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.

Editor's Note

We Published an Offensive Headline, and We’re Sorry

An apology to readers.

10/18/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: In America’s Season of Crisis, Cities Stepped Up

Floods, flames, and friends.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

Getaway

Discover Nevada’s True Gold: Wild Land Art and Family-Friendly Outdoor Adventures

Take a quick and easy sunny getaway to the outskirts of Vegas.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

History

100 Years Ago, the Bolsheviks Seized Russia. Portland’s Most Notorious Journalist Was There.

"Awful beyond words," John Reed once wrote of Portland.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

Light a Fire 2017: Rapid Reaction

How a Team of Strangers Took On Trump's Travel Ban to Help a Sick Baby

The four-month-old made it from Iran to OHSU for heart surgery.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2017

Here Are Portland Monthly's Best Restaurants of 2017

If you want to understand this city and its food scene, use this list as your guide.

10/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2017

Portland’s Best New Restaurants of 2017

2017 was a wild, delicious year. These dining experiences defined the city's scene.

10/12/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

The Class of '07

So Many Great Portland Restaurants Opened in 2007. Are They Still Good?

These five spots would define the revolutionary decade that followed. But how do they hold up in 2017?

10/12/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2017: Step into the Light

Behold the Most Elegant—Dare We Say, Delicate—Ramen on Portland’s Scene

Kayo’s Ramen Bar isn’t out to overpower you. And that’s a good thing.

10/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Best Restaurants 2017: Feel the Joy

Why We Need Güero's Delicious Tortas

Now more than ever.

10/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: How Making a Magazine Is Like the Tour de France

Stay with us for a sec.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Postscript

The Portland Building: Just What Exactly Is That Thing?

We size up the standout features of our most (in)famous piece of architecture.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Hotel Design

A Portland Design Team Goes Full Hula Girl on a Hawaii Hotel

OMFGCo revamps Honolulu's Laylow to look more Hawaiian than Hawaii itself.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Get Stacked

Which Overpriced Hipster Design Magazine Is for You?

Japanese handicrafts, West Coast gardens, and extremely expensive denim—take your pick.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Vine & The Trees

A Timber-Clad Tasting Room in Oregon Wine Country

A Portland architect taps Willamette Valley heritage and Oregon timber to create a stunning space.

09/21/2017 By Rachel Wilson and Zach Dundas

Reading List

3 Portland Design Titles for Your Nightstand (or Phone Screen)

From architectural history to DIY stencils.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Find Your Halloween Inspiration Here

Are you more a new condo tower or a zombie fish? The options abound.

09/13/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes

Second Homes, Vacation Pads, & Getaways: 10 Ways to Dream of a Little Shack on the Side

From rustic yurts to labor-of-love seaside shanties, Portlanders live the dream, one weekend at a time.

08/14/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: Round Out Your World

How a Humble Oregon Woodsman Conquered the Yurt Market

A back-to-the-land dream comes full circle. (Get it?)

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: Don't Fear—Experiment

The Inside Story of an Awesome Prefab Modernist Beach House

It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.

08/14/2017 By Zach Dundas