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.

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

REPORT

Portland, Oregon: Cash Magnet

Is Portland changing? Ask the tax man.

01/02/2014 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

Reading The Harding-Kerrigan Scandal

The fall of Portland's skating star through the eyes of ’90s academics

01/02/2014 By Marty Patail and Alexandria Bordas

TOP DOCTORS 2014

Vox Populi: Conventional vs. Alternative Care

Our readers weigh in on alternative and complementary health care—with some surprising results.

12/20/2013 By Marty Patail

DESIGN

Q&A with Rand Miller, Designer of Digital Worlds

The Spokane-based creator of classic adventure videogames Myst and Riven talks about his company’s return to the genre.

12/12/2013 By Marty Patail

FUN

The 15 Worst Stock Travel Photos of All Time

A slide show of the 15 most inept, weirdest, or creepiest stock travel photos we could find.

12/04/2013 By Marty Patail

DESIGN NEWS

Reinventing the Ball

Adidas unveils the Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

12/03/2013 By Marty Patail

IN FLIGHT

Spirit Airlines: Highway to Hell?

Highlights from the budget airline's Yelp reviews

12/02/2013 By Marty Patail

History

50 Moments That Shaped Portland

Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.

12/02/2013 By Randy Gragg With Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Marco España, Caitlin Feldman, Cari Johnson, Alexandria Bordas, and Doug Kenck-Crispin

PDX INDEX

A New Years Eve Countdown

Our by-the-numbers look at 2013, from the Dalai Lama's Trail Blazers gear to the perpetually in-the-works Columbia River Crossing

12/02/2013 By Marty Patail

DESIGN

Adidas Enters the 2014 World Cup

With the world's biggest sporting event less than a year away, Adidas' North American headquarters in Portland is abuzz with activity.

11/15/2013 By Marty Patail

HISTORY

The Last (Dirty) Picture Show

Amid buzzy restaurants and rising condos, the Oregon Theater stands as a fading reminder of the seamy '70s.

11/01/2013 By Marty Patail

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: PoMo Turns 10

As Portland Monthly celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, we take a moment to reflect with an infographic.

11/01/2013 By Marty Patail