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.

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Celebrate the holidays on the coast, take advantage of serious Cyber Monday travel deals, and prep for the Oregon Truffle Festival.

12/02/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

FEATURE

Portland Alt-Fitness Guide

Find your sanctuary of sweat in Portland's exploding universe of diverse exercise options.

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HABITAT

How Urban Timberworks Turns Fallen Trees into Legacy Furniture

Homeowners with damaged or diseased trees can call the experts to let their beloved limbs live a second life.

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

BEER BULLETIN

Fill Up Your Growler with One of These 6 Wintry Brews

Celebrate the season with a half-dozen seasonal ales...and one very merry mini keg.

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

WINTER BUCKET LIST

A Guide to Northwest Winter Wandering

Plan a perfect day on Mount Hood, layer up for winter biking, or get outta town for a warm-weather escape!

12/01/2014 By Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Benjamin Tepler, Michael Zusman, and Caleb Diehl

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

BEST IN SHOW

The Definitive Guide to Portland Fashion Shows

With the constant barrage of fashion shows hitting town every few weeks, we thought it time to break down the list one by one.

08/15/2014 By Eden Dawn

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