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.


Word on the Street: May 2012

Discount airfare could become a burning sensation.

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


The Perfect Party: May 2012

The Blazers interim coach, the Republican nominee for president, and a really, really good speller are cordially invited.

04/27/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Cover Story

Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

04/26/2012 With Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Anne Adams, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Will Lambeth, and Cari Hachman Edited by Brian Barker


Review: Brother/Sister Plays Part II

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s theater-as-literature demands a deep read, and induces an equally deep trance. ENDS MAY 20

04/25/2012 By Anne Adams

plant sale

Japanese Garden Plant Sale

you can find both rare and traditional plants suitable for Asian-style gardens, and simply native to Asia

04/24/2012 By Kate Bryant

cabaret comedienne superstar

Win Tickets to Grammy-Winning NYC Chanteuse Lady Rizo

The Oregon prodigal daughter returns for two blowout nights at the Star Theater on April 24 & 25

04/18/2012 By Aaron Scott


5 Questions for Smallwares’ Johanna Ware

A few months into solo restaurant ownership, Ware shares the hit dishes of her Beaumont eatery and gets us excited about the upcoming opening of barware, sma...

04/03/2012 By Allison Jones

Fashion Framed

The Portland Collection Lookbook

The entire Fall ‘12 collection of Pendleton’s TPC.

03/27/2012 By Eden Dawn

crazy enough to work

Oprah & Rosie Endorse Storm Large

Portland singer and newly-minted memoir author gets a national boost from two powerful women.

03/26/2012 By Anne Adams


Loving the Loot

The NW 19th Avenue shop is a welcome addition to Portland’s new design and décor row.

03/26/2012 By Kristin Belz


Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas


Do This Now! April 2012

Develop a taste for bikes, beaters, coffee, and culture during the month of April.

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


Word on the Street: Jerrymandering

Do the French love Portland more than we do?

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


True Calling

Ruby Receptionists successfully answers the call for friendly phone facilitators.

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas


The Perfect Party: April 2012

Clint Eastwood makes our day, Packy the elephant ages gracefully, and Cheryl Strayed spills the sugar at our Perfect Party table.

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

black & white thinking

Review: Race

David Mamet lets his characters blurt out all their racial prejudices, but doesn’t necessarily pave a path to reconciliation.

03/22/2012 By Anne Adams


To Heir is Human

As five Portland power families pass the torch, can the next generation step up?

03/16/2012 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas


Beggar’s Banquet

Stop by Union Pine Saturday for tons of local vendors in one easy spot.

03/15/2012 By Eden Dawn

$10 and Under

Need a Hand in the Kitchen?

Try the #1 Chef’s sporty, spirited helper.

03/05/2012 By Kristin Belz