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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TOP DOCS

Portland's Top Doctors and Nurses 2015

This year, we tallied nearly 14,000 votes from doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and complementary medicine practitioners to find the city's best.

  • By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail
  • Published 01/05/2015
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THE MONEY ISSUE

Inside the Mind of A Portland Angel Investor

Venture capitalist Eric Rosenfeld talks about our start-up scene, where the money is coming from, and how Portland can cash in even more.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/05/2015
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REPORT

How Will Portland Fare in a Future of Climate Change?

As our leaders prepare for a steamy future, Portland could still get off easy.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/05/2015
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VOX POPULI

What Portlanders Really Think About Money

We asked 800 of our readers about money. Here's what we discovered.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/05/2015
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THE MONEY ISSUE

One Portland Design Firm Weaves Success From Chaos—Here's How

Industry’s Oved Valadez on how his design firm's hyper-collaborative anti-hierarchy works

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/05/2015
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THE MONEY ISSUE

Who Let the Doge Out?

Mining for millions (or ... not) with the world’s most adorable cryptocurrency

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/05/2015
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HOMETEAM ADVANTAGE

Break a Sweat Like Portland's Top Athletes

From rugby to ice hockey to Mixed martial arts, we work out with some of the city’s most impressive athletes to find out what makes them tick, how they stay fit, and how you can get in on the action.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, and Marty Patail
  • Published 12/31/2014
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TRAVEL DEALS

The Allison Inn and Spa to Host Cuvée Weekends

The luxury Willamette Valley resort will host a Spring celebration of Oregon's bounty.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/26/2014
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TRAVEL NEWS

Around the World in 4 Stories

Our roundup of international travel news, including tips from the CIA, a swanky new Airbus jet, and sexy travel gifts.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/24/2014
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TAKE FLIGHT

Nation's Tallest Cuckoo Clock Now at Portland Airport

Tick tock on the clock.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/23/2014
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TELEVISION

Jerry Seinfeld and Fred Armisen Grab Coffee in Portland

The Portland episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premiered today. It's awkward, it's funny, and it's worth a watch.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/04/2014
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NEWS

Starbucks Launches Mobile Ordering System in Portland

The coffee giant's iPhone ordering system is rolling out in Portland starting today.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/03/2014
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TRAVEL DEALS

Incredible Cyber Monday Flight Deals

Rejoice, travelers! Alaska Airlines is offering non-stop service from PDX starting at $49.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/01/2014
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WEEKEND GETAWAY

Wintertime is the Right Time to Head to Kauai

We'll show you how to conquer Hawaii's stunning, rugged paradise.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/01/2014
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WINTER BUCKET LIST

This Winter, Become a Smarter, Craftier, Better Person

Put that winter weekend to good use with a class that will help you level up your life.

  • By Margaret Seiler, Marty Patail, and Matty Newton
  • Published 12/01/2014
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WINTER BUCKET LIST

16 Ways to Keep Yourself (and Your Guests) Entertained This Winter

Our guide to Portland's best seasonal shows, winter sports, holiday lights, and after-hours fun

  • By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail
  • Published 12/01/2014
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POSTSCRIPT

DRØNSTROP: The Designer Drone for Everyday Use

What would it look like if IKEA offered a DIY drone kit?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/01/2014
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Around the World in Four Stories

The wide world of travel, featuring planes patched with tape, a lamb chop in space, and Munich's Airbräu.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/24/2014
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VOX POPULI

Tell Us What You Think About Money

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

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/11/2014
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RIP CITY

The Blazers' Guide to Portland

What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/03/2014
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