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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BIG PICTURE

What Color is Your Aura?

One local photographer wants to help you find your true colors.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/26/2015
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VIDEO

Holy Cow! Portland Bridges by Drone!

FlyWorx, a Georgia-based imaging company, just released a jaw-dropping video of Portland's bridges by air.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/21/2015
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COMEDY FESTIVAL

Bridgetown Comedy Festival: The Recap

From Janeane Garofalo's Spanx to Dana Gould's questionable clown jokes, we scribbled down the best moments from the 2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival—or at least the best ones we could remember!

  • By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail
  • Published 05/12/2015
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VOX POPULI

Tell Us What You Think About Beer!

Take our free survey and enter to win a $50 gift card to Imperial.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/12/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: The Loch Ness Monster and the Upside of Climate Change

This week's best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/12/2015
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TRAVEL NEWS

You Can Call an Uber from the Airport Now

Rides from PDX to downtown will cost as low as $22.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/08/2015
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STAYCATION

The Jupiter Hotel's Beer Experience Package

Get ready for beer festival season with a sudsy stay at the trendy East Burnside hotel.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/08/2015
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WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: May's Best Local Stuff

This month's hottest locally made goods for Mother's Day, from handmade GMO-free soy candles to moss and lichen-filled bangles.

  • By Hannah Wallace, Marty Patail, and Cervante Pope
  • Published 04/27/2015
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DISPATCH

Your Roadmap to Portland's Comedy Scene

With underground shows, packed LGBT-centric stages, and a killer festival, local comics have never had it better.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/27/2015
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VOX POPULI

Portlanders Share Their Burning Opinions on Brunch

We asked 750 of our readers about Portland's favorite meal. Here's what we discovered.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/27/2015
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VENTURES

How One Start-Up Star Plots Portland’s Tech Future

A digital archiving start-up joins the big leagues—complete with the requisite office kegerator.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/27/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: The Coolest Camper Ever, Airbus's Sadistic Plan, and a Fried Chicken Roadtrip

A grab bag of this week's best international travel stories

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/16/2015
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VOX POPULI

What's Your Wildest Summer Memory?

Have you ever had to spoon your dog for warmth on a backpacking trip? Tell us and enter to win a $50 gift card to Imperial!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/15/2015
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PERSPECTIVES

An Ashland Native Conquers Snorkeling on Maui

Micah Wolf, owner of Maui's The Snorkel Store, on snorkeling and the island's connection to Oregon.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/07/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: the Himalayas, Smart Luggage, and Tinder for Travel

A round-up of this week's best international travel stories.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/03/2015
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REAL ESTATE 2015

Portland Neighborhoods By The Numbers: Where to Buy in 2015

Whether you're a first-time buyer, looking for a bigger place, downsizing, or renting, Portland has a hood to make you happy.

  • By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2015
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INTERVIEW

Local Journalist Reveals the Scandalous History Behind a Major Board Game

Mary Pilon on her new book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2015
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DISPATCH

Trail Blazers Star Damian Lillard’s Psychological Secret Weapon

How the fourth-quarter hero stays calm under pressure (hint: it involves a "mental coach").

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2015
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THE TIMELINE

Death & Taxis: A Look Back At Portland's Storied Cab History

It's inescapable—Uber is coming to Portland. We explore the backstory of the city's relationship with paid drivers across the decades.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2015
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TRAVEL NEWS

Behold Sunriver Resort's $50 Million Facelift

The beloved Central Oregon retreat gets a new restaurant and pool area.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/25/2015
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