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 Mudroom section and backpage, and find excuses to leave the office by co-editing Portland Monthly’s travel blog, Tripster.

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.

THE SHAKEDOWN

Should Portland Bring Back Pro Baseball?

America’s pastime has been banished from the city since 2010.

07/12/2016 By Marty Patail

LEVEL UP

Ground Kontrol vs. Quarterworld: Which Portland Arcade Reigns Supreme?

Two arcades that are also bars? Adulthood is no longer mandatory.

07/12/2016 By Marty Patail

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: The Widmer Brothers Talk 20-Plus Years of Brewing—and Correct Your Pronunciation of "Hefe"

In 1986, Kurt and Rob Widmer dropped off their first keg of wheat beer at a small Portland bar. That Hefeweizen would go on to become one of America's most iconic brews. The brothers reminisce about how it all came to be, and tell us what might be next.

07/11/2016 By Marty Patail

BEER ME

Hood River's Double Mountain Just Wants to Be Portland's Next Neighborhood Pub

The Gorge brewery is expanding to Woodstock this summer and bringing along its low-key vibe.

07/08/2016 By Marty Patail

MUSIC

A Weekend at What the Festival... Or June-uary Strikes Again!

But even cold weather and rain couldn't stop the beats.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

BEER ME

The Portland Pickles, Our Adorable Amateur Baseball Team, Have a Beer

Laurelwood Brewing throws out the first pitch.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

Q&A

How OHSU’s Research Spins Off into Tech Start-Ups

Dan Dorsa, OHSU senior VP of research, explains the “MedTech Alliance.”

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

MEDICINE

How Portland Helps the World’s LGBT Couples Have Babies

Would-be parents from across the globe converge here for science, surrogates, and security.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail

MUSIC

What the Festival Is Nearly Bro-Free!

And other true facts ahead of Oregon's funnest little electronic festival.

06/16/2016 By Marty Patail

VIDEO GAMES

Central Oregon, Now Infested with Hordes of Video Game Zombies

A Bend-based game studio imagines a fate worse than gentrification.

06/14/2016 By Marty Patail

MUSIC

Why Horror Master John Carpenter Plays Music for the 'Movies in Your Head'

The legendary director behind Halloween was in town this week to perform original scores to films that don't exist. We talked to him about making the music before the movie.

06/14/2016 By Marty Patail

BIG WAVES

Is a Water Park Coming to Willamette Falls?

Oregon City might be the next Splash Mountain.

06/13/2016 By Marty Patail

BIG IDEAS

Oregon’s Innovators Light Up Tech, Art, Business, History, the Cityscape—and the Future

From vanished ancient coasts to singing buildings to eco-drones, Oregonians break revolutionary ground.

06/13/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Benjamin Tepler, Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Fiona McCann, Eden Dawn, Chad Walsh, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Andrew D'Cruz

PDX AIRPORT

The Portland International Airport Is Portland’s Most Portland Neighborhood

Mini movie theater to bike tool shed, lactation rooms to tasting rooms: PDX is the best.

06/13/2016 By Marty Patail

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: 11 Portland Eats, Spots, and Sips We Can’t Resist Right Now

Iced matcha-chai lattes to killer pastrami sandwiches, here are some of our city’s most delicious things.

06/13/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Eden Dawn, Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: Four Great New Spaces in Portland

From awesome offices to tower condos to an easygoing park, the latest additions to Portland’s landscape are sights to behold.

06/13/2016 By Marty Patail

THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with Dan Staton?

The Multnomah County Sheriff will soon retire after some… unpleasantness.

06/13/2016 By Marty Patail

BEER ME

Public Coast Brewery Washes Up on Cannon Beach

A new Oregon coastal brewery emphasizes simple, clean ales.

06/10/2016 By Marty Patail

MUSIC

What the Festival Roars Back For Its 5th Year

Oregon's big little dance party is all grown up.

06/09/2016 By Marty Patail