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.

Mudroom

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

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Five Questions For… Vanessa Veselka

Vanessa Vaselka creates a dystopian version of Portland, that's not really Portland.

05/20/2011 By Zach Dundas

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Food Fixer

Kurt Huffman has his hands in more eateries than Zagat.

05/20/2011 By Zach Dundas

Article

People’s Farmers Market

You can’t get more Oregonian than a day at the People’s Farmers Market, which has been “feeding the revolution since 1970.” Make sure to get a pretzel bun and fire cocoa, a cayenne-flavored hot chocolate.

04/26/2011 By Zach Dundas

Features

Portland Farmers Market

It’s no mystery why PFM is getting requests to add to its already impressive six locations. At the Portland State University location, make sure to stop for fresh apple pie and traditional kimchi.

04/26/2011 By Zach Dundas

Article

Hollywood Farmers Market

The Hollywood Farmers Market strikes the perfect balance between variety and accessibility. As you pick up strawberries from Unger Farms, enjoy a handmade Sol Pop.

04/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Web Exclusive

Carole Smith Q & A

Portland Public Schools' District Superintendent Carole Smith talks to us about the upcoming $548 million dollar bond measure, and what its passage would mean for the future of our school system.

04/22/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Five Questions for Isabella Rossellini

Distractions are everywhere as we follow Isabella Rossellini. New to the Discovery Channel's Planet Green, Animals Distract Me airs April 22nd. Spend an evening with Philanthropist Isabella on April 6!

03/09/2011 By Zach Dundas

Ax Season

Ax Season

Welcome to Portland Timbers 101. Here is an introduction to everything you need to know about the coach, the players, and the fans so that you'll be ready this spring as the Timbers make their Major League Soccer debut.

02/15/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

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The Team

Some of the players to look out for in the Timbers' first MLS season. There are eight returning players from the Timbers minor league team and a plethora of rookies, vets, and foreign imports.

02/15/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

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The Fans

With the Timbers' first MLS season approaching, the Timbers Army is ready and willing to take on new members. It all started with a group of 10 raucous fans in 2001 and has now grown into a full-blown, organized army.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

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Portland Soccer: An Expanded History

A timeline of soccer history in Portland. From the Timbers' humble beginnings to the opening MLS game.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

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A Timbers Cheatsheet

A Timbers cheatsheet for fans who want to get on board but may know much about the MLS. We'll tell you who the mascot is, who to look out for, and who we need to beat.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

The Coach

Portland Monthly's interview with Timbers' head coach, John Spencer. The Scotland native talks about his take on the American game, his hopes for Portland as a soccer city, and, of course, Oregon's beer and wine.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

The Mudroom

Higher Gear

Portland is home to many small-scale bike manufacturers. The demand for artisan bikes has risen to point where it can now take years to get a bike. Now, a collaboration between the frame-design company Beloved and bike components manufacturer Chris King s

02/11/2011 By Zach Dundas

The Mudroom

Fantastic Fortress

PlayDate PDX is a new 7,500-square-foot, castle-themed playground for kids. The fortress is complete with slides, air cannons, an interchangeable layout, and more.

02/11/2011 By Zach Dundas

Editor’s Note

Golden Goals

With the Portland Timbers' first season as an MLS team fast approaching, over 10,000 season tickets have been sold. The question is, can the low-budget "Timbers Army" fan base that has been with the team for 10 seasons in an obscure second-tier league sur

02/11/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Mud Room

Sea Change

Bill Freeman shares his secrets to steering McCormick & Schmick's through stormy seas.

01/14/2011 By Zach Dundas