Sandwich shop owner brings upscale bar to town
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."
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.
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.
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.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.