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.  


Eat Beat’s News to Chew

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the opening of Xico on Division and Whey Bar, Ox Restaurant’s new booze-fueled waiting area.

08/14/2012 By Allison Jones


Energy Exchange

Portland is ready to turn China’s cities green. But is China ready for Portland?

08/14/2012 By Jill Davis


Clean Living at Camamu

Pampering and practicality come together on SE Nehalem in Sellwood, at Camamu Soap’s new shop and world headquarters.

08/14/2012 By Kristin Belz


Dansk Dances Again

Collecting modern masters? Start small and practical, with reissued classic Dansk enamel cookware.

08/13/2012 By Kristin Belz

Fashion News

Isaac Hers Closing

Isaac Hers to shut its door.

08/10/2012 By Eden Dawn

free stuff

Zoo Doo!

a fantastic – and free! – local soil amendment resource

08/07/2012 By Kate Bryant


Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including a sherry pairing dinner at Metrovino, a pop up featuring Oahu’s hottest new rest...

08/07/2012 By Allison Jones


Portland Playhouse at Pickathon

Usually renowned for tense modern drama, the can-do troupe loosened up this weekend to amuse folkier fans.

08/06/2012 By Anne Adams

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

08/02/2012 By Aaron Scott

Fitness is Fashionable

30-Day Fitness Trial – Day 15

I’m halfway through the Studio X Fitness Trial, and it’s working.

08/02/2012 By Eden Dawn

Design Guide

Getting Into the Garage Groove

An unofficial guide to the principles of great (or at least good) garages.

07/29/2012 By Kristin Belz


Basque in the Sun

Celebrate the best of the Basque at this outdoor wine and food festival during the Alberta Street Fair on August 11th, featuring plenty of txakoli and bites ...

07/27/2012 By Allison Jones

oral fixations

tEEth Debuts Make/Believe As Part of Fertile Ground

At Lincoln Hall this Thursday through Saturday, Jan 26–28 at 8pm.

07/24/2012 By Anne Adams

Out and About

Inside the New Moderns

From boathouse to "Treehouse," new Portland modernist homes open up for a tour on Saturday.

07/16/2012 By Kristin Belz


Modurne Movement

The furniture shop where swanky and chic meets comfortable and durable settles into new digs in John’s Landing.

07/08/2012 By Kristin Belz

Q & A

Q & A with Photographer Jon Duenas

A peek at some of our fashion photog talent.

07/04/2012 By Eden Dawn


Free This Weekend: Pittock Mansion, Portland Art Museum, Lan Su Chinese Garden

Bank of America offers cardholders free admission to top Portland spots this weekend.


Market Watch

Foods to Fuel Sustainable Energy

Load up on the best local foods for sustaining our bodies and our planet.

07/03/2012 By Kristin Belz

music mania

14 Upcoming Music Festivals

Tent, water bottle, picnic blanket, lighter. We can’t help you pack, but here’s an updated list of music festivals you could plan to catch this s...

07/02/2012 By Anne Adams


City Maps Come Alive

4D Cityscape brings 3D puzzles of city maps into the fourth dimension.

07/01/2012 By Kristin Belz