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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GET OUT

The Ultimate Summer Travel Guide

Portland Monthly's best summer travel tips, guides, and products—all in one place.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/18/2014
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TECHNOLOGY

A Tribute to the Pioneer of Fitness Wearables

Nike's Fuelband sparked an enduring tech/fitness revolution—but will it survive the industry's changes?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/17/2014
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COMEDY

New Comedy Takes Marriage Seriously

Produced by the cofounder of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Jason Nash is Married offers a hilarious—and profound—look at marriage. Released June 24

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/19/2014
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100 REASONS TO LOVE PORTLAND

Reasons to Love Portland: Rick Turoczy

"In Portland, we don’t make tons and tons of subpar product. We make small amounts of amazing product."

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/10/2014
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SPORTS

7 Top Spots to Watch the World Cup in Portland

Our favorite Portland bars where intercultural bonding is encouraged. We recommend calling ahead, just to be sure the game is on.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/02/2014
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SPORTS

5 Can't-Miss World Cup 2014 Matches

Naturally, you should watch all 64 matches. But if you have to choose, here are the obligatory five.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/02/2014
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SPORTS

The World Cup: A Cultural Guide

As the planet’s most-watched sports event kicks off, we share a drink with five Portlanders from around the globe (and New Jersey!) for whom the 2014 World Cup runneth over.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/02/2014
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COMEDY

Dave Chappelle: Still Killing It

Last night, the legendary comedian gave the first two of eight sold-out shows at the Helium Comedy Club.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/22/2014
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VOX POPULI

Is the Big One Coming? Take Our Survey!

Answer 25 free questions on earthquakes, and enter to win a $150 gift card to Pazzo

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/02/2014
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HISTORY

The Flight of the World's Last Mini Guppy

Can the flight aficionados at the Tillamook Air Museum save this giant cargo plane built to transport rockets, school buses, and giraffes from Africa?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/01/2014
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VENTURES

The Next Generation of Portland Start-Ups

Portland’s fertile silicon soil has nurtured winners like Chirpify, VendScreen, Simple, and Puppet Labs. Here are five fast-growing start-ups signaling the next wave.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 05/01/2014
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FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

  • By Randy Gragg, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Carl Abbott, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, Maya Seaman, Peter Holmstrom, Lexy Folkes, Greg Young, Rene Denfeld, Brian Doyle, Justin Hocking, and Laini Taylor
  • Published 04/25/2014
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COMEDY

Q&A: Getting R-Rated with SNL's Norm MacDonald

The legendary SNL comedian rants about homeless guys, his SNL sketches that never made it on air, and more. Apr 23–26

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/23/2014
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INTERVIEW

Getting Personal with Portland’s Food Napoleon Micah Camden

We sit down with the outspoken chef and restaurateur to find out the secret to smart expansion and his life's singular regret (hint: it involves Voodoo Doughnut).

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/11/2014
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INTERVIEW

5 Questions with Chromeo + Ticket Giveaway!

The undisputed masters of funk return to Portland on April 14, and we've got a pair of tickets to give way.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/09/2014
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TECHNOLOGY

How a Beaverton Kid Changed the Internet With LiveJournal

When Brad Fitzpatrick dreamed up interactive web pages, he set the stage for the social media revolution.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2014
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REAL ESTATE

Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Our annual guide to 120 neighborhoods and suburbs in a sortable table of comprehensive real estate data.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2014
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REAL ESTATE 2014

Portland's Hottest Neighborhoods: Where to Buy Now

Whether you’re a solo first-time buyer, you’ve expanded into a young family, or you’ve just sent your last kid packing to college, there’s a perfect place for you in Portland.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/02/2014
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TRAVEL NEWS

BREAKING: Seattle to Field Pro Soccer Team to Lure Portland Tourists

"The Emerald City is not known for its soccer support." says Adrian Hanauer. "That's about to change."

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/01/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Whale watching on the coast, sledding contests, and a feel-good Earth Day hotel deal.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/21/2014
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