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Clyde Common, Portland, Oregon

1014 S.W. Stark Street
Portland , Oregon
Tel: 503 228 3333's insider take:

Upon entering Clyde Common, you'll find yourself in a sea of designer jeans, eyewear, and messenger bags, the uniform of the handsome creative professionals who have appropriated this hot spot as their home away from home. Buzzing day and night, the industrial-chic space in the Ace Hotel has several long communal tables sparkling with rows of votive candles, an open kitchen, a second-floor mezzanine with private tables, and a long bar. A European gastro pub-inspired menu features bright and simple ingredient-driven dishes such as grilled corn salad with lime, chile, and bitter greens; whole grilled fish with roasted garlic and caramelized onions; and a half chicken with chanterelles. The wine list focuses on Europe but also includes some reasonably priced regional picks. The bar is a raucous and thriving scene unto itself, and it can get seriously noisy when the place is packed—which it often is. Try the barrel-aged Negroni, which is mixed and then aged for six weeks in whiskey casks. While the service is friendly, the timing can be off and can feel a bit rushed. But the arty types who hang here don't seem to mind a bit.

Open Mondays through Thursdays 11:30 am to midnight, Fridays 11:30 am to 2 am, Saturdays 5 pm to 2 am, and Sundays 5 to 10 pm.

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