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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VOX POPULI

Portlanders Share Their Burning Opinions on Brunch

We asked 750 of our readers about Portland's favorite meal. Here's what we discovered.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/27/2015
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VENTURES

How One Start-Up Star Plots Portland’s Tech Future

A digital archiving start-up joins the big leagues—complete with the requisite office kegerator.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/27/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: The Coolest Camper Ever, Airbus's Sadistic Plan, and a Fried Chicken Roadtrip

A grab bag of this week's best international travel stories

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/16/2015
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VOX POPULI

What's Your Wildest Summer Memory?

Have you ever had to spoon your dog for warmth on a backpacking trip? Tell us and enter to win a $50 gift card to Imperial!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/15/2015
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PERSPECTIVES

An Ashland Native Conquers Snorkeling on Maui

Micah Wolf, owner of Maui's The Snorkel Store, on snorkeling and the island's connection to Oregon.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/07/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: the Himalayas, Smart Luggage, and Tinder for Travel

A round-up of this week's best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/03/2015
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REAL ESTATE 2015

Portland Neighborhoods By The Numbers: Where to Buy in 2015

Whether you're a first-time buyer, looking for a bigger place, downsizing, or renting, Portland has a hood to make you happy.

  • By Marty Patail and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/02/2015
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INTERVIEW

Local Journalist Reveals the Scandalous History Behind a Major Board Game

Mary Pilon on her new book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2015
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DISPATCH

Trail Blazers Star Damian Lillard’s Psychological Secret Weapon

How the fourth-quarter hero stays calm under pressure (hint: it involves a "mental coach").

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2015
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THE TIMELINE

Death & Taxis: A Look Back At Portland's Storied Cab History

It's inescapable—Uber is coming to Portland. We explore the backstory of the city's relationship with paid drivers across the decades.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2015
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TRAVEL NEWS

Behold Sunriver Resort's $50 Million Facelift

The beloved Central Oregon retreat gets a new restaurant and pool area.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/25/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

We Found Oregon's Women of Tomorrow at Vestal School

We put them in the magazine and they invited us to their classroom.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/17/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Cable Car Hotel Rooms, Treacherous Hikes, and Lost Show Dogs.

Going to the French Alps? Stay in a hotel room suspended 9,000 feet in the air.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/16/2015
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VOX POPULI

Are You Afraid of the Dentist?

Take our free dental survey and enter to win a $100 gift card to Imperial.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/11/2015
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JUST BECAUSE

Taste Test: Airline Snacks

Portland Monthly's editorial staff sampled airline nuts and crackers... for science!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/05/2015
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PORTLAND ARTS 101

Pop Culture Translations for Opera's Most Confusing Terms

It's time to end opera's difficult rep—we break down some of the form's most baffling concepts with references from our modern age.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

A Feminist History of Oregon, from Abigail Scott Duniway to 'Bitch'

Oregon's legacy is rooted in women shipyard workers, suffragettes, sci-fi authors, legal abortion, and kick-ass senators. Get inspired!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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SPORTS

Caleb Porter: Soccer Genius?

His first season rocked. His second ended before it began. Analysts weigh in on the Timbers' highly touted coach.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

The Oregon Women of Tomorrow

We asked some young women in the third grade at Northeast Portland's Vestal School what they want to be when they grow up.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

Portland’s First Female Head Brewer Talks Fermentation, Culinary School, and Anheuser-Busch

10 Barrel Brewing's Whitney Burnside has climbed to beer ladder from Laurelwood to Upright to Elysian to Pelican. Now, she talks about her biggest challenge yet.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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