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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Nation's Tallest Cuckoo Clock Now at Portland Airport

Tick tock on the clock.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/23/2014
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Jerry Seinfeld and Fred Armisen Grab Coffee in Portland

The Portland episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premiered today. It's awkward, it's funny, and it's worth a watch.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/04/2014
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Starbucks Launches Mobile Ordering System in Portland

The coffee giant's iPhone ordering system is rolling out in Portland starting today.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/03/2014
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Incredible Cyber Monday Flight Deals

Rejoice, travelers! Alaska Airlines is offering non-stop service from PDX starting at $49.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/01/2014
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Wintertime is the Right Time to Head to Kauai

We'll show you how to conquer Hawaii's stunning, rugged paradise.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/01/2014
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This Winter, Become a Smarter, Craftier, Better Person

Put that winter weekend to good use with a class that will help you level up your life.

  • By Matty Newton, Marty Patail, and Margaret Seiler
  • Published 12/01/2014
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16 Ways to Keep Yourself (and Your Guests) Entertained This Winter

Our guide to Portland's best seasonal shows, winter sports, holiday lights, and after-hours fun

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Aaron Scott, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/01/2014
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DRØNSTROP: The Designer Drone for Everyday Use

What would it look like if IKEA offered a DIY drone kit?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/01/2014
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Around the World in Four Stories

The wide world of travel, featuring planes patched with tape, a lamb chop in space, and Munich's Airbräu.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/24/2014
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Tell Us What You Think About Money

Take our free, anonymous survey and enter to win a $50 gift card to Imperial.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/11/2014
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The Blazers' Guide to Portland

What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/03/2014
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Portland Restaurantopoly

The fast-dealing Rose City foodie game!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/03/2014
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Portland Windows Shine a Light on Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz Art

What do a Chinese dissident, America’s most notorious federal prison, and energy-conscious Portland homeowners have in common?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/03/2014
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Most With The Least: Urban Gleaners

Tackling food waste by redistributing excess to those who need it most

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/23/2014
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How to Design a Video Game...Without Shooting!

Chances are, you haven’t played a video game like Firewatch.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/10/2014
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Comedian Shane Torres, The Exit Interview

Funnyman Shane Torres is heading for New York. We took a moment to say goodbye—and ask what his worst Portland moment was.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/06/2014
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6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

  • By Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/01/2014
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From Around the World: Sept 29

How to eat healthy on the road, which countries travel the furthest for their honeymoons, and why you could be riding a 59,000 mile space elevator.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/29/2014
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Northwest Wine Country Weekends

From Southern Oregon’s golden fields to the desert oasis of Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley’s verdant hills, the region's vineyards are ripe for exploring.

  • By Marty Patail, Emily Grosvenor, Aaron Scott, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/26/2014
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From Around the World: Sept 15

How to fake an East Asian vacation, the iPhone 6's new travel features, and why you should dress up before getting on a plane.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/15/2014
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