Arts editor Rebecca Jacobson steers Portland Monthly’s arts and culture coverage in print and online, and she manages the magazine’s internship program. She edits the occasional feature package and also contributes stories on cannabis, Portlanders with offbeat internet projects, and new and potentially dubious forms of yoga.

Before joining the magazine in January 2016, she spent time in Berlin reviewing 24-hour theater productions, chasing after mayhem-battling mimes, and tracking down her distant Jewish ancestors. She worked for several years at Willamette Week, where her 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.

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

04/05/2012 By Aaron Scott

Rise & Dine!

Portland’s Best Biscuits

We've got a bounty of biscuits that don't need gravy to make 'em special.

02/23/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Benjamin Tepler

Web Exclusive

Video: The Royal Shave

08/19/2011

Trail of the Month

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

This month, head over to the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge to glimpse local fauna.

04/30/2010 By Brian Barker

Teach

Blue Sky

Ziba Design asks kids for advice on how to fix schools as _Portland Spaces_ explores one idea for a better Portland.

08/19/2009

Music

The Ballad of Fred and Toody

Fred and Toody Cole, Portland's rock lifers, reflect on making music and staying in love after 40 years of marriage and life on the road.

07/21/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Desirables

Pimp My Stride

Two Gen-Yers turn Air Jordans into modern Mona Lisas.

05/19/2009 By Matt Williams

Classical Music

Going for Baroque

Think Baroque music isn’t hip? Then clearly you haven’t experienced Bach in the hands of Monica Huggett.

05/19/2009 By Brett Campbell

Best of the City

Progress Report

Our Best Schools 2007

05/19/2009 By Sally Powers Research by Anne Brice, Maura Flaherty, Eric Gold, Joanna Kang, and Katrina Myers

Fashion Slideshow

The Getaway

Photographs by Rafael Astorga.

05/19/2009 Edited by Jill Spitznass

Politics

Operation Oregon

Barack Obama has an army on the ground here. And most of its leaders aren’t even 30.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame