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.

GET OUT

Cozy Up With a Book...Or an Ocean-Front Fireplace

In our December issue, we share the 50 things every Portlander must do when winter arrives. Here are a few bonus ideas for cold-weather inspiration.

11/17/2014 By Randy Gragg and Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Stormy weather arts in Cannon Beach, international film in Eugene, and plenty of wine in Walla Walla. It's a good time to explore the Northwest!

11/04/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Giving Thanks for a Year of Great Eating (and More) in Portland

Finding inspiration in the year's best restaurants and incredible nonprofits in the month of gratitude.

11/03/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

LIGHT A FIRE

Lifetime Achievement: Kathy Oliver of Outside In

Helping homeless and low-income communities lead healthy, productive lives

10/23/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Portland's best and spookiest celebrations of Halloween, Canopy by Hilton and Arc'teryx come to town, and fall hotel deals.

10/21/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HANDBOOK

A Designer's Guide to Staging (and Selling) Your Home

Staging a home for sale requires a bit of psychology—and a touch of gold.

10/10/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Cider. Fall foliage. Pumpkins, mushrooms, apples, pears, and cranberries. Get out and enjoy harvest season!

10/06/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

THE STATE OF CRAFT

6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

10/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, and Marty Patail

DESIGN ANNUAL

Capturing Portland's Eclectic Design Movement

Get inspired by our latest design annual, featuring chic houseboat living, the best local makers, and envy-inducing architecture.

10/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

THE CRUSH

Behind the Scenes of Oregon's Wine Country Harvest

We follow independent winemaker Brianne Day’s captivating journey from the vine to the bottle in the Willamette Valley.

09/30/2014 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Rachel Ritchie

HAPPENINGS

Fall Design Events

The season of design is upon us! We've assembled your cheat sheet to navigating a month of inspiring possibilities.

09/30/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

ROAD TRIP

Northwest Wine Country Weekends

From Southern Oregon’s golden fields to the desert oasis of Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley’s verdant hills, the region's vineyards are ripe for exploring.

09/26/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie With Aaron Scott, Emily Grosvenor, and Marty Patail

LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

09/02/2014 Edited by Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Maya Seaman, Nicole Cordier, Caleb Diehl, and Sarah Richards

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Test your Northwest knowledge at Gorge Trivia Night, drink up at the Bend Brewfest, and book a night with Plate & Pitchfork.

08/08/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Celebrating Portland’s Season of the Sun

Our executive editor explores why Oregonians deserve a kick-ass summer more than any others.

08/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Margaret Seiler, Michael Zusman, and Maya Seaman

SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Ultimate Summer Day Trips

It's time to make the most of Oregon's peak season with dozens of swimming holes, day hikes, picnic spots, and beach trips.

08/01/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Festival season is upon us! Make your plans to gather berries, listen to some bluegrass, watch movies in Oregon Garden, and celebrate marriage equality.

07/14/2014 By Rachel Ritchie