Clay's Smokehouse Grill is owned by Chef Michael Slyman, Cathryn Slyman, and their two year old son, Clay. Clay's Smokehouse's exceptional menu reflects the diverse culinary background of Chef Michael Slyman. Michael received his formal education serving his apprenticeship with Westin Resorts at Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina. But he mastered the barbecue as a youth working at his uncle's rib house in Oklahoma. "Distinctive Baptist Church-barbeque-meets Wildwood taste." The Willamette Week-Best of Issue '98 "It's a swell home of house smoked beef, poultry, and seafood that gives a nod to BBQ, but delves deeper into a world of smoky flavors and more focused cuisine."