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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RECAP

Our Design Week Diary

Relive Design Week Portland with our highlight reel of favorite events.

  • By Marty Patail, Eden Dawn, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/26/2016

SHAKEDOWN

The Oregonian Is Having a Bit of a Senior Moment

We size up the 166-year-old newspaper.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

PDX INDEX

Inside Portland’s Pollution Problem

Don’t you know that you’re toxic?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

MODERN LOVE

Love, Portland: Dating and Mating, Stumptown Style

Like everything, we do romance our own way in this town.

  • By Courtenay Hameister, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/22/2016

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s Best Bars 2016

We’ve got the city’s best new bars, 11 essential new cocktails, a watering hole for (nearly) every neighborhood, and a tasting room decision tree.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Bart Blasengame, Margaret Seiler, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 04/22/2016

HOW-TO

How to Do Polyamory, Successfully

It’s even harder than you think. Google can help.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

DECISION TREE

Which Tasting Room is Right for You?

Our handy decision tree will help you figure out where to tipple.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

WHAT'S NEXT

The Bars of Summer 2016

It’s shaping up to be an epic year for fun-loving drinkers. We’ve got the goods on five spots opening soon.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/22/2016

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s 13 Best New Bars

Whether you're into ham and fortified wines or mussels and Belgian beers, there’s a new spot for you.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/22/2016

BIG PICTURE

Visiting Portland’s New Elephant Lands

The Oregon Zoo’s pachyderms have a new, bigger home.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: May’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from custom claw-foot tubs to robots that teach kids to program.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

5 THINGS ABOUT

What You Need to Know about the Mayor’s Race

The crowded contest to be Portland’s next mayor could be decided during the primary on May 17.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

BEER

Prost and Stammtisch Celebrate the 500th Birthday of the German Beer Purity Law

Owner Dan Hart tells us why the Reinheitsgebot still matters.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/21/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Sarah Iannarone Makes Her Case To Become Portland’s Mayor

She joined the race late. She’s never held office. But this passionate advocate for the city’s future argues that Portland needs a serious urbanist in its top job.

  • By Sika Stanton, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/18/2016

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland Food News To Chew

Broder expands to Hood River, Revolution Hall gets a restaurant, and Phat Cart goes brick-and-mortar.

  • By Sarah Hopwood and Marty Patail
  • Published 04/18/2016

FILM

The Portland Monthly Staff Reacts To The Star Wars Rogue One Trailer

Judge us as you will.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/07/2016

DESIGN WEEK 2016

Norwegian Design Firm Snøhetta Shows Us How the Sausage Is Made

The firm behind the upcoming James Beard Public Market kicks off Design Week 2016.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/07/2016

ARCHITECTURE

Travel Back to the 1950s and Step Inside "The Houses of Tomorrow"

Restore Oregon will walk you through seven Portland-area midcentury-modern homes.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/06/2016

HOME DÉCOR

You Need One of These Free Refurbished MAX Signs

Don't fight it.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/30/2016

ARCHITECTURE

How a Portland Firm Reinvented the Call Center

Bora Architects designed Airbnb's CX Hub to feel like home.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/25/2016
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