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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Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Portland: The Shops

We've wrangled all of the local shops where you can find the ingredients for your own culinary conquests.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/27/2012
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Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Sweets

Portlanders have a serious sweet tooth. Cheese Bar boss Steve Jones points out classy confections.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Food Lover's Guide to Portland

The Food Lover's Guide to Oils & Spices

Take a tour of the local spice trade with salty sage Mark Bitterman.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Article

The Food Lover's Guide to Portland

Join us for a wild adventure through our food-obsessed city. We’ll lead the way; your job is simply to learn, shop, explore, cook—and eat.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Cover Story

Oregon’s 50 Best Wines 2011

For this year’s list of Oregon’s 50 best wines, we gathered five of the city’s top wine connoisseurs for marathon blind-tasting sessions of some 400 of the bottles our fair state has to offer.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Allison Jones
  • Published 08/20/2012
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Beervana

Taste of Beervana

Portland Monthly's selection of can’t-miss beer hot spots and why we like 'em. From Saraveza in North Portland to the Horse Brass Pub in Southeast, each location has made it to four-star "special lady" status in our little black book of bars.

  • By Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/20/2012
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Feature

Portland's Best Pizza

Everyone (everyone sane anyway) loves pizza. But not long ago, Portland was an admittedly underwhelming 'za town. Thankfully, the city's collective dough has risen, and now we exult in the "*wheel-spinning innovators*":/eat-and-drink/articles/clever-cru

  • By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/19/2012
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Feature

Hidden Gems

Our pizza experts are here to help simplify your search for the perfect pie. Sink your teeth into one of these hidden gems and claim your new favorite pie.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/19/2012
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Article

Portland’s Best Breakfast Spots

In Portland, land of the food-crazy, nothing trumps breakfast. Consider this your wake-up call: the city’s best dishes, biscuits, Bloody Marys, and more. Dig...

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/13/2012
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Feature

Best New Bars 2012

Portland's newest wave of watering holes is redefining the local drinking culture all over again. Pull up a stool and learn about the places, drinks, and trends leading the way.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Benjamin Tepler, and Allison Jones
  • Published 07/19/2012
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Pour

Haute Rocks

At Riffle NW the hand-carved ice is every bit as important as the spirit itself.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/18/2012
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Cover Story

The Insider’s Guide to the Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, and we’re betting you’re one of them. But how well do you really know our signature landscape? Sure, you’ve seen Multnomah Falls, maybe hoofed it up Angel’s Res

  • By Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Christopher Van Tilburg, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Kate Bryant, Martin Patail, and Sara Gates
  • Published 05/25/2012
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Review

A Tale of Three Pizzas

Three new downtown pizza spots enliven Portland’s latest culinary battleground. We weigh in on each.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 05/24/2012
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Eat Here Now

Robo Taco

Robo Taco's kitschy decor and rock 'n' roll lifestyle belies the amazing flavors found in their $2 tacos.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/26/2012
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Cover Story

Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

  • By Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, n/a n/a, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Will Lambeth, and Cari Hachman
  • Published 04/26/2012
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Pour

Puttin’ on the Spritz

Learn the secrets of Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s bottled, carbonated cocktails.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/20/2012
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Pour

Going Green

The Bent Brick’s Adam Robinson braves the stingers to put spring nettles in a glass.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/23/2012
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Rise & Dine!

Portland’s Best Biscuits

We've got a bounty of biscuits that don't need gravy to make 'em special.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/23/2012
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RISE & DINE!

Best Family Breakfast Spots

Hey, your kids have to eat breakfast too. We've rounded up a roster of eateries that will make the whole family feel welcome (and full).

  • By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Karen Brooks, and Dan Gay
  • Published 02/23/2012
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Rise & Dine!

Portland’s Best Breakfasts

Just like mom said: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And after weeks stuffing ourselves silly while exploring the city’s myriad breakfast joints, we can attest that it also happens to be the most delicious.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks
  • Published 02/23/2012
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