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Clyde Common
Clyde Common

Clyde Common Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydecommon.com
  • Phone: (503) 228-3333
  • 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 (503) 546-8509

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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Haven't been for awhile. Still "portland" in all ways. Just terrific."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were lucky to get a 7:00 reservation and everything was fabulous: the food, service and wine."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food but unnecessarily noisy ambience. Solicitous waitstaff. Great location."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Very creative, yummy food. The roasted rhubarb soup was amazing. The noise level was way too loud. Difficult to have dinner conversation even upstairs."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food is fabulous! It was so noisy that we couldn't enjoy it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "High energy restaurant with artful presentations. The taste and flavors of the food both."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was a wonderful experience. The food was well-prepared and thoughtfully seasoned. The service was was engaging and attentive. The room is fantastic - we were seated upstairs. The wine list - glasses and bottles - seemed uninspired or we would have indulged a little more. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I was hoping for more for brunch. The portions weren't large at all, the prices were high ($6 for a side of bacon?), and the food, while unique-looking was just kind of okay. Definitely not a good spot for a vegetarian at brunch either..."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food is served with a unique twist on dishes foodies are very familiar with. For instance, a pork terrine is served in a split quail. Amazing flavor but it's the presentation you will notice. Short ribs are treated as if a pastrami and my entree of duck breast was served with seasonal black garlic and cauliflower. Our server was attentive and helpful in assisting us in ordering the right thing. The only negative to the whole experience was the noise level, especially in the downstairs dining room. Luckily we were seated upstairs - next time we'll ask for a table at the banister overlooking the diners below. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Went with friend, both of us visiting from Chicago. Service started well, but then server changed and new wait staff was very uninterested in us, or so it seemed. menu is unusual, and descriptions are not good at all- actually somewhat deceptive. We had to send our scallop appetizer back, as it was not mentioned that it was actually a raw dish! The cheese "plate" is more of a cheese granola served in a bowl...very odd. The terrine was ridiculous looking...so much so that we had to take photo. I won't say what we called it. Would not run to go back."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Hipster hotspot but the food is amazing. Great bargain for the quality of food. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I am a New Yorker. Visiting this city bi monthly. Love the lush green views and vibrant and artisanal restaurant scene. This go around, hit a spot that just made some important local list. Clyde. Loved the vibe, energy and communal tables. Oversized windows. Brightness and pace. Happy hour drinks were inventive and fun. Minus the bartender attitude. Which btw, seems to be a staple in Portland. I am so over it. We sat at a wonderful table with a view of the open kitchen. Surprised to find only 5-6 entree options on the menu Only one that was fish. Perhaps a challenge for some. I struggled to order, but the halibut with pancetta was fantastic. There were only 5 starter options as well. So check the menu daily. And have a back up plan. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Food was good - delicious burger, good fries, great biscuits and gravy. The restaurant has a spacious feeling with high ceilings and an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work. The cocktails were also really good. However it was the charming, efficient and attentive service that really set Clyde Common apart. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "With all the great brunch spots in Portland, Clyde Common is a difficult argument"
    Dined on 5/4/2014