By Karen On July 30, 2018

Karen Locke

Karen is author of “High-Proof PDX” and has been a food & drink writer in Portland since 2011. Karen has been published in GQ, Bon Appétit, Sip Northwest, CiderCraft magazine, Chilled, Tales of the Cocktail, and more. She has more than 7 years of marketing agency experience in Portland as a content strategist and project manager. Karen believes the darker the bar, the better.


Karen Locke is Founder of High-Proof Creative. She has written about booze for magazines like GQ magazine, Bon Appétit, Thrillist, Sip Northwest, Chilled, and more. Additionally, Karen has many years of creative, and marketing agency work in Portland. She believes the darker the bar, the better.