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Steal This Look: Clyde Common Restaurant in Portland, Oregon

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Steal This Look: Clyde Common Restaurant in Portland, Oregon

July 21, 2009

Adjacent to the Ace Hotel in Portland, Oregon, Clyde Common is located in a lofty, two-level space and 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.

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Above L: The Clyde Common menu is displayed on a clipboard. Above R: The mezzanine dining area is wallpapered with pages from vintage books.

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Recreate the laid-back Northwest vibe with the following elements:

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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 $22.80 at Tarps Plus.

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Above: The Gardener in Berkeley offers String Lights on a waterproof rubber cord, 48 feet long with 25 2-inch light bulb; $175.

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Above: Welded steel, metallic-gray-painted Fixed-Height Backless Stool with hardboard seat; $39 for the 24-inch-high model and $49 for the 30-inch-high model at K-Log.

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Above: Jasper Morrison’s simple pieces for Alessi fit the Clyde Common aesthetic. Steal This Look Clyde Common Restaurant in Portland Oregon portrait 14

Above: Jasper Morrison Glass Family Set for Alessi; starts at $7 for the water glass at Unica Home. Steal This Look Clyde Common Restaurant in Portland Oregon portrait 15

Above: Jasper Morrison’s PlateBowlCup line of sturdy bone china dinnerware for Alessi; prices range from $5 for a saucer to $60 for a serving platter. Available by the piece at Unica Home and All Modern; a 20-piece dinner set is $183 at Haus Modern.

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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.

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Above: Beech Bentwood Fan-Back Cafe Side Chair; available in black, natural, walnut, or mahogany stain; $94 at K. Petersen (eight chair minimum order).

barnlight electric warehouse shade

Above: The Barn Light Warehouse Vent Shade is available in several sizes ($129 for the 16-inch shade) and finishes, including black enamel, at Barn Light Electric.

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Above: The restaurant’s designers used stencils for all signage; Vintage Stencils are $185 at Paula Rubenstein in New York City; via the New York Times.

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Above: Reuse empty wine bottles as water carafes, a la Clyde Common.

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Above L: Heath Ceramics green Bud Vase; $22 at Heath Ceramics. Above R: Bladet 25.5-inch-tall mouthblown glass vase is tall enough to support large branches; $49.99 at Ikea.

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Above: Brooklyn-based Nettleton Hollow is a good source for dried branches, pods, and leaves.

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