Senior Editor

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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EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

Whether you need a pillowy, Jersey-style meatball parm or Latin-spiced birds drizzled in garlicky, neon green aji sauce, these are the places you must visit this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/18/2015

INSIDER EATS

Where Do Portland’s Best Chefs Eat on Their Own Time?

From hearty Italian spreads to Balkan stews and cheap salt-and-pepper squid, our chefs devour the city.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/27/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Portland's Best New Nonprofit: Villages NW

Helping seniors spend their golden years at home rather than an assisted-care facility

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/20/2015

BEST RESTAURANTS

Are You a True Portland Food Fan? Take Our Quiz!

How do you rate on the scale of ultimate Portland food fanaticism? Find out now.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/20/2015

THE MENU MAKERS

Meet the Local Farmers, Ranchers, and Beekeepers that Drive Portland Menus

Learn the stories behind the names you've come to know—and find out what ingredients will be inspiring Portland chefs in the future.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Allison Jones
  • Published 10/19/2015

THE MENU MAKERS

How Ayers Creek Farm Creates Tomorrow's Heirloom Ingredients

The Gaston-based couple stay busy selecting the fruits, vegetables, and grains on your future dinner plate.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/19/2015

THE MENU MAKERS

Camas Country Mill Brings the Wheat to Portland's Bakeries and Pizzerias

Meet the miller behind your favorite local slices, loaves, and bagels.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/19/2015

THE MENU MAKERS

Bee Local is Saving Oregon Bees, One Rooftop Hive at a Time

Portland's "bee whisperer" Damian Magista brings a touch of local sweetness to kitchens around town.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/19/2015

TOP TABLES

The 50 Best Portland Restaurants For Any Occasion

Dine your way through Portland's top places to sit down for a great meal, whether you're looking for take-out or a ten-course affair.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/19/2015

HOME DESIGN

How a Bunch of Retirees Created Portland's Greenest Communal Housing Outpost

With a communal patio and ultra-efficient passive house design, a group of former city planners and lawyers dreamed up their own perfect pocket neighborhood.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/05/2015

LOCAL DESIGN

Meet Portland's Hottest Makers of the Moment

From stylish modern macrame to museum-quality vintage poster restoration, Portland's creative class keeps getting cooler.

  • By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/05/2015

CLOSURES

R.I.P. All-Way: Downtown's Old-School Burger Joint Is Closed

Peter Bro shutters the year-old burger destination.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 09/27/2015

SO LONG, SUMMER

What Was Your Quintessential Oregon Summer Moment?

As fall officially kicks off, we look back at a season of beach trips, bike rides, and record heat waves. Add your memory to the mix!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/23/2015

SHOP LOCAL

The Best Places to Shop for Kids Toys and Games in Portland

6 places to bring your babes to toyland, from a Portland kid's perspective

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 09/21/2015

BREAKING NEWS

Chef Patrick McKee Joins Forces with Langbaan for New Pine Street Market Eatery

Paley’s alum McKee to launch East-meets-West Common Law restaurant with Langbaan’s Earl Ninsom in December.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 09/18/2015

SHOP GLOBAL

Must-Try Products from Portland's International Markets

Stock your pantry shelves with spices, schmears, and sweets from around the globe.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 08/24/2015

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Hamlet, a Portland Ham Bar, Is a Destination for Pork Worshippers

Cathy Whims and Ryan Magarian hold a master class on ham, sherry, and cocktails.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 08/24/2015

SHOP GLOBAL

A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015

HOT WEATHER EATS

Doughnut Shop Pip’s Original Debuts Pip’s Pop and Newly Expanded Space

Fremont’s mini-doughnut mecca keeps cool with a new line of chai and coffee toddy popsicles—and a lot more elbow room for its fans.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 08/20/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

Tips for Hiking with Kids from Real Portland Parents

"Everything will be fine as long as you keep in mind that children have no forethought or self-preservation skills."

  • By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, Allison Jones, and Brian Barker
  • Published 07/28/2015
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