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.

Review

Cursed Kitchen?

In a Victorian on SE Hawthorne Boulevard, the chef of Belly Timber tries to transcend the building's troubled past.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Green City

The Ripple Effect

And we've got *15 BIG IDEAS* that prove it: crushed-glass countertops, a greener carpet cleaner, solar-powered wineries, a planet-healing hospital, shoes from soda bottles, a better microprocessor, and more ideas that are changing our world.

05/19/2009 By Christian DeBenedetti, Camas Davis, and John Chandler Edited by Kasey Cordell

Footsore

Heart and Sole

Nike’s new Native American shoe meets mixed reviews.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Living Here

Raising the Car

Portland adopts two-story parking—40 years after everyone else.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Article

Culinary Matador

A new Spanish-inspired restaurant teaches us to grab the bull by the horns and sing its praises like we mean it.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Food News

Stalk Market

When the price of wheat soars, there are winners (Oregon grain growers) and losers (you).

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

Feliz Cumpleaños, Rudy!

The all-rookie dunker turns twenty-four this month and it can't be easy for the six-foot-six Spanish wonder to be more than five thousand miles away from home on his birthday. So to help make the transition we've assembled this basket of our favorite Spai

05/19/2009 By Benjamin Golliver

Portland's Best Breakfasts

B... Is for Bacon

We spent weeks eating breakfast all over the city to bring you a comprehensive roundup of morning eats (and drinks!) at sixty-four restaurants. Portlanders, prepare to grow hungry.

05/19/2009 By Brian Barker, Camas Davis, Nino Padova, Lynette Sanchez, and Bart Blasengame

Meow

Pets in Portland

The Results of Our Readers' Choice Pets Survey

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Jill Spitznass, John Chandler, and Jenny Davis

Fashion

PDX SELECT

Leanne Marshall made it big on Project Runway, but before she takes off for NYC, she sketches out the Portland designers who'll stay on her radar.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

5 MINUTES WITH...

Amanda Palmer

Arresting rock singer Amanda Palmer keeps her show on the road.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Higher Education

The 2008 Northwest College Report

You’re the one filling out the application, but the school’s got to meet your criteria, too. And we’re not just talking about SAT scores and financial aid packages. We mean those less quantifiable campus-life kinds of things. In our 2008 NW College Repor

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon By Kasey Cordell

Poochlandia

Lucky Dogs

The Dog Day of Summer dinner hosted people and pooches to benefit the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

05/19/2009

Gamble On

Best Bet

*Portland Center Stage* (PCS) and the *Portland Pearl Rotary Club* joined forces for the inaugural “Bet on the Pearl” fundraiser to drum up support for both organizations.

05/19/2009

Article

Mean Girls Like Me

When a friend told me that Portland’s Roller Derby league, a group of eight teams called the Rose City Rollers, would be holding tryouts for its upcoming season, I saw a chance to prove I’m as tough as I tout myself to be and signed up.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Article

Fresh Kicks

A tomboy takes her tough act to a new level with the martial art of poekoelan—don’t even think of tangling with her now.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Eat More, Spend Less

The Art of Eating Cheaply

On the contrary, it means seeking out talented chefs who can transform the simplest, cheapest ingredients into a sublime masterpiece of a meal.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Camela Raymond, Camas Davis, John Chandler, Megan Callow, and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker

Article

Seize the Bay

Explore the edges of the West Coast arts scene by tripping through San Francisco’s new museums and upstart galleries.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond