(photo: Christine Dong)

(photo: Christine Dong)

I am a Cleveland, Ohio based journalist and editor.

I write about fashion, food, drink, film and travel.

I edited and managed two magazines for Willamette Week newspaper that grossed over $100,000 apiece on an editorial budget of less than $10,000.

If you want me to write for you or edit/manage your project, contact me at walker.macmurdo@gmail.com or walker_macmurdo on Instagram.

CLIPS

FOOD: Palomar Combines Cuba and New Orleans Into Portland’s Next Great Cocktail Bar

FOOD: Palomar Combines Cuba and New Orleans Into Portland’s Next Great Cocktail Bar

FASHION: Midnight Sunlight Is The Rare Furniture Boutique That Makes You Feel Like You’re At Home

FASHION: Midnight Sunlight Is The Rare Furniture Boutique That Makes You Feel Like You’re At Home

CULTURE: Portland is a Big Deal on Instagram and Twitter. Meet the City’s Social Media Power Players.

CULTURE: Portland is a Big Deal on Instagram and Twitter. Meet the City’s Social Media Power Players.

FASHION: Portland’s Kiriko Made Boutique Brings 50-year-old Textiles Into 21st-Century Fashion

FASHION: Portland’s Kiriko Made Boutique Brings 50-year-old Textiles Into 21st-Century Fashion

TRAVEL: There’s More Cool Stuff in Cannon Beach and Manzanita Than You Might Think

TRAVEL: There’s More Cool Stuff in Cannon Beach and Manzanita Than You Might Think

FILM: There is a Tiny Theater in an Industrial Wasteland Where Cool People Go and Watch Movies

FILM: There is a Tiny Theater in an Industrial Wasteland Where Cool People Go and Watch Movies

FOOD: Jolie Laide's Minimalist Cuisine Puts the "Beautiful" in "Beautifully Ugly"

FOOD: Jolie Laide's Minimalist Cuisine Puts the "Beautiful" in "Beautifully Ugly"

MUSIC: An Aging Hip-Hop Fan and WW’s Resident Hypebeast Debate the New Sound of Rap

MUSIC: An Aging Hip-Hop Fan and WW’s Resident Hypebeast Debate the New Sound of Rap

FOOD: At Argentinian-Style Ox, the Chefs Know How to Make a 1,200-Pound Cow Dance

FOOD: At Argentinian-Style Ox, the Chefs Know How to Make a 1,200-Pound Cow Dance

DRINK:   Century Utterly Reinvents the Sports Bar

DRINK: Century Utterly Reinvents the Sports Bar

You can see more of my work at wweek.com.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

In 2016 and 2017 I served as editor-in-chief for Willamette Week’s flagship glossy magazine, Finder. 

Finder is a comprehensive guide to the culture of Portland, Oregon.

FINDER 16-17

FINDER 16-17

FINDER 17-18

FINDER 17-18

In 2016 I managed a pool of 10 freelancers with a $5,000 editorial budget. My team and I spent 6 months writing over 500 listings for restaurants, bars, businesses and cultural destinations across Portland. I compiled, arranged and edited these listings.

SEE FINDER 16-17 HERE

SEE FINDER 16-17 HERE

Over 41,000 copies of Finder 2016-2017 were distributed across the city. It made $130,000.

FINDER 16-17

FINDER 16-17

FINDER 17-18

FINDER 17-18

I was asked to return to helm Finder 2017-2018. It made $108,000 on a budget of $8,000. You can find it at Powell's City of Books.

I am currently contributing to and serving as a consulting editor on Finder 18-19.