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.

GEAR UP

Trust Co Unveils its Axes

On September 6, heritage axe restoration brand, Trust Co., is getting inked in a tattoo-themed celebration of its grand opening.

08/28/2013 By Marty Patail

IN FLIGHT

Do Airplanes Need Child-Free Zones?

Some Asian carriers are now offering upgrades to child-free (and, presumably, less noisy) sections of their aircraft. Should the trend catch on here?

08/28/2013 By Marty Patail

GEAR UP

Danner Boots comes to Union Way

Danner's retail store in downtown's high-end Union Way alley offers a convenient new shopping destination for Portland nature-lovers.

08/22/2013 By Emily Gravlin

OREGON CAMPING

Gear Up!

The best Portland stuff for your next camping adventure.

08/01/2013 By Marty Patail

TIPS

Website Helps You Discover New Swimming Holes

The Swim Guide helps you find beaches and swimming holes near you—wherever you are.

07/09/2013 By Marty Patail

BUSINESS

Why Target Is Coming to Downtown Portland

Urban revival draws major brands back to city centers.

07/01/2013 By Marty Patail

COVER STORY

Oregon Beer Guide

Your guide to the best of Oregon craft brewing

07/01/2013 With Christian DeBenedetti, Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Marty Patail, and Branden Andersen Edited by Rachel Ritchie

OREGON BEER GUIDE

The New Wave of Portland Breweries

We know, it’s hard to keep track of the city’s rapidly spawning microbrewery scene. Start with these five standouts.

07/01/2013 By Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, and Marty Patail

GIVEAWAY

Win a 5-Night Honolulu Getaway

Enter now to win a five night stay at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

06/27/2013 By Marty Patail

HAPPENINGS

Scenic Crater Lake Road Open Only for Hikers and Cyclists

On June 22 and 23, head south to bike or hike one of Oregon's most beautiful roads—without cars!

06/20/2013 Photography by Marty Patail

NEWS

Portland's Ace Hotel Goes to England

Portland's trendiest hotel announces a new location in a hip London neighborhood

06/19/2013 By Marty Patail

HAPPENINGS

Cherry Celebration in Hood River

On July 20 and 21, the Hood River County Fruit Loop hosts a delicious, two-day celebration of all things cherry

06/18/2013 By Marty Patail

NEWS

New Nonstop Flights From PDX

Check out these 8 new US destinations from Portland International Airport—only one flight away.

06/07/2013 By Marty Patail

DEALS

Cheap Flights to Summer Sun and More

Two great new deals—including low summer airfare to San Francisco, LA, and an all-inclusive golf vacation at Mt. Hood.

06/05/2013 By Marty Patail

RAINMAKER

Mining the Future

ESCO's John Dillon makes drilling quicker and more profitable

06/03/2013 By Marty Patail

SUMMER GUIDE

The Portland Timbers' Other Rivals

With the Cascadia Cup on the line, our hometown team looks beyond the Seattle Sounders to tackle their friendlier, Canadian rivals.

06/02/2013 By Marty Patail

SUMMER GUIDE

Play Like a Kid this Summer

Yeah, yeah, yeah. “Keep Portland Weird.” We know. (Here’s how.)

06/02/2013 By Marty Patail

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

A Great Gatsby staycation, brand new Willamette Valley tasting rooms, and wine walks on the coast.

05/17/2013 By Marty Patail