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, as well as the design-focused Lookbook blog. In 2013, his work for the magazine landed a trio of Society of Professional Journalists awards. Along with Rachel Ritchie, he manages the editorial department—or it manages him.

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.

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PORTLAND BY THE NUMBERS

11 Infographics that Explain Portland Better than Portlandia

Maps, charts, and graphs that reveal our city's past, present, and future.

  • By Zach Dundas and Amy Martin
  • Published 07/21/2015
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HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking the Columbia River Gorge

Bike abandoned rail lines, hike to swimming holes, and seek out secret waterfalls

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/20/2015
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EDITOR'S NOTE

The Pursuit of Happiness (and Health) in Portland

Homing in on what it means to live the good life in the City of Roses.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/13/2015
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RESEARCH

The Portland Lawyers Who Patent Uncle Sam's Medical Breakthroughs

Meet the locals who safeguard the government's cutting-edge discoveries.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/13/2015
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INTERVIEWS

Three Locals Transforming Medicine and Research in Portland

A designer, a food-as-medicine proponent, and an immunologist talk groundbreaking changes in their fields.

  • By Zach Dundas, Hannah Wallace, and Jennifer Abbasi
  • Published 07/13/2015
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TAKE THE PLUNGE

The 10 Best Beaches, Rivers, and Pools Around Portland

Cool off with these watery ways to make the most of the Northwest summer—and feel great doing it.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/13/2015
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ARCHITECTURE

Step Inside Tree House, the New Woodsy-Modernist Microapartments by OHSU

Lever Architecture's octagonal wedge looks out into the forest but serves an urban agenda.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/23/2015
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BEST BEER

Portland's Best New Brewpubs, Bottle Shops, and Beer Haunts

These 11 beer halls, restaurants, and retail outlets have once again raised the bar for great drinking destinations.

  • By Zach Dundas, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail
  • Published 06/22/2015
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ARCHITECTURE

Tour the Iconic Watzek House for Father's Day

The Northwest modernist gem tucked in the West Hills welcomes design fans.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/09/2015
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BRAND DESIGN

The Crazy-Tight Deadline that Helped Simple Create a Beautiful Logo

How one Java script, a retro-future concept, and a few hours worked brand-design magic for the Portland banking startup.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/08/2015
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BOOKS

Why Portland Was the Perfect Place to Write a Book About Sherlock Holmes

Our co-executive editor went deep on the Great Detective, and found the Rose City’s secret Victorian soul.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/03/2015
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REPORT

The Portland Company That Thinks It Knows the Secret to Social Change

How do you build a modern movement? According to one Portland company, it takes a little chaos.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/26/2015
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SUMMER GUIDE 2015

An Insider's Guide to the Women's World Cup

Portland's soccer superstars battle for World Cup glory in Canada—on rival teams.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/26/2015
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EDITORS' NOTE

How Will You Spend YOUR Precious Portland Summer?

Whatever you do, make these fleeting warm months epic.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/26/2015
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SUMMER GUIDE 2015

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer

This summer, no weekend shall be left behind. We offer itineraries for every day off from now until the end of September.

  • By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Ramona DeNies, and Fiona McCann
  • Published 05/26/2015
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ARCHITECTURE

Why Are Portlanders Obsessed With Tiny Houses?

A new documentary examines four local endeavors in super-small living.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/05/2015
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MUSIC

How the Kingsmen's Singer's Story Defines the Beauty and Tragedy of Rock

Jack Ely, the screamer behind Portland music's most legendary moment, has died.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/30/2015
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BEST BRUNCHES 2015

The 10 Best New Brunches in Portland

A bumper crop of delicious new brunches takes root in PDX, with global flavors and, just as important, no hours-long wait for tables—plus five more plates we can't resist.

  • By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Karen Brooks, Benjamin Tepler, and Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/27/2015
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ARCHITECTURE

Tour Portland's Sharpest Modern Homes (With a Discount!)

The annual Portland Modern Home Tour steps inside some of the city's most forward-thinking residential design.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/08/2015
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EDITORS' NOTE

Portland Real Estate Is Still Dirt Cheap—And That's the Problem

Are you willing to beg for your dream home?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/08/2015
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