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.

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

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

RECIPE

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

CHEAP EATS 2013

Old World Eats

A hearty trek through Portland's Central European feasts

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Marty Patail

CHEAP EATS 2013

Best of the Bowls

Fathomless pho, Korean hot pots, and goat curry

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

CHEAP EATS 2013

Happy Hour Havens

Great deals and steals, early and late

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

CHEAP EATS 2013

Stuffed to the Gills

Delicious things—inside of other things

02/22/2013 By Zach Dundas and Aaron Scott Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

CHEAP EATS 2013

Date Nights on a Budget

Tuck into these affordable feasts without breaking the bank.

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

FEATURE

Cheap Eats 2013

We combed old standbys, secret food spots, and happy hour havens to sniff out the great deals. Behold: 60 meals under $20, from multicourse feasts to herbaceous bowls of pho.

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

WALLET GUIDE

Cozy Winter Cocktails

This month's sipping list

12/11/2012 By Rachel Ritchie