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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THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with Dan Staton?

The Multnomah County Sheriff will soon retire after some… unpleasantness.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/13/2016

BEER ME

Public Coast Brewery Washes Up on Cannon Beach

A new Oregon coastal brewery emphasizes simple, clean ales.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/10/2016

MUSIC

What the Festival Roars Back For Its 5th Year

Oregon's big little dance party is all grown up.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/09/2016

DESIGN

Portland Designer Resurrects Painted "Ghost Signs" of Advertising's Past

Turn-of-the-century advertisements get new life.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/07/2016

COMEDY

The 11 Best Jokes from the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Funny people flocked to Portland this weekend for the ninth annual fest. Here are the moments that made us laugh longest and hardest.

  • By Lisa Dunn, Rebecca Jacobson, Katie Vaughan, and Marty Patail
  • Published 06/06/2016

BEER ME

12 New Breweries That Got Us Like OMG

With six open right now—and another six set to launch soon—we are seriously about to lose control. (And we definitely like it.)

  • By Marty Patail and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 06/02/2016

COMEDY

Eight Can't-Miss Shows at the 2016 Bridgetown Comedy Festival

All-lady lineups. Comic deconstruction. Heaps of hometown (and formerly hometown) heroes. Here are our top bets for this year's fest.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson and Marty Patail
  • Published 05/27/2016

BEER ME

Portland’s 12 Best Soccer Bars We'll Be Rocking All through June

Two big-deal international tournaments mean major day-drinking (and, uh, soccer-watching) opportunities.

  • By Marty Patail and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 05/27/2016

BEER

Peek inside Tokyo's New Portland-Themed Taproom

A Japanese shrine to Portland gets serious about our beer.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/25/2016

PDX INDEX

Portland Pride, 1975 to 2016

How a little festival got big.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/19/2016

SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with Mt Hood?

Portland’s stratovolcano thinks it’s so big. We size it up for real.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/19/2016

MOBILE MEALS

Can Food Carts from Oregon Help Rural Cambodia?

A Tigard-based nonprofit sets out to improve nutrition in remote Cambodian villages.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/19/2016

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: June’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from handcrafted lamps to bike-friendly button-ups.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/19/2016

5 THINGS ABOUT

How Dutch Bros. Coffee Conquered Oregon’s Soul

Our hyper-sugary drive-thru coffee empire is expanding rapidly. Here’s what you need to know.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/19/2016

BEER ME

The Ultimate Gluten-Free Beer Smackdown

Omission vs. Groundbreaker vs. Utah-based Uinta. We ranked these beers from best to worst.

  • By Marty Patail and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 05/18/2016

SOCCER

Portland Timbers Launch Emoji Pack for Your Phone

The 40 new emojis include the Cascadian flag, green smoke, and, of course, the 2015 MLS Cup championship star.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/17/2016

ARCHITECTURE

This Portland Homes Tour Will Make You Covet Your Neighbor's House

The 5th annual Portland Modern Homes Tour smites the 10th Commandment.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/16/2016

BEER

This Sunday, Widmer's Hefeweizen Turns 30 Years Old

The city of Portland is throwing a massive birthday party at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/13/2016

BEER

Portland Breweries Clean Up at the 2016 World Beer Cup

Because of course we did.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/09/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Ted Wheeler On Why He Should Lead Fast-Growing Portland

Everyone says he’s the frontrunner in the race to become the city’s next mayor. So, seriously: how would Ted Wheeler, longtime local political star, guide Portland’s lightning-fast transformation?

  • By Sika Stanton, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/02/2016
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