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.  

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 4–7

Rufus Wainwright plays the Aladdin, an astrophysicist investigates Star Trek tech, the Oregon Symphony mashes up Brahms and Radiohead, and Uncle Vanya gets a cabaret spin.

01/04/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Hannah Bonnie, and Eleanor Van Buren

Fitness: Gonna Make You Sweat

9 Portland Gyms & Fitness Studios to Know

Squats and burpees? Spin bikes and club vibes? Old-school kettlebell swings and snatches? No matter your style, this city has something for you.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Kelly Clarke, and Fiona McCann

Drink Here Now

4 New Portland Bars to Visit This Winter

Our city's latest crop of watering holes is wild, bright, and a little spooky.

12/28/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Fiona McCann, Eleanor Van Buren, and Ramona DeNies

The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2018

Photographer Pete Souza makes us nostalgic for the Obama days, the Oregon Symphony mashes up Brahms and Radiohead, and Oliver Twist gets a hip-hop spin.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Television

Portlandia Is Ending. Did the Show Really Ruin the City It Spoofed?

Welcome to the last days of Fred and Carrie.

12/28/2017 By Fiona McCann

Music

Watch Portugal. The Man Sing Oasis in Bed

The group joins a stellar lineup for this year’s Bedstock festival to raise funds for kids with cancer.

12/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 7–10

Queer storytellers, Valerie June, festive sketch comedy, Patterson Hood, and dance numbers set to Billie Holiday are on deck this December weekend.

12/07/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Eleanor Van Buren, and Kayla Brock

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 30–Dec 3

Joe Biden! A Die Hard musical! Pere Ubu! Animal posters! The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus! The Builders and the Butchers! Buckle up, y'all.

11/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kayla Brock, Eleanor Van Buren, and Fiona McCann

Arts News

PICA Announces New Leadership Team

Portland’s leading contemporary arts organization will have three artistic directors: Roya Amirsoleymani, Erin Boberg Doughton, and Kristan Kennedy.

11/28/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 23–26

Do your turkey (or tofurky) trot, then celebrate the 20th anniversary of OK Computer with Portland Cello Project, catch holiday stories onstage, or take in some Day-Glo-tinged psychedelia.

11/21/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kayla Brock, Fiona McCann, and Molly Woodstock

The Essentials

13 Things to Do and See in Portland: December 2017

From Hillary Clinton to Ian Karmel, Explode Into Colors to serpentwithfeet, here's what you can't miss this month.

11/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Books

Oregon’s Best New Children’s Books

The recent crop boasts poetry, biographies, and a Mo Willems stamp of approval.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

Mohanad Elsheiky Fled Libya. Now He's a Stand-Up Comic in Portland.

The former English teacher from Benghazi has risen quickly in this city's crowded comedy scene.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Trek Tech

How Does Star Trek Tech Hold Up to Today's Devices?

In a new book, Portland astrophysicist Ethan Siegel investigates the Federation’s inventions.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Literary Festival

Who Are the Writers Psyched to See at Wordstock?

The day-long lit fest hits Portland this Saturday. We asked four participating authors who they're most excited to see.

11/08/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 2–5

From John Hodgman to Siren Nation, a Wayne Coyne art show to the Hump Film Fest, this weekend takes no prisoners.

11/02/2017 By Hannah Bonnie, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Eleanor Van Buren

Mississippi/Williams: Oddities

5 Places That Exist Only in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

You want tiny orchestras, storied toilets, and beverages that forecast the future? This area’s got you covered.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Film

A New Portland Movie Grapples with Gentrification

Priced Out zooms in on recent changes in the Albina neighborhood.

10/31/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 26–29

Cat videos! EMA! Death metal burlesque! Flamenco! A play about cockfighting! It's getting real, y'all.

10/26/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Eleanor Van Buren

Art theft

Is This Portland’s Most Mind-Boggling Art Heist Ever?

A thief stole a work of art from the bathroom of Pip’s Original Doughnuts. The rub? They left a forged replica in its place.

10/25/2017 By Fiona McCann