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.


Old Town Brewing is Mushrooming—Figuratively and Literally

The Northeast Portland brewery grows into a major distribution deal and unveils an experimental funghi ale.

08/05/2015 By Marty Patail


How to Survive the End of the World (or The Big One)

A new survival guide teaches you how to live through, say, the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

08/03/2015 By Marty Patail


Hot Travel Links: Awful French Airplane Ideas, Chewing Gum in Russia, and the China-Portland Express

This week’s best international travel stories.

07/21/2015 By Marty Patail


Charting the Unlikely Rise of Oregon Football

Recruiting secrets, failed mascots, and infamous games of the UO Ducks.

07/20/2015 By Marty Patail


What Portland Would Look Like as an Independent Country

We asked our readers to vote on how our city would operate as a sovereign nation. Here's what we found (all hail the barter economy!)

07/20/2015 Edited by Marty Patail


The Stories Behind the Four Beers at Kölsch Fest This Weekend

Every beer has a story. But the beers at Prost's first annual Kölsch Fest are older than most.

07/17/2015 By Marty Patail


Damian Lillard's Top 5 Rap Verses of All Time

Dame DOLLA just released his first single, but the Blazer star has been at it for a while.

07/16/2015 By Marty Patail


Portland Japanese Garden Unveils Major $33.5 Million Expansion

Construction will begin this September on three new LEED-certified buildings and seven new garden spaces.

07/16/2015 By Marty Patail


The New Guide to Oregon’s Best Beer

To misquote a misquote, “Beer is proof that Oregon wants us to be happy!” Join us in reveling in our backyard beer mecca.

06/29/2015 Edited by Marty Patail


Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide

In a 5-4 decision, the Court established marriage as an equal right for all.

06/26/2015 By Marty Patail


Celebrate National Radler Day at Hopworks BikeBar

The Radler: history's first beer made specifically for cyclists.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail


Riding Along with a Weed Dealer to Vancouver's Marijuana Main Street

Peering into Oregon's hazy, post-legalization future.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail


What Could Oregon Possibly Know About Making Good Beer?

Our associate editor reflects on 10 years of the Oregon craft beer revolution.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail


What Portlanders Really Think About Oregon Beer

We asked about 850 of our readers about the state's unofficial beverage. Here's what we discovered.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail


Drink in Style: Portland's New Beer Gear

Beervana is calling. Come prepared with these local drinking tools.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail


Portland's Best New Brewpubs, Bottle Shops, and Beer Haunts

These 11 beer halls, restaurants, and retail outlets have once again raised the bar for great drinking destinations.

06/22/2015 By Zach Dundas, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail


25 Oregon Beers We're Crushing on Right Now

From pils to porter, these local brews are calling.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail


Worth a Visit: McMenamins' Cider Bar on NW 23rd

Not only has McMenamins been making cider for 25 years, the local institution is a Top 5 cider producer in Oregon.

06/15/2015 By Marty Patail