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.  

Documentary

New Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary Premieres in Portland 

Arwen Curry’s film about the late author, who died in January of this year, gets its first national screening at the Northwest Film Center. 

09/13/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 13–16

Angel Olsen plays the Newmark, John Cameron Mitchell gives live Hedwig commentary, W. Kamau Bell hits the Aladdin, and TBA comes to a close.

09/13/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: October 2018

Kamasi Washington plays the Crystal, Rebecca Traister hits Powell's, Oregon Ballet Theatre tackles aquatic romance, and Pop-Up Magazine returns to Revolution Hall.

09/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Tales of the City

Back Fence PDX Turns 10 with a Farewell to Its Signature Show

But the stories don't end there.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

Film

A Spanish-Language Dracula Comes to Portland

It was filmed at exactly the same time as the Bela Lugosi classic, with exactly the same sets and props—just in Spanish.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 6–9

Felted food sculptures, a stacked evening of stand-up, the War on Drugs at the Keller, and an Oregon-penned Western—the fall arts season is here.

09/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

TBA 2018

Our Top 6 Picks for TBA 2018

Terrorist drag, groovy chaos, a sitcom baking fiasco, and some joyous J-Setting: It can only be the Time-Based Art Festival.

09/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 30–Sept 2

From Margaret Cho to Superorganism, resistance-themed cabaret to the Oregon Symphony at the zoo, here's how to crush your long weekend.

08/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 23–26

Head to a night market in the Jade District, catch a classic film on a downtown rooftop, and take in an earful of local music, from Wild Ones to Moorea Masa to Pure Bathing Culture.

08/23/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 16–19

Portland trio Sávila celebrates its debut album, soapbox cars scream down Mount Tabor, Crush Bar becomes a 'living dreamworld,' and Punch Brothers and Andrew Bird play the Oregon Zoo.

08/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Fall Arts

20 Can't-Miss Portland Shows in Fall 2018

From Young Fathers to aquatic romance, Ukrainian puppets to Drake v. Tchaikovsky, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Music

8 Projects and People Giving Life to Portland Music

An old-school radio mainstay. A record label that gets DIY bands national buzz. An all-local streaming service. Get to know a few vital forces of our sonic scene.

08/14/2018 By Tiara Darnell, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Sam Pape

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 9–12

Shabazz Palaces play the Doug Fir, Barack Obama and Joe Biden do some bromantic sleuthing, massive murals pop up across town, and the Stumptown Improv Fest turns five.

08/09/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Top Shops

Portland’s 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city’s top shops—newcomers welcome!

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Q&A

Hip-Hop Phenom and LA Native The Last Artful, Dodgr Pulled a Classic California Trick...

... by advancing her art with a move to PDX. Win for us!

08/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 2–5

Aerial dancers twirl from the trees, a photo exhibit peeks into '70s-era Chicago nightclubs, The Music Man gets a feminist twist, and a new book digs into FIFA corruption.

08/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Music

20 Reasons to Check Out Pickathon on Its 20-Year Anniversary

2018 marks the legendary music fest’s 20th birthday, and it’s as alive and kickin’ as ever.

08/01/2018 By Sam Pape

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 26–29

Summer Cannibals play Mississippi Studios, Portland Opera travels to the underworld, and mermaids parade down the waterfront. It's July's last hurrah.

07/26/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler