Leaky Roof Gastropub visit started out with a full appetizer of Vanilla Bourbon Brie, with Coconut-panko crusted Brie, house made berry compote, grilled baguette, as well as a happy hour portion of the Hummus Plate with Hummus, tomato, Chevre, pickled onion, cucumber, Kalamata olives, pita
For the main event, I opted for the delicious and well executed duck entree (the risotto was a bit overly rich with cream and didn’t have enough season to bridge between that richness and the bright perks of the sundried tomato- maybe if they had used arugula isntead of baby spinach it could have evened it out a bit, but still great duck) of Grilled Duck Breast Risotto with Grilled duck breast with a creamy sundried tomato and roasted garlic truffle risotto over baby spinach. He had the satisfactory Vegetarian Black Bean Burger of Black beans & barley infused with cilantro, lime & jalapeño, Tillamook Cheddar, chipotle aioli & avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion. The meat burgers all sounded much better.
I saw many people around me ordering the burgers, but given the quaility of the duck entree, I think they are missing some goodness there. Sure, they are not far from the Timbers stadium and Leaky Roof does have a great happy hour… but they also serve some quality entrees that are equal to the quality of the impressive whiskey flights they also offer. Their food is more on par with what you might get at the Oregon Culinary Institute probably down the street than many of the other more homey casual grills and other eateries with beer that are more typical in the Goose Hollow area- aka Leaky Roof is more gastropub than just a pub by the socccer stadium. Service is prompt and very friendly (the waitress suggested the happy hour portion of the hummus instead of the full knowing the sizes of the dishes we were ordering), and I would call this a neighborhood hidden gem.