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.

CONCERTS

Q&A with T-Pain, Lord of the Party

The Grammy winning R&B star talks about strip clubs, homophobia, and the endurance of Auto-tune ahead of his Friday performance at Roseland.

07/31/2014 By Marty Patail

GET OUT

The Ultimate Summer Travel Guide

Portland Monthly's best summer travel tips, guides, and products—all in one place.

07/18/2014 By Marty Patail

TECHNOLOGY

A Tribute to the Pioneer of Fitness Wearables

Nike's Fuelband sparked an enduring tech/fitness revolution—but will it survive the industry's changes?

07/17/2014 By Marty Patail

DISPATCH

Sharing Portland’s Food Supply

The story behind the tiny nonprofit Urban Gleaners, one woman's mission to share the city's excess food.

07/01/2014 By Marty Patail

COMEDY

New Comedy Takes Marriage Seriously

Produced by the cofounder of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Jason Nash is Married offers a hilarious—and profound—look at marriage. Released June 24

06/19/2014 By Marty Patail

100 REASONS TO LOVE PORTLAND

Reasons to Love Portland: Rick Turoczy

"In Portland, we don’t make tons and tons of subpar product. We make small amounts of amazing product."

06/10/2014 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

The World Cup: A Cultural Guide

As the planet’s most-watched sports event kicks off, we share a drink with five Portlanders from around the globe (and New Jersey!) for whom the 2014 World Cup runneth over.

06/02/2014 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

5 Can't-Miss World Cup 2014 Matches

Naturally, you should watch all 64 matches. But if you have to choose, here are the obligatory five.

06/02/2014 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

7 Top Spots to Watch the World Cup in Portland

Our favorite Portland bars where intercultural bonding is encouraged. We recommend calling ahead, just to be sure the game is on.

06/02/2014 By Marty Patail

COMEDY

Dave Chappelle: Still Killing It

Last night, the legendary comedian gave the first two of eight sold-out shows at the Helium Comedy Club.

05/22/2014 By Marty Patail

VOX POPULI

Is the Big One Coming? Take Our Survey!

Answer 25 free questions on earthquakes, and enter to win a $150 gift card to Pazzo

05/02/2014 By Marty Patail

VENTURES

The Next Generation of Portland Start-Ups

Portland’s fertile silicon soil has nurtured winners like Chirpify, VendScreen, Simple, and Puppet Labs. Here are five fast-growing start-ups signaling the next wave.

05/01/2014 By Marty Patail

HISTORY

The Flight of the World's Last Mini Guppy

Can the flight aficionados at the Tillamook Air Museum save this giant cargo plane built to transport rockets, school buses, and giraffes from Africa?

05/01/2014 By Marty Patail

FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

04/25/2014 With Marty Patail, Randy Gragg, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Carl Abbott, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Kelly Clarke, Molly Woodstock, Maya Seaman, Peter Holmstrom, Lexy Folkes, Greg Young, Rene Denfeld, Brian Doyle, Justin Hocking, and Laini Taylor Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas

COMEDY

Q&A: Getting R-Rated with SNL's Norm MacDonald

The legendary SNL comedian rants about homeless guys, his SNL sketches that never made it on air, and more. Apr 23–26

04/23/2014 By Marty Patail

INTERVIEW

Getting Personal with Portland’s Food Napoleon Micah Camden

We sit down with the outspoken chef and restaurateur to find out the secret to smart expansion and his life's singular regret (hint: it involves Voodoo Doughnut).

04/11/2014 By Marty Patail

INTERVIEW

5 Questions with Chromeo + Ticket Giveaway!

The undisputed masters of funk return to Portland on April 14, and we've got a pair of tickets to give way.

04/09/2014 By Marty Patail

REAL ESTATE

Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Our annual guide to 120 neighborhoods and suburbs in a sortable table of comprehensive real estate data.

04/02/2014 Edited by Marty Patail

TECHNOLOGY

How a Beaverton Kid Changed the Internet With LiveJournal

When Brad Fitzpatrick dreamed up interactive web pages, he set the stage for the social media revolution.

04/02/2014 By Marty Patail

REAL ESTATE 2014

Portland's Hottest Neighborhoods: Where to Buy Now

Whether you’re a solo first-time buyer, you’ve expanded into a young family, or you’ve just sent your last kid packing to college, there’s a perfect place for you in Portland.

04/02/2014 By Marty Patail