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
Food was bland , service was awful. This was our anniversary and the resturant failed to live up to the Portland food culture. The server was to important to help or care . The soup was bland the main corse was mediocre and the dessert was great. At the end of the day if I was looking for terrible service and bland food I could easily find this at the local jack in the box. I left feeling like I had wasted my money and did not get what I had expected in return. When I voiced this to our server she simply said she was sorry and moved on. Andina on the other hand did not let us down. Service food and location was all incredible.
This place has great food, the only complaint is the noise level. Booked a lunch meeting for 1:00-2:30, waiter was attentive although we were interrupted twice while in deep conversation. The duck special was terrific, as always the 'Bird' knows how to do duck. Kale salad with a very light lemon dressing quite nice. Bread and butter comes with the meal (not always so these days). I'm a fan of both restaurants, just wish I could dummy down the noise level.
We had an absolutely wonderful time on our date at Little Bird. The setting was lovely, food delicious, and staff incredibly knowledgable about all of their menu items- the recommended drink pairings to go with our earl grey chocolate cake were perfect. The waiter was slightly stiff when reciting daily specials but easily made up for it when colorfully describing our tasty cheese plate. We will certainly be back.
The service was outstanding. This is a no gratuity restaurant where the wait staff goes out of their way to attend to your every need. They were there when you needed something but didn't hover. The tables are snug and close together on the main floor so if you want to have a private conversation this isn't the place. The upstairs area seems to be a little more spacious especially with a table overlooking the venue. The food was ok for lunch. We had chicken fried trout, shrimp brioche, a cheese plate, beet salad and oysters. Overall, we liked the place but I would rate it an an above average.
Was on business to Hillsboro, and had the weekend in Oregon, so, wanted to treat myself to something better, rather than eating the standard stuff on a cold Sat night alone.
I had the foie gras and fried chicken coq au vin. the foie gras came perfectly done, soft on the inside and on a bed of crispy "i-dunno-what-but-it-was-so-damned-good" with chutney. The fried chicken coq au vin came as a little surprise, it was fried chicken on a bed of mash, with coq au vin red wine sauce by the side. Chicken was fried perfectly, but you will expect that from a restaurant like Little Bird, but not exactly the standard French fare. A nice little twist, but for those of you who are looking for the original dish, this is not what you should be looking at.
Overall I had a very nice Sat dinner, with wine and finished off with the Bons Bons (I leave it to you to go find out what that is).
Will definitely visit again in my next visit to Portland.
What a most wonderful find! Authentic French with fresh flair and ALWAYS par excellence. The Prix Fixe lunch is always divine. We love EVERYTHING but the Prix Fixe makes you go outside your comfort zone and never dissapoints. Wine selection even by-the-glass is unique and so complimentary.
Dishes were imbalanced and poorly executed. Too many competing flavors made the food unappetizing, and the sauces and sides all had a bitter quality to them. Really unimpressed, given this place's reputation. We sat upstairs, which was stiflingly warm (even on a cold evening), and the whole place seemed like a pop-up restaurant trying way too hard. We will not be returning, and we will not be recommending Little Bird.
Outstanding food in a Foodie city! Service was fast, gracious, kind and impeccable. Were kind enough to modified plates as requested for gluten-free compliance. Wine list has lots of hidden gems at great prices. We sat upstairs which gave us a great view of the floor below -- great for people ( and plate) watching. Food is delectable. Charcuterie board beautifully varies with a plethora of flavors and textures. Double brie burger is to die for -- even without the bun! Scallops and fish of the day (true cod) perfectly prepared. Continues to be spectacular, with great service.
Overpriced but unimaginative, with a dated interior. Sarsparilla cocktail was too sweet and tasted like flat cola. Scallop appetizer lacked flavor. Duck breast had a bunch of what looked like olive pits in it?--watch out for your teeth! Burger was okay, but not particularly tasty for $17. Definitely going to Le Pigeon next time.
Have mixed feelings about Little Bird, although everything was tasty, nothing was exceptional. Appreciated the excellent service and the no tipping format, but didn't reach the level of their sister restaurant Le Pigeon. Different formats bring forth different results, I preferred the more daring approach,tasting menu and energy at Le Pigeon
As always it was wonderful but I felt the portions are growing!!! I had to bring half my
Unusual but excellent Fried chicken with raclette potatoes home!!!
Then I got the incredible Creme brûlée ....
Also toooo large and of course I ate the whole
I really wanted to love this place given its reputation and price. And we did love the service, ambiance as well as the cocktails. However, our food, while very good, was not that showstopping speechless wonderment I have experienced at other highly touted restaurants in Portland. The vegetation options were quite limited so I had the fettuccine alfredo. It looked pretty with kale and lovely pasta and thankfully no gloppy cheese sauce but it was not fantastic. My companion had the bone marrow with octopus which she enjoyed but had found better in other places. The brussel sprouts were pretty tasty as were the desserts (a lemon tart and a poppy seed cake concoction) but again, not the wow factor. Two tiny macaroons at the end were sensational as we wish the whole meals could have been. I did like the fact there is no tipping with the prices reflected accordingly. I hope the lovely waitstaff really do benefit from higher wages as they were all wonderful. I would recommend this place as very romantic, good for a special date but you will spend a lot for something that didn't quite live up to its reputation.
The menu made our mouths water but everything we ordered slightly missed the mark.
Tartar was fresh but under seasonsed and kinda boring.
Cheese board was mostly dried fruit.
We had our expectations a little too high going in and were not really wow'ed by anything
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 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 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, 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.
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