About Little Bird
Portland, OR 97204
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
Lots of hype surrounding this little res ...
Lots of hype surrounding this little restaurant, but the food was very good. The restaurant is small(ish) and the tables are placed close together -- we ended up, essentially, sharing meal notes and recommendations with the table sitting next to us (so if you want a really private experience, maybe look somewhere else). The bone marrow was excellent and is so much more complex than most bone marrow options I've seen other places. I had the Salmon special and it did not disappoint. Desert (crème brule), wow. We received the right amount of attention and had a very good meal. Not a cheap night, but we did not feel cheated.
Upstairs was a sauna, had to repeat ever ...
Upstairs was a sauna, had to repeat everything to our waitress because she was half checked out, asked her if she could place a candle on the dessert we ordered 'cause it was my brother's bday- forgot to do, ordered coffee- tasted like it had been brewed in the morning, and the food was just okay.
I have been to Little Bird several times ...
I have been to Little Bird several times and have always been super pleased with the quality and variety of choices. This time the food was equally good, but the choices IMHO weren't great. I realize the menu changes with seasonal ingredients, but most of the main dinner choices felt quite similar. I ended up with a cup of the amazing soup and a burger, which was very good.
This is our favorite lunch restaurant, a ...
This is our favorite lunch restaurant, and perhaps our favorite restaurant overall. The service is always top notch. The Belle Oiseau house wine is fabulous, and the bartender makes excellent cocktails. We both started with the soup that had a fantastic garnish on top. My spouse had the special, a root vegetable hash and I had the truffle pasta. Both were truly delicious and filling. We shared the maple ice cream for dessert, which was also excellent. Oh, and the bread service is superb. Note that Little bird does not accept tips, as it is included in the prices. At restaurants of this quality, I think this is the best way to proceed. I hope more places move in this direction.
Had a leek & potato soup, regretted orde ...
Had a leek & potato soup, regretted ordering only a cup, in lieu of a bowl. Next time, I'll do better :-). Also had a truffled fetuccini it was, very, very good. My wife had a Kale salad, which she absolutely loved. She wasn't that impressed with a salmon though. We also enjoyed a good bottle of Margaux. This is our third visit to Portland, hoped we had discovered Little Bird in one of the previous...
Fantastic food, very well prepared and s ...
Fantastic food, very well prepared and served. Wine list is carefully curated and not crazy prices.
Nice touch is the fair pay policy - so gratuity is already included in the price.
Staff friendly and knowledgeable.
Will be putting Little Bird on regular dinner schedule.
Little Bird is the kind of charming rest ...
Little Bird is the kind of charming restaurant that Portland seems to cultivate. The food is excellent bistro, the service is quiet and professional, the setting is small but still allows for room between tables. You could view a trip to Little Bird as suitable either for a special occasion or just a pleasant evening out and not be disappointed by either expectation.
Love Little Bird! They take risks that ...
Love Little Bird! They take risks that don't always work, but invariably there are dishes that blow your mind. Great ambiance, great service as always. The duck preparation was not as interesting as previous duck dishes they have made but was well executed. Really enjoyed the creamed and truffled runny egg dish with Rosemary.
It was a cold night outside, Little Bird ...
It was a cold night outside, Little Bird was warm and buzzing inside. Mona, our wonderful server, answered all my questions and recommended a delicious meal for my wife and I. We will be back and definitely recommend Little Bird.
Another fabulous meal. Everything from ...
Another fabulous meal. Everything from the bread & butter to dessert was fabulous and the service is super solid. We started with the soup and some oysters. For entrees, we had a mushroom dish and the steak frites. We finished with house made ice cream. A great lunch indeed.
The entire service team did an amazing j ...
The entire service team did an amazing job! Thank you for a wonderful evening. The food was delicious but your staff was what made the meal. Polished, attentive, smart and had a great sense of when to engage and when not to engage. I look forward to many more exceptional meals at your restaurant!
The food was amazing and service was imp ...
The food was amazing and service was impeccable. Thoroughly enjoyed the attentiveness by the team. Not swarming but just right. The fried chicken dish was extraordinary, so moist and thoughtful to provide boneless pieces. The seared four gras appetizer and creme brûlée dessert was perfect too. Will be back when I'm back to PDX. Mahalo for the awesome experience.
We celebrated my birthday at Little Bird ...
We celebrated my birthday at Little Bird; we flew in from CA, were staying downtown, and had read about it being a great spot to eat, and the reviews were right! We dined on a night that it snowed quite a bit, so it was a bit slow since nobody in their right mind were driving. My wife had an excellent fried chicken coq au vin, which was a refreshingly creative take on the classic dish, and I had lamb chops that were a special menu add - it was intended for a special event menu item, but the event was cancelled, and so I was able to enjoy this delicious entree that was super tender, and had a wonderful texture to it. We also had a couple of desserts that were fantastic as well.
To us, Little Bird is a fabulous value, as the cuisine is very much on point and delicious, but the price is mid-market. You can easily spend twice what we did for food that is not as good elsewhere. The atmosphere is lovely as well, and I can well imagine a positive energy level when 2+ inches of snow are not on the ground keeping everybody home.
The service we received was top-notch, and our server was very helpful in allowing me to try a few wine samples to match my taste with the lamb chops that I ordered. Attentive but not intrusive service...
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
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