Hi, I'm Christa McIntyre. I'm a beat reporter for the Portland Observer, one of the oldest African American publications in the country. I'm an arts and theater critic for Oregon ArtsWatch, The Willamette Week and other outlets. I'm dedicated to bringing ethical, objective, investigative reporting to the newsfeed. On my days off I'm a chef and sometime backseat canoe paddler. I have an opposable green thumb and a dry sense of humor. Email me with your questions or news tips.