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.

TRENDS

Will a Rising Tech Industry Destroy Portland's Soul—or Save It?

A pair of CEOs deliver a bracing message on company culture, people vs. product, and keeping it weird.

08/12/2014 By Zach Dundas

SPORTS

7 Amazing Facts* from the MLS All-Star Game

Impressions from a week of football and frivolity in Soccer City, USA.

08/07/2014 By Zach Dundas

SPORTS

Kasey Keller Doesn’t Hate the Portland Timbers (Or Anybody Else)

The legendary ex-goalkeeper (and Northwest native) talks Portland soccer culture, how pros think about rivalries, and his move to the press box.

08/06/2014 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN TOURS

Exclusive Tours of Two Portland Design Icons: The Shire and the Watzek House

Step inside two masterworks by influential Portland architect John Yeon, one of the defining forces of Northwest Modernism.

08/05/2014 By Zach Dundas

HOME DECOR

14 Cool Exotic Finds In Cargo's Massive Moving Sale

Portland's ark of international design treasures gets ready to bolt from the Pearl with big price cuts.

08/04/2014 By Zach Dundas

HISTORY

Oregon's Vietnam Naysayer

As the US marched to war, Republican-turned-Democrat Oregon senator Wayne Morse said no.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Five Revolutionary Bike Designs from Oregon Manifest

The Portland-hatched design competition spurs teams of designers and bike builders to rethink urban transport.

07/30/2014 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

Living the Good Life, PDX-Style

Homing in on what it means to be healthy in the City of Roses, from good wine to great hikes.

07/15/2014 By Zach Dundas

HEALTH

A New Kind of Tourniquet for the Modern Battlefield

Portland-based industrial design firm Ziba’s new design for an ancient life-saving device brings rugged health tech to the US Army.

07/14/2014 By Zach Dundas

HISTORY

How Ken Kesey's Iconic Merry Pranksters Reinvented the American Counterculture Road Trip

Fifty years ago, Oregon's iconic novelist launched American counterculture on a long, strange trip.

07/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

Should We Fear a Massive Portland Earthquake, Or Just Prepare For It?

How our executive editor stopped worrying and started getting prepared for the Big One. But is the rest of Portland ready?

07/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

EVENTS

Country Brunch Gets Down(home)

Portland Monthly's celebration of urban bounty (and Bloody Marys) welcomed summer with local chefs and shakers.

06/24/2014 Edited by Zach Dundas

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Nike's World Cup Design Hits

Portland's links to the Swoosh put a Rose City stamp on the soccer frenzy in Brazil.

06/23/2014 By Zach Dundas

GEOLOGY

Mount St. Helens: Anatomy of an Eruption

Inside the events of May 18, 1980—and scientific insight on when it could happen again.

06/02/2014 By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

SPORTS

How to Enjoy the World Cup Without Getting Fired

Six indispensible tips for enjoying the world's most-watch games

06/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

DISPATCH

Portland Shacks Up with Airbnb

Is sharing really caring? We track the controversies surrounding the house-share company's new Portland office.

06/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

URBAN DESIGN

How Will Bike Share Help Portland?

A check-out bike scheme is in the works for 2015—but why does a city already mad about cycling need more bikes?

05/27/2014 By Zach Dundas

HOME & ARCHITECTURE

The Irvington Home Tour Opens Up Portland's Largest Historic Neighborhood

The leafy bastion in Northeast Portland showcases some of the city's finest classic residential architecture.

05/13/2014 By Zach Dundas