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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DISPATCH

Panic's High Tech Passion

Why Cabel Sasser turned down an offer from Steve Jobs—and how the early app start-up lived to tell the tale.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/03/2014
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FEATURE

Portland's Top Schools 2014

Our annual report card for more than 600 public and private schools in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark Counties.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/03/2014
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BACKPAGE

Test Your Portland IQ

Can you name all of the streets in Northwest Portland's Alphabet District? Neither could the Portland Monthly staff.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/03/2014
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HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 02/03/2014
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NEWS

The Bitter End Quietly Reopens

A longtime Timbers Army hangout gets a renovation, a new menu, and a new identity

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/31/2014
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JUST BECAUSE

Seahawks 747 Skywriting over Washington

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/30/2014
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REPORT

Portland, Oregon: Cash Magnet

Is Portland changing? Ask the tax man.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/02/2014
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SPORTS

Reading The Harding-Kerrigan Scandal

The fall of Portland's skating star through the eyes of ’90s academics

  • By Alexandria Bordas and Marty Patail
  • Published 01/02/2014
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TOP DOCTORS 2014

Vox Populi: Conventional vs. Alternative Care

Our readers weigh in on alternative and complementary health care—with some surprising results.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/20/2013
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DESIGN

Q&A with Rand Miller, Designer of Digital Worlds

The Spokane-based creator of classic adventure videogames Myst and Riven talks about his company’s return to the genre.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/12/2013
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FUN

The 15 Worst Stock Travel Photos of All Time

A slide show of the 15 most inept, weirdest, or creepiest stock travel photos we could find.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/04/2013
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DESIGN NEWS

Reinventing the Ball

Adidas unveils the Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/03/2013
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IN FLIGHT

Spirit Airlines: Highway to Hell?

Highlights from the budget airline's Yelp reviews

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/02/2013
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COVER STORY

50 Moments That Shaped Portland

Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.

  • By Doug Kenck-Crispin, Alexandria Bordas, Cari Johnson, Caitlin Feldman, Marco España, Marty Patail, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 12/02/2013
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PDX INDEX

A New Years Eve Countdown

Our by-the-numbers look at 2013, from the Dalai Lama's Trail Blazers gear to the perpetually in-the-works Columbia River Crossing

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/02/2013
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DESIGN

Adidas Enters the 2014 World Cup

With the world's biggest sporting event less than a year away, Adidas' North American headquarters in Portland is abuzz with activity.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/15/2013
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BUSINESS

Oregon's Food Innovation Legacy

From tater tots to Tofurkey, Oregon invents tasty futures.

  • By Marco España and Marty Patail
  • Published 11/01/2013
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HISTORY

The Last (Dirty) Picture Show

Amid buzzy restaurants and rising condos, the Oregon Theater stands as a fading reminder of the seamy '70s.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/01/2013
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PDX INDEX

PDX Index: PoMo Turns 10

As Portland Monthly celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, we take a moment to reflect with an infographic.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/01/2013
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BEYOND THE BRIDGES

Northwest Rolling Retreats

Trailers aren't just for RV parks anymore. Whether stationed in a snow-blanketed valley or delivered, fully stocked, to your favorite riverfront campsite, these four-wheeled wonders offer getaways unlike any other.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/01/2013
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