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.

Top Shops

Portland’s 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city’s top shops—newcomers welcome!

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 2–5

Aerial dancers twirl from the trees, a photo exhibit peeks into '70s-era Chicago nightclubs, The Music Man gets a feminist twist, and a new book digs into FIFA corruption.

08/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 26–29

Summer Cannibals play Mississippi Studios, Portland Opera travels to the underworld, and mermaids parade down the waterfront. It's July's last hurrah.

07/26/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 19–22

PDX Pop Now! brings free shows to AudioCinema, the Portland Queer Comedy Fest showcases LGBTQ stand-ups, and the Portland Opera takes on Cinderella.

07/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Natasha Tandler, and Emily Davis

Music

R&B Phenom Chanti Darling Invites Portland to the Dance Floor

On his debut LP, Chanticleer Trü blends electro-soul, boogie-funk, and house, anchoring it all with his classically trained voice.

07/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: August 2018

What's on deck this month? Junk sculptures, heterodox hip-hop, and a Parisian comedy of manners by a Canadian living in North Portland.

07/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 12–15

The Mississippi Street Fair returns, first-rate authors read their work al fresco, sketch comedy takes over the Siren Theater, and Wye Oak plays Revolution Hall.

07/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Musical Mayhem

ODOT Made a Playlist to Soundtrack Your Summer Traffic Hell

And we've got one for those embracing alternative transportation options.

07/09/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 5–8

From Tyler Thrasher's crystallized cicadas to Portland rapper Karma Rivera's clever rhymes, here's how to keep summer going strong.

07/05/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 28–July 1

Risk/Reward showcases genre-busting performance, Ural Thomas & The Pain play Mississippi Studios, and photographer Clifford Prince King explores life as a queer black man.

06/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 21–24

Naked cyclists swarm the city, the Decemberists play Edgefield, a new show riffs on the Donner Party, and Andrea Bocelli serenades the Moda Center.

06/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Summer Eats: Fun in the Sun

11 Amazing Ways to Savor Summer in Portland

Garden bowers. Yacht-side patios. Slurping banana pudding milkshakes and swilling beers with llamas. We’ve got ideas.

06/19/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, Benjamin Tepler, and Sarah Williams

The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: July 2018

Jazz in the Chinese Garden, outdoor movies galore, a sketch comedy bonanza, and the beautiful portraits of Borderland—summer’s got plenty in store.

06/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Film

In a New Film, a Father and Daughter Go Off the Grid in Forest Park

Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace chases a real-life Portland mystery.

06/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 14–17

Genre-crossing jazz saxophonist Soweto Kinch plays the Jack London, SlimFast meets murder at Profile Theatre, classic cars come to the Portland Art Museum, and the Oregon Zoo kicks off a season of alfresco concerts.

06/14/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Gravel Grinding

This Beautiful Ride along the Deschutes Is the Perfect Intro to Bikepacking

Looking to ease into two-wheeled, off-road travel? This mellow gravel trail offers dramatic canyon views and bucolic riverside campsites.

06/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 7–10

Calexico plays Revolution Hall, Corey Pein reveals the horrors of Silicon Valley, the Jewish Film Fest returns, and fancy 3-D projection mapping comes to the opera.

06/07/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 31–June 3

Godspeed You! Black Emperor play the Wonder, Imago braces for nuclear fallout, queer black artists meditate on flowers, and two local authors kick campfire cooking up a notch.

05/31/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler