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 ANNUAL

Buy the Portland Monthly Design Annual: A Deep Dive Into A City of Brilliant Design

From amazing new homes to the best local makers to a pair of lavish houseboats, our debut Design Annual reveals Portland's sharpest work.

09/30/2014 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN WEEK 2014

#DWPDX: You Can Tour These Eight Gems of New Portland Architecture

Step inside the bold designs that are changing the face of close-in Portland.

09/29/2014 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN WEEK 2014

#DWPDX: Are Portland and Brooklyn Really the Same Place? (And Other Big Questions)

Five opportunities to grapple with Big Ideas during Portland's sprawling design festival

09/29/2014 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

What's Not to Love About Portland in October?

Pumpkin patches, hot soup, and scarves. Summer may be the Rose City's easiest sell, but true Oregonians cherish the fall.

09/26/2014 By Zach Dundas

GROUP THINK

Ziba Made Your Ketchup Bottle—Now It's Remaking Itself

For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.

09/26/2014 By Zach Dundas

SCENE REPORT

The Rough But Beautiful Temporary World of the XOXO Festival

An unconventional conference focused on tech-powered creativity built itself a bright, rugged post-industrial bivouac.

09/15/2014 By Zach Dundas

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Oregonian Emily Harris, NPR's Jerusalem Correspondent

The ex-host of Think Out Loud—OPB’s popular hour-long meditation on national and regional issues—reported from the front lines of the war in the Gaza Strip.

09/11/2014 By Zach Dundas and Aaron Scott

VENTURES

Are Semi Trucks Portland's Most Visible Product?

Freightliner’s chief looks to keep America (and Portland manufacturing) rolling.

09/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

Devouring Our State of Deliciousness

How Oregon's edible bounty unites a state of transplants and loyal locals at the dinner table

09/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

09/02/2014 Edited by Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Maya Seaman, Nicole Cordier, Caleb Diehl, and Sarah Richards

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