Digital Editor Rebecca Jacobson corrals Portland Monthly's digital content, helms the magazine's social media platforms, and contributes arts coverage.

Before joining the magazine in January 2016, she spent time in Berlin reviewing blood-splattered theater, chasing after mayhem-battling mimes, and tracking down her distant Jewish ancestors. She worked for several years as Stage & Screen Editor at Willamette Week, where she also covered heroin kingpins-turned-barbers and little-known scraps of local history. Her WW cover story about a ghost-obsessed YouTube star was named best arts feature at the 2015 AltWeekly Awards.

Raised in Portland, Rebecca studied history at Brown University before ditching New England for a year of independent research in Malawi. These days, she can be found on her bike, in the woods, or eating (and often making) baked goods.

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

Theater

This Oregon-Raised Teen Could Be Broadway's Next Big Star

Hailey Kilgore grew up in Happy Valley. Now she's starring in a Broadway revival of the musical Once on This Island.

11/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 16–19

Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson storm Revolution Hall, Ari Shapiro sings solo, Chicano Batman plays the Wonder, and Disjecta auctions off lots of local art.

11/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Hannah Bonnie, and Eleanor Van Buren

Theater

Don't Throw Away Your Shot: Hamilton Tickets Go on Sale This Friday

The Broadway sensation hits Portland March 20–April 8, and you can score tickets starting at 10 a.m. on November 17.

11/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Peak Goat?

In Portland, You Can Get a Flower Bouquet Delivered by Goats

And then they'll devour it before your very eyes.

11/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 9–12

Medea gets a Los Angeles twist, Lizzo and Lenore headline, Allie Hankins premieres a new dance show, and the humble bicycle takes the spotlight.

11/09/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Eleanor Van Buren, and Hannah Bonnie

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

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

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 19–22

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile play the Schnitz, Shannon Wheeler illustrates Trump's tweets, and Doctors Without Borders attempts to re-create the refugee experience in downtown Portland.

10/19/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kayla Brock, Hannah Bonnie, Eleanor Van Buren, and Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Portland Shows, Events, and Pure-Genius Things to Know This November

From Joe Biden to Ibeyi to Ta-Nehisi Coates, here’s what you can’t miss this month.

10/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Theater

A New Portland Show Searches for Utopia Onstage

Partly inspired by the Rajneeshees, innovative company Hand2Mouth presents a “mind experiment” for 2017.

10/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Light a Fire 2017: Emerging Leader

The Oregon Jewish Museum’s April Slabosheski Teaches Living History

The 28-year-old has risen quickly at the nonprofit, which moved to a much larger space in the Pearl this year.

10/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Media

A Smart New Portland-Based Magazine Covers Travel for Women of Color

Backed by advertising giant Wieden & Kennedy, On She Goes already has a lot going on.

10/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson Illustrations by Lisk Feng

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 12–15

From Laika to Loudon Wainwright, the All Jane Comedy Fest to the Paul Taylor Dance Company, here are 16 ways to spend your weekend.

10/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Hannah Bonnie

Books & Talks

George Saunders Talks Fear, Joy, and Getting 'More Precisely Manic'

We caught up with the Lincoln in the Bardo author in advance of his Portland visit.

10/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Bike Fun

Portland’s New Kid-Designed Bike Lane Art Is Delightful

Blast off—it's a cyclist in space!

10/06/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 5–8

The Shins, a dance tribute to David Bowie, gospel tunes about climate change, German films galore, Feist, and photos of dogs—get after it, Portland.

10/05/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Hannah Bonnie

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 28–Oct 1

From Nick Offerman to Janet Jackson, Beyoncé-themed burlesque to the Portland EcoFilm Festival, here's how to send out September.

09/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Marijuana

Meet the Women at the Forefront of the Northwest's Cannabis Industry

Head to Holocene on Wednesday, September 27 for a free cannabis community fair and the launch of how-to book Grow Your Own.

09/22/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson