Whenever we're in Portland (Oregon, that is), we head straight to our favorite restaurant, Clyde Common, at the Ace Hotel. Located in a lofty, two-level space, the restaurant is decorated in a low-key, Army/Navy style; we especially like the towering fir-tree branches casually stuck in a glass cylinder vase in lieu of a more traditional floral arrangement.
Ace Hotel veterans Jack Barron and Natasha Figueroa conceptualized and designed the interior; follow their lead with the following elements. See more at Clyde Common.
Recreate the laid-back Northwest vibe with the following elements:
Above: Factory Light No. 5 Rod in Black Enamel; $249 from Schoolhouse Electric.
Above: Thonet Era Chair; available in a coffee stain (shown) for $150 as well as black, white, green and red for $175 from Design Within Reach.
Above: Recreate the communal-table feel of the Clyde Common with the 90.5 inch long solid European oak Big Sur Table; $1,799 at Crate & Barrel.
Above: Jasper Morrison's simple pieces for Alessi fit the Clyde Common aesthetic.
Above: Jasper Morrison Glass Family Set for Alessi; starts at $34 for at set of four water glasses at Lumens.
Above: Jasper Morrison's PlateBowlCup Line of sturdy bone china dinnerware for Alessi; prices range from $20 for a set of four saucers to $64 for a serving platter at Lumens.
Above: In the Clyde Common interior, the designers added visual interest to the space by using tarps as wall coverings and as curtains for the entryway; 6-by-8-foot, off-white, 100-percent cotton Canvas Tarps are $33.60 at Tarps Plus.
Above: The Modern Industry Stool features a scaffolded iron base and polished stainless steel seat; $195 each from Sundance.
Above: These Heavy Duty Outdoor String Lights are on a waterproof rubber cord, 54 feet long with 24 light bulbs; $105 at Sival Lighting.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 22, 2010.