Kerry Newberry is a writer based in Portland, Oregon, where she chases stories about people through food, wine, agriculture and travel. In pursuit of research, you can spy her on a truffle hunt with chefs, in a skiff with oyster farmers off the Oregon coast or trekking through vineyards in Galicia, Spain.
Her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including FOUR Magazine, Edible Portland, The Oregonian’s MIX Magazine, Forbes, Fodor’s Travel Publications, Civil Eats, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Wine & Spirits Magazine, SIP Northwest and more.
In her free time she enjoys hosting dinner parties and getting lost in the maze of books at Powell’s. She likes to joke that she will write for shoes. However, if she were propositioned with a pair of those wildly-heeled Hunter Boots (perfect for Portland rain showers) she just might consider it.
She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership for Sustainability from Portland State University and has studied with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Her writing has been recognized by Les Dames d’ Escoffier International, Edible Communities and the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers. In 2011, she was awarded the Apicius Scholarship for Voice and Food Writing at the Greenbrier Symposium for Professional Food Writers.