Fiona McCann is a senior editor at Portland Monthly, where she steers the magazine’s arts and cultural coverage as well as the On the Town blog. When not out seeking her cultural hits in high and low places—she’s as likely to be found at a symphony concert as in a mosh pit, at a ballet performance as in a comics store—she creates and edits plump and colorful feature packages on such diverse topics as love and sex, pets and children, and Portland’s eternal love of pop culture. Since joining the magazine in 2015, she’s also covered school board challenges, sportswear upstarts, and a kick-ass Tetris tournament.  

In her past life, she was an Arts and Features Writer for the Irish Times, an editor at social news agency Storyful, edited and wrote for Time Out guides in Argentina, and worked for Reuters, Buenos Aires.  

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 22–25

From jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith to pop-art ballet to new tunes from Typhoon, here are 13 ways to stave off cabin fever.

02/22/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 15–18

Tiny cats! The Portland International Film Festival! Psychedelic stoner rock! An epic play about climate change! Get out there, folks.

02/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Christine Menges, and Anya Rehon

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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 1–4

Psychedelic light displays take over the city, Katy Perry plays the Moda, Guy Branum hits Helium, and a New York performance artist shares some strong feelings about cupcake shops.

02/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Anya Rehon, and Eleanor Van Buren

Date Night PDX

25 Great Dates in and around Portland

Romantic evenings, chill times with a pal, roving parties, and trips for two: plan your next outing or overnight here.

01/30/2018 Edited by Eden Dawn By Hannah Bonnie, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Anya Rehon, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Eleanor Van Buren

Cannabis: Top Shops

Portland's 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city's top shops—newcomers welcome!

01/30/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Strategies

How to Fix Up Your Friend

Would you guest-curate your pal's online dating life?

01/30/2018 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2018

A dance tribute to Sgt. Pepper, jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith, and tiny sculpted cats—here's what you can't miss this month.

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A New North Portland Gallery Gives Space to Queer and Trans Artists of Color

Ori aims to redefine "the white cube."

01/30/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 25–28

Tyler, the Creator plays the Coliseum, Jon Lovett brings cheeky political talk to the Schnitz, Oliver Twist gets a hip-hop spin, and a kids' rock show bounces through the Crystal.

01/25/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Anya Rehon

Political Art

A New Portland Art Exhibit Takes On Trump

Agent Orange at Wieden & Kennedy showcases the work of illustrator Edel Rodriguez.

01/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Arts News

Can City Council Help Save Portland’s Endangered Arts Spaces?

The council hears 24 recommendations for preserving affordable arts spaces.

01/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 11–14

New work by Wendy Red Star. An elaborate homage to Nikola Tesla. Honky tonk from Charley Crockett. Beauty and the Beast with a live score. And a shipwreck!

01/11/2018 By Hannah Bonnie, Kayla Brock, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Eleanor Van Buren

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 4–7

Rufus Wainwright plays the Aladdin, an astrophysicist investigates Star Trek tech, the Oregon Symphony mashes up Brahms and Radiohead, and Uncle Vanya gets a cabaret spin.

01/04/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Hannah Bonnie, and Eleanor Van Buren

Fitness: Gonna Make You Sweat

9 Portland Gyms & Fitness Studios to Know

Squats and burpees? Spin bikes and club vibes? Old-school kettlebell swings and snatches? No matter your style, this city has something for you.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Kelly Clarke, and Fiona McCann

Drink Here Now

4 New Portland Bars to Visit This Winter

Our city's latest crop of watering holes is wild, bright, and a little spooky.

12/28/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Fiona McCann, Eleanor Van Buren, and Ramona DeNies

The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2018

Photographer Pete Souza makes us nostalgic for the Obama days, the Oregon Symphony mashes up Brahms and Radiohead, and Oliver Twist gets a hip-hop spin.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Television

Portlandia Is Ending. Did the Show Really Ruin the City It Spoofed?

Welcome to the last days of Fred and Carrie.

12/28/2017 By Fiona McCann

Music

Watch Portugal. The Man Sing Oasis in Bed

The group joins a stellar lineup for this year’s Bedstock festival to raise funds for kids with cancer.

12/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 7–10

Queer storytellers, Valerie June, festive sketch comedy, Patterson Hood, and dance numbers set to Billie Holiday are on deck this December weekend.

12/07/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Eleanor Van Buren, and Kayla Brock

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 30–Dec 3

Joe Biden! A Die Hard musical! Pere Ubu! Animal posters! The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus! The Builders and the Butchers! Buckle up, y'all.

11/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kayla Brock, Eleanor Van Buren, and Fiona McCann