Rachel Ritchie oversees Portland Monthly’s travel and outdoors coverage, Style, Habitat, and Long Story Short departments, and writes and edits service features and narrative stories. She also co-edits the travel and outdoors blog, Tripster. She also attempts to enforce deadlines and keep the budget balanced—much to her coworkers’ amusement.
Since coming aboard in 2009, Rachel has helped Portland Monthly earn numerous City and Regional Magazine and Society of Professional Journalists award nominations, including General Excellence awards in 2011 and 2013, and two SPJ awards for Leisure and Lifestyle Reporting (“Best Restaurants,” “The 10 of 2013”). She has also written and edited pieces on everything from culinary road trips in the Northwest to exploring the history and landscape of Mount St. Helens.
The Boston native arrived in Oregon armed with a liberal arts degree in English literature from Colby College in 2005, and joined the Portland Monthly staff after two years at SagaCity’s now-folded, much-beloved Portland Spaces magazine.
DEALS & HAPPENINGS
Tripster: Weekend Plans
Puffins Arrive on Haystack Rock
The New Golden Age of Los Angeles
Filmed by Bike Festival Giveaway
7 Wonders of Oregon
BEST SANDWICHES 2014
25 Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life
Bagby Hot Springs
BEST BARS 2014
Hey, Barkeep! 5 Local Bartenders to Watch
Journeys Into Night
Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment
The Best and Worst of The Golden Globes
"Welcome to Oregon, Home of the Clearcut!"
Welcome to the Redesign
LONG STORY SHORT
Liv Warfield Returns to the Spotlight
BEYOND THE BRIDGES
Snow Days: 3 Oregonian Winter Weekends
Dog Stars of the Eagle Cap Extreme
Ten Years of Portland Monthly
Tasting Time at Sidecar 11
BEST RESTAURANTS 2013
The Best of the Rest