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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DEALS

Cheap Flights to Summer Sun and More

Two great new deals—including low summer airfare to San Francisco, LA, and an all-inclusive golf vacation at Mt. Hood.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/05/2013
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RAINMAKER

Mining the Future

ESCO's John Dillon makes drilling quicker and more profitable

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/03/2013
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SUMMER GUIDE

The Portland Timbers' Other Rivals

With the Cascadia Cup on the line, our hometown team looks beyond the Seattle Sounders to tackle their friendlier, Canadian rivals.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/02/2013
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SUMMER GUIDE

Play Like a Kid this Summer

Yeah, yeah, yeah. “Keep Portland Weird.” We know. (Here’s how.)

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/02/2013
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

A Great Gatsby staycation, brand new Willamette Valley tasting rooms, and wine walks on the coast.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/17/2013
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DEAL

Gay Pride Promo at Hotel Vintage Plaza

Book your room at the Hotel Vintage Plaza during Portland's Pride Festival weekend and receive champagne, free tickets, and welcome hugs

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/17/2013
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TRAVEL NEWS

5 Things We Like About the New Google Maps

A new redesign of Google Maps is coming soon. Here's why we're excited.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/15/2013
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WEEKEND AWAY

Gordon Ramsay’s 'Hotel Hell' Filming in Southern Oregon

Book a room at the Applegate River Lodge and enjoy the relaxing sounds of meandering stream, singing birds, and a screaming Scot.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/13/2013
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INTERVIEW + TICKET GIVEAWAY

Q&A with H. Jon Benjamin from 'Bob’s Burgers' and 'Archer'

Win tickets to 'Bob’s Burgers Live'—a sold out night of standup and shenanigans with the cast of the animated show. May 10 at the Crystal Ballroom.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/01/2013
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ON THE WATER

Riverfront Property

We've scouted the best locales for weekends at the river, whether you're looking for fly-fishing spots, lazy floating, or white-knuckle rides.

  • By Marty Patail, Zach Dundas, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/01/2013
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POWER RANKING

What's Portland's Greatest Name?

From Kyle Awesome to Beau Breedlove, we rank local monickers.

  • By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/22/2013
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FEATURE

Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Portland Real Estate 2013

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/22/2013
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CHEAP EATS 2013

Old World Eats

A hearty trek through Portland's Central European feasts

  • By Marty Patail, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013
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SPORTS

Portland Timbers with Multinational Loyalties

Some Portland soccer pros salute several flags.

  • By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/21/2013
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NEWS

The Story of O

Can the Oregonian survive? We look to the newspaper's past for clues.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/15/2013
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FEATURE

Our Schools Guide 2013

The ultimate by-the-numbers guide to our region's 596 public and private schools

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/24/2013
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MUDROOM

City Council Astrology

An astrologer predicts how our new city council will collaborate—and clash!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/12/2012
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