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

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

Feature

Red Sea

At Alaska’s wild Graveyard Point, a Portland family works to reinvent the salmon business.

08/23/2012 By Tim Sohn

Article

One-Sentence Stories

If brevity is the soul of wit, our one-sentence news nuggets belong in the Hilarity Hall of Fame.

08/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Scene & Heard

Paperback Rider

Where: North Portland bike lanes Who: Evan Schneider, a local writer who puts a personal spin on cycling.

08/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Power Play

Portland’s City Council inspires performance art.

08/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Baked Goods

Our reverence for artisan bakery bounty borders on the fanatical.

08/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Global Foods

Mexican cuisine is soaring in popularity. So where can we find the finest and freshest ingredients?

08/23/2012 By Karen Brooks

Pizza

Family Faves

We've got recommendations for where to take your starving family for a primo pizza feed.

08/19/2012 By Zach Dundas

Feature

Portland's Best Pizza

Everyone (everyone sane anyway) loves pizza. But not long ago, Portland was an admittedly underwhelming 'za town. Thankfully, the city's collective dough has risen, and now we exult in the "*wheel-spinning innovators*

08/19/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

Feature

City of Industry

A photo essay of seven local factories reveals a thriving manufacturing trade.

08/17/2012 By Zach Dundas

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Eat Beat’s News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the opening of Xico on Division and Whey Bar, Ox Restaurant’s new booze-fueled waiting area.

08/14/2012 By Allison Jones

OPENING WEEK

Inside Adam Berger’s 24th & Meatballs

The meatball-only eatery debuts on NE Glisan, marking the first opening of the highly-anticipated micro-restaurant row The Ocean.

08/13/2012 By Allison Jones

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including a mid-week happy hour at Random Order, "Gastro Brew Sessions" at the Thirsty...

08/13/2012 By Allison Jones

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Ox Expansion

Argentine-inspired Ox to open a bar and waiting area next door

08/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Corazon: RIP

After three months of misfires, ChefStable’s Kurt Huffman pulls the plug on his high-profile Mexican eatery.

08/05/2012 By Karen Brooks

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

08/02/2012 By Aaron Scott

Desirables

Milton Glaser Cuts a Rug

Portland’s Lapchi collaborates with the eminent, octogenarian graphic designer as he applies his creative spirit to a new medium, carpet.

07/30/2012 By Kristin Belz

Brand Spankin' New

Plan Your Party with Troolie

Pick up everything you need for your party at this sweet Killingsworth shop.

07/25/2012 By Eden Dawn

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Riffle NW Gets Fresh at Lunch

Look forward to light and bright seafood-centric lunch dishes at the Pearl District’s newest perch starting Tuesday July 24th.

07/23/2012 By Allison Jones

Mudroom

The Perfect Party: August 2012

At last two of our Perfect Party guests this month are out of this world—astronaut Don Pettit and Laika's next stop-motion star, Norman Babcock (a.k.a. _ParaNorman_).

07/18/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas