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"Hotel bars are sad places. The anodyne, Cheers-like decor, the conversation-crushing TVs, the grudging service, the uninspired drinks, make your with you'd taken the red-eye. Clyde Common -- in the Ace Hotel in the middle of downtown Portland -- breaks the mold."
"An elegant, two-tiered showroom with lacquered wood tables, crisp acoustics, and red-velvet curtains that part for jazz acts, Jimmy Mak's is a dream venue for performers and audiences... Jimmy Mak's is an undeniable palace of jazz excellence and retro style."
Clyde Common, 1014 SW Stark St., 503-228-3333. Jimmy Mak's, 221 NW 10th Ave., 503-295-6542.