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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CONCERTS

Q&A: Zedd

The DJ-producer talks about his new tour, learning to play the piano, and the future of electronic dance music. He plays the Roseland on Oct 2.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/26/2013
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TECH

XOXO 2013: Chris Anderson on Drones and Farming

Former Wired editor Chris Anderson talks about how he went from building a model airplane on his kitchen table to changing the future of agriculture

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/20/2013
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TECH

XOXO 2013: Why This Fest is Different

This morning, organizers Andy Baio and Andy McMillan told us why XOXO is like no festival you've been to before

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/20/2013
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GO FORTH AND EAT

Northwest Culinary Road Trips

Pack up the car, cue the road tunes, and seek the simple pleasure of the region's edible bounty at its peak.

  • By Marty Patail, Allison Jones, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/03/2013
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CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Wenatchee, Washington's Fresh Flavors

The thriving river region is the backbone of Washington's fruit industry, boasting 150 farms and orchards, 45 wineries, and a new public market.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/03/2013
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CULTURE

How the XOXO Festival Charms Cutting-Edge Thinkers

Portland's homegrown ideas fest creates an arts and technology think-tank for the hacker generation.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/03/2013
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GEAR UP

Trust Co Unveils its Axes

On September 6, heritage axe restoration brand, Trust Co., is getting inked in a tattoo-themed celebration of its grand opening.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/28/2013
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IN FLIGHT

Do Airplanes Need Child-Free Zones?

Some Asian carriers are now offering upgrades to child-free (and, presumably, less noisy) sections of their aircraft. Should the trend catch on here?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/28/2013
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GEAR UP

Danner Boots comes to Union Way

Danner's retail store in downtown's high-end Union Way alley offers a convenient new shopping destination for Portland nature-lovers.

  • By Emily Gravlin
  • Published 08/22/2013
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GEAR UP

Poler Stuff Unveils New Camp Shorts

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/23/2013
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TIPS

Website Helps You Discover New Swimming Holes

The Swim Guide helps you find beaches and swimming holes near you—wherever you are.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/09/2013
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BUSINESS

Why Target Is Coming to Downtown Portland

Urban revival draws major brands back to city centers.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/01/2013
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COVER STORY

Oregon Beer Guide

Your guide to the best of Oregon craft brewing

  • By Branden Andersen, Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, John Chandler, Kasey Cordell, and Christian DeBenedetti
  • Published 07/01/2013
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OREGON BEER GUIDE

The New Wave of Portland Breweries

We know, it’s hard to keep track of the city’s rapidly spawning microbrewery scene. Start with these five standouts.

  • By Marty Patail, Aaron Scott, Zach Dundas, John Chandler, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 07/01/2013
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VOX POPULI

We asked 100 brewers and beer industry pros…

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/01/2013
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GIVEAWAY

Win a 5-Night Honolulu Getaway

Enter now to win a five night stay at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/27/2013
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HAPPENINGS

Scenic Crater Lake Road Open Only for Hikers and Cyclists

On June 22 and 23, head south to bike or hike one of Oregon's most beautiful roads—without cars!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/20/2013
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NEWS

Portland's Ace Hotel Goes to England

Portland's trendiest hotel announces a new location in a hip London neighborhood

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/19/2013
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HAPPENINGS

Cherry Celebration in Hood River

On July 20 and 21, the Hood River County Fruit Loop hosts a delicious, two-day celebration of all things cherry

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/18/2013
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NEWS

New Nonstop Flights From PDX

Check out these 8 new US destinations from Portland International Airport—only one flight away.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/07/2013
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