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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
This was a unique experience but not what we expected. Knowing it was French, there was not a single crepe offering on the menu. Expecting touches with yummy sauces or more than that their signature dish was the hamburger, I tried their burger. It was tasty but nothing unusual. The best part was the bun. My wife sampled the chicken-fried trout that ended up being fine but again nothing out of the ordinary. This was a good spot before a theater night but the big question - would we return for another meal? - probably not. Spendy spot for what we ate. Location-wise too the parking was minimal and the ambience more like a reconstructed office site than a romantic dining room. On a scale of 1- to 10 = 5 at best.
Little Bird Bistro is charming, cozy, and totally worth checking out. My daughter and I recently moved to Portland from Chicago (she's a freshman at PSU, I'm a wandering new divorcee). We've been searching for spots that make us close our eyes and go "ahhh...." with every bite. I know, that sounds snobby, we just really like great food. Portland has a lot to offer, and we realize our bar is set pretty high. That being said, Little Bird hit many of the right notes: oysters: great. Bone Marrow: great. Onion Tart: great. Mushrooms: great.
Then there was the Duck Breast entree. The ONE thing we figured was a slam-dunk for a French bistro. But nope. It's just not worth the calories and the fat. The menu described it as "roasted" (I believe), but it may have well been a sous vide preparation. Salty yet uninspired. No medium-rare bits. No delicious crispy skin. Nothing about it was worth the price of admission.
Definitely go to Little Bird, just skip the duck.
In a word : Magnifique!!!! Service was superb ( Elaine) and food was terrific ( prep and presentation). I didn't like the "no-tipping" option as Elaine would have received much more, I suspect. I have only positives to say, except of course, be prepared to get your wallet out! :-)
As always, dining at Little Bird was a delight. We often take out of town guests there, to show off the best of Portland's restaurant scene. This time we were there for lunch. Two of us got small plates as we wanted to leave room for dessert. Each dish was so delicious, and the creative use of local ingredients was perfect. We'll be back!
Consistently outstanding service and menu in a comfortable atmosphere that has a touch of France without being a cliche'. The charcuterie selections might be my favorite -- a great assortment with perfect condiments. The only problem with lunch at Little Bird is having to return to work afterward.
Fantastic food...mediocre location. Just outside of the Pearl, in semi-shady part of town. The foie gras and the bone marrow are fantastic. Can't wait to try the chicken friend trout next time! Oh oddly they didn't comp the birthday dessert. Kind of unusual.
The only reason I didn't think I was in a bistro in Paris was the fact that everyone was speaking English. The food was fantastic. Would recommend this restaurant for those who are looking for great french food in authentic french setting. Make a reservation this place was packed.
Perfect place for a special occasion. The tables are a little close so there is no privacy. The staff was very knowledgeable and informative. The food was creative and delicious. It is a fun environment resembling a cafe in Paris. Great, but not inexpensive, wine list.
The hype about the food is accurate! Some of the best food I have had in years and, my favorite, it was served up in a very unpretentious manner. Everyone from the host to the servers were friendly and polite; although one staff member seemed a little taken back by our Poly Triad. We will definitely be back!
I've been to Little Bird before and always loved it. Sadly this time I was less than impressed. They've gone to a tip-inclusive menu so everything looks (and perhaps is?) super expensive. Sadly, the meal did not really live up to my expectation. The steak was good but not great and my husband's lamb was the same. The steak frites were just okay. The wine was great! Maybe we just hit a bad day but it just didn't seem worth the high price of admission. The space itself is always gorgeous.
Very good updates on classical dishes, but sometimes a bit too far. Coq au Vin needs vin - a deconstructed dish with a reduction doesn't really cut it - it may be another dish and delicious, but not hearty, rustic and soup like anything that is called Coq au Vin should be. Other plates were really delicious and fresh - I particularly liked the pairing of different oysters that really brought out flavor differences.
Excellent service from all staff. Excellent wine pairing advice and all staff were knowledgeable and informative about food being served. Timing of courses was just right and he overall flow of the meal was extremely satisfying.
Always having been fans of Little Bird — I think we'll have to take a pass for awhile. Food was just ok — nothing outstanding; service was less than desirable; menu remains pretty much the same after years of being fans. Sad to say, this proved to be a disappointing Easter supper.
Friendly service, excellent starters. The onion tart and beef tartare were highlights of the meal. The main courses fell a bit flat, especially the deconstructed coq au vin, which was very "beige" on both the plate and the palate. We skipped dessert. We'd give them another try, but there are a lot of other good restaurants in town.
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