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.


Risky Business

A freshly minted start-up survivor thrives by shifting gears in tough economic times.

07/18/2012 By Zach Dundas


Reservoir Bulldogs

A pair of Portland water activists lead the fight to keep our reservoirs open and operating just as they have for the last 115 years.

07/14/2012 By Zach Dundas


Liquid Assets

Go to the sink. Fill up a glass. Drink deep. If you’re in Portland, odds are good that you just took a big swig of Bull Run water. The fiercely protected, stunningly beautiful, and highly engineered forest landscape that provides Portland’s wa

07/14/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Fill Up at Canteen

Southeast Stark’s new watering hole is serving up fresh-squeezed juices, fruit and veggie packed smoothies, and hearty vegan fare…and they’...

06/27/2012 By Allison Jones



The company started by a Reed College dropout in his garage is now the world’s most profitable tech firm—and our culture’s most-envied icon of corporate cool. As Apple proposes a spectacular new store in the heart of Portland, we offer a

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas and Will Lambeth

Scene & Heard

French Connection

In honor of Bastille Day, we sat down at Carafe with PSU vice president Francoise Aylmer to learn what's involved with being named France's honorary consul.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas


Virtual Vending

A vending machine visionary gambles on touchscreen technology.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas


Woody Redux

Local rock stars should take a page from the Woody Guthrie songbook.

06/15/2012 By Zach Dundas


Interurban Brunch

John Gorham’s under-the-radar restaurant transforms into the perfect summertime brunch spot.

06/13/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Word on the Street: A Portland Glossary

Not every photo posted to Instagram is a Kodak moment.

05/25/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas and Martin Patail


Beyond the Bulb

Schoolhouse Electric’s growing business means more aesthetically deft accessories for the home or office.

05/25/2012 By Zach Dundas


The Perfect Party: June 2012

Eugene track athletes sprint and hurdle their way to our table this month.

05/25/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Do This Now! June 2012

A brew at the zoo, a naked bike ride, and a four-day rave are just some of the happenings in store this month.

05/24/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas and Martin Patail


Eat Beat’s News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including new hours at Boke Bowl, a new Townshend’s Tea location, and the openings of Corazon and The Parish.

05/22/2012 By Allison Jones

Beer Bulletin

Beer Lottery!

Win a year’s worth of beers from the Bend Ale Trail.

05/11/2012 By Brandy Crowe

Things to do

News Flash: Amy Stewart Does "Wicked Bugs" in Portland!

Come out tonight and listen to her entertaining discussion on how humans and bugs’ lives intersect.

05/11/2012 By Kate Bryant


Irving Street Kitchen’s House Cellos

Chef Sarah Schafer is crossing the line that often separates the kitchen and the bar by whipping up a series of flavorful infused liqueurs that go beyond the...

04/30/2012 By Allison Jones


Do this Now!

What’s happening this month

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Put a ____ on It!

OK, so we put a bird on it. What member of the animal kingdom do we celebrate now?

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas