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.

BEER ME

Timbers Defender Liam Ridgewell Brewed a Beer

Ridgy's Royall Boat Beer will be available at Hopworks Urban Brewery starting Sunday, August 7.

08/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Science

The Big One Just Got a Little More Likely

Major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes occur more often than we thought.

08/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Outdoors

Watch This Hang-Glider Try to Catch Sweet, Sweet Air in Clinton Park

The "majesty of flight" indeed.

08/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Eat This Now

Where to Eat This Week: July 27–Aug 3

Sustainable poke at Bamboo Sushi Annex, the city’s first Burmese food cart, and tacos galore are your required eating right now.

07/27/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Video Games

A 1994 Video Game Classic, Reborn in Portland

Night Dive Studios has raised more than $1 million to remake the cult classic System Shock from the ground up.

07/19/2016 By Marty Patail

BEER ME

Deschutes Brewery Created a Virtual Reality Marketing Campaign

It's like Johnny Mnemonic except in Bend.

07/15/2016 By Marty Patail

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