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.  

Summer Reads

Summer Reads 2018: Fresh Fiction and Poetry from Top Oregon Writers

It's hammock-reading season, and we've got brand-new words from a slew of local authors.

07/17/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

Visual Art

Portland's Newest Visual Art Festival Packs a Mighty Punch

But what exactly is Converge45? We've got all the details you need.

07/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: August 2018

What's on deck this month? Junk sculptures, heterodox hip-hop, and a Parisian comedy of manners by a Canadian living in North Portland.

07/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 12–15

The Mississippi Street Fair returns, first-rate authors read their work al fresco, sketch comedy takes over the Siren Theater, and Wye Oak plays Revolution Hall.

07/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 5–8

From Tyler Thrasher's crystallized cicadas to Portland rapper Karma Rivera's clever rhymes, here's how to keep summer going strong.

07/05/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 28–July 1

Risk/Reward showcases genre-busting performance, Ural Thomas & The Pain play Mississippi Studios, and photographer Clifford Prince King explores life as a queer black man.

06/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

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.

06/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

The Essentials

12 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