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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WEATHER

We Fact-Checked Punxsutawney Phil's Early Spring Prediction for Groundhog Day

A Portland State climate professor takes on the weather-predicting rodent ... with science.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/02/2016

HISTORY

Here's How Bad the Corruption Was in Prohibition Portland

A new book on local crime and vice makes Portland's modern-day "scandals" seem quaint.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/01/2016

IN FLIGHT

Exotic, Farflung Atlanta Now Only a Nonstop Flight Away

Starting June 4, Alaska Airlines is connecting Portlanders directly to the Peach of Georgia.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/29/2016

BEER

Hammerhead Ale is Turning 30

McMenamins is throwing a birthday bash in honor of its classic Portland ale.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/28/2016

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: February’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from aphrodisiac bitters to exquisite stone jewelry

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

BUDGET

The Portland Budget: How to Manage Your Finances, the Local Way

From picking a credit union to becoming a big-deal investor, there’s a PDX method to money.

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)

We scoured the city for the best warm-blanket dishes from across the globe. So go ahead, wrap your napkin around your shoulders like a Snuggie and dig in!

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Amy Martin, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

How to Invest in Locally Run Businesses

The executive director of Hatch Innovation on Oregon’s groundbreaking new rules for start-up capitalists

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE GOLDEN YEARS

If You’re Making $120K in Portland, Here’s How You Should Spend It

Green investment, a beginner’s guide to philanthropy, and how to make bank on a vacation home

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

An Insider’s Insight on Portland’s Crazy Real Estate Market

When should you make your move?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE NEXT STEPS

You’re Making $80K—How Should You Spend and Save?

Financing a start-up, the economics of home brewing, and the dark truth about childcare

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

How to Budget With Goals in Mind

The creative director of innovative banking app Simple breaks it down.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE FRESH START

How to Live the Good Life in Portland on $40K

Uber vs. car ownership, the legendary $10,000 windfall, and picking a credit union

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

16 Ridiculously Comforting Dishes from Around the Globe

Search out your next rainy-day dish or guilty pleasure by comfort keyword: soothing, hearty, homey, gooey, or spicy.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal With Tina Kotek?

Oregon’s Speaker of the House begins a new session February 1. But first, we size her up.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

BEER

A New Lents Brewery Evokes an Obscure German Tradition

Zoiglhaus Brewing Company shares the wort.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

NEWS

Local Tell-Reader Shows the Pros How to Win at Poker

Zachary Elwood tells us how to call someone’s bluff.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

PDX INDEX

Portland: A Safe Haven for Refugees?

And so far, most of them are not Syrian.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

DISPATCH

The Timbers: A Championship 40 Years in the Making

For the first time since they started in 1975, Portland’s soccer stars defend a title.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

ART

The "World's Greatest Cat Painting" Is Coming to the Portland Art Museum

Long before the masses shared their cat photos on Facebook, aristocrats commissioned oil paintings.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/22/2016
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