Kelly Clarke is a senior editor at Portland Monthly, where she manages the magazine’s insatiable Food & Drink section and creates lively cover packages that often double as guilty pleasures, from scouting out the city’s best bars or chronicling how to turn your backyard into a chic, gluttonous party paradise. She also pens stories on everything from mouthy ballerinas andbartenders to artisan junk food taste tests and Portland’s next crop of influential chefs.

In her former life, Kelly was the longtime Arts & Culture Editor at Willamette Week, where she founded the Portland alt-newsweekly’s popular Finder city guide, wrote about PDX’s excellent ethnic markets, chefs fighting over pigs, sex machines, and very expensive dog wheelchairs. Her Portland Monthly story about a wildly talented local chef channeling his hazardously addictive personality into cooking success won the SPJ’s 2013 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Competition for Personalities reporting. She lives, cooks, and eats with her husband and very opinionated daughter in Northeast Portland, where pho shops still outnumber Salt & Straw outposts.

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DEAR DONUT DIARY

"3 Things I Learned Opening A PDX Doughnut Shop in Japan"

Blue Star's Micah Camden reports from Tokyo on fancy donut mania, getting humbled by Japanese bakers, and why you ought to cover your tattoos before going to the gym.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/24/2015
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PDX PANTRY

You Can Now Find Portland Soda Works' Fancy Pop Syrups at New Seasons

Local maker Chris Onstad's quest to craft the "Belgian beer of soda pop" lands at local grocery stores.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/21/2015
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BEER BULLETIN

Bring Beer Cocktails Home with an Innovative New Bar Book

Jacob Grier blends brews and booze in Cocktails on Tap

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/01/2015
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BEST BRUNCH 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Brunch

Hungry for brunch? We've got the details—from wait times to must-order dishes—for 55 of our favorites.

  • By Molly Woodstock and Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/01/2015
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EAT HERE NOW

Three Reasons To Try Ya Hala’s New Lebanese Brunch

The Montavilla standby tackles morning meals with spicy-wonderful results.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 03/23/2015
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PORTLAND ARTS 101

Oregon Ballet Theater Dancers Bust 3 Major Dance Myths

Think ballet is boring? Think again. We got the pros to trample some common dance misconceptions.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 03/02/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

Three Women Transforming Ranching in Eastern Oregon

Cory Carman, Jill McClaran, and Carrie Hermens are on the top of Oregon's meat game

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 03/02/2015
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#OREGONWOMAN

Why Oregon is the Only State that Doesn’t Limit Legal Access to Abortion

No waiting periods, no mandated parental involvement, and no limitations on publicly funded abortions? This is how we got here.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 03/02/2015
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SUGAR RUSH

Throw-Back Decadence from Portland's Top Bakeries, Cakeries, and Pie Shops

By the slice or the spoonful, we’ll never grow tired of pure nostalgia.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 02/11/2015
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SUGAR RUSH

Portland's Most Creative Ice Cream Dreams

Local spots, from restaurants to pop-ups, flaunt fresh churns on ice cream—and yes, fro-yo!

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 02/11/2015
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SUGAR HIGH

The 45 Most Glorious Desserts in Portland

Your decadent guide to the city's sweetest, gooiest, giddiest, mind-bendingly hands-down bestest desserts. It's about time you indulge.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Karen Brooks
  • Published 02/11/2015
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EAT THIS NOW

3 Comforting Dishes to Help You Survive the Late-Winter Drizzle

Hot, Creamy, Cheesy: these gray-day plates will keep spirits high until the sun returns.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/02/2015
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EAT HERE NOW

All-Way's Hamburger Time Machine

Broder’s Peter Bro resurrects the diner that time forgot, deliciously.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 02/02/2015
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THE MONEY ISSUE

Three Steps to Retiring Rich

A strategy for health and happiness over the long haul—as told in notes from your future self.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 01/05/2015
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HIGH SPIRITS

Get Juiced this Winter with Fresh Citrus Cocktails

Think refreshing cocktails packed with orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime are for summer sipping? Think again.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 01/05/2015
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

All-Way's Hamburger Time Machine

Broder’s Peter Bro resurrects the diner that time forgot, deliciously.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 12/16/2014
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CHEF REVOLUTION

At Paley’s Place, Chef Patrick McKee Out; a Franco-Russian Revolution On Deck

As his executive chef readies to leave, James Beard-toting Vitaly Paley plans the next chapter for his iconic, 20-year-old Portland restaurant.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 12/08/2014
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PANCAKE DRUNK

All Day/Late Night Pancake Bar, Batter Griddle & Drinkery, Coming to Fremont

The spiritual offspring of Powell’s late night Original Hotcake House slated to open in Beaumont neighborhood mid-January.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 12/01/2014
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EAT HERE NOW

Smallwares' Ssam-Style Feasts Shake Up Typical Family-Style Fare

From internationally-inspired lamb to Korean/Southern barbecue spareribs, chef Johanna Ware wants you to expand your definition of family dinner.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 12/01/2014
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WINTER BUCKET LIST

How to Hibernate Like a True Portlander

From oddball home deliveries to streaming videos and board games, we've got plenty of reasons to pray for a snow day.

  • By Sarah Ostaszewski, Win Goodbody, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/01/2014
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