Senior 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.

The Shakedown

Is Camping Really So Great? The Pros and Cons

We stake out Oregon's favorite summer activity.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

Design

3 Portland Swimming Pools to Drool Over

Sorry: they're all private.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

History

40 Years Ago, Pelé Played His Last Game—Ever—in Portland

In 1977, the Brazilian soccer star bowed out in the Rose City.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

Beer

Get Ready for August's Total Eclipse with an Insane Beer Festival

On August 5, Portland Monthly throws a beer bash for the astronomical event of the century (barring an asteroid or doomsday solar flare).

07/06/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

You Just Moved Here. So What Gives, Portland?

We subject the Rose City to a sniff test.

06/30/2017 By Marty Patail

Tenant Tips

A Cheat Sheet for Portland Renters

Here's how to live that tenant life.

06/30/2017 By Marty Patail

Portland Bucket List

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do

From transplants to natives, we present a quirky and quintessential bucket list for every type of Portlander.

06/30/2017 Edited by Marty Patail

Q&A

Talking with Ted Wheeler, Our First Portland-Born Mayor Since WWII

"I have no great nostalgia for the way Portland was in the ’70s and early ’80s."

06/30/2017 By Marty Patail

Light a Fire 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominate Portland's Best Nonprofits and Volunteers Now!

You only have until July 1 to get in your nominations for Portland Monthly's 2017 Light a Fire awards.

06/16/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Summer?

Serving up hot takes on our city's greatest season.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Beer Guide 2017

Summer of Beer: Portland’s Best Pints and Breweries Right Now

At last, the sun is shining and the taps are flowing. Here’s our guide to the best of 2017, because there’s never been a better time to grab a pint.

06/12/2017 Edited by Marty Patail

Beer Guide 2017: Fresh Pints

Portland's 8 Best New Spots to Drink Beer

From experimental one-offs to dreamy patios, here are our favorite places for a pint right now.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Meagan Nolan, Margaret Seiler, and Kelly Clarke

Beer Guide 2017: Top 20

20 Portland Beers We'll Be Sipping All Summer 2017

Here are the best Portland-brewed suds for hot-weather sippin'.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Sports

Providence Park Is About to Get a Major Expansion

The $50 million plan will add 4,000 seats to the stadium.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Alternate Reality

Pacific Northwesteros: If Game of Thrones Were Set in Portland

Who would play Jaime Lannister? You get one guess.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with the Rose Festival?

Sizing up our annual civic celebration, 110 years old this month

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices

Portland's Best New Offices 2017

From big bets to tiny nooks, welcome to the bold spaces of our city's new economy.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: Sharing Is Caring

Coworking Is Booming in Portland. Centrl's Cofounder Tells Us Why.

Alex Hughes breaks down why lone programmers are leaving their basements for shared spaces.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: The Refurbished UFO

Under Armour Moves Into Portland's Iconic YMCA

The flying saucer-shaped gym has stood empty since 2013. This year, the Baltimore–based activewear company takes up residence.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: The Tower of Babel

Daimler Builds a Megalith on North Portland's Swan Island

Welcome to the auto company's new North American headquarters: huge, gleaming, and with Jet Ski access.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail