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.

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

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival kicks off, the Jupiter Hotel launches a boozy package, and Travel Oregon offers a free "wintercation."

02/24/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

JUST BECAUSE

An Epic Oregon Coast Video

Crashing waves, towering monoliths, otherworldly sunsets—this video reminds us why we love the Oregon coast.

02/09/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

Carrie Brownstein: The New Icon of Oregon Feminism

From punk rock to Portlandia to her forthcoming memoir, one of Oregon's biggest superstars opens up about what (and who) inspires her. PLUS: A behind-the-scenes video of our cover shoot.

02/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

The Startling Truth About Pay Inequality in Oregon

Did you know that women in Oregon earn 79¢ for every dollar a man earns? We offer an annotated guide to the shocking numbers behind our state's wage gap.

02/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

DAY TRIP

A Storm Chasing Weekend to Remember

This winter, head for the North Coast and revel in buckets of Oregon rain.

02/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

The Oregon Truffle Festival, the Eagle Cap Extreme, and the Winter Folk Festival...it's shaping up to be quite the month!

01/13/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Making a Magazine Is A Little Like Time Travel

While you're celebrating the new year, we're thinking about summer—and beyond.

01/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

THE MONEY ISSUE

5 Apps to Transform Your Monetary Life

Your phone is about to become your new financial guru.

01/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

HOMETEAM ADVANTAGE

Break a Sweat Like Portland's Top Athletes

From rugby to ice hockey to Mixed martial arts, we work out with some of the city’s most impressive athletes to find out what makes them tick, how they stay fit, and how you can get in on the action.

12/31/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Allison Jones and Marty Patail

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Celebrate the new year, prepare for the Truffle Festival, head for the Chinese Garden, and get Wild!

12/23/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HIT LIST

10 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Foodies

The perfect gift for every kind of foodie,(almost) all for under $50

12/17/2014 With Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Best Restaurants Dinner Series

Portland Monthly hands out awards to three top restaurants in a year of great eating. Behind the scenes at a trio of rollicking ceremonial dinners at Langbaan, Ataula, and Nodoguro.

12/10/2014 Photography by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Benjamin Tepler