Clancy’s owner Bob Bower started the business with his lifelong friend and business namesake, Pat Clancy, in November of 1987. After nearly four months of paint, plaster, and sweat the doors were opened on St. Patricks day in 1988. Bob Bower, a native Oregonian, (Benson Poly-tech, P.S.U. alumni) and wife Jeannie (passed Easter of 07') took over all operations in November of 88′.
Jeannie Bower, whose comfort food recipes have remained the backbone of the menu for nearly 21 years, was classicly trained by her mother, the Chef D’ Parte at the original St. Vincents hospital. Bob & Jeannie’s son Allen, who started with Clancy's in 1991, has continuously refined and expanded on his family’s food and beverage offerings.
Bob Bower, working with local participants, personally developed and implemented his concept for the very first Cruisin' Sherwood Car show. Ensuring its longevity by managing its growth throughout the first five years with help from Rod Runners West of Tigard, and fellow old town merchants. 20 years later Cruisin' Sherwood is still the largest single event in the old town area. Clancy's has and will continue to be a longtime supporter of Sherwood athletics.
Allen Bower, Bob's son, returns as General Manager after 6 years in the San Francisco Bay area. He has made several staffing changes, added new menu items, sides, and specialty beverages, and now we are open for breakfast 7 days a week.
Allen's newest kitchen specialties include a hand-cut filet mignon, hearty Irish Stew and our amazing Halibut Fish Tacos.
Our famous clam chowder is now available every day.
What was once our dinner menu is now available every day from 11 am to close.
Ala carte offering on our dinner favorites like razor clams, pan-fried oysters
Dry-aged steaks, fresh steamer clams, mussels as well as a few new sandwiches and specialty burgers to go with our famous halibut fish and chips.
Old Town Trivia has moved to every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm and 2nd Saturday at 9:00 pm
Other plans for the near future
Plans to expand the 24th-anniversary party and St. Patrick's Day Celebration.
Plans to feature more local wines and beers.
Re-opening the patio for the season