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Karen Locke

Karen is a food and drink writer who believes the darker the bar, the better. She has written for​ ​various print and digital publications for the past five years​. In addition​ to drinking in dimly lit bars, she has spent quite a bit of time in distilleries ​while authoring “High-Proof PDX​,​”​ a guidebook to Portland distilleries (fall 2017).​ Before living in Portland ​Karen resided in Minneapolis where she tended bar,​ served a lot of Thai food,​ and drank way more whiskey on the rocks​.

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