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.

DESIGN

Green House

PSU architechs turn a Haitian orphanage into an eco-design case study.

12/02/2013 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

A Fork in History

How feasts, Beats, and barbecues shaped Portland's history

12/02/2013 By Zach Dundas

DESIRABLES

Cloth & Goods' Hyper-Curated Global Style

Three finds from a sharp-eyed Portland stockist.

11/11/2013 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

Ten Years of Portland Monthly

Reflections on a decade of magazine making

11/01/2013 By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

HISTORY

A Color-Coded Look at Portland's Urban Growth

A local data tinkerer tracks PDX's progress with interactive map dubbed Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City

11/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

WORKSHOP

A Classic Oregon Ranch Outfits US Olympians

The historic Imperial Stock Ranch hooks up with Ralph Lauren to supply Winter Games looks.

10/29/2013 By Zach Dundas

STYLE

The Neo Boys & the Roots of Portland Vintage Style

The pioneering all-female '70s punk band looks back on retro shopping's dirt-cheap glory days.

10/28/2013 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN WEEK: EVENTS

Bright Lights: A DWP Double Dose

Portland Monthly's discussion series goes deep on the economics of creativity with NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach

10/08/2013 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN WEEK: SHOWCASE

Roundhouse Employees' Rousing Art

The fast-growing Portland creative agency puts its own workers' creativity on display.

10/07/2013 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN WEEK: INTERVIEWS

Always With Honor's Awesome Icons

A Portland firm with international cachet reveals its winning way with badges, emblems, and brands.

10/07/2013 By Zach Dundas

Events

Design Week Is Coming

The festival of workshops, forums, open houses, and parties takes an open-source approach to showcasing Portland design.

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Portland's Best Places to Work

Making a living in Portland is nothing like it used to be. Meet 17 fast-growing local companies, from law firms to micro-breweries, where people learn new skills, have fun, and get stuff done.

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas With Camille Grigsby-Rocca and Emily Gravlin

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Five Office Ideas Your Boss* Should Know About

Workplace insights from Jon MacDonald, founder of The Good—a four-year-old, 19-person digital marketing firm aimed at sportswear and outdoors clients

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Q&A: Wieden & Kennedy's Keesha Jean-Baptiste

The HR director of Portland's legendary ad agency spills the secrets to getting hired at WK.

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Q&A: Urban Airship's Scott Kveton

The cofounder and CEO of the Portland-based mobile app company, founded in 2009, shares the secret to his success: transparency.

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

Message in a Bottle

Does wine always tell a story? Sure. But more important, I’ve learned, it always gives you a story to tell.

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

CULTURE

OMSI Recreates Sherlock Holmes's HQ

This month, OMSI debuts a touring exhibition exploring the science and history behind fiction's greatest detective. What goes into the show's full-scale "re-creation" of Sherlock's imaginary headquarters at 221B Baker Street?

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

NEWS

Oregon's Suburban Newspaper Wars

Why the Oregonian and Pamplin Media Group are battling for the burbs—and what that says about the future of hyperlocal print media

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas and Sam Coggeshall

INTRODUCING

Welcome to Lookbook!

Our new blog dives into home, fashion, spaces, products, ideas, and more.

09/30/2013 By Zach Dundas

NEWS

Why Portland's Central Library Matters More than Ever

Multnomah County's downtown landmark celebrates its centennial this month—and sets course for the future.

09/03/2013 By Zach Dundas