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.

Fitness: Roll with the Punches

Northeast Portland's Knott Street Boxing Will Teach Any Willing Body to Fight

Yes, even you.

12/28/2017 By Zach Dundas

Politics

In 2017, Portland Politics Was All About the #Resistance

Pink hats marched. Our senators stepped up. Progressive reform took shape in the heart of the solid-blue West Coast. Will it make a difference? We'll keep you in suspense.

12/22/2017 By Zach Dundas

Soccer

Darlington Nagbe Is Leaving the Timbers—But We Will Always Have His Luscious Goals

The US international and fan fave departs for Atlanta. These are some of his greatest strikes.

12/13/2017 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

Signs & Portents

Vast Murders of Crows Are Routinely Swarming above Downtown Portland

Surely it means nothing. Nothing.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Obituary

Vera Katz Was the First Mayor of the Portland We Know Today

The Oregon political legend has died at 84. Her life was epic.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: On Finally Learning to Ski (Sort Of)

Rocky mountain aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh!

11/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Music

Dead Moon's Fred Cole Was One of the Greatest Northwest Rock Singers Ever

The Portland legend died last week, but his unearthly frontier howl lives on.

11/13/2017 By Zach Dundas

Tech

A Radical New Tech Start-Up Movement Gathers in Portland This Week

Kinder, cooler, and smarter: 'zebra' companies take on Silicon Valley’s 'unicorns.'

11/13/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

At Light a Fire, Portlanders Can Help Keep the Flame Burning

Portland Monthly's annual celebration of the city's best nonprofits and community change makers feels especially important this year.

10/26/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

We Published an Offensive Headline, and We’re Sorry

An apology to readers.

10/18/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: In America’s Season of Crisis, Cities Stepped Up

Floods, flames, and friends.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

Getaway

Discover Nevada’s True Gold: Wild Land Art and Family-Friendly Outdoor Adventures

Take a quick and easy sunny getaway to the outskirts of Vegas.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

History

100 Years Ago, the Bolsheviks Seized Russia. Portland’s Most Notorious Journalist Was There.

"Awful beyond words," John Reed once wrote of Portland.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

Light a Fire 2017: Rapid Reaction

How a Team of Strangers Took On Trump's Travel Ban to Help a Sick Baby

The four-month-old made it from Iran to OHSU for heart surgery.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2017

Here Are Portland Monthly's Best Restaurants of 2017

If you want to understand this city and its food scene, use this list as your guide.

10/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2017

Portland’s Best New Restaurants of 2017

2017 was a wild, delicious year. These dining experiences defined the city's scene.

10/12/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

The Class of '07

So Many Great Portland Restaurants Opened in 2007. Are They Still Good?

These five spots would define the revolutionary decade that followed. But how do they hold up in 2017?

10/12/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2017: Step into the Light

Behold the Most Elegant—Dare We Say, Delicate—Ramen on Portland’s Scene

Kayo’s Ramen Bar isn’t out to overpower you. And that’s a good thing.

10/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2017: Feel the Joy

Why We Need Güero's Delicious Tortas

Now more than ever.

10/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

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