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.

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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

notes to self

See? It works!

Cellar your green tomatoes next October for ripe beauties into November

11/16/2010 By Kate Bryant

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

phile under: theater

Lee Blessing's "Chesapeake"

Profile Theater wisely pairs playwright Lee Blessing with actor Todd Van Voris.

11/05/2010 By Anne Adams

Article

BOS to PDX

home again, home again, jiggety jig!

10/16/2010 By Kate Bryant

Mudroom

Rapha’s Flying Colors

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

10/11/2010 By Zach Dundas

Foodie fest

Indulge? Why Yes, I Did

Getting stuffed for a good cause rules!

09/24/2010 By John Chandler

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

get dirty

Plant Division Leads to Multiplication!

Garden Mathematics 101

09/02/2010 By Kate Bryant

Food News

Beast’s Naomi Pomeroy Battles the Iron Chef

Plus: she’s in the running for a cooking show of her own.

09/02/2010 By Karen Brooks

Booze News

Spirited Away

Lee Medoff to run Bull Run Distillery

09/01/2010 By John Chandler

Five Questions

Chef Q & A: Micah Camden

Little Big Burger is bringing fast, affordable sliders-on-steroids to foodies in The Pearl.

09/01/2010 By Anna Sachse

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