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.

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of May 2016

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from custom claw-foot tubs to robots that teach kids to program.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

HOW-TO

How to Do Polyamory, Successfully

It’s even harder than you think. Google can help.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

DECISION TREE

Which Tasting Room is Right for You?

Our handy decision tree will help you figure out where to tipple.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

WHAT'S NEXT

The Bars of Summer 2016

It’s shaping up to be an epic year for fun-loving drinkers. We’ve got the goods on five spots opening soon.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s 13 Best New Bars

Whether you're into ham and fortified wines or mussels and Belgian beers, there’s a new spot for you.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Kelly Clarke

BIG PICTURE

Visiting Portland’s New Elephant Lands

The Oregon Zoo’s pachyderms have a new, bigger home.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

5 THINGS ABOUT

What You Need to Know about the Mayor’s Race

The crowded contest to be Portland’s next mayor could be decided during the primary on May 17.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

BEER

Prost and Stammtisch Celebrate the 500th Birthday of the German Beer Purity Law

Owner Dan Hart tells us why the Reinheitsgebot still matters.

04/21/2016 By Marty Patail

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Sarah Iannarone Makes Her Case To Become Portland’s Mayor

She joined the race late. She’s never held office. But this passionate advocate for the city’s future argues that Portland needs a serious urbanist in its top job.

04/18/2016 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail With Sika Stanton

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Broder Expands to Hood River, Revolution Hall Gets a Restaurant, and More PDX Food News

... including Phat Cart going brick-and-mortar, Cellar 503's new tasting room, and a new event space in the former Din Din location.

04/18/2016 By Sarah Hopwood and Marty Patail

DESIGN WEEK 2016

Norwegian Design Firm Snøhetta Shows Us How the Sausage Is Made

The firm behind the upcoming James Beard Public Market kicks off Design Week 2016.

04/07/2016 By Marty Patail

ARCHITECTURE

Travel Back to the 1950s and Step Inside 'The Houses of Tomorrow'

Restore Oregon will walk you through seven Portland-area midcentury-modern homes.

04/06/2016 By Marty Patail

HOME DÉCOR

You Need One of These Free Refurbished MAX Signs

Don't fight it.

03/30/2016 By Marty Patail

ARCHITECTURE

How a Portland Firm Reinvented the Call Center

Bora Architects designed Airbnb's CX Hub to feel like home.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

THE FUTURE

In a New Era of High Prices and Soaring Popularity, What Will Portland Become?

As the cost of living skyrockets, new people pour in, and shiny new buildings rise, Portland must act fast to save its soul.

03/25/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Marty Patail, Brian Libby, Randy Gragg, and Ramona DeNies

SHAKEDOWN

Meet the Parking Lot Czar Preparing to Turn Food Cart Pods into Gleaming High Rises

Greg Goodman wants to transform 11 of his family lots into high-rises. We size him up.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

URBAN GROWTH

Are Today’s Outskirts Tomorrow’s Bustling Urban Neighborhoods?

Hillsboro’s Orenco Station invents the anti-suburb.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

URBAN PLANNING

You Think Portland Traffic is Bad Now?

Just wait. But all is not lost.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

VENTURES

This Portland Start-Up Could Be the Yelp for Campgrounds

Dyrt aims to create a virtual marketplace for campfire rings and RV hookups.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail