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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HISTORY

The Flight of the World's Last Mini Guppy

Can the flight aficionados at the Tillamook Air Museum save this giant cargo plane built to transport rockets, school buses, and giraffes from Africa?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/01/2014
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VENTURES

The Next Generation of Portland Start-Ups

Portland’s fertile silicon soil has nurtured winners like Chirpify, VendScreen, Simple, and Puppet Labs. Here are five fast-growing start-ups signaling the next wave.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/01/2014
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FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

  • By Laini Taylor, Justin Hocking, Brian Doyle, Rene Denfeld, Greg Young, Lexy Folkes, Peter Holmstrom, Maya Seaman, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Carl Abbott, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/25/2014
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COMEDY

Q&A: Getting R-Rated with SNL's Norm MacDonald

The legendary SNL comedian rants about homeless guys, his SNL sketches that never made it on air, and more. Apr 23–26

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/23/2014
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INTERVIEW

Getting Personal with Portland’s Food Napoleon Micah Camden

We sit down with the outspoken chef and restaurateur to find out the secret to smart expansion and his life's singular regret (hint: it involves Voodoo Doughnut).

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/11/2014
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INTERVIEW

5 Questions with Chromeo + Ticket Giveaway!

The undisputed masters of funk return to Portland on April 14, and we've got a pair of tickets to give way.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/09/2014
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TECHNOLOGY

How a Beaverton Kid Changed the Internet With LiveJournal

When Brad Fitzpatrick dreamed up interactive web pages, he set the stage for the social media revolution.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2014
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REAL ESTATE

Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Our annual guide to 120 neighborhoods and suburbs in a sortable table of comprehensive real estate data.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2014
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REAL ESTATE 2014

Portland's Hottest Neighborhoods: Where to Buy Now

Whether you’re a solo first-time buyer, you’ve expanded into a young family, or you’ve just sent your last kid packing to college, there’s a perfect place for you in Portland.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2014
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TRAVEL NEWS

BREAKING: Seattle to Field Pro Soccer Team to Lure Portland Tourists

"The Emerald City is not known for its soccer support." says Adrian Hanauer. "That's about to change."

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/01/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Whale watching on the coast, sledding contests, and a feel-good Earth Day hotel deal.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/21/2014
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REAL ESTATE 2014

Vox Populi: Portland Real Estate

We asked 1,450 of our readers about the state of real estate. Here's what we discovered.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/15/2014
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SPORTS

Timbers Open 2014 Season with High Expectations

On March 8, the Portland Timbers kick off their fourth MLS campaign against the Philadelphia Union—with trophies on their mind.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/07/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

A chocolate festival, Double Mountain Brewery's anniversary party, and an epic St. Patrick's Day hotel package

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/07/2014
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TRAVEL NEWS

Downtown's Governor Hotel Reborn as Sentinel

On March 14, the 105-year-old hotel will unveil a $6 million renovation and rebrand

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/06/2014
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BIG IDEAS

Q/A with Grand Theft Auto's War Correspondent

A Portland film editor transmits violent, chaotic, poignant images from inside a video game

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/06/2014
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JUST BECAUSE

The Shipwrecks of the Northwest

A new softcover book, Man & the Sea, chronicles the stunning (and strangely beautiful) shipwrecks of Oregon's past.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/06/2014
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POSTSCRIPT

Spring Arts Cheat Sheet

A foolproof formula for creating the next Portland arts sensation!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/03/2014
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SPORTS

PTFC 303: Advanced Timbers Study

By now, you probably know something about the Portland Timbers, like it or not. But can you ascend from novice to master?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/03/2014
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VOX POPULI

Take our Real Estate Survey!

It's free, anonymous, and you can win $100 to spend at Doug Fir.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/13/2014
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