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.

THE MONEY ISSUE

What the New York Times Got Wrong About Portland

What we talk about when we talk about how the city makes a living

01/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

GOOD EATS

Portland Chefs Share Their Favorite Salad Dressing Recipes

It's easy enough to eat more salads—but it can be tricky to make them exciting. Here are 8 DIY dressing ideas that will keep you away from the bottle.

12/23/2014 By Allison Jones

KID KITS

An Oregon Company’s Totally Rad School Backpacks Will Make You Want to Pack a Lunch

Will Leather’s rugged, pop-colored packs aim to outfit and inspire school kids.

12/15/2014 By Zach Dundas

DRONES!

Five Awesome Videos Document Portland's Drone Revolution

As the state's unmanned aircraft enthusiasts prime for a commercial boom, footage from Portland's skies hint at an exciting, strange future above.

12/04/2014 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

How Winter Separates True Portlanders from the PDX Pretenders

Bring forth what misery you can muster, O Atmosphere! We will treat the cold and wet as yet another excuse to be awesome.

12/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

SHOPPING

Why Cargo Moved its Hoard of Global Designs Across the River

Patty Merrill and Bridgid Blackburn explain their migration from the Pearl to the Central Eastside.

12/01/2014 By Zach Dundas

WINTER BUCKET LIST

A Guide to Northwest Winter Wandering

Plan a perfect day on Mount Hood, layer up for winter biking, or get outta town for a warm-weather escape!

12/01/2014 By Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Benjamin Tepler, Michael Zusman, and Caleb Diehl

WINTER BUCKET LIST

16 Ways to Keep Yourself (and Your Guests) Entertained This Winter

Our guide to Portland's best seasonal shows, winter sports, holiday lights, and after-hours fun

12/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail

ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN

An Ambitious Custom Home in Vancouver (?!) Shows What the 'Burbs Could Be

A Portland firm's bespoke home in Clark County raises the bar for suburban design.

11/24/2014 By Zach Dundas

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Did Ziba Just Reinvent the Postage Stamp?

The legendary Portland firm unveils an experimental meld of mobile apps and snail mail.

11/10/2014 By Zach Dundas

VENTURES

A Forward-Thinking Bank President in the Era of Mobile Deposits

A Wells Fargo president’s journey from the deposits counter to the corner office

11/03/2014 By Zach Dundas

LIGHT A FIRE

Extraordinary Executive Director: Andrew Proctor of Literary Arts

Broadening the diversity and scope of Portland’s literary empire

10/23/2014 By Zach Dundas

COFFEE

Revealed: The Origins of Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte

Our sister magazine plumbs the depths of the national fall obsession: the all-mighty PSL.

10/08/2014 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN WEEK 2014

#DWPDX: Discover the Chic, Witty Portland Design of the 'Mad Men' Era

A retrospective reveals the roots of Portland's modern design sensibility. (Hint: it predates 'Portlandia'.)

10/07/2014 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN WEEK PDX

#DWPDX: Should We Destroy All Our Screens?

Why one of the world's most influential designers thinks a terrible trend is ruining technology.

10/07/2014 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN WEEK 2014

#DWPDX: What's the Secret of Designing an Experience?

At Delight 2014, industry heavy hitters consider the craft of cross-platform.

10/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

THE STATE OF CRAFT

6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

10/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, and Marty Patail

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