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clarklewis Restaurant Review: Clarklewis' menu reads like a Portland Farmers Market shopping list: Jacobsen sea salt, Chop salami, Kingfisher arugula, and more. While situated on a former loading dock with glass doors opening onto trucks rumbling by on busy Water Avenue, the countryside never feels too far away at this farm-to-table restaurant. Even the desserts feature local produce such as a flaky shortcake topped with Groundwork strawberries. The chef’s family-style four-course tasting menu is a deal at $55 and offers everyone the chance to try a range of dishes. Choices may include spaghetti with Dungeness crab, lemon, scallions, basil and caviar, or a New York steak with a potato tart, kale, cipollini onions and horseradish, plus a chocolate coconut pecan torte for dessert. Lunch features simpler choices such as salads, burgers, and a classic meatloaf sandwich. The global wine selection offers something for everyone. Clarklewis is equally appealing for a large gathering or an intimate special occasion --- or for just enjoying a cocktail and a snack in the bar. A stylish crowd arrives early for happy hour.