Situated on the main floor of the Gordon Hotel, The Gordon Tavern is an oasis of Americana. The modern decor with rustic undertones, features natural wood accents and serves as the perfect backdrop to a rich and clever menu of classic American comfort food with a northwest flair.
Expect generous and crowd-pleasing appetizers meant for sharing, unforgettable staples such as crisp fried chicken, and house made chicken pot pie. Extensive craft beer offerings are a must as well as original handcrafted cocktails. In addition to a lunch and dinner, The Gordon Tavern offers a generous early and late happy hour and Saturday and Sunday brunch.
Executive Chef for Gordon Tavern
Executive Chef for Metropolitan Tavern
With thirty years experience as a chef, Cliff began his career in his hometown of Bexhill, East Sussex in the United Kingdom while also attending culinary school. Afterward, moving to Kent and later London as a chef at the 5 Star Hyatt Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge which specialized in classic French cooking. After a few years, Cliff opened Grissini London in the same space, a restaurant serving fine dining Italian. His culinary talent is refined, spanning many cuisines overthe decades.
Outside of his passion for food, Cliff has traveled extensively and loves the outdoors. He enjoysfishing, camping, and the beach. He even caught a 500+ pound Blue Marlin while deep sea fishing!
Cliff has lived in many places throughout his culinary career including the U.S. Virgin Islands where he met his wife Erika as well as Georgia where they started a family and had their two children, Keira and Annika. Other places Cliff has lived and worked include: Washington DC, Florida, Anguilla, Nevada, and before coming to Oregon at Charlie Palmer luxury restaurant at the Knick Hotel in NYC. We are proud to have him as an Executive Chef for the Urban Restaurant Group, with his home being the Gordon Tavern.