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.  

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

Reali-TV

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

08/19/2011

Desirables

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

EAT THIS NOW

The Bomb Banh Mi

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

08/17/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Reali-TV

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

OPENING DAY

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

OPENING WATCH

Portland’s Bubbliest Bar

David Speer’s Champagne bar Ambonnay will bring the bubbly to Southeast’s Industrial District this October.

08/04/2011 By Allison Jones

Cover Story

Eat Outside: Ale Alfresco

Take your pint out to the patio for a shot of Vitamin D.

07/22/2011 By Martin Patail

Trail of the Month

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

This month, head over to the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge to glimpse local fauna.

04/30/2010 By Brian Barker

Mudroom

Does Portland's New Bike Plan Measure Up to Our City's Cycling Reputation?

One urban planner says not quite.

09/10/2009 By Randy Gragg

Get Yo Grape On

Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2009

Oregon's one of the best wine-growing regions in the world—and we have the guide to finding the best quality and the best value to match it.

08/18/2009 With Randy Gragg By Condé Cox

PORTLAND PLATED

At Long Last, Portland Chefs Lift the Curfew on Fine Dining

With the city expanding, our options for late night cuisine have expanded beyond "Fourth Meal" at Taco Bell.

07/20/2009 By Mike Thelin

Burgers

Portland's Best Burgers

You got the need, the need for beef? Let our guide to Portland's best burgers give you the resources you need to make that educated culinary choice on that most American of dishes: the hamburger. We scoured the city to find the best in nine different ca

07/20/2009 With Martha Calhoon, Randy Gragg, Brian Barker, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Kasey Cordell

Portland's Best Water

Oregon's 6 Essential Rivers

Six rivers. Twenty-seven adventures. Endless options for a wild and scenic summer.

06/22/2009 With Randy Gragg, Ariel Bleicher, and Frederick Reimers By Alexis Rehrmann

Prêt-à-Portland

Demure Couture

Swim into one-piece suits that are sexy, but sure to cover.

06/22/2009 By Melissa Tessitor

Architecture

Building Blocks

Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership Architec

06/22/2009 By Amara Holstein