Editor in Chief

Since joining Portland Monthly’s staff in 2010, Zach Dundas has covered amateur rocketry, retro gambling, Oregon’s flexible romantic leanings, and mysterious kebabs, among many other subjects. He edits narrative features and service packages. In 2013, his work for the magazine landed a trio of Society of Professional Journalists awards.

Zach got his journalistic start as the “calendar boy” at Montana’s Missoula Independent before working as a reporter and editor at Willamette Week. These days, he fills his ample free time with contributions to Monocle and other magazines, and is the author of two books, including the forthcoming The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes. He’s got a wife, two kids, and an ailing soccer career.

Transportation

These Super-Fast Future Trains Could Get You from Portland to Vancouver, Canada, in Under Three Hours

New stats suggest that high-speed rail could transform the Northwest.

10/23/2019 By Zach Dundas

Sports

Old Portland Had Its Own Super-Cool All-Japanese Baseball Teams

Fuji Athletic Club is now a retro-hipster design find—with eerie historical echoes.

10/23/2019 By Zach Dundas

Development

How an Elite Group Shapes Portland’s Building Boom, Behind the Scenes

The city's changing skyline is shaped in part by a city process called Design Review.

10/16/2019 By Zach Dundas Illustrations by Matthew Billington

Community

Meet the Woman Who Helps Immigrant and Refugee Communities Get Ready for a Massive Quake

Regina Ingabire wants everyone to know what to do when the shaking stops.

09/23/2019 By Zach Dundas

Twilight Zoning

The Curious Case of Damascus, Oregon—The Undead City

Over the course of 15 years, the Portland suburb has gained, lost, and regained city status. Where does it stand today?

09/23/2019 By Zach Dundas

Travel

8 Reasons to Winter in Palm Springs

From jet-set art to vintage gems, the Coachella Valley is a cultural oasis.

10/17/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Eden Dawn, Zach Dundas, and Fiona McCann

Development

Can This Radical Plan Reinvent the Rose Quarter?

Right now, the community-born Albina Vision Trust may be just a dream. But it's quite the dream.

09/18/2018 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: A Goodbye

Editor in chief Zach Dundas bids Portland Monthly farewell.

09/11/2018 By Zach Dundas

Trophy Case

Welcome to the Witchiest Shop in Portland

Head to Secret Forest for your wooden wands and Amazonian plant snuff.

09/11/2018 By Zach Dundas

The Shakedown

Portland's Music Scene Has All the Fans. But Is It ... Good?

What’s all this racket?

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Time Out

Kids of Color Get Punished More Than White Kids. One Portland School Is Changing That.

A couple of simple tweaks (and a lot of conversation) are paying off.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: What We Talk about When We Talk about Portland

Has our town gone to hell? Let's discuss.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: Where To...

From Sipping Sake to Swilling with Surfers, a Portland Bar for Every Occasion

Here are nine spots that have nailed a niche.

08/14/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: Our Bars, Ourselves

Want to Understand Portland? Get to Know These 10 Bars.

There are many great bars in this town, but these help you make sense of it.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Politics

Saturday's Patriot Prayer Rally Could Get Ugly. Here's a Primer.

Right-wing demonstrators and a broad coalition of counter-protestors could face off on the Portland waterfront on Aug 4. We've rounded up your essential advance reading.

08/03/2018 By Zach Dundas

Fresh Finds

5 Portland Specialty Food Markets to Know

Looking to go beyond the big chains? Hit up these spots.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler and Zach Dundas

Cowabunga

Rib Eyes, Brunch Bloody Marys, and Sprinklers Made Cowabunga One Endless Summer Party

Our inaugural farm-to-table food fest took over Rossi Farms for a three-day love note to local chefs, farmers, ranchers, and artisans.

07/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: The Coast of Tomorrow

And the luxury of stepping out of the news cycle.

07/17/2018 By Zach Dundas

Cowabunga

At Barn Bash, We're Partying with Barbecue, Brewers, and Sweet Retro Bands

A blazing night out at Rossi Farms will bring city and country together.

06/27/2018 By Zach Dundas