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.  


Sneak Peak: Marco Frattaroli’s Cibo

We’ve got some new details about Marco Frattaroli’s Southeast Division pizzeria Cibo, set to debut mid-May.

04/13/2012 By Allison Jones


Mark Bittman to Speak at Feast

The New York Times food writer will bring his "real food" expertise to Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall this September as a part of t...

04/12/2012 By Allison Jones

the "ha" in hawthorne

Bridgetown Comedy 2012

Portland’s biggest comedy fest is next week! Preview top acts and enter to win tickets.

04/09/2012 By Anne Adams


Win Tickets to Saké Fest PDX

Eat Beat’s snagged a pair tickets to Saké Fest PDX—featuring over 80 tastings of saké, plum wine & beer and nibbles from top PDX eateriesR...

04/05/2012 By Allison Jones

Trend Watch

Trend Watch: Floral Accessories

May this rain bring many, many flowers… to our accessories?

04/02/2012 By Eden Dawn

Food and Drink Festivals

Spring Spirits Guide

Spring is overflowing with festivities under glass.

03/29/2012 By Brandy Crowe


Puccia at Oven & Shaker

Cathy Whims’s wood-fired sandwiches heat up the downtown lunch competition.

03/28/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Eat Beat Neighborhood News

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the third location of the Grilled Cheese Grill, a new brick-and-mortar smoothie cafe on Southeast Stark...

03/27/2012 By Allison Jones

crazy enough to work

Oprah & Rosie Endorse Storm Large

Portland singer and newly-minted memoir author gets a national boost from two powerful women.

03/26/2012 By Anne Adams


Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including the Northwest Cider Association’s Cidermakers Dinner at clarklewis and a Build Y...

03/26/2012 By Allison Jones

Trend Watch

Trend Watch: Big Bold Prints

The big and bold have come out the play with spring colors, fancy florals, and more.

03/26/2012 By Eden Dawn


Kinder Eggs, the Portland way

Pix’s handcrafted “Kinder Eggs” are a sweet gastronome treat.

03/21/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


The Alt Burgers

Let’s face it, beef burgers are so mainstream. If you’re in the market for a burger that reflects your alternative proclivities, check out our li...

03/21/2012 By Allison Jones


Opening Week: Portland Farmers’ Market

The crowds came out for Saturday’s debut of the Portland Farmers’ Market at PSU, and we’ve got the scoop on new vendors and the fresh goods...

03/20/2012 By Allison Jones


Carrot Cake to Celebrate College Hoops

Transforming March muddiness into March Madness and an excuse for a party.

03/19/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

How to Get a Better Life

Only a MAX ride away, the secrets of Better Living in the Home and Garden, March 23-25.

03/18/2012 By Kristin Belz


Power Breakfast

Portland movers' morning meals



Hot Potatoes

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish, we’re exploring the best potato dishes in town to see how Portland chefs in food carts and fi...

03/14/2012 By Allison Jones

editor's pick

Wicked Opens March 14

Runs through April 8

03/07/2012 By Aaron Scott

Beer Bulletin

Truth in Advertising

Trader Joe’s knows how to sell beer.

03/01/2012 By John Chandler