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.

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

TRAVEL NEWS

BREAKING: Seattle to Field Pro Soccer Team to Lure Portland Tourists

"The Emerald City is not known for its soccer support." says Adrian Hanauer. "That's about to change."

04/01/2014 By Marty Patail

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Whale watching on the coast, sledding contests, and a feel-good Earth Day hotel deal.

03/21/2014 By Marty Patail

REAL ESTATE 2014

Vox Populi: Portland Real Estate

We asked 1,450 of our readers about the state of real estate. Here's what we discovered.

03/15/2014 Edited by Marty Patail

SPORTS

Timbers Open 2014 Season with High Expectations

On March 8, the Portland Timbers kick off their fourth MLS campaign against the Philadelphia Union—with trophies on their mind.

03/07/2014 By Marty Patail

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

A chocolate festival, Double Mountain Brewery's anniversary party, and an epic St. Patrick's Day hotel package

03/07/2014 By Marty Patail

TRAVEL NEWS

Downtown's Governor Hotel Reborn as Sentinel

On March 14, the 105-year-old hotel will unveil a $6 million renovation and rebrand

03/06/2014 By Marty Patail

BIG IDEAS

Q/A with Grand Theft Auto's War Correspondent

A Portland film editor transmits violent, chaotic, poignant images from inside a video game

03/06/2014 By Marty Patail

JUST BECAUSE

The Shipwrecks of the Northwest

A new softcover book, Man & the Sea, chronicles the stunning (and strangely beautiful) shipwrecks of Oregon's past.

03/06/2014 By Marty Patail

POSTSCRIPT

Spring Arts Cheat Sheet

A foolproof formula for creating the next Portland arts sensation!

03/03/2014 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

PTFC 303: Advanced Timbers Study

By now, you probably know something about the Portland Timbers, like it or not. But can you ascend from novice to master?

03/03/2014 By Marty Patail

VOX POPULI

Take our Real Estate Survey!

It's free, anonymous, and you can win $100 to spend at Doug Fir.

02/13/2014 By Marty Patail

BACKPAGE

Test Your Portland IQ

Can you name all of the streets in Northwest Portland's Alphabet District? Neither could the Portland Monthly staff.

02/03/2014 By Marty Patail

DISPATCH

Panic's High Tech Passion

Why Cabel Sasser turned down an offer from Steve Jobs—and how the early app start-up lived to tell the tale.

02/03/2014 By Marty Patail

FEATURE

Portland's Top Schools 2014

Our annual report card for more than 600 public and private schools in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark Counties.

02/03/2014 Edited by Marty Patail

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.

02/03/2014 With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, and Marty Patail Edited by Kelly Clarke

NEWS

The Bitter End Quietly Reopens

A longtime Timbers Army hangout gets a renovation, a new menu, and a new identity

01/31/2014 By Marty Patail