Editor in Chief

Kelly Clarke is editor in chief 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.

Eat Here Now

The Big Egg Cracks Open Again

After a winter food-cart hiatus, Portland’s fried-egg sandwich sanctuary returns with new ideas and cult classics.

02/09/2011 By Karen Brooks

Article

Review: Clinic at Doug Fir

Ade Blackburn charts his cult-beloved band’s vital signs.

11/18/2010 By Anne Adams With Ade Blackburn

Wine Country Weekends

For the Active Traveler

If your wine tasting weekend needs more action than a stroll around the vineyard, the Columbia River Gorge is the place for you.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Koi Fusion PDX

Roving food cart attracts Portland foodies and Twitterati.

08/18/2009 By Laura Klairmont

Burgers

Portland's Best Burgers

You got the need, the need for beef? Let our guide to Portland's best burgers give you the resources you need to make that educated culinary choice on that most American of dishes: the hamburger. We scoured the city to find the best in nine different ca

07/20/2009 With Martha Calhoon, Randy Gragg, Brian Barker, John Chandler, 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

Just Opened

Braving the Elements

After a few stormy years, chef Naomi Pomeroy opens a tiny Northeast Portland restaurant on her own terms.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Bar News

Glass Precision

On a quest for the perfect old-fashioned? Take a page from the Oregon Bartenders Guild.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

Age of Innocence

Hoping to bait a serial killer on a lonely Oregon highway, two teenage girls attempt to embrace their dark sides.

05/19/2009 By Stacy Bolt

Article

Pushing Daisies

After their final breaths, the eco set finds a way to become one with the earth.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Food News

Stalk Market

When the price of wheat soars, there are winners (Oregon grain growers) and losers (you).

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Music

Jick Magnet

Rocker and literate lyricist Stephen Malkmus talks about yogic singing, fatherhood, and his impending death.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

RECIPE

Go Savory

Rhubard Recipes: Nothing against strawberry-rhubarb pie, but chef Vitaly Paley prefers to call rhubarb by any name other than sweet.

05/19/2009 By Ashley Griffin

Article

Proving Grounds

What does it take to bridge the chasm between a father and the man who is sleeping with his daughter?

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Eat More, Spend Less

The Art of Eating Cheaply

On the contrary, it means seeking out talented chefs who can transform the simplest, cheapest ingredients into a sublime masterpiece of a meal.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Camela Raymond, Camas Davis, John Chandler, Megan Callow, and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker

Service Animals

Rex Rx

Meet the new breed of service hounds: autism dogs.

05/19/2009 By Ashley Griffin

Beyond the Bridges

The Wild Side

Located on an isolated peninsula of Vancouver Island, the village of Tofino isn’t easy to get to—which is why it’s a great escape.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

If Only He'd Had....

The Rose Defense

In 1997, a Eugene street kid named Jordan Scott Merrell, age 15, confessed to a killing. It took the jury just an hour to deliver the verdict: guilty of felony murder. But the jury didn’t hear evidence that might have altered the course of Merrell’s life.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame