Hot restaurant in the Ace Hotel building. The European tavern-style restaurant is a wide-open space with an open kitchen, long communal tables and high ceilings. They offer an eclectic menu of new American and classic European cuisines. Sip specialty cocktails at the big bar or select from a moderate list of wines including a selection of $6 table wines. Reservations accepted for parties of 6 or more.
Happy Hour Info: Clyde Common’s happy hour is to bar food what a Great Dane is to a tiny, yappy dog. Yes, they’re technically the same species, but one is a whole lot more regal and awe-inspiring than the other. The Ace Hotel’s bar, run by the we-can’t-believe-he’s-still-in-Portland Jeffrey Morgenthaler, is so sleek and composed that it makes other downtown bars look like mangy Chihuahuas. The burger ($8) is a beautiful example of everything humanity can do with bread and meat, and the fried cheese curds ($6) ooze like tasty magma. Branch out with less traditional bar fare, like the pork and shiitake lumpia ($5, it’s like a fried spring roll), or rock a basic green salad ($3), which is also at the top of its game. JOE STRECKERT
Daily 3-6 pm, reduced prices on signature cocktails, wine, & beer, $3-8 menu