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.


Inside the Bent Brick

Park Kitchen’s Scott Dolich shows off his new tavern, a cozy ivy-decked locale with an eye toward the future of food.

06/27/2011 By Allison Jones


Hopworks BikeBar Happy Hour

Hopworks Urban Brewery’s new location on North Williams is bike—and budget—friendly.

06/21/2011 By Allison Jones


Wings of Victory

How good is the food at Pok Pok and Le Pigeon post Beard awards? In a word: soaring.

06/01/2011 By Karen Brooks


Oregon Coast Guide: X Marks the Spot for Foodies

A stopover in Manzanita promises a cornucopia of culinary delights.

05/26/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


Bamboo Sushi to Open NW Branch

With a second location planned for fall, the chic Laurelhurst eatery plans to to take its sustainable ethos to the next level.

05/25/2011 By Karen Brooks


Pourings and Pairings

The 7th annual Portland Indie Wine and Food Festival brought together top names in Oregon wining and dining.

05/16/2011 By Allison Jones

gardening events

Rare Plant Research Open House

with wine-tasting, lunch, and three other nurseries offering open house events

05/16/2011 By Kate Bryant


Planet of the Crepes

We searched the city looking for crepes both sweet and savory, and came up with nine variations on the flat and folded favorite.

05/11/2011 By Allison Jones

Market Watch

Olive Oil for the Masses, B.Y.O.B.

Local foodinista, Jim Dixon, is my olive oil confidante. Find him at his tiny Southeast shophouse every Monday to taste his collection of Mediterranean condi...

05/11/2011 By Teri Gelber


5 questions for: writer, baker, and pizza pie maker, KEN FORKISH

The local pastry and pizza master (and now book author-to-be!) weighs on what to eat, where to go, and why eaters love living in Portland.

05/04/2011 By Anna Sachse


A Chic Garden Throne

For the mom who has it all, the Queen of Love chair from Italy is hip, fun, and comfortable.

05/02/2011 By Teri Gelber


Making Madeleines

Watch St. Jack pastry chef Alissa Rozos teach us how to make her scrumptious madeleines.

04/28/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


Terrarium Craft: Appearing Soon At Your Local Bookstore…

and it’s gorgeous!

04/28/2011 By Kate Bryant


Charcuterie Chic

Olympic Provisions NW opens, bringing rotisserie chicken and handcrafted charcuterie to the far reaches of Northwest Portland.

04/27/2011 By Allison Jones

Coming soon

Pedaling Potables

When will we be seeing this around town?

04/26/2011 By John Chandler


Williams-Sonoma Reopens in NW

Head on down to Williams-Sonoma’s grand opening this weekend for tastings, demos, how-tos, and more.

04/26/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


Hillsdale Farmers Market

The Hillsdale Farmers Market has a dedicated tote-carrying clientele. This truly neighborhood market station is open all year round. Add old Irish salmon to your shopping list if this is your destination.

04/22/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

horticultural travels

Thai Gardens

folksy first impressions

04/19/2011 By Kate Bryant

Market Watch

Pack Up A Farmers' Market Picnic

Fill your basket with venison-cherry pâté, salad greens, prize-winning cheese, local cider and bread from the PSU Farmers Market.

04/05/2011 By Teri Gelber

I'm Special

Spring Forward with the Right Shoe

Portland fashionistas will be chomping at the bit to get a pair of these.

04/01/2011 By Eden Dawn