Canby’s Newest Family Restaurant

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Taste of the Town: Jarboes

By Angie Helvey, Contributing Writer

Photos by Andrew Sambuceto

There’s a new restaurant in town, and Canbyites are going crazy for it! Jarboe’s Grill, located off Hwy 99E on the city’s north side, proudly serves up the highest-quality steaks and family dining fare, complete with superior customer service and a bright, comfortable atmosphere that celebrates the Canby small-town vibe we all know and love.

Multi-restaurant proprietor Hank Jarboe has owned the property for almost 20 years and leased it to several businesses that mostly ran a roadhouse/bar-type establishment. This time, Hank contacted Travis Sauvain, a Canby native and high-end steakhouse restaurateur who left Oregon over ten years ago to run restaurants in other parts of the country, including Texas, New Orleans, and Montana. He’s known Hank since he was four when he and his family frequented the original Jarboe’s Grill, a Canby staple for nearly 14 years and where Travis and his two brothers landed their first jobs. “I started on my fifteenth birthday as a dishwasher for Hank, so we’ve known each other forever,” shares Travis. “He called and offered to bring me back to partner on the new Jarboe’s. Running a restaurant with the guy who started me in my hometown felt like the ‘perfect world’ situation.”

Jarboe’s lunch and The Ultimate Hero Sandwich“>dinner menu has something for everyone, no matter your mood, appetite, or budget. “Guests can have a nice dinner date with steak or prime rib or just grab a burger and some fish tacos,” Travis says. Halibut fish and chips are very popular among other tasty choices, including a half-pound burger with your choice of toppings, classic sandwiches, fresh salads, and hearty pasta dishes. On the higher end, Jarboe’s serves the highest-quality proteins cooked to perfection. “With my steakhouse background, it’s important to me to offer the highest quality, prime-grade beef,” Travis explains. In addition to several premium-cut steaks, offerings include a succulent Pork Shank, a rack of lamb topped with chimichurri, miso-glazed grilled salmon, and more! A kid’s menu is available for little ones, and don’t forget about dessert! Choices include cheesecake, chocolate cake, or crème brûlée.

The cocktail menu features a Smoked Old Fashioned, a Strawberry Rhubarb Moscow Mule, a French 75 they call the Pinky Out, and other delicious options inspired by Travis’s bartending history. In addition to a full bar, the restaurant features an impressive selection of local beer and wine. Customers can choose from 35 locally-made, affordable wines available by the glass or bottle and get 10% off any bottle on Wine Wednesdays! Jarboe’s also hosts a daily happy hour with discounted snacks and a dollar off all draft beer, wine by the glass, and well drinks.

Extensive improvements have been made to the building to create a friendly atmosphere for customers, and more changes are on the horizon. “Hank spent eight months remodeling, adding windows, building a new kitchen, and cleaning things up. We’re going for a warm, home-like environment,” says Travis. “We’ve added a kid’s gaming area and have been working on redoing the old stage and dance floor so we can offer private dining events but still open it up and offer live music every month.” The next plan is a patio remodel so guests can enjoy outdoor seating in the warmer months.

Jarboe’s is already seeing many regular customers, and Travis is thrilled to be part of the Canby community again. “I never know who’s going to walk through the door, and it could be friends I grew up with or teachers and coaches I knew in high school,” he says. “I love being part of such an amazing community. There’s been a lot of change, but in a way that has preserved its beauty and identity.”

Travis is committed to creating a dining experience for everyone to enjoy, which includes listening to customer feedback. “We’ve been adapting to what people are asking for and will continue to be fluid to accommodate a little bit of something for everyone,” he says. “Can you come here and have a great date night? Absolutely. But you can also bring your six kids and let them run around in the game area while you eat. We’re aiming for a welcoming space for the community.”

So, whether you’re a Canby local or passing through town on 99E, visit Jarboe’s Grill and come ready for incredible eats and libations, served in a fun and family-friendly venue owned and operated by Canby’s own!

Jarboe’s Grill is located at 22842 S Hwy 99 E in Canby. They’re open

Sun-Wed 11AM-9PM, Thur-Sat 11AM-10PM, and daily Happy Hour is 3-6PM. To view their menu, check out their website at or give

them a call at (503) 592-9057.