VP, Digital Content

From her perch in Portland, Rachel Ritchie oversees digital content strategy and new product development for all of SagaCity's magazines. That means she toils in a world of wireframes, apps, themes, blogs, and tweets—but her heart will forever live with the content. Formerly a Co-Editor in Chief at Portland Monthly, Rachel helped the magazine earn numerous City and Regional Magazine and Society of Professional Journalists awards, including General Excellence awards in 2011 and 2013, and two SPJ awards for Leisure and Lifestyle Reporting (“Best Restaurants,” “The 10 of 2013”). She has also written and edited pieces on everything from Oregon's most inspiring women to exploring the history and landscape of Mount St. Helens.

The Boston native arrived in Oregon armed with a liberal arts degree in English literature from Colby College in 2005, and joined the Portland Monthly staff in 2009, after two years at SagaCity’s now-folded, much-beloved Portland Spaces magazine.

CHEAP EATS 2013

Old World Eats

A hearty trek through Portland's Central European feasts

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Marty Patail

CHEAP EATS 2013

Best of the Bowls

Fathomless pho, Korean hot pots, and goat curry

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Karen Brooks and Benjamin Tepler

CHEAP EATS 2013

Happy Hour Havens

Great deals and steals, early and late

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

CHEAP EATS 2013

Stuffed to the Gills

Delicious things—inside of other things

02/22/2013 By Zach Dundas and Aaron Scott Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

CHEAP EATS 2013

Date Nights on a Budget

Tuck into these affordable feasts without breaking the bank.

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Karen Brooks

FEATURE

Cheap Eats 2013

We combed old standbys, secret food spots, and happy hour havens to sniff out the great deals. Behold: 60 meals under $20, from multicourse feasts to herbaceous bowls of pho.

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

WALLET GUIDE

Cozy Winter Cocktails

This month's sipping list

12/11/2012 By Rachel Ritchie

Best Restaurants 2012

Meat-Free Zones

Relax, vegetarians! It's not all about prime cuts in this town.

10/19/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Allison Jones

Best Restaurants 2012

The Next Wave: 5 Brand-New Restaurants to Look Out For

Here's what to watch in the final months of 2012.

10/19/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks With Benjamin Tepler

Pour

Kyle Webster's Byrhh Cocktail

St. Jack's bartender embraces a long-forgotten French aperitif.

10/16/2012 By Rachel Ritchie

Best Restaurants 2012

Best of the Rest

Still hungry? We've culled the 35 local restaurants that should remain in any food lover's regular rotation.

10/16/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2012

Wine + Food = Love

Five spots taking wine pairing to the next level.

10/16/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Allison Jones

Best Restaurants 2012

Five Things You Must Eat in 2012

You don't need to rent a tux to tackle these low-brow dishes.

10/16/2012 By Mike Thelin Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2012

Chefs of the Year

Portland's top two culinary minds are French-inspired chefs from different generations.

10/16/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2012

20 Spots That Defined the Year in Food

It's our annual assemblage of Portland's most exciting eateries.

10/16/2012 With Mike Thelin, Benjamin Tepler, and Allison Jones Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Portland: The Shops

We've wrangled all of the local shops where you can find the ingredients for your own culinary conquests.

08/27/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

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

Article

The Food Lover's Guide to Portland

Join us for a wild adventure through our food-obsessed city. We’ll lead the way; your job is simply to learn, shop, explore, cook—and eat.

08/23/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

Cover Story

Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2011

For this year’s list of Oregon’s 50 best wines, we gathered five of the city’s top wine connoisseurs for marathon blind-tasting sessions of some 400 of the bottles our fair state has to offer.

08/20/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Allison Jones