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.

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

NEWS

"Welcome to Oregon, Home of the Clearcut!"

The story behind Oregon Wild's controversial billboard at the Portland Airport

01/10/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

BEYOND THE BRIDGES

Snow Days: 3 Oregonian Winter Weekends

Mount Hood, Hoodoo, and Mount Bachelor showcase the Northwest at its wintry best.

01/02/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Welcome to the Redesign

A chronicle of the magazine's fresh look, a year in the making

01/02/2014 By Michael Novak, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, and Kate Madden

LONG STORY SHORT

Liv Warfield Returns to the Spotlight

After five years touring with Prince's New Power Generation, Portland's most soulful singer releases The Unexpected (with a little help from her friends).

01/02/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SPORTS

Dog Stars of the Eagle Cap Extreme

Oregon's answer to the Iditarod drives two- and four-legged racers to the snow-capped Wallowa Mountains for 4 unforgettable days each January.

12/02/2013 By Rachel Ritchie Photography by Sol Neelman

EDITOR'S NOTE

Ten Years of Portland Monthly

Reflections on a decade of magazine making

11/01/2013 By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

POUR

Tasting Time at Sidecar 11

A cozy North Mississippi whiskey bar uncorks mysteries within vintage bottles.

11/01/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Best of the Rest

Hungry for more? Read on for 25 of our other favorite spots.

11/01/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

WALLET GUIDE

Embrace Autumn, Explore Brandy

On our sipping list this month? Four brandy-powered cocktails, from a simple classic to a perfect grown-ass milkshake

10/01/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

POUR

The Gospel of Reverend Nat's Hard Cider

An innovative local cidery attracts a body of believers

10/01/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

GO FORTH AND EAT

Northwest Culinary Road Trips

Pack up the car, cue the road tunes, and seek the simple pleasure of the region's edible bounty at its peak.

09/03/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Allison Jones and Marty Patail

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

The Next Best Farm Feasts

Bad news: this season’s best farm dinners sold out long ago. Good news: there’s always next year. Mark your calendars now—all tickets go on sale March 20!

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

EAT THIS NOW

Five to Try at Sen Yai

Highlights from Andy Ricker's new Thai noodle house, from donuts dipped in coconut custard to crave-worthy pad Thai.

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

The Herbfarm: The Ultimate Splurge

For an unparalleled survey of the regional bounty, head north to Woodinville's temple of microseasonal dining.

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie