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.

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Savor the End Of Summer with Some Perfect September Weekends

Follow our guide to enjoying every single moment of Portland's most glorious season, and leave no weekend behind!

05/26/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Looking Back on 40 Years of Portland Pride

As the Portland Pride Festival turns 40, we look back on four decades of courage, progress, and raucous good times.

05/26/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer

This summer, no weekend shall be left behind. We offer itineraries for every day off from now until the end of September.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Ramona DeNies, and Fiona McCann Edited by Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Memorial Day brings a bevy of summery fun, from coastal kite festivals to wine-tasting in the Willamette Valley and garden tours in Estacada.

05/19/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Travel stories, roots and vines, farm dinners, and summer festivals...it's time to gear up for sunshine!

05/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

HIGH SPIRITS

A Drinking Guide to Oregon Vermouth for Your Home Bar

A new wave of local vermouth spices up the liquor cabinet.

04/27/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

BEST BRUNCH 2015

3 Perfect Brunch Cocktails for Day-Drinking Bliss

There’s more to brunch boozing than tired mimosas and Bloodies. These discoveries take the hair of the dog to new levels.

04/27/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

BEST BRUNCHES 2015

The 10 Best New Brunches in Portland

A bumper crop of delicious new brunches takes root in PDX, with global flavors and, just as important, no hours-long wait for tables—plus five more plates we can't resist.

04/27/2015 By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Karen Brooks, Benjamin Tepler, and Kelly Clarke

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

This week in travel: Shakespeare on Orcas Island, celebrating Syrah, Blossom Time in the Gorge, and digging for clams in Long Beach

04/07/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

REAL ESTATE 2015

Secrets of Portland's Top Real Estate Agents

Portland's home market experts weigh in on inventory, cash offers, and love letters to sellers.

04/07/2015 By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Wild and crazy ales, 40 acres of stunning tulips, and Shakespeare on Orcas Island. It must be spring!

03/24/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

LONG STORY SHORT

What Does it Feel Like to Wear a Blouse of Bees?

Portland's Bee queen, Sara Mapelli, advocates for pollinators via daring acts of performance art.

03/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Why We're Donating a Portion of March Newsstand Sales to the Women's Foundation of Oregon

Our state is full of both inspiring #oregonwoman success stories and startling statistics of poverty and assault. Here's how to help.

03/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Savor Oregon food and wine in Cannon Beach, pick up some fine furniture in Yachats, and gorge yourself on cheese in Central Point!

03/10/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

Oregon Woman 2015

The inspiring women of our state are writers, brewers, ranchers, politicians, designers, investors, punk rockers, and mothers. They are pioneers, rule-breakers, and innovators. Meet them.

03/02/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

How Strategist Rebecca Tweed Transformed Oregon Politics

The political consultant behind more than 40 Oregon campaigns goes beyond party lines to elect the best person for the job.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

Portland’s Pioneer of Natural Hair Care Fought the Law (and Won)

Amber Starks of Conscious Coils saw a flaw in the licensing laws for natural hair care and decided to do something about it.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

How Kendall Clawson Doubled the Number of Women Running Oregon

The Office of the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff has fought for the LGBTQ community, supported people diagnosed with AIDS, and radically changed the face of the state's policy boards. And she's not done yet.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

Marcela Alcantar's Incredible Journey

Marcela Alcantar, president of Alcantar & Associates, on her roots in Mexico, her love of dirt, and launching the Diversified Builders and Engineers Council

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Lummi Island: An Otherworldly Northwest Island Escape

The meal of a lifetime? It's on a woodsy island at the edge of the San Juans, and it's waiting for you.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie