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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NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ride the Rails to Glacier

Embark on a nostalgic journey to an outdoor wonderland in Montana.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/23/2016

GEAR UP

We Tested Out These Swedish Hiking Poles

Dorky? As all get-out. But BungyPump's calorie-burning resistance pole is still kinda cool.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/19/2016

MUSIC

Rap Group Migos, Triumvirate of the Dab, Comes to Wonder Ballroom

The Atlanta-based trio brings their signature dance—and a new album—to Portland on Tuesday, February 23.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/17/2016

NEWS

BREAKING NEWS: Ground Kontrol Arcade Announces Major Downtown Expansion

The arcade and lounge will double in size, taking over the former Backspace Cafe and adding a custom bar.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/17/2016

NEWS

The City of Portland Finally Gets Its Own Warship

The war-ready USS Portland can deploy marines, helicopters, and tilt-rotor aircraft—thankfully not in Portland.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/16/2016

NEWS

Uber Has To Pay Back All Those "Safe Ride" Fees

The city's least popular company probably owes you cash.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/15/2016

TECH

App Developer Panic Switches Gears with Video Game "Firewatch," a Mystery Set in the Remote Wilderness

Dropping today, the game places you in a fire lookout with nothing but a radio and your wits.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/09/2016

WEATHER

We Fact-Checked Punxsutawney Phil's Early Spring Prediction for Groundhog Day

A Portland State climate professor takes on the weather-predicting rodent ... with science.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/02/2016

HISTORY

Here's How Bad the Corruption Was in Prohibition Portland

A new book on local crime and vice makes Portland's modern-day "scandals" seem quaint.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/01/2016

IN FLIGHT

Exotic, Far-Flung Atlanta Now Only a Nonstop Flight Away

Starting June 4, Alaska Airlines is connecting Portlanders directly to the Peach of Georgia.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/29/2016

BEER

Hammerhead Ale is Turning 30

McMenamins is throwing a birthday bash in honor of its classic Portland ale.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/28/2016

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: February’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from aphrodisiac bitters to exquisite stone jewelry

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

BUDGET

The Portland Budget: How to Manage Your Finances, the Local Way

From picking a credit union to becoming a big-deal investor, there’s a PDX method to money.

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)

We scoured the city for the best warm-blanket dishes from across the globe. So go ahead, wrap your napkin around your shoulders like a Snuggie and dig in!

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Amy Martin, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

How to Invest in Locally Run Businesses

The executive director of Hatch Innovation on Oregon’s groundbreaking new rules for start-up capitalists

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE GOLDEN YEARS

If You’re Making $120K in Portland, Here’s How You Should Spend It

Green investment, a beginner’s guide to philanthropy, and how to make bank on a vacation home

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

An Insider’s Insight on Portland’s Crazy Real Estate Market

When should you make your move?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE NEXT STEPS

You’re Making $80K—How Should You Spend and Save?

Financing a start-up, the economics of home brewing, and the dark truth about childcare

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

How to Budget With Goals in Mind

The creative director of innovative banking app Simple breaks it down.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE FRESH START

How to Live the Good Life in Portland on $40K

Uber vs. car ownership, the legendary $10,000 windfall, and picking a credit union

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016
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