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.

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Tripster: Weekend Plans

Sip 60 Northwest ciders, catch stunning glimpses of wildflowers and puffins, and take your electric vehicle to wine country!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/21/2014
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Puffins Arrive on Haystack Rock

This month, puffins from the open seas of the Pacific return to Cannon Beach's monolith to lay eggs and raise their chicks.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/11/2014
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The New Golden Age of Los Angeles

Inside the creative reoccupation of Southern California's historic downtown, from a new Ace Hotel to new bars and boutiques.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/02/2014
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Filmed by Bike Festival Giveaway

The bike-themed independent film fest will take over the Clinton Street Theater April 19–22. And we've got a pair of free passes!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/31/2014
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7 Wonders of Oregon

Travel Oregon releases a pride-swelling video campaign surveying some of the more mind-blowing destinations in our state.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/07/2014
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25 Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life

Why Portland stacks up as America's great new sandwich city

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks
  • Published 03/03/2014
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Bagby Hot Springs

It's always the right season for a pilgrimage to Oregon's rustic natural spa, tucked in the woods of the Cascade Range.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/26/2014
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Hey, Barkeep! 5 Local Bartenders to Watch

Savvy shakers share their signature drinks, cocktail philosophy, and where they sip on their nights off.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/03/2014
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Journeys Into Night

Whether you’re seeking a suitable school, a backyard burial, or the perfect destination for your next night out, we’ve got you covered.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/03/2014
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Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.

  • By Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail
  • Published 02/03/2014
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The Best and Worst of The Golden Globes

Our annual, sharp-tongued commentary on the Golden Globes red-carpet fashion hits and misses.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 01/14/2014
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"Welcome to Oregon, Home of the Clearcut!"

The story behind Oregon Wild's controversial billboard at the Portland Airport

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/10/2014
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Welcome to the Redesign

A chronicle of the magazine's fresh look, a year in the making

  • By Michael Novak, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, and Kate Madden
  • Published 01/02/2014
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Liv Warfield Returns to the Spotlight

After five years touring with Prince's New Power Generation, Portland's most soulful singer releases The Unexpected (with a little help from her friends).

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/02/2014
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Snow Days: 3 Oregonian Winter Weekends

Mount Hood, Hoodoo, and Mount Bachelor showcase the Northwest at its wintry best.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/02/2014
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Dog Stars of the Eagle Cap Extreme

Oregon's answer to the Iditarod drives two- and four-legged racers to the snow-capped Wallowa Mountains for 4 unforgettable days each January.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Sol Neelman
  • Published 12/02/2013
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Ten Years of Portland Monthly

Reflections on a decade of magazine making

  • By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/01/2013
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Tasting Time at Sidecar 11

A cozy North Mississippi whiskey bar uncorks mysteries within vintage bottles.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/01/2013
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The Best of the Rest

Hungry for more? Read on for 25 of our other favorite spots.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks
  • Published 11/01/2013
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The Gospel of Reverend Nat's Hard Cider

An innovative local cidery attracts a body of believers

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/01/2013
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