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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DESIGN NEWS

Reinventing the Ball

Adidas unveils the Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/03/2013
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IN FLIGHT

Spirit Airlines: Highway to Hell?

Highlights from the budget airline's Yelp reviews

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/02/2013
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COVER STORY

50 Moments That Shaped Portland

Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.

  • By Randy Gragg, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Marco España, Caitlin Feldman, Cari Johnson, Alexandria Bordas, and Doug Kenck-Crispin
  • Published 12/02/2013
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PDX INDEX

A New Years Eve Countdown

Our by-the-numbers look at 2013, from the Dalai Lama's Trail Blazers gear to the perpetually in-the-works Columbia River Crossing

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/02/2013
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DESIGN

Adidas Enters the 2014 World Cup

With the world's biggest sporting event less than a year away, Adidas' North American headquarters in Portland is abuzz with activity.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/15/2013
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BUSINESS

Oregon's Food Innovation Legacy

From tater tots to Tofurkey, Oregon invents tasty futures.

  • By Marty Patail and Marco España
  • Published 11/01/2013
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HISTORY

The Last (Dirty) Picture Show

Amid buzzy restaurants and rising condos, the Oregon Theater stands as a fading reminder of the seamy '70s.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/01/2013
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PDX INDEX

PDX Index: PoMo Turns 10

As Portland Monthly celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, we take a moment to reflect with an infographic.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/01/2013
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BEYOND THE BRIDGES

Northwest Rolling Retreats

Trailers aren't just for RV parks anymore. Whether stationed in a snow-blanketed valley or delivered, fully stocked, to your favorite riverfront campsite, these four-wheeled wonders offer getaways unlike any other.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/01/2013
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CONCERTS

Q&A: Zedd

The DJ-producer talks about his new tour, learning to play the piano, and the future of electronic dance music. He plays the Roseland on Oct 2.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/26/2013
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TECH

XOXO 2013: Chris Anderson on Drones and Farming

Former Wired editor Chris Anderson talks about how he went from building a model airplane on his kitchen table to changing the future of agriculture

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/20/2013
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TECH

XOXO 2013: Why This Fest is Different

This morning, organizers Andy Baio and Andy McMillan told us why XOXO is like no festival you've been to before

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/20/2013
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GO FORTH AND EAT

Northwest Culinary Road Trips

Pack up the car, cue the road tunes, and seek the simple pleasure of the region's edible bounty at its peak.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, and Marty Patail
  • Published 09/03/2013
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CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Wenatchee, Washington's Fresh Flavors

The thriving river region is the backbone of Washington's fruit industry, boasting 150 farms and orchards, 45 wineries, and a new public market.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/03/2013
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CULTURE

How the XOXO Festival Charms Cutting-Edge Thinkers

Portland's homegrown ideas fest creates an arts and technology think-tank for the hacker generation.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/03/2013
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GEAR UP

Trust Co Unveils its Axes

On September 6, heritage axe restoration brand, Trust Co., is getting inked in a tattoo-themed celebration of its grand opening.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/28/2013
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IN FLIGHT

Do Airplanes Need Child-Free Zones?

Some Asian carriers are now offering upgrades to child-free (and, presumably, less noisy) sections of their aircraft. Should the trend catch on here?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 08/28/2013
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GEAR UP

Danner Boots comes to Union Way

Danner's retail store in downtown's high-end Union Way alley offers a convenient new shopping destination for Portland nature-lovers.

  • By Emily Gravlin
  • Published 08/22/2013
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GEAR UP

Poler Stuff Unveils New Camp Shorts

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/23/2013
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TIPS

Website Helps You Discover New Swimming Holes

The Swim Guide helps you find beaches and swimming holes near you—wherever you are.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/09/2013
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