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.
Have eaten at Aviary a number of times with my wife, large groups and friends! Aviary is always AMAZING! A real taste bud treasure with the many delicious and interesting foods prepared and offered! The cocktails and wine selection are delicious and interesting, service is always top-notch-timely & not over bearing. Food prepared by the chef and staff is delicious! Thanks, Kevin
A wonderful dining experience with very good food and very well thought out wine pairings. A top notch staff took very good care of us and provided us with great service and helped make our first visit to Portland a very pleasurable experience.
A delicious meal. We shared small plates before the entrees. My wife enjoyed the halibut and the pig ears were great. A nice environment at the restaurant. We'll be back.
Really inventive food choices and beautiful presentation. A bit loud right by the kitchen but still a memory we will cherish. Highly recommend
First time visit exceeded expectations from enticing web page, it was nice to catch glimpses of Chef Sarah at the open kitchen style. Like an aviary, the scene was calming yet exciting, with its stellar service and variety of just lovely food! My GF and I shared 6 delicious small plates, including the Wed-only lobster roll -yes you want it- plus a near perfect cocktail from their happy hour collection. If you can't decide on which dessert to order, just eye your neighbor's table and point, we were all delighted by their tasty treatment of Fall apples! We'll be back...
We recently enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. Our server was very professional, engaging, friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the food- very much appreciated. Each course from our appetizers to the entrees were delicious and executed perfectly. The Duck pate toasts were unlike any we had had before, more like a fried pastry dumpling, crispy and so delicious especially paired well with the fresh herb garnish. The beef fat poached halibut was moist, flavorful accompanied by warm lentils and a silky hollandaise, this dish hit on every note. My husband had a very well prepared and deconstructed pork belly and duck style terrine that was outstanding. Our only miss was the maple panna cotta. It was more soft set in texture and tart in taste than used to for this Italian cooked cream dessert. We thought the bacon jam also overpowered it, but did like the fresh nectarines to add freshness and texture to the dish. We highly enjoyed our dinner at Aviary and appreciate the craftsmanship of the cuisine and hospitable service. We gladly recommend and will return.
Me and my partner had the vegetarian tasting menu, and it was phenomenal! Terrific value for the price point as well. Service was exceptional, and the drinks were had were amazing as well. Did not disappoint!
This was an absolute HOME RUN! Highly, highly recommended. Every dish was wonderful, service was on point, everything a pleasure. Will be back when we are next in Portland.
Sarah Pliner is always amazing !! I took my 9 year old grandson on a food adventure date, and he was so in love with the pig's ears coconut rice dish and their bahn mi burger !! Aviary never disappoints !!! Thank YOU Sarah......!!!!!!
Bread was never brought to our table and the servers were not always available when needed buuuuuuut the food was AMAZING, the staff were very charming and the atmosphere was lovely!
We think the creativity and tastiness of the food at Aviary is spectacular and one of the best in Portland.
Everything we ordered had such wonderful flavors. There was nothing that was even just okay. We will definitely be back.
Very creative menu. Fun to explore different options.
Dinner was super delectable and service outstanding
Lovely meal, delicious food. We shared several plates which were smallish but extremely well curated. Pricey but tasty.
My second time here in the past 5 years. I remembered it being amazing and they did not disappoint. Although it was only a Thursday night the place was completely empty which I don't totally understand but nevertheless, the food is incredible.
I would recommend just because food is different . I put 3 stars for food because liver where partially raw in my dish.It was too warm inside the restaurant .
Wonderful evening. Sat outdoors in the courtyard area and decided to do the four-course tasting menu along with a bottle of wine...it was all wonderful. Incredible flavors, beautiful presentation, attentive service. We will be back!
We love eating at Aviary. It's one of the few restaurants that I always feel has served me something really special and leaves me with great satisfaction and pleasure.
We enjoyed the vegetarian entree Hen of the Tree Mushroom and the seafood entree Charred Octopus. Both were perfectly prepared and exquisite in taste. The mushrooms were indeed the "star" of the first dish but tastily complimented by the pureed fennel, spaghetti squash and cherry ponzu. The charred octopus of the second dish was tender and perfectly charred and the accompanying broccoli rabe and ricotta pudding were flavorful without overshadowing the octopus.
Great place for a date! The food is delicious and prices very reasonable.
Food & service was great as always. I love the tempura green beans. They also make a fine old fashion.
Absolutely fantastic! So fresh! The lobster rolls are AMAZING! Highly recommend this establishment.
consistently the best restaurant in PDX, and that is saying something.
What an incredible dining experience. The staff was super helpful, nice, and knowledgeable. The food was amazing and inventive. We will definitely be back.
Food suited to our tastes and interests
Excellent Hum Bau and tempura beans appetizers Halibut and Veal Schnitzel we’re likewise outstanding main courses
Since there are so many excellent smaller plates I like if possible to go with party of 4 in order to taste several of the smaller offerings
The food was amazing lobster roll Wednesday for the win! Excellent service friendly staff. A good place for great food.
Amazing fresh food prepared in delicious and unique ways and always great new cocktails from the bar. The service is exceptional, the best I’ve ever experienced In Portland. And the prices are surprisingly reasonable.
Always inventive dishes and excellent service. Chef puts together flavors that simply sing in your mouth.
Love this place! Food was creative, unique, flavorful & amazing. All of our dishes were vegetarian. Prices were affordable & the quality of food priceless. Weather was perfect so we ate on the patio. The service was fantastic. Everyone was welcoming & knowledgeable. I can't wait to go back.
My husband and I were staying within walking distance to Aviary while visiting Portland for the first time (we are from DC). We were impressed by the creative menu. I ordered the Halibut Poached in Beef Fat - it was the best treatment of that fish I have ever had! A thick moist perfectly cooked piece of halibut with black lentils (my fave), spring onion, yuzu hollandaise and lobster jus. Amazing! It was lobster Tuesday featuring lobster rolls and other lobster inspired or enhanced dishes.
The prices were beyond casual dining but foodies on vacation or special occasions are a perfect excuse for your tastebuds to be amazed at Aviary - especially on Lobster Tuesday.
Attentive, I rushed service with knowledgeable staff. Beautiful plating presentation in addition to delicious interesting flavor combinations. Ceviche, halibut poached in beef fat and both pea + cantaloupe and beet frisée salads were outstanding. Disappointed to see octopus and veal on menu for ethical reasons.
Truly a 5star food experience. An extremely talented chef! You must eat here.
Inventive dishes. Always exciting.
Very innovative menu. Come here if you like creative food thoughtfully prepared
Absolutely delicious, incredibly culinary! We went with the tasting menu, which is all vegetarian (can be vegan by request). It turned out to be one of the best meals we've had in Portland - complex flavors, beautiful plates, super fresh vegetables. Not to mention the most affordable tasting menu we've found. And the service was wonderful! More people need to eat here. That means you need to eat here.
The food and service was on point!
Fabulous meal and drinks... wait staff extremely helpful in choosing meal options.. almost too many to choose from
Very good food and service to bring friends and family to.