Associate Editor

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.

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: January’s Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from sleek winter jackets to beautiful screwdrivers (really!)

12/21/2015 By Marty Patail

5 THINGS ABOUT

Here’s Why Mayor Charlie Hales Isn’t Running for Reelection

We look back at what Hales has accomplished, and at what his final year in City Hall may hold.

12/21/2015 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

PORTLAND BUCKET LIST

Are You a Real Portlander?

Have you sprinted up Tabor? Gone commando at the World Naked Bike Ride? Consumed *all* the beer? Take our quiz to find out if you’re (nearly) native—or just got off the bus.

12/11/2015 Edited by Marty Patail With Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Allison Jones, Fiona McCann, Rachel Ritchie, and Benjamin Tepler

NEWS

Earl Blumenauer Teams Up With Salt & Straw to Get Bikes for Kids in Need

The Oregon Congressman is baking his legendary fruit cake. You read that correctly.

12/04/2015 By Marty Patail

BEER

Widmer Brothers Place High Stakes Bet with Columbus Brewery Over MLS Cup

On the line: A beer in honor of the winning team.

12/03/2015 By Marty Patail

PHILANTHROPY

New #OregoniansGive Campaign to Channel Holiday Spending to Local Nonprofits

Think of this Tuesday as the Black Friday of charity.

11/29/2015 By Marty Patail

OUTDOORS

Free Parking at Oregon State Parks on Black Friday

We've got just one more reason to skip the stores and head out outdoors.

11/25/2015 By Marty Patail

THE SHAKEDOWN

How Qualified Is Ted Wheeler, Really?

Oregon’s state treasurer is now running for Portland mayor. We size up the pros and cons.

11/23/2015 By Marty Patail

SCIENCE

How One Seriously Cool Kids Chemistry Set Is Getting Girls Into Science

Yellow Scope's rigorous science kits step away from the pink and towards STEM gender equality.

11/23/2015 By Marty Patail

HEALTH

Uber to Deliver Health Kits and Flu Shots to Portlanders

This Thursday, UberHealth will bring you a "wellness pack" and flu shots for up to 10 people (registered nurse included).

11/17/2015 By Marty Patail

OUTDOORS

The Local Quest to Save a Northern California Wilderness

A local nonprofit and a creative agency are racing against time to save an immaculate chunk of Northern California wilderness.

11/16/2015 By Marty Patail

JUST FOR FUN

We Went Indoor Skydiving and Here's What Happened

Three of us braved the tunnel, and three of us survived.

11/16/2015 By Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, and Emma Mannheimer

BEER

Zoiglhaus Brings an Obscure German Brewing Tradition to East Portland

The new family-friendly brewpub honors a little-known practice of communal brewing.

11/10/2015 By Marty Patail

CITY NEWS

North Portland’s Iconic Paul Bunyan Statue is Finally Getting Some Love

Oregon’s only historic roadside attraction needs more than a new coat of paint.

11/10/2015 By Marty Patail

SOCCER

We Just Witnessed One of the Greatest Games in MLS Playoff History

“Maybe it was the Timbers Army … or God.”

10/30/2015 By Mike Schwartz

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Peek Inside McMenamins' Massive New Anderson School Hotel

Did we mention there's a saltwater swimming pool?

10/28/2015 By Marty Patail

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Exceptional Community Contribution: Stoel Rives for I Have a Dream Oregon

The local law firm believes in I Have a Dream Oregon, to the tune of $800,000

10/20/2015 By Marty Patail

GIVE US YOUR CALIFORNIANS

Why Portland Needs As Many Californians As We Can Get

Forget the "No Californians" bumper stickers. For Portland's white-hot tech scene, "outsiders" can't come soon enough.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: November's Best Local Stuff

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from a blanket homage to the Pacific Crest Trail to leather iPhone wallets.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail

5 THINGS ABOUT

What's Next for Portland's Animation Powerhouse Laika?

The Hillsboro HQ of films like Boxtrolls, Coraline, and ParaNorman is working on its next masterpiece.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail