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.  

Desirables

Civic-minded Tote Bags

A grad student in Raleigh, NC is the source of Nolli Plan-inspired tote bags, tee-shirts and prints.

02/28/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Dancing Candles

Candlelight dances naturally, but so do these graceful candlestick holders.

02/26/2012 By Kristin Belz

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Riffle NW Hooks Pearl District Space

East Coast transplant Ken Norris finds a home at last for his “catch-inspired” seafood vision.

02/22/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Happy Hour

Happy Hour: Bent Brick

Bent Brick does haute for less

02/22/2012 By Sarah Moore

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Party Pics: Mardi Gras at Irving St. Kitchen

Burlesque dancers! Tarot readings! A whole roasted pig! Eat and drink vicariously through my photos of this annual Pearl District Fat Tuesday party.

02/22/2012 By Allison Jones

visceral attraction

Win Tickets to Body Worlds!

02/16/2012 By Anne Adams

BEER BEAT

Zwickelmania 2012!

One of Oregon’s biggest beer events brings together over 68 breweries throughout the state for a Presidents’ Day weekend full of tastings and tours.

02/13/2012 By Allison Jones

Innovations

The Print-it-then-Sit-in-it-Chair

Refrigerator interiors have a second life as furniture, thanks to a Dutch robot extruding one endless line of plastic.

02/11/2012 By Kristin Belz

HAPPY HOUR OF THE WEEK

Happy Hour at the New Suzette

Now that Alberta’s most popular crêpe cart has relocated to a brick-and-mortar on Belmont, owner Jehnee Rains is dishing out weekly happy hour offering...

02/10/2012 By Allison Jones

ticket giveaway

Q Center Winter Gala at YU on Saturday, Feb 18

Enter below for a chance at two free tickets to the charity event of the season

02/09/2012 By Aaron Scott

FOOD AND WINE EVENTS

Give a Wine Country Getaway this Valentine’s Day

Still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift that will knock your sweetheart’s socks off? Indulge their wine-country fantasies with wine, chocolate, ...

02/09/2012 By Allison Jones

EAT HERE NOW

Cult Favorite Chefs Staging 10-seat Dinners

Podhah’s Rodney Muirhead and food-cart star Nong are among the cast of chefs lined up for an intimate dinner series at Robert Reynolds Chef Studio.

02/08/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Staycations

The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day Deals at Portland Hotels

Local hotels roll out the romance with Valentine’s Day packages that include champagne, dinner, chocolate, and more.

02/07/2012

Market Watch

Pomegranates, Winter's Red Jewels

Valentine’s Day is the time for a taste of the tail end of Pomegranate season.

02/06/2012 By Kristin Belz

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

02/02/2012 By Aaron Scott

Reali-TV

Seattle Designer on NBC’s Fashion Star

A familiar face hits fashion primetime.

02/01/2012 By Eden Dawn

HOLIDAY EATS CHEAT SHEET

Game Day Grub Guide

Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching, so gear up with these snacks for a perfect party or skip the mess and head to some of Portland’s best restaur...

01/30/2012 By Allison Jones

Out and About

Asian Fusion: Lapchi Feng Shui

Learn about the art of Feng Shui in a free workshop February 9 at the Pearl District’s Atelier Lapchi.

01/29/2012 By Kristin Belz

Deals

Mount Hood Deals

Lift tickets and hotel rooms for half price

01/27/2012

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Plate & Pitchfork Comes to the City

With their new dinner series ForkLift, these farm-to-table party planners are highlighting artisan producers who are "harvesting" goods right here ...

01/26/2012 By Allison Jones