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: May 5–8

Bike-themed movies hit the Hollywood, the Oregon Symphony takes on the Back to the Future score, and a slew of art galleries open fresh shows. We're happy to see you, May.

05/05/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Jack Rushall

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 28–May 1

From Bombino's entrancing guitar licks to International Tabletop Day to some next-level, one-on-one theater, send out April with a bang.

04/28/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Jack Rushall

PERFORMANCE

The Surprising Gender Bending of Drag Queen Cherdonna Shinatra

Seattle's Jody Kuehner is a female-bodied, female-identified dance artist. But when she performs as high-camp clown Cherdonna, people sometimes get confused.

04/27/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

MODERN LOVE

Love, Portland: Dating and Mating, Stumptown Style

Like everything, we do romance our own way in this town.

04/22/2016 Edited by Fiona McCann By Courtenay Hameister, Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, and Ramona DeNies

HOW-TO

How to Maneuver the Murky World of Internet Dating

Dating coach Alma Rubenstein helps you navigate the stars and the swipes.

04/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s 13 Best New Bars

Whether you're into ham and fortified wines or mussels and Belgian beers, there’s a new spot for you.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Kelly Clarke

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 21–24

From feisty newsboys to wisdom from a pizza king to three days of heavy metal, the weekend is here and ready to be seized.

04/21/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies

COMEDY

Native American Sketch Comedy Group Promises 'Mix of Chippendales and Gallagher'

With social criticism and silliness, the 1491s aim to skewer Indian stereotypes.

04/18/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 14–17

Laura Gibson hits the Old Church, Design Week takes over Rev Hall, 2Cellos rock out, and an economist-turned-comedian promises to make carbon taxes funny. Let the weekend begin.

04/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

MUSIC

Take Some Blues, Gospel, and Electronic Music on a Walk through Kenton

A new audio tour guides listeners on a musical ramble through the North Portland neighborhood.

04/13/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 7–10

Shook Twins play the Doug Fir, nondancers get their groove on, and the curtain goes up on a slew of new theater productions. Welcome to the weekend.

04/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BOOKS & TALKS

Tin House's Rob Spillman Talks East and West Berlin, and the Trials of Communist Laundromats

Spillman’s new memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, recounts his early years in bohemian West Berlin and his return to the post-Soviet-era city at age 25.

03/31/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 31–Apr 3

Psych rock sisters, maniacal dance-theater, ninja acrobaticalists, and a loopy stage adaptation of cult classic Road House—hiya, weekend.

03/31/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 24–27

Fears of Y2K, dreams of better bike lanes, Peter Frampton, and woozy psych rock pack the first full weekend of spring.

03/24/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Jack Rushall

VIDEO ART

Portland Filmmaker Vanessa Renwick's New Installation Promises an 'Avalanche of Awful'

From neutered dogs to ghastly new apartment buildings to melting glaciers, Next Level Fucked Up chronicles the ways humans screw with the world.

03/23/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 17–20

Hunter S. Thompson's son gives the lowdown on his gonzo dad, Radiation City hits Mississippi Studios, and old umbrella parts become art. Who needs St. Patrick's Day?

03/17/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Rebecca Jacobson

COMEDY

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

Highlights for the June fest include Rachel Bloom, Rachel Dratch, Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, and Baron Vaughn.

03/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

THEATER

From a Sexy Jewel Thief to a Sexy Ghost, Imago Theatre Mines Japanese Pulp

The Lady Aoi is a spooky, steamy ghost story set in a hospital.

03/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 10–13

Esperanza Spalding reinvents herself, Artists Rep journeys to Africa, and Ghost World author Daniel Clowes debuts a sci-fi love story. Oh, and the Biebs is in town.

03/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

BOOKS & TALKS

Single Women Are Changing America, Says Rebecca Traister

What does it mean that women are delaying marriage—or choosing not to marry at all? In her new book, All the Single Ladies, Traister says that's excellent news.

03/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson