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.

Stay Well

House Calls

Some Portland doctors and nurses want to do more than just treat patients—they want to fix the broken US health care system. Here’s how a group of community clinics is cutting costs, improving their clients’ health, and transforming the doctor’s off

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Article

The Beers of Summer

Summer’s here and it’s about beer-thirty

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Art Beat

Bye-Bye, Biennial

Portland Art Museum’s regional art showcase has a new name, a new format, and a new ambition.

05/19/2009 By Chas Bowie

Eat More, Spend Less

The Art of Eating Cheaply

On the contrary, it means seeking out talented chefs who can transform the simplest, cheapest ingredients into a sublime masterpiece of a meal.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Camela Raymond, Camas Davis, John Chandler, Megan Callow, and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker

Trail of the Month

Hoyt Arboretum

A morning spent exploring the rolling hills of this 185-acre wilderness museum will introduce visitors to nearly 9,000 tree and plant specimens from around t...

05/19/2009 By Brian Barker

If Only He'd Had....

The Rose Defense

In 1997, a Eugene street kid named Jordan Scott Merrell, age 15, confessed to a killing. It took the jury just an hour to deliver the verdict: guilty of felony murder. But the jury didn’t hear evidence that might have altered the course of Merrell’s life.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Desirables

Hop to It!

Step aside, people. Three-year-old Claire knows exactly what she wants—a stuffed giraffe.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass