Executive Editor

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, as well as the design-focused Lookbook blog. In 2013, his work for the magazine landed a trio of Society of Professional Journalists awards. Along with Rachel Ritchie, he manages the editorial department—or it manages him.

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.

Mudroom

Word on the Street

Discount airfare could become a burning sensation.

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

The Blazers interim coach, the Republican nominee for president, and a really, really good speller are cordially invited.

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Cover Story

Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

04/26/2012 With Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Anne Adams, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Will Lambeth, and Cari Hachman Edited by Brian Barker

Feature

Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Do This Now!

Develop a taste for bikes, beaters, coffee, and culture during the month of April.

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

PORTLAND GLOSSARY

Word on the Street: Jerrymandering

Do the French love Portland more than we do?

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Rainmaker

True Calling

Ruby Receptionists successfully answers the call for friendly phone facilitators.

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

Clint Eastwood makes our day, Packy the elephant ages gracefully, and Cheryl Strayed spills the sugar at our Perfect Party table.

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

WHO'S WHO

To Heir is Human

As five Portland power families pass the torch, can the next generation step up?

03/16/2012 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Do This Now!

Sample the pinots at the Classic Wines Auction, get a new workout manual, or take a melodic trip to the Magnetic Fields this month.

02/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Trail of the Month

Fort to Sea Trail

The scenery changes quickly and there's a chance you'll spot some whales on this rugged ramble. Thar she blows!

02/24/2012 By Brian Barker Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Five Questions For Hometapes

Local/global record label Hometapes’ indie world view

02/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Robert Ham

Scene & Heard

Dress Diplomacy

How a vintage dress made its way from Portland's Xtabay to the White House.

02/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Natalia Grozina

Mudroom

Word on the Street

Lock up your rabbits everybody. There's a new breed of burglar out there.

02/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Kick Starters

National pundits weigh in on the Portland Timbers' prospects this season.

02/24/2012 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

A heroic homeowner takes a bite out of crime; a local dude digs the 'Couv; and queer culture makes a comeback at the Perfect Party.

02/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Brazil Bonanza

Local companies are finding a booming new market in Brazil.

02/24/2012 By Zach Dundas

Plantwise

Spring Ahead!

It's not too cold to get your greens growing. Now's the time to plant kale, arugula, onions, and radishes.

02/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Kate Bryant

Rise & Dine!

Portland’s Battle for the Best Fried Chicken & Waffles

Culinary pundits Zach Dundas and Marty Patail go fork-to-fork over their favorite spots for chicken and waffles, the true breakfast of champions.

02/23/2012 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks Illustrations by Dan Gay

RISE & DINE!

Best Family Breakfast Spots

Hey, your kids have to eat breakfast too. We've rounded up a roster of eateries that will make the whole family feel welcome (and full).

02/23/2012 By Zach Dundas and Karen Brooks Edited by Rachel Ritchie Illustrations by Dan Gay