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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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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#OREGONWOMAN

We Found Oregon's Women of Tomorrow at Vestal School

We put them in the magazine and they invited us to their classroom.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/17/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Cable Car Hotel Rooms, Treacherous Hikes, and Lost Show Dogs.

Going to the French Alps? Stay in a hotel room suspended 9,000 feet in the air.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/16/2015
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VOX POPULI

Are You Afraid of the Dentist?

Take our free dental survey and enter to win a $100 gift card to Imperial.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/11/2015
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JUST BECAUSE

Taste Test: Airline Snacks

Portland Monthly's editorial staff sampled airline nuts and crackers... for science!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/05/2015
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PORTLAND ARTS 101

Pop Culture Translations for Opera's Most Confusing Terms

It's time to end opera's difficult rep—we break down some of the form's most baffling concepts with references from our modern age.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

A Feminist History of Oregon, from Abigail Scott Duniway to 'Bitch'

Oregon's legacy is rooted in women shipyard workers, suffragettes, sci-fi authors, legal abortion, and kick-ass senators. Get inspired!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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SPORTS

Caleb Porter: Soccer Genius?

His first season rocked. His second ended before it began. Analysts weigh in on the Timbers' highly touted coach.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

The Oregon Women of Tomorrow

We asked some young women in the third grade at Northeast Portland's Vestal School what they want to be when they grow up.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

Portland’s First Female Head Brewer Talks Fermentation, Culinary School, and Anheuser-Busch

10 Barrel Brewing's Whitney Burnside has climbed to beer ladder from Laurelwood to Upright to Elysian to Pelican. Now, she talks about her biggest challenge yet.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/02/2015
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SPORTS

Why Timbers Coach Caleb Porter Believes Last Year Wasn't a Total Disaster—and This Year Could Be Amazing

His first season rocked. His second ended before it began. Now, as the Portland Timbers kick off a difficult and decisive 2015 season, head coach Caleb Porter calmly charts course for the playoffs.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/20/2015
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WIDE WORLD

Hot Travel Links: Photobombing Penguins, Moon Licenses, and More Seats on Airplanes

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/18/2015
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GEAR UP

North Drinkware Puts Mt Hood in a Pint Glass

A Portland trio's Kickstarter wants to drown Mt. Hood in your favorite beer.

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

Around the World in 5 Stories: Feb 2, 2015

A round up of international travel news, including Tinder-to-go, a travel hacking guide from Kayak, and a wonky FAA policy change you need to know about.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/02/2015
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WE ASKED, YOU OVERSHARED

Portlanders Share Stories of Their Worst Dates Ever

If you think Valentine's Day is hellish, at least you can be glad you're not going out with these romantic offenders.

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

Check Out the New Spa at Sou'Wester Lodge

The beloved Seaview, WA trailer resort gets a fancy new garden spa and Finnish sauna.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/30/2015
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TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Ranking Portland's Best Schools

We compare 596 public and private schools around the Portland metro area to see how your child's education measures up.

  • By Zach Dundas, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail
  • Published 01/28/2015
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VIDEO GAMES

A Portland-Perth Collaboration Yields New Space Game

Retro adventure game Space Age was four years and two continents in the making.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/26/2015
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TRAVEL NEWS

Around the World in 5 Stories

A round up of international travel news, including the latest on Cuba, taking advantage of a strong US dollar, and the rise (again) of travel agents.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/22/2015
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TECH

Techtown Portland Aims to Lure Nation's Talent

The group's slick new promotional video seeks to bring more tech talent to Portland's thriving startup scene.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/22/2015
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