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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ARTS & CULTURE

Portland Fall Arts Calendar

The can’t-miss shows, events, and festivals that will define Portland’s cultural agenda this season

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Nathan Tucker, Marty Patail, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/02/2014
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PDX INDEX

Ducks Football By the Numbers

A numerical look at the University of Oregon's biggest sports draw

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/02/2014
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POSTSCRIPT

The Food Lover's Kama Sutra

Advanced techniques for exploring Oregon's bounty

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/02/2014
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LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

  • By Sarah Richards, Caleb Diehl, Nicole Cordier, Maya Seaman, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/02/2014
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EVENTS

7 Minutes in (Design) Heaven

PechaKucha's quirky presentation format returns to Portland for an evening of short talks about design and summer.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/13/2014
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VOX POPULI

Tell Us What You Think About Wine!

Take our free survey and enter to win a $100 gift card to Doug Fir.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/12/2014
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SPORTS

Germany's World Cup Stars Arrive in Portland

FC Bayern München's World Cup–winning superstars (plus Arjen Robben) arrived today—just in time for the MLS All-Star game.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/06/2014
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SEIZE THE SUMMER

Navigating the Dangers of Summer Travel

The path to the perfect Northwest adventure is paved with peril. Can you make it to the promised land?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/01/2014
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SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Eden Dawn, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

  • By Caleb Diehl, Marty Patail, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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CONCERTS

Q&A with T-Pain, Lord of the Party

The Grammy winning R&B star talks about strip clubs, homophobia, and the endurance of Auto-tune ahead of his Friday performance at Roseland.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/31/2014
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GET OUT

The Ultimate Summer Travel Guide

Portland Monthly's best summer travel tips, guides, and products—all in one place.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/18/2014
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TECHNOLOGY

A Tribute to the Pioneer of Fitness Wearables

Nike's Fuelband sparked an enduring tech/fitness revolution—but will it survive the industry's changes?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/17/2014
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COMEDY

New Comedy Takes Marriage Seriously

Produced by the cofounder of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Jason Nash is Married offers a hilarious—and profound—look at marriage. Released June 24

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/19/2014
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100 REASONS TO LOVE PORTLAND

Reasons to Love Portland: Rick Turoczy

"In Portland, we don’t make tons and tons of subpar product. We make small amounts of amazing product."

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/10/2014
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SPORTS

7 Top Spots to Watch the World Cup in Portland

Our favorite Portland bars where intercultural bonding is encouraged. We recommend calling ahead, just to be sure the game is on.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/02/2014
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SPORTS

5 Can't-Miss World Cup 2014 Matches

Naturally, you should watch all 64 matches. But if you have to choose, here are the obligatory five.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/02/2014
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SPORTS

The World Cup: A Cultural Guide

As the planet’s most-watched sports event kicks off, we share a drink with five Portlanders from around the globe (and New Jersey!) for whom the 2014 World Cup runneth over.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/02/2014
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COMEDY

Dave Chappelle: Still Killing It

Last night, the legendary comedian gave the first two of eight sold-out shows at the Helium Comedy Club.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/22/2014
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VOX POPULI

Is the Big One Coming? Take Our Survey!

Answer 25 free questions on earthquakes, and enter to win a $150 gift card to Pazzo

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/02/2014
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