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: Nov 23–26

Do your turkey (or tofurky) trot, then celebrate the 20th anniversary of OK Computer with Portland Cello Project, catch holiday stories onstage, or take in some Day-Glo-tinged psychedelia.

11/21/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kayla Brock, Fiona McCann, and Molly Woodstock

The Essentials

13 Things to Do and See in Portland: December 2017

From Hillary Clinton to Ian Karmel, Explode into Colors to serpentwithfeet, here's what you can't miss this month.

11/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Books

Oregon’s Best Children’s Books of 2017

This year’s crop boasts poetry, biographies, and a Mo Willems stamp of approval.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

Mohaned Elsheiky Fled Libya. Now He's a Stand-Up Comic in Portland.

The former English teacher from Benghazi has risen quickly in this city's crowded comedy scene.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Trek Tech

How Does Star Trek Tech Hold Up to Today's Devices?

In a new book, Portland astrophysicist Ethan Siegel investigates the Federation’s inventions.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Literary Festival

Who Are the Writers Psyched to See at Wordstock?

The day-long lit fest hits Portland this Saturday. We asked four participating authors who they're most excited to see.

11/08/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 2–5

From John Hodgman to Siren Nation, a Wayne Coyne art show to the Hump Film Fest, this weekend takes no prisoners.

11/02/2017 By Hannah Bonnie, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Eleanor Van Buren

Mississippi/Williams: Oddities

5 Places That Exist Only in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

You want tiny orchestras, storied toilets, and beverages that forecast the future? This area’s got you covered.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Film

A New Portland Movie Grapples with Gentrification

Premiering at the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, Priced Out zooms in on recent changes in the Albina neighborhood.

10/31/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 26–29

Cat videos! EMA! Death metal burlesque! Flamenco! A play about cockfighting! It's getting real, y'all.

10/26/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Eleanor Van Buren

Art theft

Is This Portland’s Most Mind-Boggling Art Heist Ever?

A thief stole a work of art from the bathroom of Pip’s Original Doughnuts. The rub? They left a forged replica in its place.

10/25/2017 By Fiona McCann

Storytelling

Pop-Up Magazine Is Back and Everyone Is Pumped

Um, so what is it, anyway?

10/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 19–22

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile play the Schnitz, Shannon Wheeler illustrates Trump's tweets, and Doctors Without Borders attempts to re-create the refugee experience in downtown Portland.

10/19/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kayla Brock, Hannah Bonnie, Eleanor Van Buren, and Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Portland Shows, Events, and Pure-Genius Things to Know This November

From Joe Biden to Ibeyi to Ta-Nehisi Coates, here’s what you can’t miss this month.

10/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Music

Tender Loving Empire Marks a Decade of Music

Take a spin through the catalog of the beloved Portland indie label and boutique.

10/16/2017 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire 2017: Lifetime Achievement

How Antoinette Edwards Takes Care of Portland's At-Risk Youth

It's been over four decades, and she's not giving up.

10/16/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 5–8

The Shins, a dance tribute to David Bowie, gospel tunes about climate change, German films galore, Feist, and photos of dogs—get after it, Portland.

10/05/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Hannah Bonnie

Benefits

Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and More Join Forces in Portland

Five musical legends come to the Aladdin for a show supporting education for refugees around the world.

09/28/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 28–Oct 1

From Nick Offerman to Janet Jackson, Beyoncé-themed burlesque to the Portland EcoFilm Festival, here's how to send out September.

09/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Design

How Portlander Max Humphrey Creates Color-Happy, Boldly Patterned Rooms

The interior designer and former punk musician shakes up the city's muted palette with bright hues and wild prints.

09/21/2017 By Fiona McCann