I’ve got my reservations, so I’ll post this now – they are going very quickly. Not much to say other than what is in this PR. I live in the area so have been driving by regularly. Here is the announcement in its entirety –
Find Canard’s famed steam burgers, exuberant cooking, wines, and more at the newest outpost from the Le Pigeon team
PORTLAND, Ore. (July 6, 2022) – Beginning July 10th, two-time James Beard winning Chef Gabriel Rucker, Co-owner Andy Fortgang, and Partner Taylor Daugherty will bring Canard’s famed Steam Burgers, wines, and good times to Oregon City. Canard’s new Oregon City outpost will serve all the greatest hits from the Burnside flagship, including Steam Burgers, Duck Stacks, Soft-Serve, and more. The Oregon City location will also feature exclusive dishes created just for the new location. Originally opened in 2018 to much fanfare, Canard went on to receive The Oregonian’s Best Restaurant, Portland Monthly’s Restaurant of the Year, as well as national nods for Best New Restaurant in Eater National and Thrillist. The new Canard hits close to home – literally – opening close to Rucker’s home in Milwaukie. The Canard team spotted the corner location, once home to Grano Bakery, noting its perfect potential for a full service restaurant. The space features an expansive glass corner storefront which naturally illuminates the room. Canard Oregon City will be double the size of the Burnside location, with an expansive outdoor patio.
Boasting playful French-meets-Americana riffs, the menu at Canard will be just as wildly creative as the original with a casual and family-friendly approach. The culinary team is led by Rucker and Chef de Cuisine Jacob Boliba Soule, a Little Bird Bistro alum. They’ve crafted a menu that serves up the building blocks to an incredible meal and showcases their collaborative and playful no rules style with dishes like Steam Burgers, Wagyu Salisbury Steak, Smoked Duck Taquitos, and Dole Whip Sundaes. Canard will initially be open nightly from 4 to 9 p.m. The restaurant will open for lunch later in summer.
Canard Steam Burgers, photography credit David Reamer
Nominated for a James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program in 2020, Canard’s wine list is curated by Co-owner Andy Fortgang and Le Pigeon Restaurant Group Wine Director Benjamin Roan. The wine program at Canard Oregon City will be thoughtful, creative and fun, heavy on wines by the glass, with a large bottle list. Just as the food menu is conducive to both snacking and dining, the wine list will be, too. Canard will offer 18 wines by the glass, and nearly 100 bottles to choose from. The cocktail program will be led by Portland bartending vet Nick Ramsdell.
Canard Oregon City is located at 1500 Washington Street, Oregon City OR 97045. Beginning in July, Canard will be open nightly from 4 to 9 p.m. Lunch service will follow soon after opening. Canard will be open for mostly walk-ins with limited reservations. Follow along on Instagram @Canard_Restaurant.
About The Le Pigeon Restaurant Group
The Le Pigeon Restaurant Group led by chef Gabriel Rucker and Andy Fortgang, owns and operates some of Portland, Oregon’s most esteemed restaurants including Le Pigeon and Canard. Rucker opened the doors at Le Pigeon back in 2006 on bustling East Burnside Street, helping to put the Portland food scene on the map. One of Portland’s most respected and decorated chefs, Rucker has earned many accolades including two James Beard Awards for Rising Star Chef in 2011 and Best Chef Northwest in 2013. The restaurant’s first cookbook, Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird, was released by Ten Speed Press in 2013. In 2018, Rucker and Fortgang teamed up to open their more casual sister restaurant next door, Canard, to much acclaim. Le Pigeon is located at 738 E Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214. For hours, reservations, and more information, visit www.lepigeon.com or call (503) 546-8796. Canard Burnside is located at 734 E Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214. For hours, reservations, and more information, visit www.canardrestaurant.com or call (971) 279-2356.