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