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.

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

PDX Airport Guide: Carpet

A Brief History of That Whole PDX Airport Carpet Thing

Why were we so crazy about some ancient dirty floor covering?

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Waiting

Why Settle for the Airport’s Cell-Phone Waiting Area?

Kill time before picking up your pal with meatballs, golf balls, or a labyrinth walk.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Wellness

How to Vacation Before Your Vacation at PDX

Believe it or not, the airport is a great place to relax. Start at the Hollywood Theatre, wrap at the wine bar.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Retail

You Can Do All Your Holiday Shopping at the Airport

Check every name off that list with Powell’s, Columbia, Tender Loving Empire, the Kenny & Zuke’s cold case, and more.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Food

What to Eat Before Your Flight Out of Portland

PDX proves airport food doesn’t have to suck.

09/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler, Shannon Henderson, and Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide: Profile

Meet the Hillsboro Worker Who Commutes from Idaho

And you thought your slog to work was long.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Airport Guide

How Has PDX Held On to the Title of the Nation’s Best Airport for Seven Years Running?

Short answer: by becoming the city it serves.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Editor's Note

The World Is Filled With Awful Airports. Let's Be Thankful for Portland's!

In Portland, a plane ticket grants anyone admission to what’s essentially a really cool, meticulously curated, hyperlocal mall—a giddy survey of what makes this place unique.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Top Dentists

Portland’s Top Dentists 2019

Whether you need a regular cleaning or are ready for a whole new smile, the Portland metro area is stacked with specialists ready to get all up in your grill.

09/05/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Soccer

The World Cup's Group Stage Is Over. Here's How to Watch the Thorns Players in the Knockout Round

From here on out, every game will send one team packing.

06/21/2019 By Margaret Seiler

World Cup 2019: Downer Alert

The Bad News About Women's Soccer

Things feel rosy in the Rose City, but plenty is still rotten about the state of women’s soccer, at home and around the world.

05/28/2019 By Margaret Seiler