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.

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

Mud Room

State of Wonder

Get the low-down on why and how Oregon has been deemed the nation's most "bicurious" state.

01/14/2011 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Best of Times

A recent Brookings Institution study identified Portland as one of the recession’s hardest-hit cities ... in the world. But Portland harbors good news in business—and even more crucial areas, like education and, y'know, oxygen.

12/22/2010 By Zach Dundas

DO THIS NOW

Off Hours: January 2011

Bikes, Blazers, and some boot-stompin' punk

12/22/2010 By Zach Dundas

READ

30 seconds with… Richard Settersten

The coauthor of _Not Quite Adults_, comes to the aid of twentysomething late-bloomers.

12/22/2010 By Zach Dundas

Salem 2011

Friends With Benefits

Salem insiders agree that the key to success in the 2011 Oregon Legislature lies in trust between individuals, across party lines. We asked several lawmakers to name their BPF—best political friend—in the rival party.

12/16/2010 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas

2010 Best Bars

Rules of the Juke

A jukebox implies a social contract that’s unfashionable in today’s earbud era, but still very real.

11/17/2010 By Zach Dundas

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Score a Deal

The five o'clock world never looked so good.

11/17/2010 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Scene & Herd

A sign on the fence declared “Banquet in progress,” and outside, goat-fanciers gathered as dozens of the beasts ruminated over a smorgasbord of weeds and garbage on a vacant lot at SE 10th Avenue and Belmont Street.

11/16/2010 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Kulongalaxy

Kulo’s sheer endurance means he’s overlapped with a cosmos of big names over his 40-year political career.

11/16/2010 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

30 seconds with: Tex Clark

Tex Clark talks about the re-release of her 1995 feminist rockumentary, _Radical Act_.

11/16/2010 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

World Gone Plaid

The fashion world has gone crazy for “heritage,” a term encompassing all things grandfatherly and artisan-stitched, and brands like Pendleton, Filson and Danner.

11/16/2010 By Zach Dundas and Ali Moran

Mudroom

Rapha’s Flying Colors

Rapha North America debuts new James Selman-designed cycling uniforms.

10/11/2010 By Zach Dundas

NEIGHBS

East Side Rising

While the nightly news bemoans sluggish job-growth rates, stubborn unemployment, and, potentially, a long and irreversible decline, the 700 acres of Portland's Central Eastside are blooming with counter-cyclical optimism.

09/13/2010 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Burb Battle

A new streetcar may divide two of Portland’s toniest bedroom communities. If transit-savvy politicians and developers have their way, by 2017 sleek new streetcars will roll through Dunthorpe and Lake Oswego several times an hour.

09/13/2010 By Zach Dundas

JOBS

2020 Vision

The inside look on what industries and companies will be driving Portland's economy in 2020, so you can get in early.

08/17/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Zach Dundas and Oakley Brooks