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.  


Double Dragon

A new banh mi shop on SE Division kicks Vietnamese sandwiches up a notch

01/11/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


5 Fresh Favorites

In these chilliest months, it’s good to hunt down some green in our meals. Here’s our picks for five go-to spots to find fresh comfort food that ...

01/11/2012 By Allison Jones


Inside Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop

Peek inside Sarah Leonard’s sweet shop catering to the kid inside all of us, complete with forty made-to-order soda flavors and retro candy by the pound.

01/10/2012 By Allison Jones

play it cool

Review: West Side Story

01/05/2012 By Anne Adams

Market Watch

Classic Coke, Classic Cake

Is Coke on sale? Stock up so you can always make Coca-Cola Cake!

12/31/2011 By Kristin Belz


Eat Beat Neighborhood News

Top food news stories from around Portland, including the opening of Little Big Burger on Division and two Portland chefs on the move.

12/26/2011 By Allison Jones


Opening Night: Trent Pierce's Wafu

Welcome to SE Division street's latest hangout, Wafu; a 21st century ramen house with hot design details and menu surprises from Portland's seafoodiest chef.

08/31/2011 By Allison Jones


Project Runway Recap: E.5

The P.R. drama goes into overdrive.

08/28/2011 By Eden Dawn


Clyde Common’s Tomato Love

Chef Chris DiMinno shares his favorite summer recipe, tomato salad with pine nuts and herbs, to make the most of the tomato bounty that is finally here.

08/25/2011 By Allison Jones


Photo Recap: Beer ‘n’ Burgers

Last Saturday, Portland Monthly threw an epic party full of brews and burgers, and we’ve got the photos.

08/23/2011 By Allison Jones


Wall Power

Walls are made to be drawn on when you cover them with this dry-erase paint.

08/23/2011 By Kristin Belz

Happy Hour

Pony Show

Good service and a $3 menu that cooks at Dig A Pony

08/23/2011 By Max Gelber


Project Runway Recap: E.4

The designers have to create something for the scariest client of all…. A fashion editor.

08/21/2011 By Eden Dawn

Web Exclusive

Video: The Royal Shave



Playing with a Full Deck of Portland Places

Aaron Voronoff Trotter’s Portland playing cards depict the everyday icons of our city.

08/18/2011 By Kristin Belz

Brand Spankin' New

Abrahams & Duffy’s New Digs

Alberta keeps shining and this new gem is part of that.

08/18/2011 By Eden Dawn

Style Spotlight

Q&A with Tracy Reese

At last! The long lost Tracy Reese interview.

08/18/2011 By Eden Dawn


The Bomb Banh Mi

Northwest newcomer Lela’s Bistro serves Vietnamese banh mi with a fresh perspective

08/17/2011 By Benjamin Tepler


Project Runway Recap: E.3

As if models aren’t tall enough already, now we’re putting them on stilts.

08/12/2011 By Eden Dawn


Inside Salt & Straw’s Scoop Shop

Eat Beat’s got the photos and flavors from Salt & Straw’s ice cream epicenter on NE Alberta, opening today.

08/12/2011 By Allison Jones