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 award nominations, 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.

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

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Oregon's Best Farm Stays

Turn your next weekend getaway into a pastoral working vacation at Leaping Lamb Farm, Willow-Witt Ranch, Sakura Ridge, or Deer Haven Farms.

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Oregon Coast Seafood Circuit

From fish and chips to fine dining powered by shoreline foraging, we reveal the best seaside spots to satisfy your coastal cravings.

09/03/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

COVER STORY

Oregon Beer Guide

Your guide to the best of Oregon craft brewing

07/01/2013 With Christian DeBenedetti, Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Marty Patail, and Branden Andersen Edited by Rachel Ritchie

OREGON BEER GUIDE

Oregon’s Coolest Beer Gear

A curated collection of the best suds-centric gifts for your favorite brewmaster.

07/01/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

OREGON BEER GUIDE

The Portland Monthly Summer Six Pack

The ultimate mix of summery pilsners, lagers, and sessions to soak up the season

07/01/2013 By Christian DeBenedetti and Rachel Ritchie

OREGON BEER GUIDE

How to Taste Beer like a Pro

Follow these five simple steps and you’ll be sizing up hop profiles in no time.

07/01/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Sasquatch 2013 in Pictures

Many, many photographs (and all the words and memories we could muster) from this year's Sasquatch music festival at the Gorge

05/30/2013 By Rachel Ritchie