The restaurant setting combines urban industrial design with local art, reclaimed wood and locally crafted lighting and features a chef’s counter, 18-seat private dining area, and a seasonal patio beside their vegetable garden.
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We loved it. It was a belated Valentine’s Day date after being out of town. Every dish was curated with care and very unique. We did the green beans, duck dumplings, hen of the woods and pig ears (we were feeling brave) and honestly loved all of it! Larger portions than I anticipated. Would have felt comfortable for a casual week night or a special occasion. The bar in the back looked like a great place for a weekend cocktail as well. We’ll be back fo sho!
Absolutely the best grastronomic experience i have ever had. I so look forward to returning. As a visitor to the Portland food scene, there are numerous choices, the Aviary is a top choice.
Not as good as last time we visited. Will be a while before we try them again.
We visited for their Valentine's Day prefixe menu; it was simply amazing in all regards.
I went here for Valentines Day the food was fantastic and the service was excellent I’ll definitely come back.
We both were very impressed with the Chestnut Soup. Could have dined on the soup and bread only, it was that good.
Patient server and unique food combination. Will definitely visit again.
Aviary continues to serve Portland's most creative and best food; easily a Portland Top 10 restaurant.
Happy hour was amazing. Outstanding, interesting food, fellow guests, service, and chef. Could not have been more pleased. Great atmosphere,wonderful evening.
I can’t believe we’ve not been to this fabulous place before now. Every dish was delicious; such great flavors! Our host and waiter,Dave, was terrific. Thorough descriptions and recommendations on food and cocktail options. He even wrote a drink recipe for me and gave us a tasting of a liquor I was unfamiliar with. Those personal touches help places stand out in Portland competitive food scene. We will certainly be back.
Excellent Food and Service. New dishes, along with a few solid standards, are always fun to try.
The food and service were great. Two of us had lobster rolls and one person had the charred octopus. We were there early on a Thursday night and the noise level was low because we there before the main rush,
I’ve now had Aviary’s Vegetarian Tasting Menu 3 times, and it far surpasses every coursed meal I’ve ever had - and it’s reasonably priced! Perfectly filling, mind-blowing flavors (the mushrooms pictured are the best you’ll ever eat), and the vibe invites you to visit for both casual and special occasions. Hands down my favorite meal (non-vegetarian included) in Portland. Bonus: the cocktails are bomb and strong.
The food was amazing and the service was perfect!
We had the vegetarian tasting menu .It was out of this world.So many great flavors,combinations of textures,one of the best I’ve ever had and a phenomenal price! a bargain!
EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE. INVENTIVE DISHES. The flavors put together are exquisite.
We went to Aviary with another couple, and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The waiter was great, very pleasant as well as efficient. He explained a few dishes after questions from our table, helping with our decisions.
Highlights include the Silken Tofu salad, which had some interesting and delicious ingredients, and was presented beautifully. Our waiter recommended it highly, and I'm so glad he did. Also beautifully plated and tasty was the Black Cod entree, served with Manilla clams and a coconut broth. Delicious!
The space was comfortable and enjoyable, although on the noisier side. It wasn't a problem for us, but notable.
All in all, a very nice evening. We have been before, and will return.
This is a wonderful restaurant to meet with friends and share the various delicious dishes offered. The chicken skin salad, hen of the woods mushrooms preparation and braised short ribs were the big hits. However, the Japanese eggplant and octopus are also not to be missed. One of the great aspects about the Aviary is that you can actually have a lively discussion and everyone at your table can hear you. Great drinks menu also.
A gift from our kids, this was our first Aviary experience and we loved it! Excellent, personalized service. Portion sizes just right with a clear focus on subtle blends of tastes. We will definitely return!
Food was subpar, service was severely lacking, and price was outrageous for the quality and quantity. What a disappointment.
The food was very good although portions were small (for $80 I expected more). The service was excellent. The space itself is small so not very private. We enjoyed it but was too expensive overall.
New Years Eve dinner. I would have preferred ordering off the menu, as opposed to price fixe. I understand that it was probably easier for the kitchen to only have a limited menu.
New Years Eve. Amazing dinner with wine pairing. Service was excellent. Each time we eat here it is the best meal of the year.
Good - pricey but worth it for happy hour. Loved the food and service but the dinner entrees are pricey. I like happy hour pricing for the basics and supplementing with a few dinner dishes
Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, well lit, super friendly staff, and simply incredible food.
A gem among gems in Northeast Portland. There are only winners on their menu. Each menu item is handcrafted. The bar is a craft bar. Excellent drinks and a well thought out wine list. Pricing is very reasonable for the level of food, drink, and service. Parking was easy.
We enjoyed our evening. Very pleasant service, innovative food. We are not vegetarian Abd did not order it but nice to see they had a compelling vegetarian tasting menu. Happy hour snacks are tasty, also can highly recommend the rattlesnake (or some kind of serpent!) cocktail with rye and absinthe. Thanks, Aviary, we appreciate you. :)
Aviary is the most underrated restaurant in Portland. It is fantastic every time. I cannot think of another eating experience in Portland like it.
World-class dining in a casual atmosphere. We came into town on Christmas Eve and in the last hour the bistro was open the chefs and staff served us with real care and even joy! Fantastic food and service. Where we are from, this would never happen on Christmas Eve.
Food was delicious!
Main dishes are a very strange fussion of Asian and French food. Overall everything is sweet except for the dessert which is salty.
Aviary is the total package: excellent food, caring professional service, and quiet-yet-festive ambiance. Truly creative combinations that nevertheless satisfy with hearty flavors and generous portions -especially generous for a small plates menu. Though it is hard to single out a favorite dish, the octopus with ricotta pudding and bitter brocollini astounded us. The hen of the woods mushroom dish and lamb plate were also outstanding. Our vegan and Gluten-free companions could not have been happier with the silken tofu. We did not get to dessert, but the duck-liver beignets we had as appetizers made us feel like people with an "eat dessert first" policy. We'll return again and again, no doubt.
Always an excellent meal and fantastic service. Lobster Roll Wednesdays is always fun. Lobster Roll & Jo-Jo's for $20.
It was amazing!
First-class dining experience. We both had the vegetarian tasting menu. All four courses were delicious, with the Hen of the Woods mushroom dish being the standout. Nice ambiance. Attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff. Overall, an excellent and very enjoyable meal. Will definitely return!
Every bite was delicious!
Visited Aviary during their Vegetarian feast with a special tasting menu. Every course was delicious, the drink pairings were great, and service was excellent. Can't believe I hadn't come to Aviary before, but I'll absolutely return.
Great job again, been twice and both times great
Always a great meal as chef Sarah is always adding new dishes, and leaving a few favorites. The new dish we had at this visit was the Big Eye Tuna tartare, and the old favorite was the flat iron steak. Delicious.
Excellent food. Some very unusual dishes with great flavors. I highly recommend this place.