Associate Editor

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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Trophy Case

13 Winning Home, Tech, and Fashion Finds in Local Design

Beautiful backpacks to custom claw-foot tubs, these Portland-designed goods are a step above.

  • By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn
  • Published 09/21/2016

Face-Off

Here Are the Best Things Kanye West Has Said (or Rapped) about Nike

Yeezy takes on the Beaverton shoe giant.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2016

Commute of the Future

This Waterslide Is the Most Brilliantly Crazy Mass Transportation Idea You’ve Ever Seen

Portland design firm Industry reveals its blueprints for an intercity waterslide.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2016

Office Party

Welcome to Portland’s Newest, Coolest Work Spaces

Instrument. Swift. Albina Yard. You wish you worked here.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2016

Q&A

Can a Call Center Be a Showcase for Enlightened Design?

Airbnb thinks so.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2016

The Shakedown

Le Duh, We’re Obsessed with La Croix

But why? We size up our flavored bubble-water fixation.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/13/2016

Getaways

10 Perfect Northwest Fall Day Trips

Apple picking to wine tasting to river rafting, here’s how to make hay while the sun still shines.

  • By Julie Whipple, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/13/2016

Fall Day Trips: Paddle On

Want Crowd-Free Floats? Raft the North Santiam in October

Fall is prime time for one of Western Oregon’s most underappreciated rivers.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/13/2016

Shoe Wars

Why Do Shoe Companies Keep Suing Each Other?

Especially Adidas.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/13/2016

ARCHITECTURE

Take This Walking Tour through 6 Iconic, Midcentury Rummer Homes

Not a bummer: a one-and-doner, end-of-summer Rummer stunner. What could be funner?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/16/2016

The Shakedown

Should Portland Welcome the Southern Menace—a.k.a. Californians?

Welcome to Oregon. Please don’t stay. Or do?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/15/2016

Marijuana

Meet Three of Oregon’s Top Organic Pot Farmers

These are some next-level nugs.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/15/2016

5 Things About

Oregonians Killed 67,000 Big Game Animals Last Year

And other facts about hunting in the Beaver State.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/15/2016

PDX Index

The Raw Numbers on Carole Smith’s Time as PPS Superintendent

Beyond the lead fiasco.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/15/2016

BEER ME

Timbers Defender Liam Ridgewell Brewed a Beer

Ridgy's Royall Boat Beer will be available at Hopworks Urban Brewery starting Sunday, August 7.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/05/2016

SCIENCE

The Big One Just Got a Little More Likely

Major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes occur more often than we thought.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/05/2016

Outdoors

Watch This Hang-Glider Try to Catch Sweet, Sweet Air in Clinton Park

The "majesty of flight" indeed.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/05/2016

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: July 27–Aug 3

Sustainable poke at Bamboo Sushi Annex, the city’s first Burmese food cart, and tacos galore are your required eating right now.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 07/27/2016

Video Games

A 1994 Video Game Classic, Reborn in Portland

Night Dive Studios has raised more than $1 million to remake the cult classic System Shock from the ground up.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/19/2016

BEER ME

Deschutes Brewery Created a Virtual Reality Marketing Campaign

It's like Johnny Mnemonic except in Bend.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/15/2016
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