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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HEALTH

A New Kind of Tourniquet for the Modern Battlefield

Portland-based industrial design firm Ziba’s new design for an ancient life-saving device brings rugged health tech to the US Army.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/14/2014
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HISTORY

How Ken Kesey's Iconic Merry Pranksters Reinvented the American Counterculture Road Trip

Fifty years ago, Oregon's iconic novelist launched American counterculture on a long, strange trip.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/01/2014
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EDITORS' NOTE

Should We Fear a Massive Portland Earthquake, Or Just Prepare For It?

How our executive editor stopped worrying and started getting prepared for the Big One. But is the rest of Portland ready?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/01/2014
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EVENTS

Country Brunch Gets Down(home)

Portland Monthly's celebration of urban bounty (and Bloody Marys) welcomed summer with local chefs and shakers.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2014
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Nike's World Cup Design Hits

Portland's links to the Swoosh put a Rose City stamp on the soccer frenzy in Brazil.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/23/2014
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SPORTS

How to Enjoy the World Cup Without Getting Fired

Six indispensible tips for enjoying the world's most-watch games

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/02/2014
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GEOLOGY

Mount St. Helens: Anatomy of an Eruption

Inside the events of May 18, 1980—and scientific insight on when it could happen again.

  • By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/02/2014
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DISPATCH

Portland Shacks Up with Airbnb

Is sharing really caring? We track the controversies surrounding the house-share company's new Portland office.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/02/2014
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URBAN DESIGN

How Will Bike Share Help Portland?

A check-out bike scheme is in the works for 2015—but why does a city already mad about cycling need more bikes?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/27/2014
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HOME & ARCHITECTURE

The Irvington Home Tour Opens Up Portland's Largest Historic Neighborhood

The leafy bastion in Northeast Portland showcases some of the city's finest classic residential architecture.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/13/2014
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DESIGN SLIDE SHOW

Schoolhouse Electric's Crafty Spring Line

The acclaimed local/national design powerhouse hits nostalgic, hand-hewn notes for the season.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/08/2014
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POLITICS

Five Essential Talking Points in Portland's Epic Water War

With ballots out to voters, the fate of the legendary Bull Run watershed (and City Council's political clout) hangs in the balance.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/08/2014
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EDITORS' NOTE

Loving Portland, For Better or Worse

Portland Monthly's executive editor reflects on 15 years of learning to love this crazy town.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/01/2014
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BUSINESS

Cinnabon Conjures A Bit of Portland Voodoo

How Portland's quirky tastes are secretly influencing food-court culture.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/01/2014
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FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

  • By Randy Gragg, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Carl Abbott, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, Maya Seaman, Peter Holmstrom, Lexy Folkes, Greg Young, Rene Denfeld, Brian Doyle, Justin Hocking, and Laini Taylor
  • Published 04/25/2014
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FURNITURE

The Inside Story of Phloem Studio's Beautiful Handmade Modernist Furniture

Founder and designer Ben Klebba reveals the story and inspirations behind his sharp-angled line of Portland-made instant classics.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/25/2014
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DESIGN MEDIA

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kinfolk Magazine

The scrappy backstory and bold strategies behind the Portland-based entertaining magazine's global triumph.

  • By Zach Dundas and Ben Tepler
  • Published 04/22/2014
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POLITICS

Who Should Control Portland's Drinking Water?

A controversial campaign aims to take Bull Run away from City Council.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/15/2014
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WEEKEND AWAY

A Totally Insane (But Completely Awesome) Palm Springs Family Vacation

We booked our brood into a cheapskate room in California’s desert paradise. What happened next will not surprise you.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/01/2014
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ARCHITECTURE

Fieldwork Builds a Design Portfolio by Hand

A new player among Portland architecture firms emphasizes rapid prototyping, in-house making, and wide-ranging scale.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/01/2014
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