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.
Hamlet, a Portland Ham Bar, Is a Destination for Pork Worshippers
HOT WEATHER EATS
Doughnut Shop Pip’s Original Debuts Pip’s Pop and Newly Expanded Space
Tips for Hiking with Kids from Real Portland Parents
Stray Dogs at Work on a Full-Scale Restaurant in Northeast Portland
Biwa's Perfect Summer Drink is Powered by Shochu
How One Woman Transformed Primary Care with a Single Question
Southwest Portland is Getting Its Own Broder
Blue Star Donuts Escapes to L.A. this Summer
The New Cookout: How to Host the Perfect Summer Paella Party
Pearl District Pastry Haven Nuvrei Gets a Tasty Makeover
Local Radio Host and Laughing Planet Team Up to Resurrect Astoria’s Custard King
THE MORNING AFTER
Bloodies, Biscuits, and Tiny Horses: PoMo's Country Brunch, Recapped
Kir Jensen's Sugar Cube Bakery Closing May 3
BEST BRUNCH 2015
The Classic Portland Brunch Hall of Fame
Is Brunch in Portland Just a High-Calorie Spectator Sport?
BEST BRUNCH 2015
Host the Best Brunch Around with a DIY Granola Bar
How to Make the Perfect Brunch for a Crowd
BEST BRUNCHES 2015
The 10 Best New Brunches in Portland
DEAR DONUT DIARY
"3 Things I Learned Opening A PDX Doughnut Shop in Japan"