Executive Senior Editor

Kelly Clarke is executive 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 and bartenders 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.

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Go Small or Go Home

The Ocean microrestaurant project creates a blueprint for feeding Portland fast.

01/23/2013 By Kelly Clarke

INTRODUCING

Introducing Roe

These days, the most direct route to the Oregon Coast from Portland is through Wafu’s back room on SE Division Street.

11/20/2012 By Kelly Clarke

Profile

How Kettle Chips Creates New Flavors

Meet the woman who invents every Kettle Chips flavor.

10/16/2012 By Kelly Clarke

COVER STORY

Go By: Automobile

Road trips with drives as dazzling as the destinations

09/19/2011 By Kelly Clarke and Rachel Ritchie

COVER STORY

Go By: Plane

Direct-from-PDX destinations worth your frequent-flier miles.

09/19/2011 By Brian Barker, Kelly Clarke, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Kasey Cordell

CHEAP DATE

Review: Broder

A quiet and quaint Scandinavian oasis of a café awaits.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis