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.

Ahoy!

Hell & High Water

The mouth of the Columbia River is one of the most unpredictable and dangerous stretches of navigable water on the planet. Since 1792, at least two thousand ships have sunk here in the “graveyard of the Pacific”; Kevin Dooney is among only sixteen men and

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Cornershop

Parallel

Parallel aligns itself with Portland's shopping hot spots.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

History

Period Piece

The Governor Hotel—a famous Portland destination—turns one hundred this year, and to celebrate we unlock its secrets.

05/19/2009 By Isaac Darnall

People

Holy Diver

Steven Kimes believes the poor really will inherit the earth. That's why he quit his job, took his family to the streets, and became Portland's most radical servant of the homeless.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Article

A Cup Divine

Five steps to brewing the very best coffee you’ve ever had the pleasure to sip

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Lookin' Good

Style Council

If the United Nations decided to open a women’s footwear store, it would probably look something like Switch Shoes

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Author

The Gospel of Paul

By writing the international sensation The Shack, Paul Young became either a heretic or a lifesaver, depending on which Christian you ask.

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas

Ho Ho Ho

Santa’s Secret

Playing Jolly Old Saint Nick isn’t as easy as it looks.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine

We Liked It

The Book of Nonsense

With his first foray into young-adult fiction, Beaverton middle-school teacher David Michael Slater demonstrates genuine flair for the genre, and manages to avoid enough familiar YA fantasy tropes in *THE BOOK OF NONSENSE*.

05/19/2009 By Ben Hogan

Article

Border Patrol

My friend Jeremy and I are baby-stepping down a path—gingerly, oh so gingerly, because by “path,” I mean a jagged scar through a vertiginous deathscape of blackberry brambles, undoubtedly forged by a secretive and murderous cult—into a narrow

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas

Visit

Rock of Ages

Take a tour of Portland’s indie-rock landmarks.

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas

Blacklist

Dangerous Minds

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Eat Here Now

Winter’s Repose

A humble public house serving high-end but affordable food on SE Foster Road manages to uplift a weary diner.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Food News

Stalk Market

When the price of wheat soars, there are winners (Oregon grain growers) and losers (you).

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Cool Jobs

A Novel Affair

Media guide Sandra Rafalik ensures visiting authors have what they need—like socks.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Now Hear This

Music Review: Rainy-Day Requiem by Viva Voce

Viva Voce's latest album, Rose City, reveals itself to be a sublimely sweet love letter to Portland.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Cool Cocktails

And Now, Meet Your Makers

Oregon's microdistilling scene followed the microbrewery boom of two decades ago. Now, five of eight local craft distilleries are located in Portland's city center, near SE Seventh Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, an area that is already becoming known as

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell, Paige Williams, Kaitlin Johnson, and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker

Hit List

Say Spaaah

Prime places for a springtime reawakening.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Kaitlin Johnson

Portland's Best Breakfasts

B... Is for Bacon

We spent weeks eating breakfast all over the city to bring you a comprehensive roundup of morning eats (and drinks!) at sixty-four restaurants. Portlanders, prepare to grow hungry.

05/19/2009 By Brian Barker, Camas Davis, Nino Padova, Lynette Sanchez, and Bart Blasengame