Clyde Common

4.4
272 reviews
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$31 to $50
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European
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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.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, American
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Hours of operation

Happy Hour Daily: 3 - 6, 10-Close
Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday, 6-11; Thursday-Saturday, 6-midnight
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 10-3

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Phone number
(503) 228-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Clyde Common provides catering for the Ace Hotel's private event space, The Cleaners, located next door to the restaurant.
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Private party contact
Lilly Harris: (503) 546-8509
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
SW 10th Ave
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 272 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

-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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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The food was excellent: my planked trout outstanding. So I would definitely go back, but for the first time ever when reserving on Open Table, our seating was awful. I love booking on this site because it usually guarantees the best seat in the house! We had this dinky table upstairs and the main floor was not at all full. I wish I would have said something at the time. My view was the narrow staircase. Not the ambiance I was hoping for on a Saturday night out.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

About 50% of the food was good (not great) and a few of the ordered items (recommended by the waiter) were just not good. The chicken fried steak was SO BIG when it came that nearly everyone at the table lost their appetite. It felt very out of place, was wildly over-breaded, and was spilled over the edges of the platter (not normal dinner plate) it was served on. The "everything granola" on the pasta (weird, but gave it a try) tasted like everything bagel topping- what the heck? Upside of the meal was certainly the cocktails (right on point!) and the chilled soup and popcorn starters (so good). Went here for a special occasion because I'd had such a wonderful late night snacks and cocktail experience here a few months ago. . . but was really disappointed in dinner :(

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Came for Father’s Day brunch. Had a delicious meal - hearty but not huge. Fun location with great views of people on the street coming and going.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent drinks and food.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The food was stupendous but pricey. The wait staff was lovely and friendly although we did notice one server sampling a lot of the wine in the back corner. The seating was barely tolerable at best. The first table we were seated at was up against a protrusion in the wall with a tiny amount of bench in front of it. We asked to be moved and were seated at the end of a community table where we straddled a leg. The noise level was off the charts...we could barely hear each other speak. We would not recommend this for a business meeting or romantic date. Go for the food and a friendly server and expect to pay a premium.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I went to Clyde Common a few years ago and absolutely loved it. This time - not so much. The service was incredibly slow, and the food was really sub-par, especially for the price. I won't be back.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Clyde Common was pretty decent. We had the scallops and crochettes for appetizer, and then octopus and steak milanese for entrees. I loved everything but the steak dish, which I felt was a bit over breaded. The bar has some great cocktails, and they have a good happy hour in the afternoons.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Innovative cooking but be prepared for smaller portions. Popcorn was not exceptional, nor was the asparagus with Humbolt Fog cheese (somehow, the cheese lost something in the cooking process). Rack of lamb was advertised on their website, but substituted for with sliced leg? pieces plus a happy hour lamb sausage. This was a small portion. Tasty but lacking. The bourbon barrel trout was a nicer presentation, served on a used smoking Eliza’s Craig bourbon barrel stave, joined with a delicious salad of radishes, fennel root and Spring lettuces. This was very tasty and elegant. The flourless hazelnut cake for dessert was also delicious. Finally, OpenTable presented this restaurant as a James Beard restaurant of the year, when in fact, they were merely nominated.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

It was good. Nothing overwhelming, but it was a fun, hipster environment.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We loved this place ! We had Brussels sprouts, sardine toast, and crab salad for appetizers. All were very tasty minus sunflower butter on salad plate. For main the trout was amazing! Cooked just right and salad complemented fish so well. Husband had shrimp and potatoes which was equally tasty. Carrot cake to end the meal was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

the quality and presentation of the trout was outstanding. Cocktails were amazing as well.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Brunch is new and so good! Split the charcuterie board and griddled banana bread cream cheese sandwich with the table and had the eggs benedict. Excellent value for the price, and got right in! Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Food was amazing. Was lucky enough to have Craig as a waiter. Legitimately enthusiastic about the menu and the restaurant's offerings. Provided solid advice. Perfect amount of checking in while not bothering. Let us pace our meal as we wanted to.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

One of my best meals during my Portland trip! Great food, great staff, great drinks. I would definitely recommend or come back.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food and service were great. My only criticism would be that it was too noisy and hard to have a conversation w/o raising one's voice. Chairs not very comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a great experience at Clyde Common. The food was amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

loud, but drinks and food, and service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Rockfish with chips was $24 fish cooked properly but for the price there could have a little more of a side other than house made potato 'chips'. Squid Ink pasta (fettuccine) was not really a fettuccine noodle and was too al dente -waxy and w/o flavor, the water wasn't salted. Broth was too thin, 6 mussels were good and fat but a little skimpy for a $25 dish. A few bay shrimp were added but overall we felt the value and level of execution wasn't' there for these dishes. The bread and butter (3slices for three people) was very good although not enough. The cocktails were excellent, as always the bar has never disappointed. I've been a patron for 12 years and this was the most disappointing of the many dinners eaten over the years.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I had a great time with my husband!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went for Portland Dining month and the menu they had was good. I want to go back and try other things on their menu as well. There was a great atmosphere that was loud but you could still here the person right next to you.

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The dining month menu was terrible, the restaurant was so loud we couldn't even hear ourselves talk. Would not recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Nice meal. Great service. Dining room was incredibly HOT! Can also get really loud in there too.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Went for March Dining month special. Very good value, also the bar is outstanding. We had the "punch" which I think changes every day, but it was very good. The appetizer was small, but the pork loin was delicious and the dessert wowed. Would recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We selected Clyde Common for March Dining Month. Arriving too early for our reservation we sat at the bar. Service was outstanding from the greeting, to bar staff, and our waiter. Knowledgeable and great spacing of food. Our server offered us two tastes of wine so we could select our favorite wine by the glass.

The food was delicious and creatively designed around pork and apples.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fun space, good service, great cocktails. The food was not as good as I remember.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Clyde Common was so kind in beginning our meal with a complimentary champagne toast for our anniversary. The Portland Dining Month special was a great value compared to their typical prices. I was a little disappointed they allowed a dog (not a service animal) in the restaurant next to our table. Dogs + food is a no from me. All in all, however, great experience and tasty meal!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

A bit loud. I made a special request to sit somewhere quieter (upstairs was recommended). But, my grandma arrived before I did and may have declined to climb stairs. The food was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was good, but the noise level made it almost impossible to hold a conversation.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Waiter was great however, hostess was rude when asked about the $2.50 added to the bill. Turns out it is for the staff's health insurance, she began shrieking, "I can take it off for you, I can take it off for you!" If they are going to do this then they shld have a POLITE, rehearsed response when questioned and maybe an OPTION to add instead of just adding it to each bill unannounced. The Spazel would have been delicious IF it had not been drowned in 1/2 a stick of butter (& I love butter) but this upset my stomach after eating too much. We had a gift certificate for $80 and the shrieking hostess ran the check and then did not apply the gift card. We sent the check back and it was adjusted but now there is a $80.00 "pending" charge in my bank account. We called & were assured it won't go through. Lets hope. All in all not the best experience. It's very loud, the food is a little too trendy, like they are trying too hard. Clearly they can make food taste good, they should just not try so hard.

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