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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.
Portland, OR 97204
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
When a member of our group requested the bread be left out of her main dish the server told her that chef insisted it be there for "the full dining experience". My friend is gluten-free. We appreciate the chef's creativity--- the halibut was perfect sans bread---but a pretentious server did nothing to enhance the dish.
Enjoyed the lovely table by the front window for a quiet delicious dinner with friends visiting from Seattle and staying nearby at the Benson. The halibut special was outstanding and generous. In fact my guests were surprised at the serving sizes (Hangar steak and lamb shank). We also enjoyed the seared scallop appetizer, the lamb tartar, and as always the salted butter!
Was one of the highlights of my Portland trip. I tried the prix-fixe option which was the lamb and sweet potato soup. Both were absolutely delicious. It was such a great value for the quality. The waitress was wonderful and helped me pair a cocktail that would go well with my meal. I can't wait to go back!
Another excellent meal at Little Bird. When we travel to Portland and are staying in the area we try to eat here as it is walking distance. It is creative a with top notch ingredients and great wine list. Service was also excellent. Only complaint was my seared duck breast entree was not as hot as it should be when it got to the table.
We took my mother-in-law there for a nice dinner out. It was the first time we have eaten at Little Bird and we were not disappointed. The service and food were outstanding! The food was seasonal and fresh and I'm excited to go back and eat there again on a date night with my husband.
We had an amazing meal!! The marrow bones with chili octopus and elephant garlic chips were wonderful, perfect, decadent as was the seared foie gras. Fantastic halibut special and outstanding desserts. The truffled ice cream sandwich was particularly outstanding.
I took my husband here for his birthday, requesting a table in a quiet corner. We were seated upstairs which was slightly quieter than downstairs but was too dimly lit. The noise level was somewhat noticeable with the background music not enough in the background. Nearly all Portland restaurants seem to select pop style music. Why not something serene like classical guitar?
That said, we would definitely come back (and sit downstairs) because the food was excellent. We shared the halibut special, the melon salad and the crooked squash dish. The halibut was very fresh and soft, the melon salad refreshing with a strawberry dressing and the crooked squash dish very delicious.
We also got superb service from our server Matthew who was wonderful, literally running up and down the stairs to take care of us folks in the balcony.
We had a delicious meal (again). This is one of our favorite places to eat. We started with cocktails, that were excellent. As always, the bread and butter are among the best in town (seriously). We both had the cauliflower bisque, which was delicious. For entrees, we had the strip steak and the halibut special. Both were great. The service is among the best in town.
This was our first visit and many more will follow. This is mostly a very creative menu
and the two different dishes my wife and I ordered were amazing. Our server was first rate
giving us excellent descriptions of just what to expect with any dish we asked about.
The place is quite small and the outside signing can easily be missed but make a reservation
and get there for a superb meal.
Excellent French bisto. Food is more creative than normal. Sauces are highest quality and combinations are inventive. Marrow with octopus, cilantro, chili, oranges, was full of surprise with every bite. The sauce for the chicken coq au vin was velvety rich with smoky bacon. Mmmm. I'd go back often!
This was our first visit to Little Bird.....the food and service were excellant. I am glad that we dined during the donation time for the hurricane:) I will say,however, that returning may take awhile. We are firm believers in good tipping for good service.....with the cost of our meal and wine this was a very expensive evening! Portland has many wonderful restaurants that are more friendly on the wallet.
This was my second visit to Little Bird after reading about it in some magazine perhaps Travel & Leisure. The first time I sat at the bar which was a great experience. This time, I made a reservation to dine in one of their dining rooms. The food and service were superb. Both times I enjoyed the fried chicken coq au vin. The chicken was perfectly cooked, crisp and amazing. And the mashed potatoes - pure creamy heaven. The oysters were also fresh and delicious. Even something as simple as their green salad was amazing. Service was attentive and well paced. I sat upstairs and probably would prefer downstairs or at the bar since I felt a little removed from the overall dining ambiance. I dined alone so maybe that affected it. I would definitely return when I am in town and always recommend to others.
We enjoyed a delicious celebratory dinner here and were very pleased with our entire meal. The ingredients in both our chicken and fish dishes were fresh and full of surprising flavors. Dessert of dulce de leche creme brûlée and a cup of local purveyor Smiths Tea was a great way to finish off the meal. Definitely recommended.
Our first time at Little Bird was for lunch, and it was delicious and creative and had a veggie sandwich that was nothing short of revelatory (don't believe me? I don't blame you - you have to try it). You can tell how carefully the chefs choose their produce because everything we had was at peak ripeness. It makes an enormous difference, and very few restaurants can pull it off (yeah, even in Portland). Fantastic oysters (some of the best I've had anywhere), delicious cauliflower soup.
So we went back for dinner the next night with extremely high expectations. While everything was good, perfectly cooked and thoughtfully plated, the flavor profiles weren't quite as innovative as I'd hoped. The fried chicken coq au vin, for example, was excellent, but I feel like we were trained to expect a twist that didn't come (acknowledging that frying the chicken is a twist, but maybe put some Japanese curry spice in that batter - surprise me!). All that said, I'd go back in a heartbeat, especially for that veggie sandwich and oysters.
This is my third time to Little Bird and, its ostensible, the staff in front and back of house are organized and respectful of every detail that goes into the dining experience. They make it look easy, but you can tell it takes an effort to do so. Don't hesitate to visit.
We had a reservation, showed up on time, but the hostess forgot to check us in. When we arrived she said a table would be opening soon. We saw a couple parties leave and others being seated before us. We sat and waited patiently for 30 minutes and were ignored. While we waited we realized we were in the long haul (which shouldn't have been the case since we had a reservation). We then decided to order drinks with the hostess while we waited and that's when she realized the mistake and we were seated soon after. Later in the night when I checked my phone (I had put it away because I was on a date) there was a voicemail from the restaurant saying that they had released our table. Overall the staff seemed flustered and rushed. Despite all that though the food and drinks were amazing!
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