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.  

FOOD AND WINE EVENTS

All-Star Wine Dinners at The Heathman

An education, celebrity sighting, and a great dinner in one tasty package, each dinner in this series of internationally-celebrated winemakers promises to se...

01/26/2012 By Allison Jones

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Feast Portland Goes National

Bon Appétit has just signed on as national media sponsor for upcoming, big-league food fest, Feast Portland.

01/25/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Good Ideas

Singing the Brews

Wow & Flutter buys fans a beer

01/24/2012 By John Chandler

red-alert state

Review: The North Plan

Portland Center Stage’s uproarious new comedy speculates on how a national crisis might redraw party lines.

01/23/2012 By Anne Adams

Appreciation

Designer Eva Zeisel, RIP

Her “playful search for beauty” continued for more than a century in Europe, Russia and the US.

01/15/2012 By Kristin Belz

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Strong Oregon Showing at the 2012 Good Food Awards

Portland artisans made a strong showing among the finalists for the annual artisan food awards. Winners will be announced today!

01/13/2012 By Allison Jones

FARM FRESH FOOD

Farm to Fit Delivers

This chef-powered food—from Garden State’s Kevin Sandri—delivery brings fresh meals made with local produce directly to your home or office.

01/12/2012 By Allison Jones

Product Pick

Python Rib Jewelry Anyone?

Mississippi shop Paxton Gate has some eerie accessories.

01/12/2012 By Eden Dawn

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Double Dragon

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

01/11/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

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

OPENING WATCH

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

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

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

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

Reali-TV

Project Runway Recap: E.5

The P.R. drama goes into overdrive.

08/28/2011 By Eden Dawn

CHEF RECIPES

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

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

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

DIY

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