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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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

RECAP

Our Design Week Diary

Relive Design Week Portland with our highlight reel of favorite events.

  • By Marty Patail, Eden Dawn, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/26/2016

SHAKEDOWN

The Oregonian Is Having a Bit of a Senior Moment

We size up the 166-year-old newspaper.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

PDX INDEX

Inside Portland’s Pollution Problem

Don’t you know that you’re toxic?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

MODERN LOVE

Love, Portland: Dating and Mating, Stumptown Style

Like everything, we do romance our own way in this town.

  • By Courtenay Hameister, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/22/2016

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s Best Bars 2016

We’ve got the city’s best new bars, 11 essential new cocktails, a watering hole for (nearly) every neighborhood, and a tasting room decision tree.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Bart Blasengame, Margaret Seiler, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 04/22/2016

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: May’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from custom claw-foot tubs to robots that teach kids to program.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

HOW-TO

How to Do Polyamory, Successfully

It’s even harder than you think. Google can help.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

DECISION TREE

Which Tasting Room is Right for You?

Our handy decision tree will help you figure out where to tipple.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016

WHAT'S NEXT

The Bars of Summer 2016

It’s shaping up to be an epic year for fun-loving drinkers. We’ve got the goods on five spots opening soon.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/22/2016

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s 13 Best New Bars

Whether you're into ham and fortified wines or mussels and Belgian beers, there’s a new spot for you.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 04/22/2016

BIG PICTURE

Visiting Portland’s New Elephant Lands

The Oregon Zoo’s pachyderms have a new, bigger home.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/22/2016
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