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
Our group was seated promptly and lead t ...
Our group was seated promptly and lead through the menu. The recommend items did not disappoint. You must try the charcuterie plate. Each item on the board is a must taste. Our only regret is that we did not have room for dessert.
Nice setting and great appetizers/salads ...
Nice setting and great appetizers/salads. We all had burgers for main course, which were decent. Interesting wine selections. Only drawback was we had to wait a half hour for our reservation. It could have been that they just sat too many two tops and left an empty two top between each, so that any table for 3 and over had to wait much longer. Our server was fantastic (we were seated upstairs) -- he was the best part of the experience. Had many good recos on wine, etc
Good service - great food. Chopped Kale ...
Good service - great food. Chopped Kale salad was hearty and blue cheese - sesame full. The salmon special sitting on a bed of pistachio / brussel sprout slaw and topped with cranberry chutney was perfectly prepared and too delicious to describe.
This place specializes in flavors that delight. I could not have been happier with my meal.
I chose this restaurant because it was h ...
I chose this restaurant because it was highly rated. However, the food was not good at all. I ordered the duck. It was completely flavorless, and very chewy. The server had a little bit of an attitude too, like the client is lucky to dine at the restaurant, as opposed to the restaurant being grateful for clientele. I would not recommend it for food or for service.
We stopped in for a late snack. My frien ...
We stopped in for a late snack. My friend had the hangar steak whilst I had the steak tartare and a cup of pumpkin spice soup.
One cocktail, dinner, shared dessert with aperitif = $100. A great last minute craving solution.
Food was outstanding and our server was ...
Food was outstanding and our server was extremely knowledgeable and her recommendations were on point. They happily replaced one entree with another when, faced with two foie gras options, we chose the one with the mildest taste. Beyond expectations for both food and service.
We have long been trying to get a table ...
We have long been trying to get a table at Little Bird but usually it is sold out by the time we try to get a reservation. We were lucky that the Sunday after Thanksgiving there were several empty tables. The menu is very interesting, but we found the food to be disappointing. My wife ordered the chicken-fried trout. The mustard sauce overwhelmed the flavor of the fish. I ordered the seared duck breast. It was essentially raw and the exterior fat layer had not been cooked enough to bring out the flavors. The wine list is great, and we had a Burgundy that was the high point of the evening. The poppy cake dessert was also delicious. All in all, it was pretty disappointing.
Everyone was wonderful, caring and thoug ...
Everyone was wonderful, caring and thoughtful. Thank you. The two disappointments were: It was freezing downstairs due to the door issue especially. Second, the salmon special (very pricey) was very dry, definitely not up to your standards. I thought maybe you would take something off of the price, but no, that wasn't offered. Our wonderful waitress offered to redo the meal, but it doesn't make sense for one person to eat their meal while the other one awaits an entire new one. I would love your take on this. This was my fourth time at Little Bird, and the other three were perfect. This was my husband's first and he liked it a lot all but the dry salmon.
I was disappointed with our dinner at Li ...
I was disappointed with our dinner at Little bird. I've eaten here 4 years ago but the quality of food wasn't the same from the last time I was in. I understand its been 4 years but a great restaurant is consistent over time.
It's still "good" food but isn't the "very good" or "outstanding" food I remembered eating.
Same with the service, it was "good" not "very good."
I loved Little Bird when it opened up. ...
I loved Little Bird when it opened up. It was a real French bistro and excellently executed. Still had a Portland vibe with locally sourced items.
I preferred it to Le Pigeon because it was less busy and not so rich and heavy.
Over the years, the restaurant has migrated to the richness and over the top approach of Le Pigeon.
Often would go there for lunch, but it is impossible to get anything if you want to eat in moderation, let alone want a light meal.
Used to have a lovely trout dish, now it is fried trout with a heavy batter.
Hardest thing is deciding what to order, not because of all of the things I want to eat.
We had a lovely evening at Little Bird t ...
We had a lovely evening at Little Bird this weekend. Excellent service, great food and a warm, buzzing atmosphere. We asked for help on our wine choice and received excellent advice, well within our price range and then our server overheard our conversation about our daughters recent birthday ... she added a candle to my daughters dessert - it was such a lovely thing to do! We'll definitely be returning, next time we're in town
This is a lovely gem in the downtown/cul ...
This is a lovely gem in the downtown/cultural district. The upstairs balcony is a wonderful vantage point and much quieter than downstairs. Very warm and cozy, and very French. In fact, be prepared for classic French - very rich (they have TWO preparations of foie gras on the menu!) and very delicious. French sauces, but a perfect size serving so the richness doesn't overwhelm you. Wine list mostly French wines, and extensive.
I haven't been here in 5 years or so but ...
I haven't been here in 5 years or so but something I remember vividly was the burger of all things. It used to be AMAZING. Top 5 in the city for sure....maybe even in my top 2 favorites. At some point you changed it though because the burger I had this Sunday wasn't memorable whatsoever. Save the blue cheese burgers for Red Robin and get chèvre back on your burger like any high end burger should have. The rest of my family had the hanger steak which tasted great. No complaints with any other food, just reinstate a good (and memorable) burger please!
First meal great, second disappointing. ...
First meal great, second disappointing. Specials of the day were the same items 3 days later. Pork fantastic, duck and trout entrees not so great and trout definitely not "French"! Meal of appetizer combos might be the best option. Service good.
As a surviving combat veteran of Viet Na ...
As a surviving combat veteran of Viet Nam, I went here to celebrate Veteran's Day. The service and the artichoke and turnip soup was wonderful as were the Frites. My Chicken, Coq au Vin, was wonderful except for the chicken which was very fatty with very little meat. However, I appreciated that 5% of the bill was donated to the Returning Veteran's Project. This is my second visit and to Little Bird and I was so disappointing I am not likely to return to this restaurant, although I hope this was a momentary lapse.
We paid Little Bird a visit for a busine ...
We paid Little Bird a visit for a business lunch. First off, sitting upstairs, it was noisy enough that we had difficulty holding a conversation at a normal volume. The staff was very attentive, but the food was a bit disappointing, especially for the price. I had the Baked Eggs with Rosemary cream and it was fairly overdone. Little balance to the flavors as the acidity of the chutney overtook the rest of the dish (reminded me of eating at one of Booby Flays restaurants which is not a good thing). One of my counterparts had the sausage special that was being pushed and upon trying it, we both agreed it was very disappointing. The only thing suggesting it might be inspired was the price, but the sausage was bland and again, the recipe was poorly balance in terms of flavor combinations. Our third party tried the Crispy shrimp soft roll and said, it was fairly flavorful, but messy in its construction and very difficult to eat. From reviews and cost, I would have expected more. For the price, there are a lot better options in Portland.
Excellent dining experience. I went to t ...
Excellent dining experience. I went to try the Fried-Chicken dish. Unfortunately, it's sold out. I ended up eating the Chicken-Fried Trout and it's awesome! Will definitely dine in again at Little Bird when I get back to Portland.
We had some yummy dishes - shared the Se ...
We had some yummy dishes - shared the Seared Foie Gras to start, then I had the Maple Brined Pork Shoulder, and hubby had the Coq Au Vin. The pork shoulder was a little on the dry side and all the dishes were a bit too salty for my taste, but the flavors were well-matched and the dishes were expertly put together from a presentation perspective. Very helpful and friendly staff. The house cocktails we had (Gran Expatrie and an Old Fashioned) were well made, too.
Unfortunately, my wife, two friends and ...
Unfortunately, my wife, two friends and I found dinner to be disappointing. Escargot were rubbery and lacked the simplicity of the classic french preparation style; too much "breading"/grain obliterated the escargot. Scallops were undercooked; associated grain-and-mushroom accompaniment, though, was excellent. Seared Fois Gras was undercooked and stringy (riddled with fibrous material that was surprisingly difficult to cut; sauce with which the Fois Gras was cooked and accompanying veggies were excellent. Ice cream reset was just "OK". Amari (italian digestives") "flight" presented was, with the exception of the Cynar, too bland (not sufficiently bitter/herbacious). In short, this dinner in no way compared to the quality of the meals that I had at Little Bird a few years back; its a shame.
I went here after a business conference ...
I went here after a business conference with 6 others. We ordered several appetizers to share and all enjoyed them. Everyone seemed to enjoy their entrees as well as desserts. We were all impressed with the size of the entrees. The portions are much larger than any French restaurants any of had been to previously. After several rounds of drinks and plenty of food we were all surprised at how little the bill was at the end of the night.
Overall I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal at a reasonable price.
This is quaint restaurant with a French- ...
This is quaint restaurant with a French-themed interior. The waiter was extremely friendly and so knowledgeable about wine and their wine list. He made a fabulous recommendation for our meals. The mains were the egg/mushroom dish and the daily special of scallops. The scallop dish was wonderful with couscous and this perfect sauce. The egg dish was very rich and delicate. It reminded me of dish you get in France. Overall it was a great meal.
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