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.

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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.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/19/2015

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.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/19/2015

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.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/19/2015

COMEDY

Wet Hot American Comedian Michael Ian Black Comes to PDX

The stand-up comedian from The State and Wet Hot American Summer is in Portland for a two-night event at Helium.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/14/2015

BIG PICTURE

This Two-Seater Microcar Makes Car2Go Look Like a Limo Service

Is it a car or a scooter...or a death trap?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/05/2015

LESS IS MORE

When it Comes to Choosing Paint Colors, These Portland Pros Keep it Simple

Northeast Portland's Colorhouse offers just 128 colors to avoid decision overload.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/05/2015

TROPHY CASE

8 Winning Tech, Home, and Gadget Finds in Local Design

From the coolest cooler to eco-friendly toothbrushes, these Portland-designed goods will elevate your surroundings.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/05/2015

HUMOR

The Portland Halloween Costume Cheat Sheet

Out of costume ideas? Why not go as an undead Uber Driver killed in the Big One? Or a Bearded Unipiper paying cash for a house?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2015

DRINK HERE NOW

Can Loyal Legion Really Be Called a Beer Hall?

Our man from Munich explores the new 99-tap drinking establishment in Southeast Portland.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2015

WINNING FINDS

Gadgets, Rubs, Tinctures, and Other Highlights from Oregon's New Weed Economy

This month’s hottest locally made goods—the weed edition!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2015

INDUSTRY

The Giant Floating Drydock That Fixed Shell's Arctic Oil Ship Is Just Getting Started

What the nation's largest floating dry dock has to do with #SHELLNO and the Portland economy

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2015

THE GRAPEVINE

The PSU Professor Who Says Wine's Whole 'Terroir' Thing Might Not Be a Thing

Joe Bohling, an expert on the history of the French wine industry, says his research looks at the not-so-ancient concept of terroir. We asked him to explain.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/21/2015

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Scenes of Pure Joy and Ecstasy from Oregon's First In-N-Out Burger

Look at these burgers. Just look at them.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/09/2015

EVENTS

Local Paint Designer to Give Away Free Samples on September 15

Portland's Colorhouse will be giving away 8 oz paint samples to the first 250 visitors on September 15.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/08/2015

AROUND THE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: The War on Public Transportation, A Cure for Car Sickness, and Google's Travel Data

This week's best travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/08/2015

NEWS

Marijuana Legalization: Where Are We Now?

The chief petitioner of last year's successful legalization measure talks about where we are now—and where we have to go.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/04/2015

VIDEOGAMES

Is this How Portland Will Look After the Apocalypse?

An new Fallout video game expansion offers a chilling look at Portland landmarks.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/04/2015

AROUND THE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Slimy Snails on Holiday, Airplane Weigh-Ins, and the Greatest Travel Jacket Ever Made

This week’s craziest international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/25/2015

SHOP GLOBAL

A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015

VOX POPULI

What Portlanders Really Think About Dietary Restrictions, Skipping Breakfast, and Cookbooks

We asked 500 of our readers about eating and cooking. This is what we found.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/24/2015
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