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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5 Places to Splash in the City

Take your brood for a plunge without leaving Portland.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 08/01/2014


7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Eden Dawn, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014


Doug Adams Crowned Imperial’s Chef De Cuisine

Up-and-coming sous chef Doug Adams takes the reigns at Vitaly Paley’s downtowner Imperial.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 07/24/2014


Portland's 10 Best Guilt-Free Dishes

Vegan sushi, Paleo parfaits, bracingly acidic ceviche, and salads a-plenty...there's a whole new world of healthy dining out there, and it's delicious.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 07/17/2014


Watch the Full-Length Andy Ricker Doc Online Now

PoMo's Karen Brooks explains Andy Ricker's sweet and savory food charms as Vice streams its full length Pok Pok documentary online.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 07/08/2014


How to Host the Perfect Summer Party

We offer 60 expert tips for the best backyard bash ever, from food to drinks to DIY decor—and the perfect playlist for the action.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Stuart Mullenberg
  • Published 07/01/2014


Son of a Biscuit Opens With 1,000 Free Fried Chicken Meals

Micah Camden's and Katie Poppe's new SE Division Street fried chicken shack takes flight with free fried chicken, biscuits and sides on June 21.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 06/19/2014


Make Your Own Easy Party Pinwheels

Geranium Lake's Kim Foren puts a summer spin on party décor.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 06/11/2014


Life Goes On: Mount St. Helens' Flora and Fauna

Ecologists reflect on the rebirth of the mountain after its modern eruptions—and a field guide to its wildest residents (yes, including Sasquatch).

  • By Kelly Clarke and Dan Gay
  • Published 06/02/2014


Jeffrey Morgenthaler: The Man Behind the Bar

The legendary Clyde Common bartender reveals his slow rise to cocktail stardom (by way of dive bars and white collar ambitions).

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 06/02/2014


Squirrel Nut Sippers: DIY Walnut Liqueur

We'll show you how to turn those green walnuts into black gold by Christmas.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 06/02/2014


First Look at Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s The Bar Book

Three geeky things we learned from the Clyde Common bartender’s new cocktail technique bible.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 05/12/2014


10 Portland-Style Junk Food Favorites

Portlanders are turning your favorite greasy, sugary, salty snacks into artisan masterpieces.

  • By Kelly Clarke and Karen Brooks
  • Published 05/01/2014


Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

  • By Laini Taylor, Justin Hocking, Brian Doyle, Rene Denfeld, Greg Young, Lexy Folkes, Peter Holmstrom, Maya Seaman, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Carl Abbott, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/25/2014


Getting Personal with Portland’s Food Napoleon Micah Camden

We sit down with the outspoken chef and restaurateur to find out the secret to smart expansion and his life's singular regret (hint: it involves Voodoo Doughnut).

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/11/2014


Local Author Laini Taylor on Monstrous Love Affairs

The best-selling scribe of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy releases its final chapter and gossips about its big screen adaptation and sex in YA. Apr 16

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/10/2014


Review: NW Dance Project’s Director’s Choice

PDX’s contemporary powerhouse celebrates 10 years with a quartet of intense, beautiful, athletic dances. Thru Apr 5

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/03/2014


Ecliptic Brewing: Third Beer from the Sun

Pioneering Oregon brewmaster John Harris launches a new North Mississippi brewpub

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/02/2014


Portland's Veteran Dancer Takes Her Final Bow

A look back at Alison Roper's decades-long career with the Oregon Ballet Theatre

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 04/02/2014


Alison Roper, Dancing Queen

On the eve of her retirement, we take a look back at the Oregon Ballet Theatre ballerina’s remarkable career.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 03/12/2014
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