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Wayward Sandwiches' Matt Morrissey to open Siren Song cocktail bar this month

PMG PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - Siren Song, a classic cocktail bar, will open in downtown Canby soon. J&S Sign Painters brings the bar's logo to life on the outside wall.From the man who brought you Wayward Sandwiches comes Siren Song, a classic cocktail bar in the heart of downtown Canby.

Located at 136 N. Grant St., Matt Morrissey's new place is expected to start serving up drinks and pub food this month, about two years after the opening of Wayward down the street, where the crew likes to own up to bad reviews like "too much flavor."

Morrissey said that with Siren Song, he hopes to fill a gap in the Canby community, which lacks an upscale bar. The new place will offer guests 21 and older a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, such as a classic Manhattan and a whiskey sour with egg whites.

"We're going to make solid, fundamentally sound versions of drinks that people will be able to get behind," Morrissey said. "We think that's going to go over really well here."

PMG PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - The name Siren Song comes from ancient Greek mythology and embodies the idea of a place calling out to people. VIVI Design Co. created the Siren Song mural inside the new downtown space.

The pub menu will boast oysters, pork shank, baked chicken wings and more from Executive Chef Justin Rouse. Plus, Siren Song guests can order grub from Wayward Sandwiches to be delivered at no extra cost.

Siren Song will offer other fun things to do along with eating and drinking. There will be televisions, lottery machines, and eventually, live music.

This all comes in a unique downtown space, carefully planned by Morrissey. In this case, the design centers completely around the name, Siren Song.

PMG PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - In ancient Greek mythology, a siren is a creature with the body of a bird and the head of a human, who lures sailors with its songs.

In ancient Greek mythology, a siren is a creature with the body of a bird and the head of a human, who lures sailors with its songs.

"I like the idea of … the place calling out to people," Morrissey said.

Of course, Morrissey had help bringing his vision to life. J&S Sign Painters painted the logo on the outside of the building, and VIVI Design Co. did the intricate mural inside the building. Ken Hostetler Construction executed the structural work, Aurora Mills provided the nautical-themed lighting, Mellecker Woodworks created the countertops and tables, and Raleigh Hills Upholstery fashioned custom booths.

PMG PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - Aurora Mills provides nautical-themed lighting for Siren Song, opening soon in downtown Canby.

Once finishing touches are completed, Morrissey will announce an opening date. At the outset, the bar will be open from 3 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday.


Kristen Wohlers
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