Clyde Common

4.4
302 reviews
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$31 to $50
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European

Established in 2007, Clyde Common offers European-inspired menus, an impressive wine list and signature cocktails. The kitchen offers a carefully planned menu that offers everything from small plates to hearty entrees. Enjoy a light green salad or a hearty dish of grilled chicken leg served with Yukon gold potatoes, rhubarb and olives. Polish it off with incredible desserts like goat milk ice cream or a petit four plate.



Located inside the Ace Hotel in the heart of downtown Portland, Clyde Common is a popular destination for Happy Hour specials as well as late night meals. Diners praise the taverns friendly ambiance, comfortable seating and varying menu items. Clyde Common is open for dinner all through the week.


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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were visiting from Phoenix and found Clyde Common from Pearl Bakery website information. I like the ambiance. We arrived just as happy hour was ending, and it was pretty active. Happy hour must be a good deal!
Service was very good. The food was good -the mixed greens salad was excellent. Fresh and large enough to share. I had the trout which was a bit salted and although the description said it came with cured beets, kale, and rye bread, I had mostly braised radicchio with a bit of kale and lots of rye bread. That was a bit disappointing. My husband had the pappardelle and he liked it. The cocktails are nicely thought out and balanced. I tried to purchase a cup of the house made ginger beer, but our server said that they were out, a first for her. So I didn’t get to try it. The dessert menu was good but we were too full to try any.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The order came out wrong even through when the waitress repeated back the order I corrected her and she still brought the wrong food. Fir the first time in at least a decade I sent my meal back - the eggs Benedict was practically inedible- stoke English muffin that you could barely cut through, cheese sauce instead of true hollandaise (this menu said hollandaise) and the eggs were do over cooked there was no “yolk”

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Portland classic, but the menu is always changing. Drinks are great, and service is perfect. Communal tables, which can be fun if you're in the right mood to socialize.

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VS
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clyde Common never disappoints. We were a party of four, and had everything from cocktails, through appetizers, starters, entrees, and desserts. Each bite was fantastic, and the cocktails and wine (suggested by our waiter) were great.

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Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, vibe, and location. not the best but solid and reliable with good service.

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DP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Poor service for the amount of tables; is this a bar or restaurant?

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JA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the ambiance and food!

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot and service, menu! Highly recommend during the early and late hours with a group

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Clyde Common. Whenever I am in or near Portland I visit. Happy hour food and cocktails are magic. Dinner is spectacular, unique and beautifully prepared. Wine list is extensive without being overwhelming.

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RW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and powerful choices that are both healthy and tasty.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Clyde Common very much and plan to make it our go-to restaurant when we visit Portland. We had the cheese and charcuterie board followed by green salads, which were all so huge we had to share the planked trout for our entree. Cocktails and desserts were also creative and delicious. Great experience and great value for a splurgy dinner. Loved it!

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Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food good service with decent environment. We would return as it was good value for the money. As with any downtown restaurant, parking can be an issue.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was amazing as always

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Boise
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We hadn’t been here in a few years and were looking forward to revisiting. Made a reservation exactly 3 weeks prior when they start taking them. I literally had the worst seat in the place. A corner of a partial wall was my seat back. Neither staff member was concerned when I mentioned it. Started the evening badly. One of 4 dishes ordered was excellent, the others just ok. Maybe just a bad night but not interested in returning. Too many other good choices.

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DC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Unique delicious food with lots of interesting sauces. The tables were a bit too close together, therefore it is not a romantic setting. Our wait staff were very attentive and gave us great suggestions for ordering. Surprisingly the portions were enough to have dinner the next night. If you order the salad it is enough for two.

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food - simple menu (not overwhelmed by choices). Servers were great. Atmosphere was nice except for the music - high ceilings means that voices and sounds from the open kitchen/bar carry...no need for music with the volume set just high enough to register but not really hear on top of all that...much less music from a seemingly random Spotify-type station...very distracting and difficult to hold a reasonable conversation with my dinner companions.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was great. Only complaint is noise level.

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JG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I knew the happy hour was good, but the brunch? Wow! So delicious with great variety. I love that you can make reservations for brunch here, no waiting!

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MA
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The breakfast our friends ordered was good. Both the burgers we had were not very good. The buns were cold and stale. It felt like someone in the kitchen overlooked this detail. One of them did have the grill marks and the other one didn’t. The Patty wasn’t that impressive especially considering all the press it gets.
Our servers was very attentive. The bloody Mary’s were fantastic.

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Kitchen is very accommodating to dietary restrictions.

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic cocktails and excellent food!

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San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately they weren't open so can't review.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always unique delicious and you never leave hungry

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Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have always enjoyed visiting Clyde Common when we are in downtown Portland. This was the first time we sat at the bar and enjoyed happy hour drinks, expertly crafted, and snacks. Our party later joined us for. Large family dinner at a communal table, and our server kept up with all the requests. We all enjoyed the cedar plank trout and other menu items

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Clyde Common had been recommended to us, and we were finally able to get there for dinner. We had made a reservation for 7:00 p.m. on a Sunday, but arrived early, and they were able to seat us. The menu appears to feature local fare. It is varied, but not overwhelming. My husband ordered pork, and I ordered a pasta dish. Both were delicious. We had their beer, which was fine. The restaurant was busy and noisy - fun. Food service took slightly longer than we had thought it might, although we weren't in a hurry, so it didn't really matter. We ordered the macarons for dessert and decided to take them home, since the restaurant doesn't offer espresso, only coffee. They were just okay. We would to back and would recommend the restaurant to a friend. It's trendy and lively, upbeat.

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RA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Clyde Common was highly recommended from my travel book for places to visit in Portland. I was highly disappointed. The food was terrible. I ordered grilled chicken and I was given one small chicken breast with a chicken wing over a bed of beans. To charge $25 for this was a disgrace. my fiance ordered steak medium rare and it came out well-done. The steak was also smothered in goat cheese that made the taste of the dish unbearable. The wait for the food was long as well as we waited close to an hour for the food. I will not be visiting this restaurant again and I would not recommend anyone else to do so.

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AR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place for experimental cuisine and great cocktails. Our friends found it a bit too loud though. The cocktails are just great, I haven't yet tried anything I didn't like there.

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have wanted to eat in this busy hip restaurant for years. It lived up to my expectations. I’m So glad I went. I loved the trout, chili’s, and sour dough with salmon.

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AG
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Clyde common often has some really good creative options, however it is often over-salted, making it harder to appreciate any subtlety of flavor. The space is a large open box, lending itself to poor acoustics/reverberation so it is noisier than most restaurants. But still, I’ve had some great meals there, so I go back from time to time especially last minute when better places are booked.

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great but I was not impressed with my drink. I ordered 1 dacqueria with a rum from Martinique and then had to order another one with the Flor de Cana. The first was terrible - tasted more like the forgot the lime and added just the rum. The second one tasted the same - heavy on the alcohol but had a banana taste to it. I ended up drinking my Husband's punch.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Family in town, went for brunch, service really nice and accommodating of an elder in a wheelchair, food was good although I don’t understand the approach to hashbrowns.

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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch with killer banana bread, good service & beautiful flowers.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was great but the food was so so. The crab was over salted and over seasoned, hardly any octopus in the octopus salad. The tomato dill salad was good, though. Chicken and pasta just ok. We were disappointed given the amazing restaurant scene in Portland

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Portland
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really loud: difficult to have a conversation with somebody across the table

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H
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was wonderful. Service was responsive and meaningful. Noise level was more than anticipated. Wish tables were not sticky top and underneath. I'm curious to compare ambiance upstairs via downstairs. Food was truly refreshing, interesting and much enjoyed!

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p
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This place has phenomenal food. We ordered a couple appetizers (ribs, croquettes), entrees (tortellini, pork) and dessert (zucchini cake). All of it was delicious! It was almost surprising how a place which looks so simple from the outside could have such good food. The service was a little aloof (they didn't seem in a hurry to help their customers) but I'd go back in a heartbeat to try more dishes.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Drinks are super expensive!! Servers ok - pretty bland in personality. The food was good but the prices were way too high for the lack luster staff and ambiance.

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CJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

-good cocktail choices
-trout was delicious
-popcorn starter was stale
-restaurant temperature the evening we were there for dinner was extremely warm & uncomfortable. My server told me it was the nature of an old building & nothing could be done

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VS
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great experience! We took out-of-town guests to Clyde Common for a happy hour drink before our dinner reservation. The cocktails were fantastic, and the waiter were knowledgeable and sharply amusing.

We had a variety of snacks and starters (honey/butter/piment d'Espalette popcorn; rye puff pastry filled with pâté de fois buttercream; pan-seared peppers; octopus) all of which were great. All four dinners were excellent, but the smoked trout on a bourbon plank was exceptional. And one boccone dolce (meringue, strawberries, black-tea whipped cream, ganache drizzle) split four ways gave us each two bites of a fanstastic dessert.

We will be back!

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KM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food at a reasonable price. Brought some clients for a business dinner and the food was exceptional. We ate relatively early (6:30pm) - and the restaurant wasn't too loud, but with the great looking bar area, I am guessing it could get a bit loud for a later business meal. Would highly recommend and look forward to going back.

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