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.

Beervana

Taste of Beervana

Portland Monthly's selection of can’t-miss beer hot spots and why we like 'em. From Saraveza in North Portland to the Horse Brass Pub in Southeast, each location has made it to four-star "special lady" status in our little black book of bars.

08/20/2012 By Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie

Feature

Portland's Best Pizza

Everyone (everyone sane anyway) loves pizza. But not long ago, Portland was an admittedly underwhelming 'za town. Thankfully, the city's collective dough has risen, and now we exult in the "*wheel-spinning innovators*

08/19/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

Pizza

Hidden Gems

Our pizza experts are here to help simplify your search for the perfect pie. Sink your teeth into one of these hidden gems and claim your new favorite pie.

08/19/2012 By Rachel Ritchie

Article

Portland’s Best Breakfast Spots

In Portland, land of the food-crazy, nothing trumps breakfast. Consider this your wake-up call: the city’s best dishes, biscuits, Bloody Marys, and more. Dig...

08/13/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

Feature

Best New Bars 2012

Portland's newest wave of watering holes is redefining the local drinking culture all over again. Pull up a stool and learn about the places, drinks, and trends leading the way.

07/19/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie With Benjamin Tepler and Allison Jones

Pour

Haute Rocks

At Riffle NW the hand-carved ice is every bit as important as the spirit itself.

07/18/2012 By Rachel Ritchie

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Eat Beat’s News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including openings of Jamison and Cibo, as well as a major chef shake-up at Tabla.

07/02/2012 By Allison Jones

Review

A Tale of Three Pizzas

Three new downtown pizza spots enliven Portland’s latest culinary battleground. We weigh in on each.

05/24/2012 By Rachel Ritchie and Benjamin Tepler

OPENING WATCH

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

Fashion Event

Review: Open Season 2012 Fashion Show

What did we think about the Open Season fashion show? Happy things.

05/17/2012 By Eden Dawn

Q & A

Q&A with Natasha Djuhandi

Five questions with one of our favorite fashion photogs.

05/10/2012 By Eden Dawn

Eat Here Now

Robo Taco

Robo Taco's kitschy decor and rock 'n' roll lifestyle belies the amazing flavors found in their $2 tacos.

04/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Cover Story

Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

04/26/2012 With Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Anne Adams, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Will Lambeth, and Cari Hachman Edited by Brian Barker

Pour

Puttin’ on the Spritz

Learn the secrets of Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s bottled, carbonated cocktails.

04/20/2012 By Rachel Ritchie

Brand Spankin' New

Mad Men Looks from Duchess

A new line of suits devoted to the bad boys of Mad Men.

04/04/2012 By Eden Dawn

crazy enough to work

Oprah & Rosie Endorse Storm Large

Portland singer and newly-minted memoir author gets a national boost from two powerful women.

03/26/2012 By Anne Adams

Desirables

Loving the Loot

The NW 19th Avenue shop is a welcome addition to Portland’s new design and décor row.

03/26/2012 By Kristin Belz

Pour

Going Green

The Bent Brick’s Adam Robinson braves the stingers to put spring nettles in a glass.

03/23/2012 By Rachel Ritchie

Fashion News

Open Season Lineup

Want to know who’s showing at Sandbox Studio this year? We got the list.

03/21/2012 By Eden Dawn

Entertaining

Carrot Cake to Celebrate College Hoops

Transforming March muddiness into March Madness and an excuse for a party.

03/19/2012 By Kristin Belz