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.

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

ON THE WATER

Lake Escapes

We explore the best landlocked waters of the Northwest, from secluded beaches to wild waves fit for a weekend of watersports.

05/01/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Rachel Ritchie

LONG STORY SHORT

Adulting Tips from Kelly Williams Brown

The Oregonian author dishes on her beginner’s guide to adulthood, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps.

05/01/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

CONCERTS

Review: Blind Pilot with the Oregon Symphony

The much loved local indie-folk act charms a packed house with a vibrant symphonic collaboration at the Schnitz.

04/29/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

FEATURE

The Last Days of My Left Breast

I’m a stripper, rocker, bartender, and writer. I had a lot of plans last year, but none of them involved breast cancer. The disease sidetracked my livelihood, threatened my life, and forced me to reinvent my chest. So far, I’ve lived to to tell the tale.

04/15/2013 By Viva Las Vegas

FEATURE

Spring's Best Portland Outdoor and Sports Gear

We explore Portland's booming activewear industry with a look at this season's coolest new gear—and the five best locally designed sports bras.

04/12/2013 By Zach Dundas With Rachel Ritchie and Rachel Rasmussen

Pour

Consider the Daiquiri

Rum enthusiast Michael Shea revives a very misunderstood classic cocktail.

03/21/2013 By Rachel Ritchie

CHEAP EATS 2013

Chef’s Choice

Portland chefs weigh in on their favorite cheap eats.

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

CHEAP EATS 2013

Eat Portland Weird

It's time to embrace offal, grasshoppers, and pork skin!

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Allison Jones

CHEAP EATS 2013

Bargains in the Burbs

Delicious discoveries beyond the city limits

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Allison Jones

CHEAP EATS 2013

Taco Tours

Portland's newest generation of Mexican flavors

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Benjamin Tepler

CHEAP EATS 2013

Kids' Menus

Your child is a passport to small-plate bargains.

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Kelly Clarke

CHEAP EATS 2013

Hot Diggity Dogs!

Beauty on a bun for under $10

02/22/2013 By Kasey Cordell Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks