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.

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

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