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

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

Mudroom

PDX Index: March Madness

Go inside the numbers of March Madness. Who knows, it may improve your chances in the office pool.

02/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Will Lambeth

Rainmaker

Raising the Barre

Barre3’s ballet-Pilates-yoga fusion has attracted some big names—including Louise Ciccone, better known as Madonna.

02/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Ramona DeNies

Mudroom

Five Questions For… David Wolman

Local writer David Wolman answers questions about the current state of currency.

01/26/2012 By Zach Dundas

NYC to PDX

Empire State of Mind

Portland players take a bite out of the Big Apple's culinary community.

12/23/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Shape We're In

The Rose City's latest movers and shakers are a diplomatic and cooperative bunch.

12/23/2011 By Zach Dundas

PEOPLE

The 50 Most Influential Portlanders

Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around (and around some more) to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city.

12/16/2011 With Sarah Mirk, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Randy Gragg, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, Derek Pettie, Kate Moening, Carl Abbott, and Amanda Waldroupe Edited by Zach Dundas

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Lasting Legacies

Pour some on the pavement for our dearly departed citizens.

11/23/2011 By Zach Dundas and Meghan Ratliffe

BLAST OFF

Mile High Club

Ambitious rocketeers from Portland State University man a high-desert launchpad.

11/18/2011 By Zach Dundas

Cover Story

Relax: 50 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

For a season famous for good cheer, the holidays can prove pretty stressful. Fortunately, we've found 50 ways to soothe your soul (and mind, and body, and appetite) this winter.

11/18/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, and Derek Pettie

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Shoot to Thrill

Capturing the panorama of the snowy slopes on film is an adventure in itself.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Do This Now

David Sedaris and John Hodgman are coming to town and Portland rock icons Sleater-Kinney will all be in the same place at the same time.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas

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DIY Five

Joel Henriques’s fantastic finger puppets are coming for YOU!

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Vox Populi:We Take the Masses’ Pulse on Crucial Topics on Our Facebook Page

Have you got some winter adventure plans? If so, please share.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Fantasy Mayor 2012

We probably can't afford this candidate.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Wu’s Next?

David Wu's congressional seat has a storied past—and present.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Word on the Street

Bagging a bargain on Black Friday can be hazardous to your health.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas