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.

gifts for gardeners

A Tree-Hugger's Valentine

…along with a few other ideas for plant lovers

01/27/2012 By Kate Bryant


Five Questions For… David Wolman

Local writer David Wolman answers questions about the current state of currency.

01/26/2012 By Zach Dundas


PDX Celebrates National Pie Day

Monday, January 23rd is National Pie Day, and several Portland sweet shops and restaurants are celebrating with specials, events, and free pie!

01/18/2012 By Allison Jones

Get the Look

Screen Printing at The Make House

Make whatever you want after attending classes at The Make House

01/18/2012 By Eden Dawn


Hot Travel Deals

This month: ski package steals, a local hotel discount, and California’s restaurant week

01/11/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Beer Bulletin

Worst Beer in the World

Ratebeer.com lists 50 bogus brews

01/09/2012 By John Chandler

ashes to ashes

Eulogy for The Woods

01/05/2012 By Anne Adams

play it cool

Review: West Side Story

01/05/2012 By Anne Adams

plant this!

Six Fabulous Winter Flowering Plants

light up the dark days of winter with fragrant and sassy flowers

01/05/2012 By Kate Bryant

Fashion News

Sell Your Unused Gift Cards

Sell your half used gift cards for cash.

01/04/2012 By Eden Dawn


Empire State of Mind

Portland players take a bite out of the Big Apple's culinary community.

12/23/2011 By Zach Dundas


The Shape We're In

The Rose City's latest movers and shakers are a diplomatic and cooperative bunch.

12/23/2011 By Zach Dundas


The 50 Most Influential Portlanders

Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around (and around some more) to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city.

12/16/2011 With Sarah Mirk, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Randy Gragg, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, Derek Pettie, Kate Moening, Carl Abbott, and Amanda Waldroupe Edited by Zach Dundas


Christmas Trees That Stay Alive

How to turn buying a holiday tree into planting a tree in the new year.

11/29/2011 By Kristin Belz


Lasting Legacies

Pour some on the pavement for our dearly departed citizens.

11/23/2011 By Zach Dundas and Meghan Ratliffe


Mile High Club

Ambitious rocketeers from Portland State University man a high-desert launchpad.

11/18/2011 By Zach Dundas

Cover Story

Relax: 50 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

For a season famous for good cheer, the holidays can prove pretty stressful. Fortunately, we've found 50 ways to soothe your soul (and mind, and body, and appetite) this winter.

11/18/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, and Derek Pettie


Shoot to Thrill

Capturing the panorama of the snowy slopes on film is an adventure in itself.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas


Do This Now November 2011

David Sedaris and John Hodgman are coming to town and Portland rock icons Sleater-Kinney will all be in the same place at the same time.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas


DIY Five

Joel Henriques’s fantastic finger puppets are coming for YOU!

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas