Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Clyde Common

1014 SW Stark St. (SW Tenth Ave.) Send to Phone
Enjoy creative cocktails and food amid sophisticated urban style.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Mon.-Sat.

* Click here for rating key

Clyde Common, Portland, OR

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Clyde Common Restaurant Review

: The L-shaped, zinc-topped bar is a big draw at Clyde Common, where Portland's artisanal alcohols are featured in intriguing cocktails. Add sophisticated urban style, a convivial atmosphere, a prime location near the Crystal Ballroom and other downtown music venues, the über-hip Ace Hotel next door and the allure of people-watching and this spot has it all. Stop in for a drink and snack before a show, or stick around for the food. Extroverts may take a seat at the communal table, while those desiring more privacy can choose a table on the upstairs balcony. The kitchen is ambitious and prone to turning out intriguing combinations of disparate flavors on a meat-heavy menu --- vegetarians may have a hard time identifying choices. Dishes rotate and have included grilled bacon, apricot chutney, Gruyère and arugula; tagliatelle with sausage, shiitake mushrooms and pickled jalapeño peppers; squid ink tagliarini; duck with black garlic, cauliflower, tomatillos and bulgur; and pastrami short ribs with celery root and radishes. Everyone will enjoy the fries served with two dipping sauces: crème fraîche and spicy harissa. The creative trend continues with desserts, where grapefruit sorbet with celeriac white chocolate ice cream and candied pistachio is a favorite. Brunch is more conventional but does feature a tasty Brussels sprouts, cheese and egg option. The Northwest-leaning wine list offers something for everyone.

New craft beers

Read GAYOT's reviews of new craft beer releases from top producers.

Stay in a romantic mood with this Rosé Champagne.

Read GAYOT's review.