Clyde Common

4.6
365 Reviews
$31 to $50
European

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Opened in 2007, Clyde Common is a diversely influenced, comfort-food focused restaurant paired with an award-winning bar program in the heart of downtown Portland, OR.

The energizing and open space features large windows looking out onto Harvey Milk Street. The bar program is run by cocktail master Jeffrey Morgenthaler (The Bar Book, Drinking Distilled), who has made Clyde Common a destination bar for travelers and Portland natives alike. Executive Chef Clayton Allen and team take notes from European and American traditions, creating menus focused on pristine ingredients grown and foraged in the Pacific Northwest.

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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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipBethM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dining Month menu is superb!

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RockyJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Amazing, friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant located in downtown Portland. I had a fantastic gin cocktail, enjoy a glass of wine from a nice selection, and CANNOT stop thinking about how wonderful the Braised Lamb Shank I selected as an entree was. Excellent service. Wonderful vibe.

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RobynW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot

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viprsmilko
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service but the food wasn’t anything to write home about. The portions were quite small. I ordered a starter, main, and a couple drinks but still left a little hungry which rarely happens. The cheese board came with 4 small crackers total and the lamb shank was 90% bone with very little meat.

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RobynW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Birthday. I didn’t like eating upstairs I prefer lower level small intimate tables

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vipHeather
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food wasn't great, pretty mediocre. Go for the cocktails though!

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SLSinPDX
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

The space is cool, and the cocktails are very good. The staff is friendly. We were able to get a reservation on the Saturday after Valentine’s Day, which was great. It’s very loud, and I had trouble hearing our server. They brought the wrong drink at first. I had to use the bathroom, and the hostess came out just before I went in, and there was no TP in the dispenser. I got the orecchiette, and it was wayyyy over salted. My husband had the plank trout, which was good, and the green salad was also good. Overall, not bad, but also not worth paying a babysitter for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Cocktails were good. Middle of the road food, and not worth the price. Three of the four dishes we had were over salted. The waiter was great, and the atmosphere was good, but there are so many better options in Portland, many of which are more reasonably priced for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Clyde Commons since it opened, and although the head chef has changed several times, the quality of food and service has continued to be held to a very high standard.

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vipRHEAG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing. Very cute spot for drinks and apps. But the dinner was over priced and not very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great! Thank you

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Megaroo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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jeant
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This was a disappointment. The salads were heavily dressed and the vegetables were oily to the point of inedible. The fish was good but overwhelmed by the side dishes. It is LOUD which contributes to the ambience but just be prepared. On the plus side, attentive and easy-going service. For the rep and the price point, this place needs to be way better.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

If I spend the amount of money I spent, I would expect attentive wait staff. Bruce was not. Finished drinks/dishes were not removed in a reasonable amount of time. Although they advertise European style foods, the service is still American which leaves a lot to be desired. I get tired of waitpersons asking every few minutes if everything tastes good or is fine or are you liking the food, etc. If there is a problem with the food, I will let them know; I don't need to be asked.

Other than the lacking service, the food was good. My trout was cooked to perfection (although the pickled veggies didn't compliment the flavor of the trout) and everyone else seemed to enjoy their food.

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vipJacquelineJ
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, well presented. I've been coming here for years and have never had a bad meal. Good wine list. Service can be kind of indifferent -- hosts were friendly, waitperson seemed like she would have been happier doing something else.

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vippdxoriginal
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bourbon planked trout and chicken with mushroom risotto were excellent. Starter of ribs were fatty. Salt cod fritters were meh

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vipSteveH
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good and creative. Service can feel a bit stuffy or maybe we didn’t seem very important. We will be back because the food is excellent.

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CDay
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Family in for the holiday

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vipAllanG
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Clyde Common has a challenging menu, in my opinion. I ordered the steak frites and the meat was just OK and under-cooked per my preference of medium. Their specialty is cocktails and that's where they shine. I'll wait a while before returning for dinner.

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KennyT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was awesome! I ordered eggs Benedict and my egg yokes were not runny, which was a bummer. Everything else was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food a little to load but worth it.

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SteveK
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were an interesting part of the meal. The food choices were a nice variety and we enjoyed the dessert menu.

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Craftymama
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone’s food was excellent. Service was great, very attentive and quick.

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RachelG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Clyde Common was great, except for the added "wellness" charge at the end. If you ask a server they'll tell you that it's to pay for health insurance and can be waved. This should be wrapped into the cost of the food, not charged separately. Paying workers a living wage with benefits is not "extra." It is simply the cost of doing business. I will not continue to patronize establishments where owners shame their workers in this way. It's a shame because the restaurant is otherwise lovely but I will not be going back.

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DebbieP
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The noice level was way too high. Too bad, because the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food. Thank you Craig for answering all of our questions!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Noisy. Not good for client conversation. If seated by the door, lots of cold air.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and food taste great.

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vipqueenofmydomain
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We share a few appetizers like the fried cauliflower, the salted cod fritters which both were delicious! And we also had the cornbread with burrata cheese, prosciutto, honey and sweet pickled peppers. A very unusual combo but very effective! My husband said that was the best cornbread he’s had! Then we shared the “The Feast” of the 40 ounce T-bone steak, wedge salad and potatoes gratin. The steak was cooked perfectly and there was plenty to fill us up! The blue cheese on the wedge salad was so creamy and not so funky which I liked. By the time dessert rolled around we were so full but we plowed through the carrot cake with strawberry ice cream which was just ok. All in all, it was a great time and a successful evening!

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FoodieDad
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting food, attentive service and amazing craft cocktails in a hip space with open kitchen.

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Oleander
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktail menu, nice open floor, fun view of kitchen and/or street, delicious appetizers. Entrees were good but next time we might try just appetizers and starters. Staff was very cool, and all in all the people-watching was entertaining.

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vipSteveH
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, fun night and will be back.

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AlexisE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were easily able to accommodate our larger-than-expected crowd with grace and kindness. The food was delicious, the cocktails well-conceived and well-executed, and the ambience was lovely.

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vipscreamingeagle
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

To start, we had the cheddarwurst croquettes- so tasty and the raw oysters- meh. The pork bolognese was good but bourbon barrel planked trout was absolutely delicious. And don't miss out on the unique craft cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow and the waiter would not split the check. Food was good, but expensive

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trying out while traveling, found it great

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EDRinc
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding drinks and very friendly staff! We have been twice now and will be back again for sure!

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Clyde Common is rated 4.6 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.