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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REAL ESTATE 2014

Vox Populi: Portland Real Estate

We asked 1,450 of our readers about the state of real estate. Here's what we discovered.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/15/2014
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SPORTS

Timbers Open 2014 Season with High Expectations

On March 8, the Portland Timbers kick off their fourth MLS campaign against the Philadelphia Union—with trophies on their mind.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/07/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

A chocolate festival, Double Mountain Brewery's anniversary party, and an epic St. Patrick's Day hotel package

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/07/2014
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TRAVEL NEWS

Downtown's Governor Hotel Reborn as Sentinel

On March 14, the 105-year-old hotel will unveil a $6 million renovation and rebrand

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/06/2014
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BIG IDEAS

Q/A with Grand Theft Auto's War Correspondent

A Portland film editor transmits violent, chaotic, poignant images from inside a video game

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/06/2014
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JUST BECAUSE

The Shipwrecks of the Northwest

A new softcover book, Man & the Sea, chronicles the stunning (and strangely beautiful) shipwrecks of Oregon's past.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/06/2014
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POSTSCRIPT

Spring Arts Cheat Sheet

A foolproof formula for creating the next Portland arts sensation!

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/03/2014
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SPORTS

PTFC 303: Advanced Timbers Study

By now, you probably know something about the Portland Timbers, like it or not. But can you ascend from novice to master?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/03/2014
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VOX POPULI

Take our Real Estate Survey!

It's free, anonymous, and you can win $100 to spend at Doug Fir.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/13/2014
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DISPATCH

Panic's High Tech Passion

Why Cabel Sasser turned down an offer from Steve Jobs—and how the early app start-up lived to tell the tale.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/03/2014
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FEATURE

Portland's Top Schools 2014

Our annual report card for more than 600 public and private schools in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark Counties.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/03/2014
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BACKPAGE

Test Your Portland IQ

Can you name all of the streets in Northwest Portland's Alphabet District? Neither could the Portland Monthly staff.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 02/03/2014
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HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.

  • By Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Kelly Clarke, and Marty Patail
  • Published 02/03/2014
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NEWS

The Bitter End Quietly Reopens

A longtime Timbers Army hangout gets a renovation, a new menu, and a new identity

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/31/2014
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JUST BECAUSE

Seahawks 747 Skywriting over Washington

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/30/2014
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REPORT

Portland, Oregon: Cash Magnet

Is Portland changing? Ask the tax man.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/02/2014
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SPORTS

Reading The Harding-Kerrigan Scandal

The fall of Portland's skating star through the eyes of ’90s academics

  • By Marty Patail and Alexandria Bordas
  • Published 01/02/2014
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TOP DOCTORS 2014

Vox Populi: Conventional vs. Alternative Care

Our readers weigh in on alternative and complementary health care—with some surprising results.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/20/2013
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DESIGN

Q&A with Rand Miller, Designer of Digital Worlds

The Spokane-based creator of classic adventure videogames Myst and Riven talks about his company’s return to the genre.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/12/2013
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FUN

The 15 Worst Stock Travel Photos of All Time

A slide show of the 15 most inept, weirdest, or creepiest stock travel photos we could find.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/04/2013
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