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 award nominations, 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.

Eat This Now

Eat: An Oyster Bar

Rachel Ritchie gives us a taste of N Williams Avenue's Cajun and Creole dishes from the New Orleans-styled, Eat.

10/18/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Eat This Now

French Onion ‘Zizou’ Burger at Dick’s Kitchen

The menu at new Portland eatery Dick's Kitchen focuses on classic diner fare like burgers, sausages, and sandwiches, but with a twist: beef is local and grass-fed; buns, ketchup, mustard, and special sauces are made in-house; fries are not deep-fried but

09/13/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Food Cart City

The Icono-Carts

Six stand-alone carts that prove diamonds in the rough.

08/17/2010 By Martha Calhoon and Rachel Ritchie With Brian Barker

Food Cart City

The Pioneer

North Station: N Greeley Ave & Killingsworth St

08/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

THE RUNDOWN

Food Cart City

Portland's ever-expanding constellations of food carts have made us one of the top destinations in the world for street fare.

08/17/2010 By Randy Gragg, Zach Dundas, and Rachel Ritchie

Food Cart City

Cartopia

SE Hawthorne Blvd & 12th Ave

08/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Introducing

Tasty n Sons

Tapas-inspired brunch joint opens on N Williams thanks to Toro Bravo owner and chef, John Gorham.

07/14/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Pour

Forgotten Fruits

Hard Cider finally to the fore, after waiting in the wings behind main stage stars Beer and Wine.

07/14/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Pour

Bloody Perfect

Serratto bartender Kurt Fritzler demonstrates that proportion is what's truly key in making a good Bloody Mary. His expert guidance (provided here) plus your unrelenting practice should turn you into a Bloody Mary master in no time.

06/11/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Mudroom

Absolute Alfresco

Casa Naranja in North Portland sports a casual, bungalow-esque outdoor space with all the trappings of patio perfection. Ambient lighting, a wide variety of seating, and classic landscaping make this spot Portland Monthly's Quintessential Patio.

06/10/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

phile under: music festival

Sasquatch!

We have finally recovered from the three day music fest. Can we please go back for more?

06/04/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Portland Spaces: Handbook

For the Birds

Urbanization and the creation of homes has also meant the destruction of potential homes for many of Portland's native bird species. The Western Bluebird has been completely forced out of the Willamette Valley, but thanks to local advocates, they re start

05/27/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Portland Spaces: Handbook

A Moveable Feast

The key to backyard dining is the picnic table, and a good one could cost you a small fortune. Avoid the steep costs and learn how to build your own with this detailed guide.

05/27/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Long Story [Short]

The Officer

Portland police officer, Gregory Mack, shares his stories of patrolling the city on horseback.

05/21/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Get Out!

Long Haul

Really get some distance from the city by immersing yourself in one or a few of these far off paradises.

05/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Pour

Cello Shots

An in-depth discourse on what happens when the appletini goes out of style.

04/23/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Cliff jumping, cooking classes, and air hockey tournaments

Fun For Ages 11-15

An assortment of activities your pre-teen can participate in and later document in their diary.

04/21/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Rachel Ritchie

Advanced Parenting

Free Wheeling

Rather than constant chirps of "Are we there yet?" try these three road-trip distractions to ease the woes of interstate irritability.

04/21/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Thunder eggs, theater, and a chocolate waterfall

Fun For Ages 4-11

Elementary antics for your blossoming kiddies.

04/21/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Rachel Ritchie

Bluegrass, books, and building monster forts

Fun For Ages 0-3

The activity plan for the toddler tykes is made up of a nature hike, a restaurant with a grandmother's feel, a playhouse for the wee ones, and storytime to enhance literary skills, among other enterprises.

04/19/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Rachel Ritchie