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
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is ample street parking at night, and a number of garages and parking lots within the immediate vicinity. We recommence 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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Little Bird Ratings and Reviews
The food was disappointing. The cheese ...
The food was disappointing. The cheese plate was great. The lamb ribs were mediocre as the lamb flavor overpowered all other flavor son the plate. I have the scallop succotash and visually it was completely unappetizing and brown but the flavored were ok. The steak my husband had was ok, not great. The ice cream sandwich was good but not great. The service was fair at best. Disappointing. Expected better.
Late seating at the bar. The bartender h ...
Late seating at the bar. The bartender has offered a great service, was really concerned about offering the best advice on the menu items and the whole staff was very welcoming. Food was among the best I have had in restaurants in North America. Very refined, fresh and all the elements where well balanced in the plate. Very casual atmosphere but the food and service is of a very high level. Would recommend this bistro experience to anyone, especially those who set the bar very high!
On the "long list" of dining for a shor ...
On the "long list" of dining for a short weekend Little Bird was recommended to everyone in our party and did not disappoint. Seated promptly. Settled with a mix of playful cocktails before we shared most of the appetizers. The fried chicken coq au vin was as good as billed. The steak frites and bean tart made a terrific split. Too full for desert (but there were a couple sweets for the road anyway).
Great food, but the service was a bit of ...
Great food, but the service was a bit off. Ordered drinks and it took 15 minutes for the drinks to be served and the Little Bird was not that full at the time. The server even when asked did not ask the bartender about the order.
The food and service were just okay. How ...
The food and service were just okay. However, we were disappointed that although we had booked it for a milestone birthday, the staff did absolutely nothing to help celebrate (including failing to even say happy birthday).
Love this place, try to get a table ever ...
Love this place, try to get a table every time I am in town. Only room for improvement I think is perhaps a better description of the menu. I am commonly uninspired with the menu but always surprised at the sophistication of the plate ... Suggest better description on menu or more informed service staff that describes the plates in better detail - Bravo, keep it up!'
See you next time
The bread served with the steak tartare ...
The bread served with the steak tartare was more than burnt, and the succotash with the scallops was so close to perfection (but a little bit lacking). Overall, everything was delish per usual, but our server was unfortunately a tad bit gruff.
As always Little Bird does not disappoin ...
As always Little Bird does not disappoint. Food was local and fresh. The menu has changed to suit the season. The summer peaches matched up the the foie gras and was absolutely wonderful. Gabriel Rucker's fingerprints were all over the menu. I am so glad that he has taken a serious interest in the menu.
The food was delicious! I ordered the c ...
The food was delicious! I ordered the chicken coq a vin and my friend ordered the duck. BOTH were AMAZINGLY!!! The Bordeaux was over the top perfect and the Bon bons to finish everything off was the perfect compliment. I will definitely go back. If you love French food, do not hesitate to make reservations!
Veggie plate was a few beans on puff pas ...
Veggie plate was a few beans on puff pastry, really disappointed for the high price! Chesse plank was very skimpy as compared to what is served in Paris. American standard move the customer out for the next quest, not very French. Wine was nice.
We attended little bird on our last even ...
We attended little bird on our last evening on the recommendation of a much younger Friend who is a self-described foodie. We are seated promptly and allowed a leisure leave me out even though the restaurant was full on a Monday night. This was the best meal of our 3 week trip on the West Coast. Fresh flavours and novel presentation .
Food was delicious, only complaint is we ...
Food was delicious, only complaint is we had reservations at 10pm (the only open time slot when we booked) and although we arrived on time, we waited 30 minutes before being seated. The service and food were great once we were seated.
It was OK- food was a little overwrought ...
It was OK- food was a little overwrought/ heavy for the time of year and the preps seemed muddled. Appetizers were good. Service was very good, but based on this experience (all three entrees at table) there are better places in town to drop this kind of cash.
It's just the best of Portland, period. ...
It's just the best of Portland, period. Incredibly romantic, thoughtfully French dishes, lovely drinks, and a NON pretentious vibe. Nobody is trying too hard (like they do in my hometown Seattle). Every wedding anniversary had been here the last 5 years. Here is to 50 more!
Little Bird was the first restaurant my ...
Little Bird was the first restaurant my wife and I dined at when we arrived at Portland. It being our first introduction to Portland's food scene, we were impressed with what the city has to offer. It set a high bar for other restaurants we were to visit after. The food at Little Bird was flavourful and intense, prepared with fresh ingredients and great technique. It is definitely worth your time visiting if you are visiting Portland.
Great flavor and wonderful drinks! This ...
Great flavor and wonderful drinks! This is the kind of place you go to when you are not quite up from dressing up or waiting through a serving of a tasting menu, but you want the wonderful flavors and textures that come from a higher class of restaurant. Little Bird does not disappoint.
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