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.

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AROUND THE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Awful French Airplane Ideas, Chewing Gum in Russia, and the China-Portland Express

This week’s best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/21/2015
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VOX POPULI

What Portland Would Look Like as an Independent Country

We asked our readers to vote on how our city would operate as a sovereign nation. Here's what we found (all hail the barter economy!)

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/20/2015
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5 THINGS ABOUT

Charting the Unlikely Rise of Oregon Football

Recruiting secrets, failed mascots, and infamous games of the UO Ducks.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/20/2015
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BEER

The Stories Behind the Four Beers at Kölsch Fest This Weekend

Every beer has a story. But the beers at Prost's first annual Kölsch Fest are older than most.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/17/2015
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MUSIC

Damian Lillard's Top 5 Rap Verses of All Time

Dame DOLLA just released his first single, but the Blazer star has been at it for a while.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/16/2015
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NEWS

Portland Japanese Garden Unveils Major $33.5 Million Expansion

Construction will begin this September on three new LEED-certified buildings and seven new garden spaces.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/16/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Awful People on Airplanes, Centimeter-Accurate GPS systems, and an Insane Wingsuit Stunt

This week’s best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/06/2015
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BEER GUIDE 2015

The New Guide to Oregon’s Best Beer

To misquote a misquote, “Beer is proof that Oregon wants us to be happy!” Join us in reveling in our backyard beer mecca.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/29/2015
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NEWS

Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide

In a 5-4 decision, the Court established marriage as an equal right for all.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/26/2015
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BEER

Celebrate National Radler Day at Hopworks BikeBar

The Radler: history's first beer made specifically for cyclists.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/22/2015
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DISPATCH

Riding Along with a Weed Dealer to Vancouver's Marijuana Main Street

Peering into Oregon's hazy, post-legalization future.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/22/2015
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BEST BEER

Drink in Style: Portland's New Beer Gear

Beervana is calling. Come prepared with these local drinking tools.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/22/2015
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BEST BEER

25 Oregon Beers We're Crushing on Right Now

From pils to porter, these local brews are calling.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/22/2015
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BEST BEER

Portland's Best New Brewpubs, Bottle Shops, and Beer Haunts

These 11 beer halls, restaurants, and retail outlets have once again raised the bar for great drinking destinations.

  • By Zach Dundas, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail
  • Published 06/22/2015
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EDITORS' NOTE

What Could Oregon Possibly Know About Making Good Beer?

Our associate editor reflects on 10 years of the Oregon craft beer revolution.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/22/2015
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VOX POPULI

What Portlanders Really Think About Oregon Beer

We asked about 850 of our readers about the state's unofficial beverage. Here's what we discovered.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/22/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Game of Thrones Filming Locations, Peeing in the Hotel Pool, and the Wolves in Yellowstone

This week's best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/16/2015
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BARS

Worth a Visit: McMenamins' Cider Bar on NW 23rd

Not only has McMenamins been making cider for 25 years, the local institution is a Top 5 cider producer in Oregon.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/15/2015
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TELEVISION

The Bad Girls Club Is Casting in Portland

Yes, we talked to the casting director. Pro tip: don't bring a vibrator.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/11/2015
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START-UP

Upgrade Your Crowdfunding Rewards, Young Capitalist!

A new kind of crowdfunding site swaps swag for cold hard cash.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/26/2015
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