4. Clyde Common at Ace Hotel Portland
The menu at Clyde Common emphasizes simplicity over complexity, but manages to master both in one fell swoop. I experienced a short wait for lunch here—but my meal (a grilled chicken leg with Yukon Gold potatoes, rhubarb, olives and mint) was well worth it. The restaurant/bar is located directly off of the lobby of historic Ace Hotel Portland, which has 1,200 square feet of event space. Pop in to take a snap of its Instagram-worthy sign or grab a hot one from Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
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