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Meet the Restaurant: Cafe Campagne

Meet the Restaurant: Cafe Campagne

Posted July 31, 2015

Cafe Campagne opened in Post Alley in 1994, initially conceived as a casual sibling underneath the popular Campagne Restaurant, which operated from 1987 to 2011. Since opening, Cafe Campagne has evolved to become one of the most beloved restaurants in the city, all on its own.

Original owner Peter Lewis wanted to create a casual French eatery that evoked the marketside cafes across France. Today, Cafe Campagne offers a sunny terrace alongside historic Post Alley, giving it a true European feel.

The cafe is now owned by chef Daisley Gordon, born in Jamaica to the son of a citrus board official and sustainable gardener. Gordon had a rather atypical path to cooking, first earning his BA in Religious Studies and Speech Communications in the Midwest after immigrating to the US. He then worked in sales and later at a European catering and fine dining business. This sparked his interest in cooking, and he enrolled in the prominent Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

Today, Gordon embraces French cuisine and shows a strong commitment to product quality, working with some of the Northwest's most highly-regarded purveyors.