Fiona McCann is Editor-in-Chief at Portland Monthly, where she has written about memoryhouselessness, profiled writers and artists, interviews senators, and reported on sexual misconduct allegations among other things. In previous lives, she was an Arts and Features Writer for the Irish Times, the editor at social news agency Storyful, edited and wrote for Time Out guides in Argentina, and worked for Reuters, Buenos Aires. She runs, bakes, reads, does other people’s jigsaw puzzles, and once reached Queen Bee without cheating. 

Wellness: Couldn't Hurt

Bargain Massages, Therapy Bunnies, and 9 More Ways to Feel Better

Portland serves up a dizzying buffet of options for improving your mind, body, and soul—or at least an hour or two of your day.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Casey Jarman, Amy Martin, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2019

The PDX Jazz Fest sweeps the city, Beijing Dance Theater makes its Portland debut, Shane Torres returns to Helium, and Jennifer Egan hits the Schnitz.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Performance

A New Portland Performance Transforms Trauma Into Art

Anya Pearson's Made to Dance in Burning Buildings is a vivid choreopoem about rape, PTSD, and perseverance.

01/29/2019 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 24–27

Travis Scott returns to the Moda, Fertile Ground sweeps the city, BodyVox mashes up dance and film, and Ha Jin reads at Powell's.

01/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 17–20

From Leslie Odom Jr. to Tayari Jones, Black Belt Eagle Scout to Andy Borowitz, here's what you can't miss this weekend.

01/17/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 10–13

Elton John hits the Moda, a world-premiere play follows an Oregon judge's inspiring story, an all-star percussion ensemble plays Mississippi Studios, and Richard III gets a teenage twist.

01/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 3–6

Welcome to the first weekend of 2019. Here's how to start the year strong.

01/03/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 27–30

It's the last weekend of the year. Here's how to make it a good one.

12/26/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, and Allison Place

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2019

Radical Canadian dancers, a London R&B queen, Andy Borowitz, and a quadrumvirate of Portland poets are on the calendar this month.

12/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Q&A

One Year In, Portland's Creative Laureate Sounds Off

Subashini Ganesan weighs in on the state of the arts.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Hidden Portland: Eat This Now

4 Under-the-Radar Portland Food Scores

Lobster rolls to Indian spices, don't sleep on these finds.

12/21/2018 By Brian Barker, Fiona McCann, and Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Hero

The Newest DC Comics Superhero Is a Girl of Color from Oregon

Meet Naomi, a new character created by Portland writers Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 20–23

Spend the shortest days of the year with comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, Portland band Tents, and witches and vampires.

12/20/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens

Arts News

Portland's Tin House to Stop Publishing Its Magazine

The local publishing company's 20th anniversary issue, to be released in June 2019, will be its last.

12/13/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 13–16

The Nightmare Before Christmas gets a live score, Kurt Vile plays the Crystal, and snowflakes and tin soldiers twirl about the stage.

12/13/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 6–9

Gospel Christmas raises the roof, NW Dance Project takes on fables and fairy tales, Blossom plays Mississippi Studios, and "holiday-positive" sketch comedy comes to the Siren.

12/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, and Allison Place

Monster Banquet

Anthony Bourdain’s Final Graphic Novel Is a Grisly, Ghostly Tale

Hungry Ghosts, cowritten with longtime collaborator Joel Rose, was released by Dark Horse Comics four months after Bourdain’s 2018 death.

12/05/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 29–Dec 2

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the universe, the Dandy Warhols play the Crystal, and The Little Prince becomes an opera.

11/29/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens

Beats from Bed

Laika Characters Join Weird Al and Lisa Loeb for Bedstock Benefit

More than 75 musicians unite with the likes of Kubo and Coraline to raise money for sick kids.

11/28/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 22–25

Sticking around Portland over the holiday weekend? Here's how to fill your calendar.

11/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens