I totally concur with Wondrich's assessment of Clyde Common as one of the Best Bars in the country. That it got unaccountably cut from my story on Portland, OR in the June/July OUT bummed me out, but these things happen in late night pre-deadline crunch edits at mags. When that story goes online sometime in the next week I'll be posting my own expanded version here, but for the moment here's what I wrote about CC:
CLYDE COMMON DOMESTIC & FOREIGN COOKING
1014 SW Stark St
A perfect bar and restaurant combo. The space is airy with tall windows and ceilings and the communanal seating at long wooden tables fosters conversations with fellow diners. Chef Jason Barwikoski’s close relationships with local farmers means unbelievably fresh ingredients that he presents with simplicity and savvy, letting the flavors speak for themselves. As good for lunch as it is for dinner, when the mellow Northwest light casts a calm glow over the dining room.