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.

DEAL

Gay Pride Promo at Hotel Vintage Plaza

Book your room at the Hotel Vintage Plaza during Portland's Pride Festival weekend and receive champagne, free tickets, and welcome hugs

05/17/2013 By Marty Patail

TRAVEL NEWS

5 Things We Like About the New Google Maps

A new redesign of Google Maps is coming soon. Here's why we're excited.

05/15/2013 By Marty Patail

WEEKEND AWAY

Gordon Ramsay’s 'Hotel Hell' Filming in Southern Oregon

Book a room at the Applegate River Lodge and enjoy the relaxing sounds of meandering stream, singing birds, and a screaming Scot.

05/13/2013 By Marty Patail

INTERVIEW + TICKET GIVEAWAY

Q&A with H. Jon Benjamin from 'Bob’s Burgers' and 'Archer'

Win tickets to 'Bob’s Burgers Live'—a sold out night of standup and shenanigans with the cast of the animated show. May 10 at the Crystal Ballroom.

05/01/2013 By Marty Patail

ON THE WATER

Riverfront Property

We've scouted the best locales for weekends at the river, whether you're looking for fly-fishing spots, lazy floating, or white-knuckle rides.

05/01/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

POWER RANKING

What's Portland's Greatest Name?

From Kyle Awesome to Beau Breedlove, we rank local monickers.

03/22/2013 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

FEATURE

Neighborhoods by the Numbers: 2013

Portland Real Estate 2013

03/22/2013 Edited by Marty Patail

CHEAP EATS 2013

Old World Eats

A hearty trek through Portland's Central European feasts

02/22/2013 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Marty Patail

SPORTS

Portland Timbers with Multinational Loyalties

Some Portland soccer pros salute several flags.

02/21/2013 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

NEWS

The Story of O

Can the Oregonian survive? We look to the newspaper's past for clues.

02/15/2013 By Marty Patail

FEATURE

Our Schools Guide 2013

The ultimate by-the-numbers guide to our region's 596 public and private schools

01/24/2013 Edited by Marty Patail

MUDROOM

City Council Astrology

An astrologer predicts how our new city council will collaborate—and clash!

12/12/2012 By Marty Patail

Mudroom

Ink City

Portland’s astonishing comic-book community proves its super powers.

03/23/2012 By Marty Patail

Getaways

10 Sunshine Getaway Travel Destinations

Here's a plan to combat our collective vitamin-D deficiency: Ten places where you're just about guaranteed sunshine and blue skies...and they're all just one direct flight away!

01/24/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Rachel Ritchie and Marty Patail

COVER STORY

Go By: Train

Ride the rails to the best of the West

09/19/2011 By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas

Editor’s Note

Golden Goals

With the Portland Timbers' first season as an MLS team fast approaching, over 10,000 season tickets have been sold. The question is, can the low-budget "Timbers Army" fan base that has been with the team for 10 seasons in an obscure second-tier league sur

02/11/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail