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.

Rocket Science

Donald Trump Wanted to Put a $10 Billion Missile Defense System in Portland

"F*** it, pull it back and put it in Portland!" the president said, according to Bob Woodward's new book.

09/07/2018 By Marty Patail

Film

A New Documentary Tells the Stories Behind the Eagle Creek Fire

This time last year the Gorge was burning. Forest on Fire reflects on the blaze that shocked our state.

09/04/2018 By Marty Patail

Strategies

Attention, Portland: Stop Lining Up to Order a Drink at the Bar

This cannot go on, people.

08/14/2018 By Marty Patail

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: Where To...

From Sipping Sake to Swilling with Surfers, a Portland Bar for Every Occasion

Here are nine spots that have nailed a niche.

08/14/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Locals?

We've got some thoughts and feelings.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Top Treats

The 12 Tastiest Cannabis Edibles (That Won’t Ruin Your Weekend)

From cheesy crackers to marshmallow bon-bons, these treats are a step above.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Top Shops

Portland’s 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city’s top shops—newcomers welcome!

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Q&A

Comedian Bri Pruett Gives Advice to New Portlanders

Last year the stand-up comic did the most Portland thing for a successful artist: she moved to LA.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

Is the Oregon Coast Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

We size up our beachfront property.

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Design

A Pair of Downsizers Give the Portland ‘Skinny House’ a New Face

"Skinny houses don’t encourage demolition. Townhouses do.”

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Summer Eats: Sips

Drink These 15 Oregon Quaffs at Your Next Backyard Bash

From a gin gimlet to fermented pineapple wine, here's what to sip all summer long.

06/19/2018 By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail

The Shakedown

Hiking Happens in Oregon. Should It?

We size up hitting the trail.

06/19/2018 By Marty Patail

Fresh Hopped

3 Old-School Portland Breweries Get Modern Makeovers

Bridgeport, Widmer, and Rogue revamp themselves for the New Portland beer scene.

06/19/2018 By Marty Patail

Digital Doomlands

A Portland Journalist's New Book Ventures into Silicon Valley's Dark Side

In Live Work Work Work Die, Corey Pein digs up sobering stuff. If you're connected (and aren't we all?), be concerned.

06/19/2018 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail Illustrations by Amy Martin

TV

Watch Portland Barman Jeffrey Morgenthaler Almost Set Seth Meyers on Fire

The Pepe Le Moko cocktail wizard appeared on Late Night to promote his book—and make Huber's Spanish coffees.

05/24/2018 By Marty Patail and Kelly Clarke

The Shakedown

Ugh. It's Tourist Season in Portland.

Let's size up these annual summer invaders.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

Soccer

The Sad American's Guide to Picking a World Cup Team

The United States men's team failed to qualify for the tournament for the first time since the 1980s. Here's how to find a new squad to get behind.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

Real Estate

Will Portland's Condo Market Make a Comeback?

Not to be confused with all those apartments (and hotels and office buildings) going up around town.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail

Design

Paul Bunyan vs. Polka Dots: The 15 Biketown Design Finalists Are Here

You have until May 3 to vote on your favorite for each Portland quadrant.

04/27/2018 By Marty Patail