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.

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

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 18–21

From St. Vincent to Jesmyn Ward to Jason Marsalis, this weekend isn't messing around.

01/18/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kayla Brock, Hannah Bonnie, and Anya Rehon

High Society

Cannabis and Classical Music Unite at This Portland House Concert

Brahms, Beethoven, and bud: a new collaboration between HiFi Farms and Groupmuse.

01/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 11–14

New work by Wendy Red Star. An elaborate homage to Nikola Tesla. Honky tonk from Charley Crockett. Beauty and the Beast with a live score. And a shipwreck!

01/11/2018 By Hannah Bonnie, Kayla Brock, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Eleanor Van Buren

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 4–7

Rufus Wainwright plays the Aladdin, an astrophysicist investigates Star Trek tech, the Oregon Symphony mashes up Brahms and Radiohead, and Uncle Vanya gets a cabaret spin.

01/04/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Hannah Bonnie, and Eleanor Van Buren

Winter Fitness

The Portlander's Ultimate Guide to Fitness and Wellness

Forge ahead into Resolution Season with bracing new workouts, self-care destinations, martial arts options, all the yogas, sanctioned nudity, and a license to chill.

12/28/2017 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Ride On

This Group Aims to Get More Women of Color on Bikes

Molly Sugar, founder of Friends on Bikes, talks bike camping, spandex, and doughnuts.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Gonna Make You Sweat

9 Portland Gyms & Fitness Studios to Know

Squats and burpees? Spin bikes and club vibes? Old-school kettlebell swings and snatches? No matter your style, this city has something for you.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Kelly Clarke, and Fiona McCann

Fitness: Stretch the Rules

11 Yoga Classes You Didn't Know Existed

From goats to doom metal, Portland yoga ventures far beyond standard styles.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fitness: Surf's Up

Why Surfing the Oregon Coast Is So Addictive

Alex Morris, a longtime surfer and owner of Portland's Cosube surf shop, breaks it down.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson