Neighborhood Spotlight: The West End
For many years this section of downtown (from about Southwest 10th Avenue to the 405 freeway) was characterized by rougher elements and run-down buildings. The arrival of the artsy-chic Ace Hotel and introduction of the Portland Streetcar have helped rejuvenate this district. Gourmet restaurants, upscale bars and high-end retail stores are now scattered throughout this district including the local favorite, Tanner Goods which offers hand crafted leather gear made in Portland.
Restaurant Spotlight: Clyde Common
Clyde Common is a lively and acclaimed European-style tavern in the Ace Hotel that offers a regional take on classic dining. The daily menu emphasizes meats butchered and cured in house, along with locally farmed vegetables and Pacific Northwest seafood. Don't miss their fantastic happy hour deals features gourmet $6 hamburgers and cocktails.