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About: Kelly Clarke

Kelly Clarke is a writer, editor and communicator based in Portland, Oregon. She writes about food, dance, books, movies and all sorts of tasty and trashy cultural detritus.

Recent Posts by Kelly Clarke

P&P Lures Fife’s Marco Shaw back to Portland for 10th Anniversary Dinner

On a warm July night in 2003 three respected Portland chefs traded their restaurants’ comfy kitchens for makeshift tables in the middle of a bumpy field on a farm in Canby, Oregon. The mission? Create a dinner highlighting ingredients grown all around them at Tastebud Farm for a hungry crowd of curious guests. The chefs?  Continue Reading »

Meet Scott Ketterman of Crown Paella

You already know Scott Ketterman; you just haven’t met his giant paella yet. The talented chef has been a familiar face around town, heading up the kitchen at Portland dining hall Simpatica for four years (and cooking everywhere from Paley’s Place to working behind the counter at Viande Meats before that). Now, he and his  Continue Reading »

TABLE TALK: Eating Local, Eating Global

P&P Note: One of my favorite parts of a Plate & Pitchfork dinner has nothing to do with what is on the plates. After a glass of local wine or three it’s the far-flung conversations and debates that I get in to with my tablemates, who also always seem to end up being some of  Continue Reading »