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.

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

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: January's Best Local Stuff

A guide to Portland's coolest products and ideas

12/12/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

5 QUESTIONS WITH …

Interview with Oregon Symphony’s Sarah Kwak

Oregon Symphony’s new concertmaster talks Carlos Kalmar, Shostakovich, and Portland food.

11/21/2012 By Zach Dundas

ONE SENTENCE STORIES

Local Time Traveler…and More!

Micro-stories about space suits, beer, and Justin Bieber's chest baring.

11/21/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Article

Perfect Party 2012

The make-believe bash that brings together Portland’s biggest 2012 newsmakers

11/21/2012 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas

Trophy Case

Trophy Case: December's Best Local Stuff

A guide to Portland's coolest products and ideas

11/21/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

PORTLAND EVENTS

Do This Now! Winter Fun

Skiing, drinking, and shopping in Portland's winter months

11/21/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Interview

Portland Opera's Globe-trotting Guest Diva

An interview with Stefania Dovhan who stars in Mozart's Don Giovanni.

10/16/2012 By Zach Dundas

News

The Timbers Owner's Hilarious Twitter Feud—and More!

Micro-stories about soccer, Edgar Allan Poe, and Portland restaurants invading Oklahoma

10/16/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Food

The True Story Behind Portland's Secret Kebab

Inside the saga of The Turk, a food-scene Twitter star

10/16/2012 By Zach Dundas

Feature

Portland Meadows Gambles on a Comeback

Our local track tries to save horse racing—and itself—with a bold marketing strategy

10/11/2012 By Zach Dundas

Article

Brain Storm 2012

Eight innovative Oregonians who are changing our world for the better.

09/15/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Out and About

Start Spreading the ADUs

Finally, a home tour where you can say, "I want one of those," and not just be dreaming. ADUs fit Portland sites and budgets.

09/08/2012 By Kristin Belz

OPENING WATCH

New Menu Details for Kenny & Zuke's Deli Bar

The North Portland outpost of the Kenny & Zuke's pastrami-powered empire is opening on September 12th, and we've got the scoop on the brunch and booze menus.

09/07/2012 By Allison Jones

Movin' Out

Outdoor Dance Abounds!

Nothing enlivens a dance performance like an actual breath of fresh air.

08/24/2012 By Anne Adams

Feature

Collective Memory

A new museum at the Oregon State Hospital takes visitors behind the walls and through the history of the enigmatic facility.

08/23/2012 By Emily Grosvenor