Gabriel Rucker

Accolades

  • Rising Star Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best Chef: Northwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine
  • Restaurant of the Year (Le Pigeon)
    The Oregonian
  • Chef of the Year
    Portland Monthly
  • Author
    Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Portland

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

"Le Pigeon" burger
$$$, French, Full Bar, Southwest Portland
"This is my favorite restaurant in Portland. I love the feeling of the space and I like that it's downtown. I love the "Le Pigeon" burger and fries. It's the perfect burger in the perfect space. When I'm there, I feel like I am in another city—it's the perfect escape."
Chicken fried foie gras
$$$, French, Modern, Full Bar, Southeast Portland
"Foie f-cking gras—YES! This is decadence upon decadence: fried foie gras, a biscuit, and cream sauce balanced with piquant pepper tomato. Everything at Le Pigeon is well-balanced and executed so well. The beef cheek bourguignon is so rich, but I still have to finish with a foie gras profiterole. Do I miss foie gras? Hell yes! Could you tell?"