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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Portland Restaurantopoly

The fast-dealing Rose City foodie game!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/03/2014
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Portland Windows Shine a Light on Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz Art

What do a Chinese dissident, America’s most notorious federal prison, and energy-conscious Portland homeowners have in common?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/03/2014
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Most With The Least: Urban Gleaners

Tackling food waste by redistributing excess to those who need it most

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/23/2014
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How to Design a Video Game...Without Shooting!

Chances are, you haven’t played a video game like Firewatch.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/10/2014
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Comedian Shane Torres, The Exit Interview

Funnyman Shane Torres is heading for New York. We took a moment to say goodbye—and ask what his worst Portland moment was.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/06/2014
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6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

  • By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, and Marty Patail
  • Published 10/01/2014
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From Around the World: Sept 29

How to eat healthy on the road, which countries travel the furthest for their honeymoons, and why you could be riding a 59,000 mile space elevator.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/29/2014
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Northwest Wine Country Weekends

From Southern Oregon’s golden fields to the desert oasis of Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley’s verdant hills, the region's vineyards are ripe for exploring.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Emily Grosvenor, and Marty Patail
  • Published 09/26/2014
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From Around the World: Sept 15

How to fake an East Asian vacation, the iPhone 6's new travel features, and why you should dress up before getting on a plane.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/15/2014
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Ducks Football By the Numbers

A numerical look at the University of Oregon's biggest sports draw

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/02/2014
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Portland Fall Arts Calendar

The can’t-miss shows, events, and festivals that will define Portland’s cultural agenda this season

  • By Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, Nathan Tucker, and Schuyler Keenan
  • Published 09/02/2014
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The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

  • By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Maya Seaman, Nicole Cordier, Caleb Diehl, and Sarah Richards
  • Published 09/02/2014
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The Food Lover's Kama Sutra

Advanced techniques for exploring Oregon's bounty

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/02/2014
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7 Minutes in (Design) Heaven

PechaKucha's quirky presentation format returns to Portland for an evening of short talks about design and summer.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/13/2014
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Tell Us What You Think About Wine!

Take our free survey and enter to win a $100 gift card to Doug Fir.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/12/2014
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Germany's World Cup Stars Arrive in Portland

FC Bayern München's World Cup–winning superstars (plus Arjen Robben) arrived today—just in time for the MLS All-Star game.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/06/2014
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Navigating the Dangers of Summer Travel

The path to the perfect Northwest adventure is paved with peril. Can you make it to the promised land?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/01/2014
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7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

  • By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Eden Dawn, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail
  • Published 08/01/2014
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10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

  • By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, and Caleb Diehl
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Q&A with T-Pain, Lord of the Party

The Grammy winning R&B star talks about strip clubs, homophobia, and the endurance of Auto-tune ahead of his Friday performance at Roseland.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/31/2014
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