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It Looks Like Canard Will Open in April

The wine bar’s Instagram account announced the opening month

Gabriel Rucker sits outside Le Pigeon
Dina Avila/EPDX

Canard, Gabriel Rucker’s highly anticipated casual wine bar next to Platonic-ideal-of-bistro Le Pigeon, is one of 2018’s most anticipated openings — and it sounds like it’s mere weeks away from ushering in the masses.

The restaurant’s Instagram account has posted mostly renovation updates, but a recent post announced its expected opening month with... a pun.

“Feeling just ducky about that mid-April opening,” the post reads, with an exuberant use of emoji as punctuation.

Rucker’s communications team confirms that the restaurant could be open as early as mid-April, which is amazing news for Le Pigeon’s devotees.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Canard is the latest hot thing from Rucker and Le Pigeon’s co-owner and wine director Andy Fortgang. Think of it as Le Pigeon for the late-night crowd or the reservation averse: Canard will be more casual, with standing room and seats to accommodate around 40. Unlike Le P, Canard will have a full bar, with cocktails and French bar snacks.

As for an official opening date, that one is still up in the air.

Canard [Official]
Canard [Instagram]
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Portland’s Finest Chef Will Open a Whole Different Kind of Restaurant This Year [WWeek]
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All Le Pigeon coverage [EPDX]

Le Pigeon

738 East Burnside Street, , OR 97214 (503) 546-8796 Visit Website


734 East Burnside Street, , OR 97214 (971) 279-2356 Visit Website

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