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.

Sports

Providence Park Is About to Get a Major Expansion

The $50 million plan will add 4,000 seats to the stadium.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Alternate Reality

Pacific Northwesteros: If Game of Thrones Were Set in Portland

Who would play Jaime Lannister? You get one guess.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with the Rose Festival?

Sizing up our annual civic celebration, 110 years old this month

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices

Portland's Best New Offices 2017

From big bets to tiny nooks, welcome to the bold spaces of our city's new economy.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: Sharing Is Caring

Coworking Is Booming in Portland. Centrl's Cofounder Tells Us Why.

Alex Hughes breaks down why lone programmers are leaving their basements for shared spaces.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: The Refurbished UFO

Under Armour Moves Into Portland's Iconic YMCA

The flying saucer-shaped gym has stood empty since 2013. This year, the Baltimore–based activewear company takes up residence.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: The Tower of Babel

Daimler Builds a Megalith on North Portland's Swan Island

Welcome to the auto company's new North American headquarters: huge, gleaming, and with Jet Ski access.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: Sizing Down

Welcome to Portland's Tiniest Office

Design networking firm Coroflot built its 280-foot headquarters in a trailer.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: The Dream Home

Inside Architecture Firm Ankrom Moisan's Plum New Digs

The local juggernaut escapes John's Landing for Old Town—the neighborhood's first new building in a decade.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: Space Odyssey

How One Portland Software Company Scaled Up

Video streaming company Elemental went from two rooms in 2006 to 100,000 square feet today. How'd they do it?

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: The Gamble

A Radical New Portland Office Blends Work and Nature

Project^ and Hacker Architects join forces on a $61 million gamble.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Forest Park: Largest Forested What?

Why Forest Park Is Better Than Whatever Your City Has

Here's proof.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

West End: Shopping

Where to Shop In Portland's West End

Modern housewares to eclectic, high-end local designs, this pocket of downtown is a treasure trove for chic shoppers.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Sports

The Timbers Are Adding 4,000 Seats to Providence Park and It Looks Incredible

The $50 million-plus Providence Park expansion will be privately funded.

04/26/2017 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Columbia Sportswear Magnate Gert Boyle?

We size up Oregon's "tough mother."

04/17/2017 By Marty Patail

Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats 2017: 30 Portland Dishes That Will Break Your Mind—But Not Your Budget

Family-style Korean stews. Mood-altering chicken and jojos. A world of dumplings and $1 sushi delivered by a tiny train. Time to eat your way, wallet intact, across the city's rollicking food scene.

04/17/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

History

A Century Ago, Portland Entered World War I. How Did It Change the City?

Despite some dissent, the mushrooming city was primed for battle.

04/17/2017 By Marty Patail

Bars

Ground Kontrol Arcade's Long-Awaited Expansion Now Open

Stepping inside is like infiltrating the arctic lair of some supervillain—except with Pac-Man!

04/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Profile

Jeff Merkley, the Unquiet American

The Oregon politician was a low-key liberal on the Senate’s back benches. Then came Trump.

04/05/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by Andy Batt

Beer

The Blazers Are Surging. There's a Beer for That Now.

Pyramid's 1977 Lager commemorates that time 40 years ago when the Trail Blazers brought home an NBA championship.

03/29/2017 By Marty Patail