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.


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


City Council Astrology

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

12/12/2012 By Marty Patail


Ink City

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

03/23/2012 By Marty Patail


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


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