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.  

Take Action

With a Food Pantry and Home Delivery, This Nonprofit Serves Low-Income Portlanders

Last year, Lift Urban Portland distributed some 250,000 pounds of food in its fight against hunger.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Music

How Portugal. The Man Went from Basement Band to Grammy Winners

Here's the saga behind that totally unavoidable "I'm a rebel just for kicks" song.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 22–25

Didn't score Hamilton tickets? Console yourself with Trevor Noah, Superorganism, and lexicography.

03/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Christine Menges, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 15–18

NW Dance Project puts a modern spin on Ibsen, Matthew Dickman drops some new poetry, Daniel Mallory Ortberg chats with Andi Zeisler, and Darlingside plays Mississippi Studios.

03/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Christine Menges

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 8–11

Lorde plays the Moda, POWFest turns 11, Bag & Baggage travels to a post-Pinochet Chile, and a Seattleite evangelizes about jazz.

03/08/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 1–4

Urban Bush Women storm the Newmark, Blind Pilot plays the Schnitz, kids get a tailor-made film fest, and Oregon Ballet Theatre goes through the looking glass.

03/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Global Comfort Food

We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

From hearty Haitian soups to pupusas, here's what makes these locals feel safe and loved—and where to score these touchstone eats.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Pechluck Laskey, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2018

Portlander Haley Heynderickx drops her debut album, Patton Oswalt swings by Powell's, and Northwest Dance Project takes on Henrik Ibsen.

02/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

News

Hunger in Oregon: A Special Report

Our state has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the country. What’s going on?

02/27/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

Take Action

How Urban Gleaners Fights Hunger in Portland

The nonprofit delivers food to some 6,000 people each week.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

A State of Hunger

Hunger in Oregon, by the Numbers

Why does our state rank so high in food insecurity? Here's a look at the stats.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann and Christine Menges

Hunger in Oregon

What Happens When Portland Kids Go Hungry?

Oregon ranks 13th in the nation for food insecurity. So who feeds many local children? The schools.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 22–25

From jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith to pop-art ballet to new tunes from Typhoon, here are 13 ways to stave off cabin fever.

02/22/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 15–18

Tiny cats! The Portland International Film Festival! Psychedelic stoner rock! An epic play about climate change! Get out there, folks.

02/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Christine Menges, and Anya Rehon

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 1–4

Psychedelic light displays take over the city, Katy Perry plays the Moda, Guy Branum hits Helium, and a New York performance artist shares some strong feelings about cupcake shops.

02/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Anya Rehon, and Eleanor Van Buren

Date Night PDX

25 Great Dates in and around Portland

Romantic evenings, chill times with a pal, roving parties, and trips for two: plan your next outing or overnight here.

01/30/2018 Edited by Eden Dawn By Hannah Bonnie, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Anya Rehon, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Eleanor Van Buren

Cannabis: Top Shops

Portland's 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city's top shops—newcomers welcome!

01/30/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Strategies

How to Fix Up Your Friend

Would you guest-curate your pal's online dating life?

01/30/2018 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2018

A dance tribute to Sgt. Pepper, jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith, and tiny sculpted cats—here's what you can't miss this month.

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A New North Portland Gallery Gives Space to Queer and Trans Artists of Color

Ori aims to redefine "the white cube."

01/30/2018 By Fiona McCann