About Little Bird
Little Bird, the bistro by the team behind Le Pigeon, is open from 11:30 to midnight during the week, and from 5 to midnight on the weekends. The food and ambiance are inspired by the bistros of Paris, but are Portland at heart. Little Bird features a great bar, and a large selection of wines with a focus on French, as well as a selection of local options.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Midnight
Saturday and Sunday: 5:00pm - Midnight
in between OAK & PINE on 6TH AVENUE
$31 to $50
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There is ample street parking at night, and a number of garages and parking lots within the immediate vicinity. We recommend the lot in basement of the US Bancorp Tower. The entrance is on 5th between Oak and Pine.
The Green and Yellow MAX lines stop directly across the street.
The following bus lines stop within a block: 4,8,9,17,20,31,32,33,35,36,44,54,94,99.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Little Bird Ratings and Reviews
The dinner we had was great! The waiter ...
The dinner we had was great! The waiter recommended it and every bit was amazing. The tables are crammed in there - you hear every word of conversation of the tables near you. There are no soft surfaces to soak up the sound so it's very "live". I loved it, my husband had a horrible time. A 4"W x 36"H partition wall separated us from the diners to our left and a 15" space between tables separated us from diners to our right. I was so bummed my husband was being such a grump about it but it was a valid point. Again, the food was awesome, the wine was great... the oysters... to die for. The wait staff was polite and knowledgeable, very observant of when water glasses and wine glasses needed to be topped off. We will definitely go there again, just with more people so that we can get a larger table and have more privacy.
My wife and I found Little Bird to be a ...
My wife and I found Little Bird to be a French Style Bistro that would be used for special occasions. It is rather expensive but the service and food were outstanding. We are retired so we would not eat here on an everyday basis, but do highly recommend it. The only problem is the noise level... WOW, it is loud.
Ordered the Chicken-Fried Trout. The pre ...
Ordered the Chicken-Fried Trout. The presentation was amazing but it was a lot to eat of one thing for a main. It was a bit too salty and heavy for my personal taste but would be a good dish to share with 3-4 people.
Our waitress was really sweet and delightful and it's a pleasant ambiance.
This was the perfect spot to celebrate a ...
This was the perfect spot to celebrate a good friend's birthday! We met for lunch and split some entrees to try a few different things. The server was attentive and patient and it was all around a lovely experience.
We really like the ambience of "Little B ...
We really like the ambience of "Little Bird" It was casual, but very upscale and inviting for all
occasions! We did think the bench seats were very comfortable, however the chairs were very
uncomfortable and the restaurant should consider replacing. The food presentations were
very well done - Back of the house deserves a lot of credit for originality of plates. The vegetarian were well done and delicious. The pork was nicely prepared medium and was packed with flavor. The flat iron steak was very disappointing - sliced too thick and not very
tender believe that a better cut could have been used - it was presented with an unappealing
sauce - I had it served medium rare which is the way it came out of the kitchen. All and all a
great experience we look forward to a return visit.
Great meal, really enjoyed the roasted m ...
Great meal, really enjoyed the roasted marrow, chicken fried trout & duck breast. Unfortunately, we only had available a late reservation & felt a little abandoned on the service as the restaurant worked towards closing. Overall, great wine rec from the server.
Food was unexcitingly competent - but av ...
Food was unexcitingly competent - but average overallOur server was cold and aloof. I ordered the fried trout but had a hard time finding any sizeable pieces of actual fish protein under the crunchy carcass. My braised beet salad was flavourless except for the mustard that was applied to the top as if it had been squeezed out of a tube. Overall, over-rated.
An other fine dining experience at Littl ...
An other fine dining experience at Little Bird. The food is very flavor full and nicely presented by a competent wait staff team. The wine list is outstanding if one prefers French wines(which I do). For those of us older folks with advancing hearing loss, the place can get fairly noisy. We sat in the mezzanine which is more intimate and quieter. I will go back as long as I can!
So glad we selected Little Bird Bistro f ...
So glad we selected Little Bird Bistro for one of our two dinner spots while visiting Portland. It had a Paris bistro lively feel and menu reminiscent of the Left Bank. The seared duck breast was exceptional as was the hanger steak. The wait staff were a real team, each attentive to every table. I was glad to be able to express our appreciation to the on-site owner. Reservations are a must, it's small and popular.
We were a little disappointed with the a ...
We were a little disappointed with the ambience and the service. We were sat at a 4-top that they split up
to accommodate two parties of two. Unavoidably we were privy to an intimate (but energetic) conversation with the couple next to us. The menu didn't offer what we came for, even though all of the online reviews we read were focused on it. Seems like they should have modified their online menu (hey, it's the digital age...should be easy to make those changes)! Worse, the server was not warm and her service was perfunctory. The seared fois gras was very good, but the burger was mediocre.
Little Bird is very different from Le Pi ...
Little Bird is very different from Le Pigeon. It's a great place to take eaters who are not necessarily very adventurous. It's the perfect combination of unique and traditional. I'll be back in a couple months when everything on the menu changes again!
We were underwhelmed with our experience ...
We were underwhelmed with our experience at Little Bird. After rave reviews from our friends we decided to reserve a night out for my birthday. The host was friendly and we were seated right away but this is where the nice experience ends. Our server was dull and seemed to be uninterested in working that day. His energy was so distant I almost reached out to find a pulse! Once we labored through our order the food arrived and looked amazing. Upon tasting our food we found it to be incredibly salty. I will say the presentation and overall taste was good if you could get beyond the saltiness. The gentlemen who brought out our dishes was polite and seemed to be generally happy to be there. By the end of the evening I worried our server might be in the bathroom slitting his wrists, but he did eventually appear with our check only to muster a quiet and distant "thank you". We left feeling down...I sure hope the server is OK! We most likely wont return to find out.
I enjoyed my dinner at Little Bird. The ...
I enjoyed my dinner at Little Bird. The food definitely lives up to the expectations. I had the fried chicken coq au vin which was delicious. The fried chicken was tender and juicy. My husband had the pork chop, the portion size was huge and it was delicious but pretty fatty. The portion size for the chicken was large too. We were worried about having enough to eat because the entrees don't come with sides but we didn't need them. I also had the butternut squash soup which was creamy and delicious too. The only complaints I have is that the service was a little slow. We ended up waiting a few times for our server to come wait on us. He seemed to have a lot of tables. It also is a small space so the tables are crowded very close to each other. You can basically hear your neighbors conversations. The prices for the food are high but it's worth it for the quality and quantity of food you get.
The waitress for our table looked like s ...
The waitress for our table looked like she hated her job. She didn't bring us bread or butter. It took a long time for our water pitcher to be refilled. The restaurant didn't look that big so not sure why it took so long for more water (we were there at 10pm so it wasn't the busiest time for meals either)
Service was slow, however the sommelier ...
Service was slow, however the sommelier was very helpful. The food was overall just average. It was creative but average in execution. The scallops weren't quite done, the chicken Gnochii was under seasoned but the chicken was excellent
I came in for the seared foie gras at lu ...
I came in for the seared foie gras at lunchtime. I made a reservation but they would have been able to accommodate me as a walk in. I sat at the bar and asked for a wine pairing recommendation for the foie, and the bartender suggested the house white, which was perfect and not too sweet. The foie app was priced higher than similar foie gras dishes at other restaurants and the piece wasn't that large, but it was seared to perfection, and the only place in Portland that served it for lunch. The accompanying waffle, marrow butter and sliced peaches went very well. Would order again.
This is 2nd time I ate at little bird, t ...
This is 2nd time I ate at little bird, the food and services were great. I ordered different things in the menu then first time. I had fried chicken as main dish and gnocchi which was a good surprise because I'm the past I always felt gnocchi was just too doughy and chewy, they did an excellent job by served with almond butter and sour carrot to add intense flavor and gnocchi itself wasn't too doughy and it's cooked. Fried chicken was just blew me away. The chicken fried trout was as excellent as first time. Dessert were pretty good as well. Overall I would go back again.
I had the prix fixe lunch menu, and it w ...
I had the prix fixe lunch menu, and it was great. A fabulous butternut squash soup, followed by a slice of top grade salmon perfectly cooked, with yummy accompaniments. A lovely berry pot de creme for dessert. This is food fit for foodies, with attentive service. Pleasant ambiance, and not too noisy. Recommended!
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