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.

HIT LIST

Cool Off with Our 6 Favorite Summer Beers

Our go-to half-dozen local brews to quench your seasonal thirst.

07/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

WEEKEND GETAWAY

The Perfect Weekend in Vancouver, BC

Escape to Canada's Cascadian metropolis for 72 hours of great food, chic hotels, dreamy bike rides, and city strolls—all just a few hours to the north.

07/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

It's summer! Go fly a kite in Lincoln City, celebrate whiskey on Distillery Row, and join us for a Country Brunch hoedown.

06/13/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

FIELD STUDIES

16 Perfect Trails for Exploring Mount St. Helens

Whether you're scouting for a family-friendly stroll or a three-day backpacking challenge, we've rounded up the best hiking opportunities on the volcano's west, east, and south sides.

06/02/2014 By Rachel Ritchie With Aaron Scott and Maya Seaman

GEOLOGY

Mount St. Helens: Anatomy of an Eruption

Inside the events of May 18, 1980—and scientific insight on when it could happen again.

06/02/2014 By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

The Portland Horizon's OTHER Mountain

Our executive editor meditates on the view of Mount St. Helens from her office.

06/02/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

COVER STORY

The Essential Guide to Mount St. Helens

We explore the mountain's top trails and campgrounds, history and lore, and take in in-depth look inside the historic eruption.

06/02/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Memorial Day in the valley, Festival of Flowers in Portland, new BBQ in Newberg, and wildflowers everywhere!

05/16/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Marvel at tall ships in Coos Bay, savor wine and pears in the Columbia River Gorge, and treat mom to some TLC.

05/02/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

04/25/2014 With Marty Patail, Randy Gragg, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Carl Abbott, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Kelly Clarke, Molly Woodstock, Maya Seaman, Peter Holmstrom, Lexy Folkes, Greg Young, Rene Denfeld, Brian Doyle, Justin Hocking, and Laini Taylor Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Sip 60 Northwest ciders, catch stunning glimpses of wildflowers and puffins, and take your electric vehicle to wine country!

04/21/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Puffins Arrive on Haystack Rock

This month, puffins from the open seas of the Pacific return to Cannon Beach's monolith to lay eggs and raise their chicks.

04/11/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

WEEKEND AWAY

The New Golden Age of Los Angeles

Inside the creative reoccupation of Southern California's historic downtown, from a new Ace Hotel to new bars and boutiques.

04/02/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

GIVEAWAY

Filmed by Bike Festival Giveaway

The bike-themed independent film fest will take over the Clinton Street Theater April 19–22. And we've got a pair of free passes!

03/31/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

TRAVEL NEWS

7 Wonders of Oregon

Travel Oregon releases a pride-swelling video campaign surveying some of the more mind-blowing destinations in our state.

03/07/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

BEST SANDWICHES 2014

25 Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life

Why Portland stacks up as America's great new sandwich city

03/03/2014 With Rachel Ritchie Edited by Karen Brooks

DAY TRIPPER

Bagby Hot Springs

It's always the right season for a pilgrimage to Oregon's rustic natural spa, tucked in the woods of the Cascade Range.

02/26/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

BEST BARS 2014

Hey, Barkeep! 5 Local Bartenders to Watch

Savvy shakers share their signature drinks, cocktail philosophy, and where they sip on their nights off.

02/03/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Journeys Into Night

Whether you’re seeking a suitable school, a backyard burial, or the perfect destination for your next night out, we’ve got you covered.

02/03/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.

02/03/2014 With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, and Marty Patail Edited by Kelly Clarke