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Clyde Common - 52 Reviews - 1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (503) 446-4781

Clyde Common

1014 SW Stark St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 446-4781
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Clyde Common - Portland, OR
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Clyde Common - Portland, OR
Clyde Common - Portland, OR
Clyde Common - Portland, OR
Clyde Common - Portland, OR
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Clyde serves some of the best drinks in Portland and its burger is up there with Gruner as the best in the city. There are always great microbrews on tap and a lively atmosphere.


We got warm recommedations for this place, but it didn't live up to our expectations. We paid $20 for pork belly with beans, which was just a piece of bacon, which gave me stomach...

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/24/2012

Harissa & fries! Incredible bourbon selection. Happiest of happy hours. Pink cocktails are surprisingly manly; so I tell myself. more

Awesome! 12/1/2011

Enjoy all night.. beer tastes good.. High 5 guys! Pros: null Cons: null more

There's a Reason It Was Nominated for Best Hotel Bar 6/15/2011

Clyde serves some of the best drinks in Portland and its burger is up there with Gruner as the best in the city. There are always great microbrews on tap and a lively atmosphere. more

Unimpresed 11/2/2010

Okay, call me an "amateur" for my less than stellar review of Clyde Commons, but for what it's worth I've been to tons of restaurants in the Portland area and there's nothing at CC that would entice me into a return visit over the plentitude of good restaurants in the area. I suppose if meat and potatoes is what you're looking for then this is the place to come to, but I found my steak and side dishes utterly bland. As well, my date and I had to stare at a couple directly across from us at our picnic table who had no interest in conversation. That's fine, but I would've rather had a table to ourselves. Their selection of cocktails was not to my liking either. Not romantic by any means, loud, more suited for large groups of people as the tables are huge. Service was pretty good though. I didn't spend a fortune here, but I left feeling a bit jipped. I was kind of glad just to get the hell out of there. Call me an amateur reviewer if you will, but that was my experience. I likely won't return as there are better choices out there IMO. more

Pleasssseeee 3/9/2010

An earlier review, "won't be back", is what makes me worry about reviews by amateurs. Pros: Hearty, fresh, smart Cons: OK, you don't like communal? more

Fun for late night drinks 2/3/2010

Went to Clyde Common late night for after dinner drinks at the bar. Fun crowd. Drinks were a little expensive, but all in all an enjoyable spot. Not sure I would want to have dinner there, since all the seating is communal, but could be OK for lunch. Pros: Lively Cons: All communal tables more

won't be back 1/10/2010

After a round of nice salads, I had the pasta, my sister had the lamb, and my husband had the skirt steak. My pasta was good. My sister thought the lamb was a little on the salty side, and it was unevenly cooked (a skewer?some pieces were cooked medium rare, some were still cold at the center), but she ate everything that wasn?t raw, and liked it. My husband?s skirt steak was too salty to be edible. It was nasty. He flat couldn?t eat it. None of us could eat it. When the waitress asked how everything was, my husband told her that the steak was too salty. She said she?d go talk to the kitchen. When she came back, she said that the problem was not that the steak was over-seasoned, but rather ?our food is too salty for your taste.? The remedy was not to replace the inedible steak, but to comp us a dessert. We accepted the dessert, which was good. They ended up taking a salad off the bill, which was nice. However, we?re now home, having paid our $110 bill, and my still-hungry husband is rummaging through the refrigerator trying to find something to eat, as he could not eat his $23 steak. What we learned tonight: Clyde Common serves every single dish seasoned to perfection, and if you think it?s too salty, the problem is actually your taste, not the dish. One inedible entr?e out of three may seem unacceptable, especially at that price point, but according to Clyde Common it was actually our fault for perceiving the entr?e to be inedible. We won?t be back, as there are a lot of restaurants in Portland more interested in satisfying customers than in defending self-proclaimed perfection. If you enjoy your meal at Clyde Common, congratulations! You, too, have perfect taste. If you do not, now you?ll know without asking: it?s not them, it?s you. Pros: Pasta was good... Cons: Steak was inedible, restaurant was unapologetic more

Good for Quiet Birthdays 1/5/2010

Went to Clyde Common for a 30 something birthday and had a great time. The tables upstairs are perfect for couples. The wine list was nice and the portions did not overwhelm. The food was great and our server was attentive without being overbearing. I'll be back again soon. Pros: Good Service, Great Food Cons: Should RSVP for larger groups more

Rudeness rather than Reservations 10/23/2009

Clyde Common is unique because, when I called, the boy I spoke to told me he was "very busy" and hung up before I could make a reservation. Guess I won't get a table there... oh well! Pros: Unknown Cons: Poor phone manners more

Generally excellent, innovative food, but FAR TOO NOISY! 9/23/2009

Hanger steak was excellent; carrot gnuti far too bland. BMOC drink was excellent; "Beginning of the End" was not. Pros: Excellent, innovative food Cons: Way too noisy; hard to hear waiter, anyone more

Great Food, average service 9/12/2009

I really thought the food was great. It seems very inventive and freshly original. Even items that I don't particularly like (like beets) were good in the preparation. No complaints there. I ate all of my hen (?) and wanted another one! The rest of my party really enjoyed their burgers. They say they are the best burgers in town. Pros: Really interesting and good food, lots of alcohol Cons: Service just OK more

Great food, great service, great ambience 6/24/2009

I go to Clyde a lot. Why? Let me list the many reasons. The food is awesome and it changes enough to never bore without being weird. And although some people have problems with the communal dining I find it refreshing to talk to people I don?t know or ignore them depending on my mood. Did I mention the lunch menu? By far one of the best lunches in town ? real food without being pretentious or heavy and the prices are really reasonable. Close enough to downtown for an easy walk ? and close to Powell?s and Nordstrom! And the staff ? I have read the reviews and see complaints about service. For all of the times that I am there I have always had friendly, courteous, and helpful service. Who knows? There can always be bad days and it?s too often that people say the bad stuff and the good stuff gets left on the table. No pun intended. The bar rocks and desserts are sublime. Pros: Eclectic menu that never bores. Great lunch! Cons: ??? more

Fabulous Food, Great Variety and Gracious Hosts 6/8/2009

Clyde Common accomodated our party of 9 with gracious, friendly and helpful service. Our server Joanna knew the menu, was not afraid to offer helpful suggestions and was attentive without being annoying. Highlights included the starters, we loved the pea puree, popcorn and salads. The steak was incredible and my personal favorite with the fried egg, a soft boiled egg that is then breaded and fried. An excellent egg is always a sign of a great kitchen. Pros: Steak, Vegan dishes (pea puree) and the fried egg more

Always Delivers 5/5/2009

I've been going to The Clyde Common quite regularly now since they opened and this is my second review (is it ok to write two reviews about your favorite restaurant?). As a chef I find Clyde Commons menu to be "The" most innovative fare in Portland. It's always different, entertaining, and it's always delicious. Great service at the Clyde Common as well. Recently we had dinner upstairs for the first time, if you can get a table for two on the upper level it's phenomenal; even if you have to wait at the bar for a cocktail or two, it's worth the wait. Keep up the great work. Pros: Most innovative Restaurant in PDX Cons: Nada more

spendy but trendy 3/2/2009

Felt like a "beautiful person" just for eating here. the ambiance is clean and very well designed. the food was fairly typical trend-of-the-moment local eating american cuisine. Service was friendly and helpful. Would only go back for the bar. The drinks are real stand-out, tasty and strong! Overall the price was too high for the quality of the food. Felt like we were paying for a trend and not substance. Pros: trendy, hip and the bar Cons: trendy hip and average food more

Eclectic and delicious 1/22/2009

The Clyde is next to the Ace Hotel, it has a nice open kitchen and a swank bar. The menu rotates and always offers a creative culinary experience. The seating is family style so don't be shy. It is great to go there with a group and order many items to share. Immense selection of adult beverages. Attentive wait staff. more

Eh. It was okay. 1/15/2009

Lunch at Clyde Common was average. The food wasn't outstanding (I had the manila clams and husband had a burger). I did have an interesting soda concoction- some sort of ginger lemonade- it was fairly tasty. The atmosphere downstairs was casual for lunch with the large table and people sitting around you. I'm glad we went early because I certainly would have felt a bit uncomfortable eating and talking with a stranger staring at us. I didn't get a chance to check out the upstairs. The service was very good and I suppose if I plan on going somewhere for the service and not for the food, I would return. I just didn't feel like our lunch was worth $30. I thought it was a bit strange that bread with butter/salt had a $2 charge as a side- that's a bit ridiculous. I would return if I wasn't paying for it. ;) I do love stumptown right (almost) next door. Pros: Location, design, service Cons: Cost more

Clyde Common 12/31/2008

This was a good restaurant with good food. Friendly fast service. The atmosphere was good and the place was clean. Great place to go with friends and family. more

Overpriced for not such great quality 11/19/2008

We got warm recommedations for this place, but it didn't live up to our expectations. We paid $20 for pork belly with beans, which was just a piece of bacon, which gave me stomach ache for two days (too much fat I assume). The dishes sure looked traditional, but the prices were not accordingly. Pros: Rustic charm Cons: Too expensive more

Eh - Not Superb But Not Terrible Either 8/20/2008

We were skeptical after reading so many negative reviews but were pleasantly surprised after our experience. I won't jump at the chance to go again but like I said above - it wasn't the worst place I've eaten. The ambiance was a little different and the set up in the dining room "cafeteria style" meaning you can be seated with other random people. They do have separate tables upstairs if you don't prefer sharing your conversation with strangers and would like a more intimate experience. The menu was rather ecclectic ranging from beef tongue to spaghettini to roast rabbit and pork shoulder. Everything we ordered was very good though. Service was also pretty good - no problems there like I read in other posts. It is rather spendy which is my only complaint - $74.00 for two people for sodas and an entree. Pros: Food is good Cons: Spendy, Cafeteria Seating, Parking more
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Owner Message

  • Located in the heart of downtown Portland and inside Portland's renowned Ace Hotel, we offer a warm, friendly, and common table environment and have a unique European and Northwest inspired menu and wine list. Please visit our website for our full menu.


  • In Short
    Clyde Common's chic, comfortable and open atmosphere adds a glimmering facet to the great downtown Portland restaurant selection. The fresh, eclectic menu changes daily and...

  • 11/6/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 12pm-12am Fri 12pm-2am Sat 5pm-2am Sun 5pm-10pm
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Neighbors West - Northwest, Downtown