Digital editor Rebecca Jacobson oversees Portland Monthly's website and helms the magazine's social media platforms. She also contributes print stories—about the arts, cannabis, mermaids, and more—and edits the occasional feature package.

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: Aug 25–28

Dance tango in the park, jam to Y La Bamba on the roof, catch some beat-fueled Shakespeare, and head to Hawthorne for a street party. August, we're sending you out in style.

08/25/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lisa Dunn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 18–21

Hear The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj recount high school horror stories. Hurtle down Mount Tabor in a soapbox. Catch new tunes from Federale. Pick up comics by the pound. It's gonna be a hot one, folks.

08/18/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann

Music

This Portland Chorus Wants You to Belt Radiohead and Rihanna from the Roof

The OK Chorale, formed earlier this year, is a drop-in pop chorus open to all. On August 22, you're invited to a Revolution Hall rooftop sing-along.

08/18/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Arts 2016

Fall Arts Guide 2016: What You Can’t Miss in Portland This Season

From Amy Schumer to Brian Wilson, Warhol to Wordstock, here are the season’s top tickets.

08/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 11–14

Comedian Ian Karmel makes a triumphant return. Dancers take inspiration from zombies. A silent Buster Keaton classic gets a new score. NE Alberta throws a party. We're happy to see you, weekend.

08/11/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 4–7

Aerialists spinning from the trees. Pink Martini crooning at the zoo. Coney Island photography in the Pearl. Pirouettes (and prima donnas, and Pee-wee, and Prospero) at the park. Ahoy, August.

08/04/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lisa Dunn

AUGUST PLAYLIST

August: A Month of Concerts in 20 Songs

From the frankenfestival that is MusicfestNW Presents Project Pabst to a cozy Emily King set, there’s something for everyone this August.

07/28/2016 By Lisa Dunn and Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 28–31

From a Harry Potter midnight release party to a free Ron Funches show to a trio of brand-spankin'-new plays, July is going out with gusto.

07/28/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Forest Flicks

Ride Bikes and Watch Pee-wee Herman on a Giant Inflatable Screen

For the second installment in the Hollywood Theatre's outdoor film series, catch Pee-wee's Big Adventure at Stub Stewart State Park—with a pre-flick guided bike ride.

07/26/2016 By Marisa Russell and Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 21–24

Outdoor movies. Tons of local music. A madcap opera. Night Vale live. Get your weekend on.

07/21/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lisa Dunn

VISUAL ART

Teletubby Riot Police and Razor-Blade Doughnuts: This Is Freedom

Artist Josh Kline brings his immersive dystopia to Portland.

07/20/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

EAT THIS NOW

Where to Eat This Week: July 20-27

Al pastor tacos at Tight Tacos, boozy Sloshy Pops at New Deal, and playful cocktails at Tastebud are your required eating and drinking for the week.

07/20/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Let's Talk Selfies

Salad and AstroTurf: an Indoor Picnic about Selfie Culture

Is there more to selfies than vanity? Portland artist Leslie Vigeant opens it up to debate.

07/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 14–17

Prince tunes on the cello. Highland dance and stone throwing in Gresham. Jazz under the St. Johns Bridge. Speed drawing. A Wizard of Oz convention. Bring it, weekend.

07/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

ARTS NEWS

Imago Theatre to Sell Longtime Home Just off E Burnside

Another piece of Old Portland gone? The artist duo behind Frogz is ready to sell their Buckman neighborhood stronghold—a building now valued at more than $1 million.

07/12/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

PERFORMANCE

How the Small-But-Mighty Stumptown Improv Festival Powers Up Portland Comedy

In its third year, the fest promises another killer lineup of improv and sketch from Portland and beyond.

07/12/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 7–10

Float the Willamette. Ask Cheryl Strayed for love advice. Welcome back comedian Amy Miller for a live album recording. Party on at the Mississippi Street Fair. We see you, weekend.

07/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kailla Coomes, and Lisa Dunn

MUSIC

July: A Month of Concerts in 20 Songs

From a Portland Cello Project tribute to Prince to the free, all-ages extravaganza of PDX Pop Now, July promises a stellar lineup of live music.

07/05/2016 By Lisa Dunn, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 30–July 3

From case/lang/veirs at the Oregon Zoo to the Waterfront Blues Fest to the final biketastic days of Pedalpalooza, here's how to make the most of this summer weekend.

06/30/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 23–26

Whether you want to go bare (the World Naked Bike Ride) or barefoot (deep-voiced pianist Benjamin Clementine), this weekend's got a little somethin' for everyone.

06/23/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann