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.

Editor's Note

From the Editor: How Making a Magazine Is Like the Tour de France

Stay with us for a sec.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Postscript

The Portland Building: Just What Exactly Is That Thing?

We size up the standout features of our most (in)famous piece of architecture.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Hotel Design

A Portland Design Team Goes Full Hula Girl on a Hawaii Hotel

OMFGCo revamps Honolulu's Laylow to look more Hawaiian than Hawaii itself.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Get Stacked

Which Overpriced Hipster Design Magazine Is for You?

Japanese handicrafts, West Coast gardens, and extremely expensive denim—take your pick.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Vine & The Trees

A Timber-Clad Tasting Room in Oregon Wine Country

A Portland architect taps Willamette Valley heritage and Oregon timber to create a stunning space.

09/21/2017 By Rachel Wilson and Zach Dundas

Reading List

3 Portland Design Titles for Your Nightstand (or Phone Screen)

From architectural history to DIY stencils

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Find Your Halloween Inspiration Here

Are you more a new condo tower or a zombie fish? The options abound.

09/13/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes

Second Homes, Vacation Pads, & Getaways: 10 Ways to Dream of a Little Shack on the Side

From rustic yurts to labor-of-love seaside shanties, Portlanders live the dream, one weekend at a time.

08/14/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: Round Out Your World

How a Humble Oregon Woodsman Conquered the Yurt Market

A back-to-the-land dream comes full circle. (Get it?)

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: Don't Fear—Experiment

The Inside Story of an Awesome Prefab Modernist Beach House

It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: Climb That Hill

A Modernist Home in the Gorge Aims High for Now—and Later

Rent it out today. Retire to it tomorrow.

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: Cabin Fever

How Two Portlanders Heard the Call of the Cabin

A lake disappeared. Then one couple’s vacation home started to get interesting.

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Finding a Home Away from Home

Notes from the end of a small-town love affair

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

Design

How a Portland Company Helped Brand a Sweet New Tokyo Hotel

OMFGCo elevates a lesser-known hood for a global audience.

07/10/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: We All Deserve Some Time on the Beach

Let us wander toward the rolling surf and setting sun.

07/10/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Other Districts

A Look at Portland’s Metro-Area School Districts—Other Than PPS

Together, these surrounding districts educate nearly four times as many students.

06/30/2017 By Margaret Seiler and Zach Dundas

Family

20+ Ideas for Family Fun in Portland

We’ve got 10 gold-standard destinations and off-the-radar alternatives that will blow your little ones’ little minds.

06/30/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann By Zach Dundas, Margaret Seiler, and Kelly Clarke

Ideas & Innovations 2017

From Tech to Sustainability to Business, 11 Big Ideas from Portland Innovators

Activist giving, gaming while black, and the rise of the “zebra”—our brightest thinkers change the conversation.

06/12/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Social Entrepreneurs

4 Big Ideas Making Portland a Better City Right Now

From ice cream as brain food to the alley of the future, these local initiatives are making a difference.

06/12/2017 By Ramona DeNies and Zach Dundas

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Tech for Good

3 Portland Projects Using Tech for Good

Activist giving, gaming while black, and bots with 'tude: these projects put the soul back in tech.

06/12/2017 By Zach Dundas