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: Aug 16–19

Portland trio Sávila celebrates its debut album, soapbox cars scream down Mount Tabor, Crush Bar becomes a 'living dreamworld,' and Punch Brothers and Andrew Bird play the Oregon Zoo.

08/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Fall Arts

20 Can't-Miss Portland Shows in Fall 2018

From Florence and the Machine to "terrorist drag," Ukrainian puppets to Drake v. Tchaikovsky, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Music

8 Projects and People Giving Life to Portland Music

An old-school radio mainstay. A record label that gets DIY bands national buzz. An all-local streaming service. Get to know a few vital forces of our sonic scene.

08/14/2018 By Tiara Darnell, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Sam Pape

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 9–12

Shabazz Palaces play the Doug Fir, Barack Obama and Joe Biden do some bromantic sleuthing, massive murals pop up across town, and the Stumptown Improv Fest turns five.

08/09/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Top Shops

Portland’s 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

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

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Q&A

Hip-Hop Phenom and LA Native The Last Artful, Dodgr Pulled a Classic California Trick...

... by advancing her art with a move to PDX. Win for us!

08/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 2–5

Aerial dancers twirl from the trees, a photo exhibit peeks into '70s-era Chicago nightclubs, The Music Man gets a feminist twist, and a new book digs into FIFA corruption.

08/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Music

20 Reasons to Check Out Pickathon on Its 20-Year Anniversary

2018 marks the legendary music fest’s 20th birthday, and it’s as alive and kickin’ as ever.

08/01/2018 By Sam Pape

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 26–29

Summer Cannibals play Mississippi Studios, Portland Opera travels to the underworld, and mermaids parade down the waterfront. It's July's last hurrah.

07/26/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 19–22

PDX Pop Now! brings free shows to AudioCinema, the Portland Queer Comedy Fest showcases LGBTQ stand-ups, and the Portland Opera takes on Cinderella.

07/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Natasha Tandler, and Emily Davis

Video Gold

This New Decemberists’ Video Is Life-Affirming Brilliance

The music video for "Once in My Life" is a seven-minute celebration of being different.

07/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

Summer Reads

Summer Reads 2018: Fresh Fiction and Poetry from Top Oregon Writers

It's hammock-reading season, and we've got brand-new words from a slew of local authors.

07/17/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

Visual Art

Portland's Newest Visual Art Festival Packs a Mighty Punch

But what exactly is Converge45? We've got all the details you need.

07/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: August 2018

What's on deck this month? Junk sculptures, heterodox hip-hop, and a Parisian comedy of manners by a Canadian living in North Portland.

07/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 12–15

The Mississippi Street Fair returns, first-rate authors read their work al fresco, sketch comedy takes over the Siren Theater, and Wye Oak plays Revolution Hall.

07/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 5–8

From Tyler Thrasher's crystallized cicadas to Portland rapper Karma Rivera's clever rhymes, here's how to keep summer going strong.

07/05/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 28–July 1

Risk/Reward showcases genre-busting performance, Ural Thomas & The Pain play Mississippi Studios, and photographer Clifford Prince King explores life as a queer black man.

06/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 21–24

Naked cyclists swarm the city, the Decemberists play Edgefield, a new show riffs on the Donner Party, and Andrea Bocelli serenades the Moda Center.

06/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler