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.

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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

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The Perfect Party

An idealistic mayoral candidate and an ambitious strip club boss at the same table? Only in Portland.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Fall Getaways: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Fall was made for long weekends. As the sun settles lower and lower in our sky and thanksgiving comes into view on the horizon, there’s no better time to escape the city and savor the few quiet, crisp weekends of autumn.

09/19/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, and Eleanor R. Brown

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Go By: Train

Ride the rails to the best of the West

09/19/2011 By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas

SEW TOUGH

A Stitch in Time

Apparel company Dehen is about to take a high-fashion chance that “Made in Portland” still means something.

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Bike Bros

Ziba takes on a bike-building challenge

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Oregon: Empire!

Remember when we owned Seattle?

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas

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The Bottom Line

Local company gDiapers moves beyond the pail.

08/19/2011 By Zach Dundas

Cover Story

Eat Outside: P-Town Picnic

Sometimes finding a spot to eat outdoors is no picnic, but we're here to help.

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Long Story [Short]

The Designer

Young, critically acclaimed, and decidedly opinionated, industrial designer Joey Roth recently moved his solo practice from San Francisco to Portland. He expounds on his design philosophy (very Portland), his take on the craft movement (un-Portland), and

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Fantasy Mayor 2012

Timber Joey for mayor? Or are we barking up the wrong tree?

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Five Questions For: Nikki McClure

Olympia artist puts a bird on her crafty museum show.

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Go West!

Hi-tech hub Hillsboro has a handle on the future.

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Fantasy Mayor 2012

Perhaps the perfect Portland mayor can be found among the pages of history.

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Five Questions For… Steve Haley

A local Mercy Corps man sees change afoot on the front lines.

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas

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The Flax Man

Is flax the fashionable fabric of the future?

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas