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 Dispatch section and backpage, and co-edits Portland Monthly’s style and design blog, Lookbook.

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.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Around the World in Four Stories

The wide world of travel, featuring planes patched with tape, a lamb chop in space, and Munich's Airbräu.

11/24/2014 By Marty Patail

VOX POPULI

Tell Us What You Think About Money

Take our free, anonymous survey and enter to win a $50 gift card to Imperial.

11/11/2014 By Marty Patail

ART

Portland Windows Shine a Light on Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz Art

What do a Chinese dissident, America’s most notorious federal prison, and energy-conscious Portland homeowners have in common?

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail

RIP CITY

The Blazers' Guide to Portland

What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Restaurantopoly

The fast-dealing Rose City foodie game!

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail

LIGHT A FIRE

Most With The Least: Urban Gleaners

Tackling food waste by redistributing excess to those who need it most

10/23/2014 By Marty Patail

GAME CHANGER

How to Design a Video Game...Without Shooting!

Chances are, you haven’t played a video game like Firewatch.

10/10/2014 By Marty Patail

COMEDY

Comedian Shane Torres, The Exit Interview

Funnyman Shane Torres is heading for New York. We took a moment to say goodbye—and ask what his worst Portland moment was.

10/06/2014 By Marty Patail

THE STATE OF CRAFT

6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

10/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, and Marty Patail

TRAVEL NEWS

From Around the World: Sept 29

How to eat healthy on the road, which countries travel the furthest for their honeymoons, and why you could be riding a 59,000 mile space elevator.

09/29/2014 By Marty Patail

ROAD TRIP

Northwest Wine Country Weekends

From Southern Oregon’s golden fields to the desert oasis of Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley’s verdant hills, the region's vineyards are ripe for exploring.

09/26/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie With Aaron Scott, Emily Grosvenor, and Marty Patail

TRAVEL NEWS

From Around the World: Sept 15

How to fake an East Asian vacation, the iPhone 6's new travel features, and why you should dress up before getting on a plane.

09/15/2014 By Marty Patail

PDX INDEX

Ducks Football By the Numbers

A numerical look at the University of Oregon's biggest sports draw

09/02/2014 By Marty Patail

POSTSCRIPT

The Food Lover's Kama Sutra

Advanced techniques for exploring Oregon's bounty

09/02/2014 By Marty Patail

ARTS & CULTURE

Portland Fall Arts Calendar

The can’t-miss shows, events, and festivals that will define Portland’s cultural agenda this season

09/02/2014 By Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, Nathan Tucker, and Schuyler Keenan

LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

09/02/2014 Edited by Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Maya Seaman, Nicole Cordier, Caleb Diehl, and Sarah Richards

EVENTS

7 Minutes in (Design) Heaven

PechaKucha's quirky presentation format returns to Portland for an evening of short talks about design and summer.

08/13/2014 By Marty Patail

VOX POPULI

Tell Us What You Think About Wine!

Take our free survey and enter to win a $100 gift card to Doug Fir.

08/12/2014 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

Germany's World Cup Stars Arrive in Portland

FC Bayern München's World Cup–winning superstars (plus Arjen Robben) arrived today—just in time for the MLS All-Star game.

08/06/2014 By Marty Patail

SEIZE THE SUMMER

Navigating the Dangers of Summer Travel

The path to the perfect Northwest adventure is paved with peril. Can you make it to the promised land?

08/01/2014 By Marty Patail