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.

Pride: The Prequel

In 1964, Portland Tried to Crack Down on the City’s Gay Scene. Here's What Happened.

Before the rainbow flag flew high, queer life unfolded in bars both wild and discreet. Then the city decided to shut it all down.

05/22/2018 By Zach Dundas

Woman Up!

This Weekend Brings Portland Monthly's Stories about Awesome, Change-Driving Women to Life

A chance to bask in Oregon's female future.

05/03/2018 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: The Spirit of '68

Finding the Paris-Portland connection.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance

The Portlander's Essential (and Easy) Guide to Personal Finance

Money feels weirder than ever. Five local experts spell out basic tips to simplify your financial life.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Life Planning

Ready for Some Serious Life Planning? Get the Butcher Paper.

Know the piano is falling. Act while you can.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Get Purr-sonal

How to Embrace Budgeting (and Cats, and Glitter)

If that's what it takes.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Real Estate

Should You Invest in Real Estate?

Accept the pain and get the duplex. Just don't love it.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Banking

Umpqua's CEO Breaks Down Some Banking Basics

First off: don't treat your bank like a glorified ATM. Also? Make friends.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Vision & Values

Want to Figure Out Your Financial Life? Better Have a Vision.

Portlander Georgia Lee Hussey advises people to know their money story—and to buy the damn coffee.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Music

A Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Releases Her First Jazz Album at Age 77

On Love for Sale, Kathleen Saadat teams up with Pink Martini. Not bad for a rookie.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Development

The Massive Post Office Makeover Will Transform Northwest Portland

The project will reshape a whole neighborhood off the Broadway Bridge. It will, admittedly, take a while.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Woman Up!

Portland Monthly’s Woman Up! Unveils a Weekend of Power and Positivity

From inspiring speakers to life-affirming exercise and art classes to Mother’s Day races, May 12 and 13 will jumpstart your life.

04/17/2018 By Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018

The Huge Real Estate Projects Shaping the Future of Portland

Think Portland has “changed”? Brace yourself. The next 20 years promise big-time growth and dramatic transformation.

03/27/2018 Edited by Zach Dundas

Real Estate: A Good Place

An Innovative Recovery Center Breaks Ground in East Portland

Central City Concern brings social services to a fast-growing, oft-neglected section of the city.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018: Slabtown Sensations

What Will Become of Rapidly Changing Slabtown?

Amid a rising skyline, street-level humanity prevails (for now).

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018: Carbon Fiber

This New Portland Condo Tower Is Both Sustainable and Seismically Strong

Made mostly of cross-laminated timber, Carbon12 goes for the green.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018: The Blueprint

What Will Portland Look Like in 2035? The City Is About to Decide.

One little factor: there could be almost 850,000 of us.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: A Radical Plan to Transform the Rose Quarter

With the Albina Vision Trust, Portland native Rukaiyah Adams sets out to transform the problem-plagued neighborhood.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Global Comfort Food

We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

From hearty Haitian soups to pupusas, here's what makes these locals feel safe and loved—and where to score these touchstone eats.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Pechluck Laskey, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Soccer

The Timbers' New Boss Recalls the Weird Early Days of MLS

Giovanni Savarese was a hot goal scorer in the ’90s. Now he takes over as Portland's manager.

02/27/2018 By Zach Dundas