Every now and then, when Jack and I are doing absolutely nothing, one of us will bring up the popcorn we had at Clyde Commons in Portland. We’ll then reminisce about the good times we had there and laugh until the tears streaming down our faces turn to sadness.
I love popcorn. I think it’s a highly underrated food that never bores. Every time I see it on a menu I order it straight away. Let me boldly state that the popcorn at Clyde Commons was the best I’ve ever had.
It was served in a clean white bowl and was spiced with togarashi, honey and butter; It was like an exotic dream that was over too quickly, hence our second serving. If I could find togarashi in Melbourne I would host more dinner parties for the sole purpose of serving said popcorn as an appetizer.
But, okay. Popcorn isn’t the only reason you should eat at Clyde Common because the vibe is fun, drinks are encouraged and the food is incredible. Still, the Happy Hour offerings is the number one reason to go! Draft beer is $4, house wines and a small variation of cocktails are $6. The most expensive plate on the food menu is $8. It’s crazy good.
From the small but plentiful happy hour menu we ordered the popcorn (duh), the mussels with fries, the burger, the chicken liver mousse and the sausage.
The Happy Hour menu is available daily from 3pm – 6pm. We were there to have beer, food, and play cards until the rain passed, but there were business meetings being had, laptops being working on, and friends gathered to enjoy the restaurant’s cozy atmosphere. Clyde Common’s Happy Hour inspires fun and human interaction. We could have stayed there for the remainder of our trip.
It was the most enjoyable happy hour(s) I’ve ever spent, and that’s not just because when we drunkenly and reluctantly left our table we headed straight for the photo booth at the Ace Hotel lobby next door.
1014 SW Stark St. Portland, OR 97205
Reservations accepted for parties 8+
P.S. The Union Way shopping area, across the street from Clyde Commons, is littered with incredible shops – only allow yourself to walk through if you have money to spend and time to pass. It’s dangerous in there.