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.


25 Portlanders Who Are Changing the World

Meet the idealists, entrepreneurs, organizers, thinkers, and doers who make Portland a capital city of global action.

01/25/2013 Edited by Zach Dundas With Georgia Perry, Ramona DeNies, Robert Ham, Laura Lundberg, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Tamara Feingold


Animating Classic Characters

Bent Animation brings new and classic characters to life.

01/18/2013 By Zach Dundas and Kate Moening


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


Perfect Party

The guests we'd most like to see at our dinner table this month.

12/20/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Behind the Scenes with ADi's CEO Kate Ertmann

A local company animates how products really work.

12/19/2012 By Zach Dundas


One Sentence Stories: January 2013

Micro-stories about racists, high schoolers making wine, and stink bugs

12/12/2012 By Zach Dundas


Trophy Case: January's Best Local Stuff

A guide to Portland's coolest products and ideas

12/12/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


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


Local Time Traveler…and More!

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

11/21/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


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


Do This Now! Winter Fun

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

11/21/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


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


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


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


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


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


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