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
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!
We were a mixed group of people - friend ...
We were a mixed group of people - friends and family. We were seated at a round table in the window at the front of the restaurant. The ambiance in the Little Bird is fun and inviting. The food was delicious. We began with the charcuterie platter -- a nice mix of pates, and cheeses -- a bit pricey but great for sharing with our group. The steak tartare is a large portion and tasty too. The chicken coq au vin was amazing -- crunchy, fabulous flavor of the mushrooms and sauce, on a bed of potatoes. Also delicious was the beautifully presented trout -- yum...my mouth is watering! The burger and Duck were both well received by those in our party. If you like a crusty topping, the mac and cheese ( large portion ) is a good bet for a side to share. wine selection is good, but we brought our own. ( there is a $25 corkage fee, fyi ) -- not to be missed!
Little Bird is an excellent restaurant! ...
Little Bird is an excellent restaurant! The food was very good, especially the bone marrow appetizer. The specialty drinks were thought provoking and very enjoyable. Our server picked up on the pace we were on and adjusted accordingly. The ambiance is very nice and the music was appropriately in the background. we had a delightful date.
This was our first time dining at Little ...
This was our first time dining at Little Bird but it Will not be our only. Little Bird is our new favorite restaurant. I cannot say enough good things about it. The food is amazing. We had four courses, and each was spectacular. Drinks from the bar are created by a well seasoned bartender, and our server was excellent. Great for a romantic dinner or special day. Luv luv luv.
Little Bird is exactly what you would ex ...
Little Bird is exactly what you would expect from the sister restaurant time Le Pigeon. The happy hour is spectacular with great treats at a great bargain.
Great bartender who was friendly and made really good recommendations.
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Simply great & interesting food. Well d ...
Simply great & interesting food. Well done atmosphere with good character. Would have liked more wine options by the glass and a bigger cocktail list, but overall greatly enjoyed the experience and would come back again!
We took a very late reservation and were ...
We took a very late reservation and were really impressed that when we walked in 15 minutes early they sat us right away. There was a constant crowd of others waiting to be seated. Our waitress gave us just the right amount of attention. The food was delicious. All very rich. We were too stuffed to contemplate dessert but we found room for the miniature macaroons they brought with the check.
Great place, very interesting and unique ...
Great place, very interesting and unique taste, friendly staff.
Cheese plate was joyful, especially because it was complimentary since we had to wait extra time. All dishes presentation was super artistic. Great place to go on a date.
We were visiting Portland for the first ...
We were visiting Portland for the first time and had read very good reviews on Little Bird. We went on a Saturday night and it was fairly busy. We were seated upstairs which was perfect. It was a bit quieter and had a great view overlooking the whole restaurant. The food was fantastic! We started with the gnocchi and it was the best I have ever had. I had the chicken fried trout for my entrée and it was very good, though quite rich. But it was cooked very nicely and had lots of fresh herbs to impart a really nice flavor. My fiancé had the Coq au Vin. That was absolutely delicious--the sauce particularly had a great depth of flavor. The server was prompt and helpful with suggestions. Overall, a great experience. I would definitely recommend it.
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.
We ate our way through Portland, and thi ...
We ate our way through Portland, and this was our favorite. The four of us shared a variety of menu items and it was all delicious! We had a quiet table upstairs. Our waiter was helpful, friendly, and attentive. This is the restaurant that I would recommend to my friends!
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!
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