Clyde Common
Clyde Common

Clyde Common

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydecommon.com/
  • Phone: 5032283333x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:00pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm.

    We take limited online reservations to open our restaurant to walk-in diners.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American
  • Executive Chef: John Leach
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Clyde Common provides catering for the Ace Hotel's private event space, The Cleaners, located next door to the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Jen Alfieri-Adams 5035468509x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW 10th Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Clyde Common
Clyde Common is a European style tavern serving delicious food and drinks in a casual and energizing space.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Clyde Common reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (79)vibrant bar scene (48)hot spot (44)good for groups (38)neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (22)late-night find (18)great for brunch (15)romantic (12)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (10)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Superb, but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food and cocktails, but rather noisy indeed even on a Tuesday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty and Lively
    KatNP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is where I bring out of town friends first. It's a good way to get a sense of how Portland is for foodies as well as show off how busy the night life is. Lots of tasty small plate options. The ambiance is very pretty (especially at night by candle light) and very social. Sharing tables seems strange for the uninitiated, but can help liven things up. Be nice to your neighbor and you might make a new friend. This place starts quiet in the early evening but as the night progresses you'll notice you have to yell to be heard. It's hopping even on a Tuesday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Carol
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Based on other stroller reviews we drove down from tacoma to have our anniversary dinner here. To our dismay our food was so so but the place was so loud we couldn't carry on a conversation. Bar scene was lively and good cocktails but wish we'd picked some place else.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing flavors
    Voltron159
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service was great from the hostess to our server. Everyone was very attentive, knowledgeable, and best of all made excellent recommendations. This was the first place we had dinner on our trip to Portland and was what we compared all other restaurants to. Honestly they came out on top. Next time we are in Portland we are definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best cocktails in town
    jjjces
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Menu is simple and local. Few ingredients with lots of flavor packed in. This is my favorite spot for happy hour and late-night snacks in downtown Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but noisy
    luvmyfood2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Rather entertaining environment, quite the buzz and don't expect a tete a tete here. Food is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local fresh ingredients
    Lovinbrunch
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Took out of town guest to brunch and everyone enjoyed their meals The make your own champagne cocktail was perfect for sharing Enough choices for all even vegetarians A little loud for deep conversation but great music Even let us substitute for a vegan We will be back love the ever changing fresh menu
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food - love the smoked duck with grilled cabbage and the lobster with risotto croquette. Dessert - roasted corn ice cream pie graham crust, meringue, blueberry was great. Server made great recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not what it used to be
    Alik
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food and drinks are still good, but it's not what they were a few years ago when this place was at its peak. There's much less variety on the cocktail menu, and the bar nibbles are now much more pedestrian. I enjoyed our meal, but am not as enthusiastic to come back as I was last time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Portland Go To
    RdtheWrldTrvlerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Every time I visit Portland I make plans to visit Clyde Common. It has consistently provided delicious food. No exception this time. The service was a bit less attentive than in the past but overall acceptable. The noise level can be high so be prepared for that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok
    Amyw
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had multiple recommendations for this restaurant but it was not as good for us. For a Sunday night, it was extremely loud with music over the noise, so we were yelling at each other just to communicate. The cocktails were good and the appetizer of the smoked clams were delicious, but everything else was just ok.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • old friend
    suicide
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Haven't been for awhile. Still "portland" in all ways. Just terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy bar and detached staff
    goodgrindz
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    After carefully reviewing my options, I chose this place because of a recommendation from a friend. I expected the noisy boisterous atmosphere, and communal seating but have to say...the food and wine list were disappointing. Everything was adequate, but just lacked that "something". I get the feeling that it is more of a local watering hole, which isnt a bad thing, but the staff-all of them, down to the chefs who you could watch-seemed detached and not very personable. All in all, an interesting experience...the peppers were probably the best thing I ate all night.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food , great ambiance ,pricey
    eatupdrinkup
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the food and ambiance at this place. Nice family style seating. But we were charged gratuity as well as a very high service charge.. The bar scene was quite vibrant too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth a visit.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Overall experience was good. Salmon was delicious. Menu was minimal and the service was a bit absent. They ran out of lobster, but was able to substitute salmon for my dish. We sat upstairs. Quieter, but hot! No air movement or ceiling fans. Rough! We had to ask for ice a few times to go with our room temp water. Ambience was nicer and trendier at the bottom, but very loud and busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Clyde Common Experience
    bowenbill24
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very fit for 'hipster foodies' and us 'nearly senior 50+ year olds' alike...6 of us gathered in the raucous dining atmosphere that is Clyde Common...we ordered the breadth of the main dinner menu and all came away well fed, well beveraged and feeling that much cooler for our efforts...too bad we couldn't get into the neighboring ACE Hotel, maybe next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delectable food- a bit loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We've been here before and had a great time- delicious food as always. This time the music was cranked up a bit too loud- too loud to even hear someone else if they talked loudly/somewhat shouted. The food was amazing- great drinks, decent service. Their charcuterie plate was outstanding and their old fashioned was simply delicious! The food presentation was also beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday Night Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was able to call in advance and increase our reservation size without a problem. We were seated on the mezzanine level, which would have been cozier if the noise and heat from the main dining room didn't travel upwards. Main course took a while to arrive, but worth the wait. Our party enjoyed the foie gras, lamb grill, buffalo steak, chinook salmon, and branzino as everyone cleared their plates. I chose this location for dinner because it was a special occasion, and I knew the choice of meat would appeal to my husband. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable but lacked patience when dealing with some of our guests. It's a bit spendy for a large group, but 2-4 diners would be perfect. Definitely make a reservation to be seated right away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Way too much noise.
    Merilee
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was delicious. The noise level was antisocial, hard to have a conversation. (OpenTable's maximum noise rating is 'Energetic.' It was worse than that.) When I asked our server if a fish on the menu was sustainable, she was bewildered. This at a high-end restaurant in a foodie town? I did my own research on my phone -- the fish was sustainable, and sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    the food was very well done, the bar offered a great selection of drinks, and the vibe of the restaurant was very artsy and modern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • classy and great service
    bliv
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    food was good although a little pricey which is to be expected. Calamari appetizer and lavendar lemonade were both absolutely delicious. Great service and atmosphere although due to all the mid-20s hipsters it got a bit loud at times.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food and great service
    Pdxdiner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were lucky to get a 7:00 reservation and everything was fabulous: the food, service and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal
    Eater10000VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We come to the bar often and De used to have dinner. I had a negroni to start and we split a simple salad. My spouse had the salmon, and I had the pasta, which was very flavorful. We will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • !!
    bvvvvvooo
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The gnocchi was great but the portion was small for $23. I didn't really like how "open" the place was. It would have been nice if there were some booths, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Rustic - Not what I expected
    LMod1234
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This restaurant was amongst the top 5 of the list we received from the Auto Rental company. Despite the fact that we had a reservation and there were 9 empty tables; we waited 17 minutes to be seated. Another 5 minutes passed before we received beverage service. They offered an average Brunch menu eggs, pancakes, waffles, etc. The only note worthy item on the menu was "Not Available". Considering the exposed wiring, weathered furniture, chipped paint and peeling drywall I expected the food and service to be great. Fortunately the price of the food was acceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ridiculously loud stereo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great food but unnecessarily noisy ambience. Solicitous waitstaff. Great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • KG2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very creative, yummy food. The roasted rhubarb soup was amazing. The noise level was way too loud. Difficult to have dinner conversation even upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Fabulous/Very noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food is fabulous! It was so noisy that we couldn't enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    When we arrived there were 17 tables empty, but we were told that we would not be seated until our party was complete. The bar was full, so no place to sit. We complained and asked for the manager and then we were seated in the empty restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must stop-by for Portland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had an absolutely blast in our first round of cocktails and appetizers there that we had to come back for brunch. Jeffrey and the bar team rocked with the quality of the drinks and outstanding service. Very energetic atmosphere. Would recommend this place time and time again. Thank you Clyde Commons for adding to our awesome Portland experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time as impressive as the 1st
    cdp1276VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I just moved to PDX and on visits this was a place I found that I couldn't wait to get back to. It was just as good as the first time and the quality and taste to the food is amazing!! The large open table concept is different but great to talk with other foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice and Convienient
    Paul
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Couldn't find a nice restaurant in walking distance of the Ace Hotel on short notice. Then realized that Clyde Common was just next door; and they had a table available. Charcuterie plate was really good. I had the lamb grill - the smoked sausage was very tasty. All entries were generously sized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe
    pinot23
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    High energy restaurant with artful presentations. The taste and flavors of the food both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden treasure!
    northernglinda
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Apparently resisting the self-infatuation and self-promotion that afflicts much of Portland's restaurant scene, Clyde Common is creating culinary wonders, every day and night, with unpretentious audacity. This has become my favorite place to take foodie friends from places like San Francisco, because it conveys Portland's indie rep while offering some truly innovative cuisine...cuisine that always manages to please the palate as it pushes the envelope.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The appetizers were great, but our meal not so much. We had the carrot and pea appetizer and the shrimp and hush puppies. Flavors were wonderful! There were tastes that I actually have never experienced. We did not like our dinners however. I had the lamb made 3 different ways. the 1st way, was good, but the other 2 were not at all. The 2nd one was pure fat and the other was in the form of a sausage which I didn't like at all. My husband had the Pastrami dinner. He did not care for the garnishments and said the meat was just okay. So again we enjoyed the appetizers, but we were very disappointed with our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clyde Common Good, Not Great
    BonVivantPDX
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Our dinner recently at Clyde Common was good but not great. While it has a very vibrant bar scene and makes good cocktails, the dinner menu was limited and challenging to choose from. My wife's salmon entree was very good and I would rate my lamb grill fair to good. We could have done without the chicharrónes starter, but the red wine we had from Sicily was excellent. The service was pretty good, but with some attitude. We were seated upstairs and what really got our attention was the dirty transom windows, dustiness on top of the air ducts, and dust buildup on the light strings hanging from the ceiling. This was all very noticeable from the upper seating area, and needs to be addressed. More attention to the details is needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience once again
    Greg
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I've been to Clyde Common for brunch, dinner (twice) and dessert/drinks (twice). It's been terrific every time. Top-notch, interesting food. Excellent cocktails. Friendly service. Overall, one of the best restaurants in Portland, which has many great places to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hip joint, good eats
    beckbeckdines
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food and service at Clyde Common were excellent. The noise level was very high when we first arrived (could not hear each other speak), but when asked to turn the music level down, the staff was very accommodating. I liked the open kitchen and general ambiance. It is probably not the greatest spot for a romantic dinner, simply because it is not intimate, but would be great for friends or a professional meeting. I would recommend Clyde Common to hip friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dinner in Portland
    Cassafrass23
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food and drink was inventive, delicious, and overall spectacular. Our server was funny, charismatic, and attentive (but not overbearing). The location is perfectly set in the heart of Portland, close to hip hotels, Stumptown coffee, and Powell's Books. Clyde Commons = Perfect Portland Evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Clyde Common reviews archive.
  • Raw halibut, yuck!
    undercoverfoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I heard this was a great Portland foodie restaurant and I was excited to try something on the west side of the river. Unfortunately the food was sub-par. The more I thought about the food, the more disappointed I was in my experience. The service was friendly but slow. Go here for drinks, but not for the food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic