Since joining Portland Monthly’s editorial team in 2010, Marty has covered books, tech start-ups, porn theater history, and population trends, and written features on the state’s UFO legacy and World Cup soccer fever in Portland. Marty commandeers the magazine’s front-of-the-book Mudroom section and backpage, and find excuses to leave the office by co-editing Portland Monthly’s travel blog, Tripster.

Burmese by birth and German by childhood, Marty arrived in Portland in 2005 by way of Los Angeles. He completed an MA in Medieval History at Portland State, where he got way into Derrida. When he’s not writing or editing, you can find him standing alongside his lovely wife in the Timbers Army, on his bike, or leveling his Titan.

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AROUND THE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Slimy Snails on Holiday, Airplane Weigh-Ins, and the Greatest Travel Jacket Ever Made

This week’s craziest international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/25/2015
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VOX POPULI

What Portlanders Really Think About Dietary Restrictions, Skipping Breakfast, and Cookbooks

We asked 500 of our readers about eating and cooking. This is what we found.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/24/2015
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SHOP GLOBAL

A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015
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INTERVIEW

"We Do Best When We Focus on What Makes Portland Cool"

Feast co-founder Mike Thelin on Portland's premier food festival

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/24/2015
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PORTLAND FOOD

5 Things About James Beard, Portland's Original Foodie

The first chef on television still captures our hearts and culinary imagination

  • By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015
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WOOD WORK

Can a Couple of Americans Transform the Ancient Art of Bonsai?

America's first homegrown bonsai exhibition and competition will showcase 70 trees from across the country.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/24/2015
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BIG PICTURE

Like Most of Our Favorite Things, Portland's Newest Bridge Was Hand Made

Local photographer Bruce Forster shares dozens of photos of Tilikum Crossing's built-by-hand span.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/24/2015
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OUTDOOR NEWS

Love the Outdoors and Extreme Sports? Here's Your Dream Job

Think you've got what it takes to go on a six-month international adventure?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/18/2015
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AROUND THE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: New Hypersonic Planes, an Airport Terminal for Animals, and Cecil the Lion

This week's best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/10/2015
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BEER

Old Town Brewing is Mushrooming—Figuratively and Literally

The Northeast Portland brewery grows into a major distribution deal and unveils an experimental funghi ale.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/05/2015
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GEAR UP

How to Survive the End of the World (or The Big One)

A new survival guide teaches you how to live through, say, the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/03/2015
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AROUND THE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Awful French Airplane Ideas, Chewing Gum in Russia, and the China-Portland Express

This week’s best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/21/2015
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VOX POPULI

What Portland Would Look Like as an Independent Country

We asked our readers to vote on how our city would operate as a sovereign nation. Here's what we found (all hail the barter economy!)

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/20/2015
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5 THINGS ABOUT

Charting the Unlikely Rise of Oregon Football

Recruiting secrets, failed mascots, and infamous games of the UO Ducks.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/20/2015
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BEER

The Stories Behind the Four Beers at Kölsch Fest This Weekend

Every beer has a story. But the beers at Prost's first annual Kölsch Fest are older than most.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/17/2015
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MUSIC

Damian Lillard's Top 5 Rap Verses of All Time

Dame DOLLA just released his first single, but the Blazer star has been at it for a while.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/16/2015
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NEWS

Portland Japanese Garden Unveils Major $33.5 Million Expansion

Construction will begin this September on three new LEED-certified buildings and seven new garden spaces.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/16/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Awful People on Airplanes, Centimeter-Accurate GPS systems, and an Insane Wingsuit Stunt

This week’s best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/06/2015
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BEER GUIDE 2015

The New Guide to Oregon’s Best Beer

To misquote a misquote, “Beer is proof that Oregon wants us to be happy!” Join us in reveling in our backyard beer mecca.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/29/2015
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NEWS

Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide

In a 5-4 decision, the Court established marriage as an equal right for all.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/26/2015
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