Brandon Purifoy

Server at Clyde Common

Q & A
Origin: San Francisco “You’re interviewing all these people doing important stuff in Portland. Can I just be, like, the regular guy who isn’t doing that much?” Brandon Purifoy, 32, ar   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

Clyde Common Nominated As The World's Best Hotel Bar


Food & Drink
Clyde Common at the Ace Hotel has been nominated as one of the best hotel bars in the world in the 2011 Spirited Awards. The awards are part of Tales of the Cocktail, the bartending industry’s incredibly drunken annual summer camp in New Orleans, and are kind of a big deal.Clyde has been nominated in the "World's Best Hotel Bar" category alongside Artesian at The Langham in London, Clive's Classic ...   More
Thursday, June 2, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Meaty Drama: Jason Barwikowski Parts Ways With Olympic Provisions

Food & Drink
Sad news for meat fans. Over on Portland Food and Drink, Food Dude broke the news today that chef Jason Barwikowski has parted ways with Olympic Provisions, the Eastside industrial restaurant and cured meat operation that he opened with Clyde Common's Nate Tilden, salami man Elias Cairo and others in December 2009. "It's been a slow process; we've been quiet about it," confirmed co-owner Nate ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Shakers at Ten Paces: Battle of the Portland Bartenders

For those who think Portland's bar scene and bartenders sometimes take themselves just a leeeeettle too seriously, check this out: Shaker Faces is also an entertaining tongue-in-cheek online competition where bartenders from around the country demonstrate their "shaker face" (i.e. their own personal cocktail shaking style), which often looks a lot like guitar face or even other faces people ...   More
Monday, November 22, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Portland Cocktail Week: Meet (more) Bartenders

Food & Drink
As Portland Cocktail Week winds up in one big messy hangover, we caught up with more of the top-shelf local and visiting bartenders hanging around Portland's bars on the weekend. Audrey Saunders Owner of Pegu Club in New York Favorite drink right now? I don't have one. We've created so many drinks, it's like having kids. Every one has a different personality, you birth every one of them. We sit ...   More
Monday, October 25, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Merry Meatmas: Olympic Provisions is Open For Biz

Olympic Provisions, the Clyde Common crew's happy-making new charcuterie, wine and food spot, opened for biz today in a sun-filled corner of the Olympic Mills Commerce Center in Southeast Industrial—officially marking 2009 as the year Christmas came early for Portland's meat lovers. You'll recognize a lot of CC-isms here, from the polished concrete floors to the wide open kitchen. But, ...   More
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Restaurant Guide: Addendum

Hello there! I hope you've picked up a copy of our 2010 Restaurant Guide. I hear they're going fast. There are a few things I'd like to add that couldn't fit in the Guide or came in after deadline. First, doesn't John Gorham, chef and co-owner of our restaurant of the year, Tasty n Sons, look dashing with the engraved cleaver we gave him? Also, if you haven't yet watched Riley Hooper's video of ...   More
Thursday, October 21, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE


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