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Clyde CommonPDX Not so common, and cram packed with memories.

You know what is eerie?  When your misspent youth is staring you in the face while you nibble delicious bites.  Allow me to elaborate.  Trust me, this is worth a read…..

CLYDE COMMON RESTAURANT

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*taken from website*

Opened in May 2007 by Nate Tilden and Matt Piacentini, Clyde Common is a European style tavern serving delicious food and drinks in a casual and energizing space. Chef Carlo Lamagna @twistedfilipino along with Sous Chefs Aaron Kerschen and Louis Martinez run our kitchen. Danielle Pruett is our pastry chef.

(503) 228-3333
1014 SW Stark St, Portland, Oregon

Brunch Served Sat-Sun 10am-3pm
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am – 3pm
Happy Hour Daily 3pm – 6pm
Dinner Mon-Sat 6-12pm; Sun 6-11pm

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Now I don’t want to brag.  No seriously, I do not want to brag, but I was a club kid in the 90s.  I know you all think I am only 27 but the truth of the matter is that I spend 4 out of 7 nights on Stark Street and in the bowels of “old town” dancing my ass off and drinking enough booze to pickle Gary Busey between 1991 and 95.  Times have changed.  I am a grown ass woman with a husband, kids and a job.  However, despite my looks not changing, the city has.

As I took my seat on a beautiful mezzanine overlooking the industrial looking space (so cool, I mean, I felt COOL just being there…I mean, I AM cool, but I felt cooler…oh whatever….) I recognized at least 3 corners that I twisted  various wrists and ankles falling off of, waiting to get into Panorama or walking up to Brigg|Boxes for 2 for one drinks.  (can they do that legally anymore?)

So, I sipped a lavender lemonade and stared out the window remembering some of my better dance moves and shots of goldschlager whilst awaiting a parade of amazingly well thought out bites to commence.  Ahhh memories!  I recall late night nachos at CC Slaughters…..but this is a NEW kind of Stark Street.  No more dirty popcorn bowls at The Eagle for me!  Wake up and smell the Charcuterie!  Beautiful warmed cashews, delightfully seasoned and marinated olives……I die.  I selected a Pesto Tagliatelle with a big fat raw egg in the middle, my neighbors had a Trout Sando and Burger.  All 100% gorgeous!  This is Portland dining right in the heart of Portland.  All cleaned up!  Check out my experience via photos:

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IMG_7175So, if you see a white leather platfrom with wooden heel, moderately banged up,  it is mine.  Meanwhile,  go get this trout sandwich.  And the olives.

All the cool kids are doing it……you can trust me.  I AM Missy Maki for gawds Sake…………..now where is my OMD CD?