A restaurant with a pig diagram logo commands attention. Clyde Common has that covered. The Ace Hotel-adjacent establishment also has a reputation for producing some of the best market-driven cuisine in Portland. Two months ago, they snagged one more reason to brag: Jeffrey Morgenthaler, a long-time Eugene bartender who’s built a name for himself in the blogosphere due to his pinpoint cocktail knowledge. Now he’s manning the bar at Clyde Common, and on this overcast afternoon, delivered several well-balanced classics.
Several friends clarified that Clyde Common already had an impressive cocktail program before Morgenthaler ever stepped behind their bar. Given the blackboard menu, that’s no doubt true. Look no further than their varied Bourbon, Rye and Tennessee Whiskey selection.
Clyde Common delivered an exceptional cocktail experience. Given their commitment to cocktail quality, it’s clearly worth trying the food next time.
March 16, 2009 at 12:16 PM
very cool. could be another place to try.