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: 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.

8:44am By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: July 2018

Jazz in the Chinese Garden, outdoor movies galore, a sketch comedy bonanza, and the beautiful portraits of Borderland—summer’s got plenty in store.

06/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Aria Ready?

Pop-Up Opera Returns to Portland This Summer

It's like a food cart, but for opera.

06/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 14–17

Genre-crossing jazz saxophonist Soweto Kinch plays the Jack London, SlimFast meets murder at Profile Theatre, classic cars come to the Portland Art Museum, and the Oregon Zoo kicks off a season of alfresco concerts.

06/14/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 7–10

Calexico plays Revolution Hall, Corey Pein reveals the horrors of Silicon Valley, the Jewish Film Fest returns, and fancy 3-D projection mapping comes to the opera.

06/07/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 31–June 3

Godspeed You! Black Emperor play the Wonder, Imago braces for nuclear fallout, queer black artists meditate on flowers, and two local authors kick campfire cooking up a notch.

05/31/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 24–27

Sticking around town for the long weekend? Portland delivers with ballet, sketch comedy, concerts by Bon Iver and David Byrne, and much more.

05/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: June 2018

Pop star Frankie Simone drops her debut EP, Soweto Kinch plays genre-crossing jazz, and Masha Gessen talks straight about Trump and Putin.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Dark Waters

A New Book Asks Questions about a Mother Turned Killer

In To the Bridge, Portland author Nancy Rommelmann attempts to comprehend an incomprehensible crime.

05/22/2018 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

New Paintings by Portland Artist Henk Pander Depict the Flood That Destroyed Vanport

The Dutch-born octogenarian has produced new work for the Vanport Mosaic Festival.

05/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 17–20

From Laura Veirs to Bill Nye, sketch comedy to LGBTQ documentaries, here's what's on deck.

05/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 10–13

Tommy Pico brings electric poetry to Powell's, Courtney Marie Andrews sings melancholic melodies, BodyVox bounds through a NoPo warehouse, and craft cannabis takes over Revolution Hall.

05/10/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 3–6

Bike films, protest art, a world-class pianist, and LeVar Burton reading aloud—we've got a good few days ahead, Portland.

05/03/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Local reads

Nicole Georges and Omar El Akkad Win Big at the Oregon Book Awards

The 31st annual event showcased the breadth and caliber of literature in this state.

05/01/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 26–29

From a Tetris-inspired dance show to Jorja Smith, wildly talented teenage ballerinas to hypnotic Portland poet Anis Mojgani, here's what to do when the sun disappears.

04/26/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

The Oregon Woman: Bookshelf

10 Best New Books by Oregon Women

From dystopian fiction to poetry inspired by Frank Ocean, add these volumes to your shelf.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman: The Chief

Danielle Outlaw Is the First Black Woman to Lead the Portland Police

The 41-year-old talks racial tensions, raising two sons, and doughnuts.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: May 2018

From an exploration of black hair to a poetic tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese, here's what you can't miss this month.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Theater

Can a Bilingual Theater Company Thrive in the Age of Trump?

For decades, Milagro has produced Latin American theater for Portland audiences. Now it faces a whole new set of challenges.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Take Action

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon Puts Food Insecurity on the State Agenda

The nonprofit makes changes on the ground and in the legislature.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann