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.  

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Tove Lo and Jen Kirkman Ahoy!

Plus a Forest for the Trees fundraiser, the PDX carpet as fine art, and the last chance to see Gordon Parks's very timely exhibit on segregation.

06/25/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Third Angle Tunes Up on Irvington's Porches

Fresh from their New York City debut, Portland's own contemporary music outfit Third Angle is bringing it home— to homes in Northeast Portland's Irvington neighborhood

06/24/2015 By Fiona McCann

REPORT

Under Armour is Coming to Portland to Challenge Nike, Adidas, and Columbia

How a Baltimore upstart is taking on Portland's sportswear titans with a new Northwest hub.

06/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Bach to the Future? The Oregon Symphony Looks for New Horizons

Can CEO Scott Showalter drive the symphony into a new era?

06/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Pink Martini Welcomes Portland's New Citizens

They were in the courthouse to become full citizens of the United States of America; what better ovation than being serenaded by Portland's own ambassadors of sound?

06/19/2015 By Fiona McCann

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest In Portland Arts News—Awards, Galas and Fellowships, Oh My!

Plus $1 million worth of pianos taking to a Portland stage near you

06/18/2015 By Fiona McCann

COMICS

Our Top Five Jean-Luc Memes For Captain Picard Day

Saturday is Captain Picard day, and Floating World Comics is running an art contest to celebrate. Need some inspiration? Check out our top five Jean-Luc memes and engage!

06/17/2015 By Fiona McCann

THEATER

Our Guide to Portland Summer Theater

Your summer is packed and so is the theater schedule. Don't sweat it, Portland: We pick the shows we're most excited about this summer so you don't have to. Here's this season's playbill...

06/16/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann

FILM

Portlander's Dog Film Breaks the Internet's Heart

What happens when you make a personal film about you and your dog, and the whole world falls in love with it? We found out from Portlander Ben Moon, whose short film Denali is now a viral phenomenon.

06/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

TV

Portland's Unipiper On America's Got Talent

When he's not busy keeping Portland weird, our resident unipiper Brian Kidd is showing off his multitasking skills to the judges of America's Got Talent, with his audition set to hit the small screen tomorrow night

06/15/2015 By Fiona McCann

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest In Portland Arts News—Eat Pray Love Author Comes to PDX

Plus Hawthorne Books, a reality TV casting call, and what Brad Pitt has to do with one Portland author.

06/11/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Vendela Vida On Writing, Lying, and Living with Dave Eggers

Author, founding editor of The Believer magazine and wife to writer Dave Eggers Vendela Vida tells us why all fiction writers are liars ahead of her Powell's talk next Wednesday, June 17.

06/11/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS FOR BASKING

The 10 Portland Books You Must Read This Summer

Whatever your tastes, we've plucked 10 newly published works for your summer reading pleasure.

05/26/2015 By Fiona McCann

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Set Sail in August with Music Festivals, Bridge Pedal, and the Soapbox Derby

Follow our guide to enjoying every single moment of Portland's most glorious season, and leave no weekend behind!

05/26/2015 By Fiona McCann

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer

This summer, no weekend shall be left behind. We offer itineraries for every day off from now until the end of September.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas, Aaron Scott, Ramona DeNies, and Fiona McCann Edited by Rachel Ritchie

THEATER REVIEW

What If The Simpsons Became Our Post-Apocalyptic Mythology?

Portland Playhouse takes on stories and The Simpsons in a daring, "post-electric" drama.

05/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Westward Ho With Margaret Cho!

Plus NBA's Jason Collins, White Bird's season preview, and Ramona Quimby.

05/14/2015 By Fiona McCann

THEATER REVIEW

'The Lion' Roars Onto Portland Center Stage

Ben Scheuer plucks at the heartstrings in his Portland Center Stage one-man musical.

05/12/2015 By Fiona McCann

FILM

Four Films You Can't Miss at Portland's QDoc Festival

With 11 films on show at Portland's Queer Documentary Film Festival—billed as the only film festival in the country devoted exclusively to LGBT documentaries—get ready for some serious screen time. Here are the four flicks we're most excited to see

05/09/2015 By Fiona McCann

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Mythbusters, Mothers, and Marty McFly

Plus Uhh Yeah Dude, Jason Isbell, Ry Cooder, the Vanport Multimedia Project, and Yo-Yo Ma

05/07/2015 By Fiona McCann