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.

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

SEIZE THE SUMMER

10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SEIZE THE SUMMER

7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

08/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie

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