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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Do Airplanes Need Child-Free Zones?

Some Asian carriers are now offering upgrades to child-free (and, presumably, less noisy) sections of their aircraft. Should the trend catch on here?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/28/2013
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Danner Boots comes to Union Way

Danner's retail store in downtown's high-end Union Way alley offers a convenient new shopping destination for Portland nature-lovers.

  • By Emily Gravlin
  • Published 08/22/2013
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Poler Stuff Unveils New Camp Shorts

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/23/2013
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Website Helps You Discover New Swimming Holes

The Swim Guide helps you find beaches and swimming holes near you—wherever you are.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/09/2013
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Why Target Is Coming to Downtown Portland

Urban revival draws major brands back to city centers.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/01/2013
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Oregon Beer Guide

Your guide to the best of Oregon craft brewing

  • By Branden Andersen, Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, John Chandler, Kasey Cordell, and Christian DeBenedetti
  • Published 07/01/2013
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The New Wave of Portland Breweries

We know, it’s hard to keep track of the city’s rapidly spawning microbrewery scene. Start with these five standouts.

  • By Marty Patail, Aaron Scott, Zach Dundas, John Chandler, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 07/01/2013
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We asked 100 brewers and beer industry pros…

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/01/2013
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Win a 5-Night Honolulu Getaway

Enter now to win a five night stay at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/27/2013
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Scenic Crater Lake Road Open Only for Hikers and Cyclists

On June 22 and 23, head south to bike or hike one of Oregon's most beautiful roads—without cars!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/20/2013
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Portland's Ace Hotel Goes to England

Portland's trendiest hotel announces a new location in a hip London neighborhood

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/19/2013
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Cherry Celebration in Hood River

On July 20 and 21, the Hood River County Fruit Loop hosts a delicious, two-day celebration of all things cherry

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/18/2013
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New Nonstop Flights From PDX

Check out these 8 new US destinations from Portland International Airport—only one flight away.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/07/2013
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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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Mining the Future

ESCO's John Dillon makes drilling quicker and more profitable

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/03/2013
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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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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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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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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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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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