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—TEDx, Poetry, and Pigs

Plus a new home for NW Dance project and a training program for wannabe theater folk

04/02/2015 By Fiona McCann

ARTS ROUND-UP

Star Search: Previewing Portland’s Upcoming Arts Season

From opera to Artists’ Rep, we pick five just-announced shows that could make—or break—Portland’s 2015/16 performing arts scene.

03/19/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann

IRISH ARTS

Irish Artists Talk Poetry, PDX, and American Audiences

For St. Patrick's day, two Irish artists now based here—one a poet, the other a theater producer—tell us about the cultural connections between Oregon and Ireland.

03/17/2015 By Fiona McCann

THEATER REVIEW

Artists Rep's 'The Invisible Hand' Packs a Punch

Money and morals make for uneasy bedfellows, as the Artists Repertory makes clear in its Portland premier of Ayad Akhtar’s The Invisible Hand.

03/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

FILM FLASH

Women's Film Festival Hits Portland Screens With a Pow

The eighth POWFest hits Portland screens with over 60 films directed by women.

03/12/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOK BUZZ

Author Mitchell S. Jackson Talks Portland, Prison, and Politics

He was a teenage drug dealer in North Portland. Now he’s an award-winning novelist and teacher at NYU. Find out why the PDX native says this city made him who he is today.

03/10/2015 By Fiona McCann

BUDGET SMARTS

Get Smarter For Cheap at Portland’s Underground Grad School

A new DIY school offers Portlanders a deep-dive on academic subjects at bargain prices.

03/04/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOK BUZZ

Portland Author Tom Spanbauer Wins Stewart Holbrook Literary Legacy Award

The novelist and local writing guru is honored for his “outstanding contributions to Oregon’s literary life"—and we're here for that.

03/03/2015 By Fiona McCann