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.

Feature

Liquid Assets

Go to the sink. Fill up a glass. Drink deep. If you’re in Portland, odds are good that you just took a big swig of Bull Run water. The fiercely protected, stunningly beautiful, and highly engineered forest landscape that provides Portland’s wa

07/14/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Feature

iOregon

The company started by a Reed College dropout in his garage is now the world’s most profitable tech firm—and our culture’s most-envied icon of corporate cool. As Apple proposes a spectacular new store in the heart of Portland, we offer a

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas and Will Lambeth

Scene & Heard

French Connection

In honor of Bastille Day, we sat down at Carafe with PSU vice president Francoise Aylmer to learn what's involved with being named France's honorary consul.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas

Rainmaker

Virtual Vending

A vending machine visionary gambles on touchscreen technology.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Woody Redux

Local rock stars should take a page from the Woody Guthrie songbook.

06/15/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Word on the Street: A Portland Glossary

Not every photo posted to Instagram is a Kodak moment.

05/25/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Rainmaker

Beyond the Bulb

Schoolhouse Electric’s growing business means more aesthetically deft accessories for the home or office.

05/25/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Perfect Party: June 2012

Eugene track athletes sprint and hurdle their way to our table this month.

05/25/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Do This Now! June 2012

A brew at the zoo, a naked bike ride, and a four-day rave are just some of the happenings in store this month.

05/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Mudroom

Do this Now!

What’s happening this month

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Put a ____ on It!

OK, so we put a bird on it. What member of the animal kingdom do we celebrate now?

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Word on the Street: May 2012

Discount airfare could become a burning sensation.

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Perfect Party: May 2012

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! April 2012

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: April 2012

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