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.
The Portland Budget: How to Manage Your Finances, the Local Way
The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)
How to Invest in Locally Run Businesses
THE GOLDEN YEARS
If You’re Making $120K in Portland, Here’s How You Should Spend It
An Insider’s Insight on Portland’s Crazy Real Estate Market
THE NEXT STEPS
You’re Making $80K—How Should You Spend and Save?
How to Budget With Goals in Mind
THE FRESH START
How to Live the Good Life in Portland on $40K
16 Ridiculously Comforting Dishes from Around the Globe
What’s the Deal With Tina Kotek?
A New Lents Brewery Evokes an Obscure German Tradition
Local Tell-Reader Shows the Pros How to Win at Poker
Portland: A Safe Haven for Refugees?
The Timbers: A Championship 40 Years in the Making
The "World's Greatest Cat Painting" Is Coming to the Portland Art Museum
Hollywood Theatre to Open a Cinema Inside PDX Airport
Can Mobile Apps Be Art?
The 9 Best Oregon Winter Ales
A Local Video Shows Stunning Wilderness of Blue Creek