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. 

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in the Portland Metro Area

No time for a weekend away? Explore the adventures in your own backyard.

07/20/2015 By Margaret Seiler and Ramona DeNies

COMEDY

Seven Golden Moments with Kids in the Hall

The Canadians are coming! We help you prep for Cabbage Head, Tammy, the Head Crusher, and more.

05/28/2015 By Margaret Seiler

JUST BECAUSE

Take a Twin Peaks Road Trip for the Show's 25th Anniversary

Venture to the land of Lynch along the Snoqualmie River, just east of Seattle.

05/22/2015 By Margaret Seiler

NORTHWEST TRAVEL

The Hotel from Twin Peaks Is Offering a Package for Superfans

Salish Lodge & Spa channels its television doppelgänger, the Great Northern Hotel, with overnight packages, maps of filming locations, and Twin Peaks souvenirs.

04/15/2015 By Margaret Seiler

PRODUCT REVIEW

Sustainable Sex? We Try Out Sustain Condoms' Eco Offerings

A new condom brand climaxes on corporate responsibility but is just a shrug in the sack.

02/13/2015 By Margaret Seiler

BOOKS & TALKS

Insider Secrets on The Princess Bride as Told to Us by Westley Himself

Iconic actor Cary Elwes tells us insider secrets about what it was like making one of the most beloved films of all time. Hear from Elwes yourself at his upcoming Dec. 17 reading from his new book, 'As You Wish'.

12/02/2014 By Eden Dawn and Margaret Seiler

WINTER BUCKET LIST

This Winter, Become a Smarter, Craftier, Better Person

Put that winter weekend to good use with a class that will help you level up your life.

12/01/2014 By Margaret Seiler and Marty Patail Illustrations by Matty Newton

Abiding in Style

Happy Birthday to Jeff Bridges, ‘Big Lebowski’ Star and Ultimate Pendleton Sweater Model!

We pitted the Dude against Bridges’s role in ‘The Last Unicorn.’

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

WOMEN'S HEALTH ANNUAL

Health Watch: Reform School

09/06/2012 Edited by Margaret Seiler