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. 

COVID-19

Is Omicron in Oregon?

The Omicron variant has not been reported yet in Oregon. What is the Oregon Health Authority doing in the meantime?

12:49pm By Fiona McCann

Year in Review

The Best Oregon-Made Movies, Books, Music & Art of 2021

From Shrill’s finale to Third Angle's Sanctuaries to Nicolas Cage's Pig, it was quite a year.

7:00am By Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, and Fiona McCann

Books

Portland Author Juhea Kim Looks to Korea in Dazzling Debut Novel

‘Beasts of a Little Land’ is set against the backdrop of the country’s independence.

12/01/2021 By Fiona McCann

Nonprofits

Light a Fire 2021

Honoring Portland’s most innovative community leaders and volunteers

11/30/2021 Edited by Fiona McCann and Gabriel Granillo

Golazo!

Portland Timbers' Asprilla Scores the Goal of the Year

With an unbelievable bicycle kick, the Colombian buried the San Jose Earthquakes and set the internet on fire.

10/28/2021 By Fiona McCann

Politics

It's Official: New York Times Writer Nick Kristof Is Running for Governor

The Pulitzer Prize winner and Yamhill County native has thrown his hat in the proverbial ring.

10/27/2021 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

Travel

Quick and Easy Day Trips for Fall Fun

Orchards in the Hood River Valley, spooks in St. Helens, fall revelry in Wilsonville, and more

10/22/2021 By Gabriel Granillo, Rose Lee, and Fiona McCann

Health

Meet the Portland Ob-Gyn Who Has Become an Unlikely TikTok Sensation

Dr Jennifer Lincoln takes some real talk about reproductive health to social media.

09/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

7 Questions For...

After Extreme Tumult, a New Voice at the Top for Mercy Corps

Tjada D’Oyen McKenna talks about taking the helm at Portland's flagship global humanitarian nonprofit.

09/14/2021 By Fiona McCann

Health Care

Where Do Reproductive Rights Stand in Oregon—and How Can We Move the Dial for Others?

In the wake of the news from Texas, we talked to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Executive Director An Do to find out whether Oregonians should be concerned, and what they can do to help.

09/03/2021 By Fiona McCann

In Vino Veritas

20 Best Wines to Buy in Portland

We've got the best bottles under $25 and the top splurges, as recommended by our favorite local wine bars and bottle shops.

08/31/2021 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

What to Know About Breakthrough COVID Cases in Oregon

We looked at Oregon's data and spoke with Dawn Nolt, a professor of pediatrics at OHSU with a focus on infectious diseases, to get some answers.

08/26/2021 By Fiona McCann

Arts

Portland Arts Orgs Form Vaccine Coalition

Nineteen Portland performing arts organizations have banded together to require COVID vaccinations or negative tests for their audiences.

08/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Watersports

Sup, SUPers? Grab Your Board. We're Going Paddling.

Paddle up at Lost Lake, Hood River, Sellwood Waterfront Park, and more.

08/18/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, and Gabriel Granillo

Education

Back to School: Local Black Parents on Making a Tough Call

Nationally, many Black families were hesitant to return to school. One N. Portland school bucked that trend last spring, by building trust among families.

08/17/2021 By Fiona McCann

COVID-19

Portland Stores Shift Mask Policy on the Heels of New MultCo Recommendations

With cases on the rise again and the Delta variant taking over, new OHA and county regulations have stores reconsidering recently abandoned mask mandates.

07/29/2021 By Riley Bass, Fiona McCann, and Conner Reed

Outdoors

Our 10 Favorite Portland Dog Parks

With 33 patches of off-leash, dog-friendly romping zones in city parks, how do you decide?

07/27/2021 By Rachel Ritchie, Gabriel Granillo, and Fiona McCann

Politics

Ron Wyden Talks Climate Change and Police Reform

The US Senator told us about the clean energy proposal, his personal reasons for funding mental health first response teams across America, and his conviction that nobody should bet against Portland.  

07/15/2021 By Fiona McCann

Outdoors

Oregon's Stupendous, Incredible, Magnificent Lake Country

Where to camp, hike, paddle, float, or just dip your toes in the water

07/13/2021 By Kiva Hanson, Reina Harwood, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Benjamin Tepler

Pizza

Portland’s Got the Best Pizza in the Country, Says a New Book. Yeah. We Knew That.

PDX has been anointed the best pizza city in America. Here’s a reminder of why we agree.

07/08/2021 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Katherine Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Jordan Michelman, and Ben Tepler