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 24-hour theater productions, 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: Mar 22–25

Didn't score Hamilton tickets? Console yourself with Trevor Noah, Superorganism, and lexicography.

03/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Christine Menges, and Natasha Tandler

Body Talk

Has This Portlander Designed a Better Menstrual Cup?

When Voxapod founder Amanda Wilson couldn't find a cup that worked for her, she decided to produce her own. A Kickstarter campaign is live now.

03/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 15–18

NW Dance Project puts a modern spin on Ibsen, Matthew Dickman drops some new poetry, Daniel Mallory Ortberg chats with Andi Zeisler, and Darlingside plays Mississippi Studios.

03/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Christine Menges

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 8–11

Lorde plays the Moda, POWFest turns 11, Bag & Baggage travels to a post-Pinochet Chile, and a Seattleite evangelizes about jazz.

03/08/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Theater

How to Score $10 Hamilton Tickets

May the odds be ever in your favor.

03/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 1–4

Urban Bush Women storm the Newmark, Blind Pilot plays the Schnitz, kids get a tailor-made film fest, and Oregon Ballet Theatre goes through the looking glass.

03/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Global Comfort Food

We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

From hearty Haitian soups to pupusas, here's what makes these locals feel safe and loved—and where to score these touchstone eats.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Pechluck Laskey, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2018

Portlander Haley Heynderickx drops her debut album, Patton Oswalt swings by Powell's, and Northwest Dance Project takes on Henrik Ibsen.

02/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 22–25

From jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith to pop-art ballet to new tunes from Typhoon, here are 13 ways to stave off cabin fever.

02/22/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Performance

Feyonce Brings 'Messy Drag' to the Masses

In Strong Female Protagonist, Wayne Bund—a first-grade teacher by day—takes us on a hero's journey.

02/15/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 15–18

Tiny cats! The Portland International Film Festival! Psychedelic stoner rock! An epic play about climate change! Get out there, folks.

02/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Christine Menges, and Anya Rehon

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 8–11

Local bands cover campy love songs, the Portland Black Film Fest celebrates the 20th anniversary of Blade, Claudia Rankine brings her poetic genius to the Schnitz, and Dan Auerbach plays the Crystal.

02/08/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Christine Menges

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 1–4

Psychedelic light displays take over the city, Katy Perry plays the Moda, Guy Branum hits Helium, and a New York performance artist shares some strong feelings about cupcake shops.

02/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Anya Rehon, and Eleanor Van Buren

Date Night PDX

25 Great Dates in and around Portland

Romantic evenings, chill times with a pal, roving parties, and trips for two: plan your next outing or overnight here.

01/30/2018 Edited by Eden Dawn By Hannah Bonnie, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Anya Rehon, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Eleanor Van Buren

Cannabis: Get Social!

Why Smoke Alone? 3 Cannabis-Fueled Social Events in Portland

From yoga to abstract painting, here's how to get out of the house.

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Cannabis: The Advocate

How Aminah Leary Advocates for Equity in Cannabis

The native Portlander wants to see more black people in the industry. (She also makes some mean edibles.)

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Cannabis: Top Shops

Portland's 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

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

01/30/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2018

A dance tribute to Sgt. Pepper, jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith, and tiny sculpted cats—here's what you can't miss this month.

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 25–28

Tyler, the Creator plays the Coliseum, Jon Lovett brings cheeky political talk to the Schnitz, Oliver Twist gets a hip-hop spin, and a kids' rock show bounces through the Crystal.

01/25/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Anya Rehon

In Memoriam

Oregonians Pay Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

The Portland literary legend, renowned for her science fiction and fantasy, died this week at 88.

01/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson