Fiona McCann is Editor-in-Chief at Portland Monthly, where she has written about memoryhouselessness, profiled writers and artists, interviews senators, and reported on sexual misconduct allegations among other things. In previous lives, she was an Arts and Features Writer for the Irish Times, the editor at social news agency Storyful, edited and wrote for Time Out guides in Argentina, and worked for Reuters, Buenos Aires. She runs, bakes, reads, does other people’s jigsaw puzzles, and once reached Queen Bee without cheating. 

Pet Spaces

Catios to Aviaries, Portlanders Are Creating Gorgeous Homes for Their Nonhuman Friends

Pet spaces are the new nurseries, and are getting some high-end design from animal lovers in Portland.

06/22/2022 By Fiona McCann

Greenspaces

A Celebration of Portland Parks

A thank-you note to the hiking trails of Forest Park, the playground of Wilshire and Arbor Lodge, the smell of roses in Washington and Peninsula Parks, and more

06/17/2022 Edited by Julia Silverman By Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Fragrance

Locally Made Perfumes for All Your Olfactory Dreams

Whether you want to smell like patchouli, citrus, cedar, or ylang ylang, Portland’s scent-makers have it covered.

06/14/2022 By Fiona McCann Photography by Michael Novak

health news

Worried About Monkeypox in Oregon?

We talked to a local expert to find out more about the global outbreak and what it means for the Beaver State.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

Editor’s Note

From the Editor: Why You Should Heed the Oregon Coast’s Invitation to Dive In

A dip in the Pacific Ocean is better in summer. Let our guide to the Oregon Coast, including Seaside, Astoria, Manzanita, and more, help you explore.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

Oregon Coast

Find Funky Towns, Fancy Chowder, and More from Manzanita to Pacific City

For a day trip or a weekend getaway, the towns, tastes, and trails around Nehalem, Tillamook, and Netarts Bays and the Three Capes are worth the drive from Portland.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

Gun Violence

How Is Oregon Working to Prevent Mass Shootings?

Our state’s gun laws, gun violence, and what you can do about it.

06/03/2022 By Fiona McCann

Real Estate

Portland Real Estate Guide 2022

A look at the numbers on home sales from Arbor Lodge to Argay, Bridlemile to Buckman, Laurelhurst to Lents, Canby to Camas, plus the skinny on the market fr...

05/16/2022 Edited by Julia Silverman By Melissa Dalton, Cami Hughes, Fiona McCann, Karly Quadros, Conner Reed, and Margaret Seiler

Long Story Short

This Portland Quilter Has Become a TikTok Sensation

Chris Marchini’s modern quilts and bright persona have made him a hit with online crafters.

05/13/2022 By Fiona McCann

Shopping

9 Portland-Area Malls, Ranked 

Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Bridgeport Village, Clackamas Town Center, Washington Square, and more—which is a mall to rule them all?

05/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Portlands Best Parks

34 Reasons to Love Portland’s Parks

We crafted a list of parks in Portland to visit if you want to fly a kite, catch some views, spread out a picnic, ride a mountain bike and more!

05/06/2022 With Julia Silverman, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler Illustrations by Anna Rogers

Reproductive Health

What Happens to Abortion Access in Oregon if Roe Versus Wade is Overturned?

Roe v. Wade is enshrined in law in the Beaver State. That doesn't necessarily mean there's no cause for concern.

05/03/2022 By Fiona McCann

COVID-19

Oregon’s Long-Awaited Digital Vaccine Card is Finally Here

The Oregon Health Authority launched the long-delayed, $2.45 million initiative to little fanfare at the end of April.

04/29/2022 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

History's got its eyes on you

Lottery Opens for Hamilton Tickets in Portland

The online lottery for $10 tickets to the Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway show at Keller Auditorium will open each Friday.

03/31/2022 By Fiona McCann

Real Estate 2022

Every Neighborhood in Portland in a Nutshell

Your Portland neighborhood guide from Alameda to Woodstock, St. Johns to Sylvan Highlands.

03/30/2022 By Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Editor’s Note

From the Editor: A New Season Blooms in the City

There's a lot to look forward to in and around Portland, Oregon, this spring, from work lunches to Columbia River Gorge trips and more.

03/28/2022 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

Meet Portland’s Most Beloved Bookseller

Earl Dizon, of NE Alberta’s Green Bean Books, talks Phantom Tollbooth, Agatha Christie, Anne of Green Gables, and library hopping.

03/24/2022 By Fiona McCann

Music

50 Oregon Albums That Define Our State

From Elliott Smith to Emancipator, Cool Nutz to Quasi, we’re running down the 50 albums that define our state.

03/23/2022 Edited by Conner Reed By Conner Reed, Gabriel Granillo, Karly Quadros, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Margaret Seiler, and Fiona McCann

Midday Meal

Let’s Do Lunch

In the new world—and especially in Portland—lunch refuses to be typecast.

03/23/2022 Edited by Katherine Chew Hamilton Photography by Thomas Teal By Karen Brooks, Fiona McCann, Michael Novak, and Conner Reed

Bars & Nightlife

Why a Northeast Alberta Pub is the Irishest Place in Portland

For St. Patrick’s Day—or any day you need a good chat and a pint of plain—you can’t beat T.C. O'Leary's.

03/17/2022 By Fiona McCann