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.  

THE ESSENTIALS

M. Ward to Tin House Readings: July’s Pop Culture Hot List

The concert, reading series, and book you can’t miss this month.

06/13/2016 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 9–12

Funkmasters Ural Thomas and the Pain celebrate their debut LP, Caravan Palace brings electro-swing to the Crystal, Weekend at Bernie's returns to the stage, and Pedalpalooza kicks off a month of bike fun.

06/09/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann

DANCE

Portland Vogue Dancers Show You How to Buy Groceries

These stars of Portland’s vogue battle scene are fast going viral with their video of shopping at QFC.

06/09/2016 By Fiona McCann

PHOTOGRAPHY

What Does Childhood Look Like as It Passes?

Oregon photographer Blake Andrews captures the fleeting rush of childhood in a new exhibit at Blue Sky.

06/09/2016 By Fiona McCann

Film

Portland’s Lost Boys Are Coming to a Screen Near You

A group of this city’s homeless youth are the protagonists of a new documentary, following them as they make their own film version of Peter Pan.

06/02/2016 By Fiona McCann

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Courtenay Hameister on Dating and Mating in Portland

The writer and former Live Wire host logged 28 first dates in a year, all entered on her Excel spreadsheet. She dishes on the data-paved road to love.

06/01/2016 By Fiona McCann With Sika Stanton

BOOKS & TALKS

Lidia Yuknavitch Celebrates Misfits in Viral TED Talk

The Portland author has been racking up views with a moving TED talk about being a misfit and overcoming obstacles.

05/25/2016 By Fiona McCann

THE ESSENTIALS

Anthony Lopez to Moby’s Memoir: June’s Pop Culture Hot List

The festival, album, and books you can’t miss this month.

05/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Alexis Smith on Her New Post-Earthquake Mystery

The Glaciers novelist shakes things up.

05/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

Music

Nu Shooz Returns with New Tunes

Three decades after "I Can't Wait," the '80s pop icons are back with a brand-new album and a show this weekend.

05/18/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Portland Writers Pay Tribute to Geek Love’s Katherine Dunn

In the wake of the death of author and beloved Portlander Dunn, we asked four local writers for their thoughts on her impact and influence.

05/18/2016 By Fiona McCann

POP CULTURE

Two Portland Artists Weigh In on Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Filmmaker Melissa Lowery and photographer Intisar Abioto take a look at the art and politics of the pop queen's latest work.

05/12/2016 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Once Upon a Time: Katie Chase's Short Stories Have No Happily Ever After

Portlander Chase's debut collection of dark and twisty tales has already earned her the attention of Publisher's Weekly, which dubbed her work "consistently provocative." She reads May 12 at Powell's on Hawthorne.

05/04/2016 By Fiona McCann

EDITORS' NOTE

Sorry, Tinder: The Road to True Love Still Runs Through a Bar

Arts Editor Fiona McCann recounts finding love while pulling pints in Buenos Aires.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

MODERN LOVE

Love, Portland: Dating and Mating, Stumptown Style

Like everything, we do romance our own way in this town.

04/22/2016 Edited by Fiona McCann By Courtenay Hameister, Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, and Ramona DeNies

PUBLIC ART

Our Newest MAX Line Is an Art Gallery on Rails

And it’s got us seeing orange.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

THE ESSENTIALS

Summer Cannibals to Phil Knight: May’s Pop Culture Hot List

The album, book, festival, and play you can’t miss this month

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

PROFILE

As a Comic Book Writer, David Walker Finds Both His Medium and His Moment

“There’s not a lot of people of color in comics that aren’t green or purple,” the Portlander says.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

LOVE STORIES

Six Couples Reveal How They Found True Love

From church choir to the public bus, love finds you in the strangest places.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann