01/2011 By Kate Bryant


Inside the Bent Brick

Park Kitchen’s Scott Dolich shows off his new tavern, a cozy ivy-decked locale with an eye toward the future of food.

06/27/2011 By Allison Jones

Happy Hour of the Week

The Observatory + Over and Out

Montavilla’s favorite date spot expands its creative menu into a new bar space for a one-two punch of happy hour action.

04/12/2011 By Allison Jones

First Impressions

Aviary Has Wings

Asian-fusion cooking comes to NE Alberta with bold beauty and modest prices.

03/30/2011 By Karen Brooks

Wine Country Weekends

For the Active Traveler

If your wine tasting weekend needs more action than a stroll around the vineyard, the Columbia River Gorge is the place for you.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace


Bottled Bounty

A handbook from _Portland Spaces_ on how to keep all your harvest season fruit and vegetables fresh for the long, cold winter.

08/21/2009 By Ashley Gartland


Dancin’ on the Ceiling

On Aug 9 Start Making a Reader Today, a nonprofit that provides literacy support for Oregon’s schoolchildren, hosted its fifth annual gala fundraiser.



Mr. Feel Good

Busting manly myth No. 17: Spas are just for chicks.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame