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.

Such Great Heights

Go Off the Grid in the Sierra Nevada

But no Donner Party endings here.

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Screen Time

32 Cinematic Takes on California

Films and shows to better understand the Golden State

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Portland Monthly Staff

PDX → CA

Three Tried-and-True Ways to Explore LA

For a city this size, narrow your scope.

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Cover Story

The Portlander's Guide to California

With its beach escapes, mountain retreats, urban culture hubs, and kiddie wonderlands, Cali is a fast and easy destination for Portland travelers.

01/21/2020 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Law and Order

Nearly 3 Years After the Horrific MAX Attack, Jeremy Christian Goes on Trial

Jury selection in the trial of Jeremy Christian begins on Tuesday.

01/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Breaking News

Portland Thorns Make Top Two Picks in NWSL College Draft

“To the Riveters, I’ll see you soon at Providence Park."

01/16/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Breaking News

Emily Sonnett, Caitlin Foord, and Midge Purce Are Leaving the Portland Thorns

Life's only constant is change. Still, the Thorns fan in your life could use a hug today.

01/08/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Film

Hollywood Theatre Series Celebrates the Best of Nicolas Cage

... before he won that dumb Oscar.

01/08/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Best Places to Work

How to Switch Careers—According to these Portland Experts

In a rut? Portland career counselors Vicki Lind and Dan Hahn have some homework for you.

01/02/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Health

Top Naturopaths and Complementary Medicine Providers 2020

These are the city’s best acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and physical and massage therapists, according to their peers.

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Health

Top Medical Providers 2020

In our annual survey, we ask the city’s doctors, nurses, physician assistants, naturopaths, and complementary medicine providers to answer one key question: to whom would they trust the care of their loved ones?

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

The Shakedown

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 2020

We size up the coming storm.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail and Margaret Seiler

Ice Skating

Hillsboro’s Pop-Up Outdoor Ice Rink Is Open Through January 5

Pro: on the Blue Line. Con: all the blue seals.

12/22/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Six Portland Soccer Players Are Wintering in Australia’s W-League

Down under, it’s Thorn vs. Thorn.

12/04/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Long Story Short

Hillsboro’s Steve Callaway on His Growing City

When you’re mayor, you are your brother’s (and sister’s) keeper.

11/26/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Airport News

Concourse A Is Dead. Long Live Concourse A.

Portland International Airport holds a happy wake for its ’80s-era ‘pit of despair.’

11/19/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Most with the Least

This Tiny Group Makes Oregon Schools Safer for LGBTQ Students

Oregon Safe Schools is advocating for the city's LGBTQ students.

10/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Portland International Airport

Homegrown food and primo shopping help make PDX the country’s best.

10/15/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler and Benjamin Tepler

PDX Airport Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Portland International Airport

Homegrown food and primo shopping help make PDX the country’s best.

09/23/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler