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.

SUMMER GUIDE

Portland Music Festival Field Guide

Be prepared with our Do's and Dont's for the best local music events: Waterfront Blues Festival, PDX Pop Now, and Pickathon.

06/02/2013 By Zach Dundas

ON THE WATER

Riverfront Property

We've scouted the best locales for weekends at the river, whether you're looking for fly-fishing spots, lazy floating, or white-knuckle rides.

05/01/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

RAINMAKER

Babysitters of the Future

Start-up WeVillage gives modern parents better daycare choices.

05/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

NEWS

A New Future for Oregon Forests

How innovative loggers and environmental capitalists are redefining timber.

05/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of May 2013

A Portland-centric art pop-up in New York, Black Prairie's Led Zeppelin cover, and more

05/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

FEATURE

Spring's Best Portland Outdoor and Sports Gear

We explore Portland's booming activewear industry with a look at this season's coolest new gear—and the five best locally designed sports bras.

04/12/2013 By Zach Dundas With Rachel Ritchie and Rachel Rasmussen

SPORTS

Soccer Gala Deep-Dives into the Timbers' History

Hollywood Theatre hosts “Beating Seattle Never Gets Old,” a gala benefit that includes super-fans, the swinging ‘70s, and a soccer barnraising on April 4.

04/02/2013 By Zach Dundas

POWER RANKING

What's Portland's Greatest Name?

From Kyle Awesome to Beau Breedlove, we rank local monickers.

03/22/2013 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

SCENE & HEARD

The Accidental Story of Louie Louie

How the Kingsmen created Portland's greatest classic rock hit.

03/22/2013 Edited by Zach Dundas

RAINMAKER: PROFILES IN PROFIT

TIE Oregon Fuels Portland Start-Ups

Nitin Rai gives local tech a kick in the pants.

03/22/2013 By Zach Dundas

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of April 2013

Kiriko's vintage Japanese fabrics, the world's thinnest flashlight, and more.

03/14/2013 Edited by Zach Dundas

CHEAP EATS 2013

Stuffed to the Gills

Delicious things—inside of other things

02/22/2013 By Zach Dundas and Aaron Scott Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks

SPORTS

Portland Timbers with Multinational Loyalties

Some Portland soccer pros salute several flags.

02/21/2013 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

HISTORY

Tom McCall's Way with Words

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, we let Oregon's most legendary governor speak for himself

02/20/2013 By Zach Dundas

FEATURE

25 Portlanders Who Are Changing the World

Meet the idealists, entrepreneurs, organizers, thinkers, and doers who make Portland a capital city of global action.

01/25/2013 Edited by Zach Dundas With Georgia Perry, Ramona DeNies, Robert Ham, Laura Lundberg, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Tamara Feingold

TECH SCENE

Animating Classic Characters

Bent Animation brings new and classic characters to life.

01/18/2013 By Zach Dundas and Kate Moening

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH...

James Beard On Stage: Five Questions With Jessica Kubzansky

Director of a one-man show about legendary chef James Beard talks about resurrecting Portland's culinary godfather.

12/20/2012 By Zach Dundas

MUDROOM

Perfect Party

The guests we'd most like to see at our dinner table this month.

12/20/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

RAINMAKER: PROFILES IN PROFIT

Behind the Scenes with ADi's CEO Kate Ertmann

A local company animates how products really work.

12/19/2012 By Zach Dundas

MUDROOM

One Sentence Stories: January 2013

Micro-stories about racists, high schoolers making wine, and stink bugs

12/12/2012 By Zach Dundas