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Little Bird - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
2646 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

Little Bird, the bistro by the team behind Le Pigeon, is open from 11:30 to 11pm during the week, and from 5 to 11pm 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. Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 2:30-5:00 (6:00 at the bar) and nightly from 10pm-Close.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Menu

Main

  • Herb and Fennel Marinated Castelvetrano & Niçoise Olives$4.00

    Charcuterie

    $6 ea / $25

    • Brandied Bacon Sausage

      pickled mustard seed

      • Crispy Pork Belly

        vadouvan curry

        • Deviled Egg

          lox, cornichon

          • Albacore Rillette

            pickled fennel

            • Chicken Liver Mousse

              port-glazed shallots

              Fromage

              $6 ea. / $15 for 3

              • Brillat Savarin (Cow) Burgundy

                • Ossau Iraty Montagne (Sheep) Pyrenees

                  • Comté (Raw Cow*) Jura

                    Oysters, Daily Selection

                    • Oysters, Daily Selection*

                      calvados cocktail sauce, champagne mignonette

                      • ea.$4.00
                      • 1/2 Dz.$18.00

                    Grands Plats

                    • Fried Chicken Cobb Salad$17.00

                      bacon, blue cheese, avocado, ranch de Provence

                      • Seared Albacore Tuna Niçoise*$18.00

                        broccoli, green beans, soft boiled egg, Castelvetrano olives, Urfa Biber aioli

                        • Smoked Salmon Spaghetti$17.00

                          dill, cream, shaved garlic

                          • Chicken-Fried Trout*$28.00

                            pickled carrots, dill, radishes, dijon, gribiche

                            • Half Trout$15.00
                          • Autumn Vegetable Tart$25.00

                            butternut squash, oyster mushrooms, parmesan, pumpkin seed vinaigrette

                            • Flat Iron Steak Frites*$29.00

                              onion jam, green peppercorn hollandaise, 'frites Petit Oiseau'

                              • Double Brie Burger*$17.00

                                (available à L'américaine) spiced ketchup, onion, pickles, &'frites Petit Oiseau'

                                Grands Plats - Prix Fixe

                                additional $15

                                • Choice of Soupe du Jour or Field Greens

                                  • Choice of Any Grands Plats

                                    • Choice of Dessert

                                      Petits Plats

                                      • Field Greens Salad$12.00

                                        apple cider vinaigrette, Emmental cheese

                                        • Baby Arugula Salad$15.00

                                          orange-moscatel dressing, spiced walnuts, grapes, fromage de brebis

                                          • Roasted Marrow Bones$20.00

                                            sweet mustard grilled cheese sandwich, garlic confit, fresh plums

                                            • Seared Foie Gras*$26.00

                                              ham and cheese rice cakes, poached pears, scallions, house made "spam"

                                              • Soup du Jour

                                                • Cup$6.00
                                                • Bowl$10.00

                                              Plus

                                              • Frites Petit Oiseau*$6.00

                                                chopped herbs, parmesan béarnaise aioli

                                                • Grilled Broccoli*$9.00

                                                  avocado yogurt, corn relish, saffron aioli

                                                  • Macaroni Gratin$10.00

                                                    • Roasted Chanterelles$13.00

                                                      candied hazelnuts, balsamic molasses, smoked butter

                                                      Just a Sip

                                                      • 4oz. Glass of White Wine$6.00

                                                        • Half Martini (Vodka or Gin)$6.00

                                                          • House Sodas (Non-Alcoholic)$4.25

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                                                            What 2,646 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            4.6
                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.7Food
                                                            • 4.6Service
                                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                                            • 4.3Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                            89% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                            1. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 28, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Had to eat here on the last night. My fiancé and I had our first date there and as a cook we came here for happy hour a lot. Best charcuterie board ever I am going to miss this place sooooo much. Thank you chef Rucker for the great food and great memories!

                                                            2. s

                                                              salt

                                                              London

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 28, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Unfortunately this was the last night Little Bird is open. We will miss the great gem in downtown Portland but will continue to visit their other restaurant locations.

                                                            3. SS

                                                              SarahS

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 27, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              It was a wonderful restaurant, but now it's closed. Thanks Little Bird!

                                                            4. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Portland

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Fantastic meal as usual. Quite sad that they just closed for good this past Sunday.

                                                            5. S

                                                              Susan

                                                              Portland

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                              Wonderful food, immaculate service, too noisy and they’re closing today.

                                                            6. MJ

                                                              MikeJ

                                                              Portland

                                                              20 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              20 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              So sad to see that they're closing. I'm really going to miss this place!

                                                            7. P

                                                              Peter

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 24, 2019

                                                              overall2food2service5ambience2

                                                              Dark and noisy. Food overly seasoned, overly drenched in sauce. Ordered five things off menu and only one was appropriately dressed. Poor location Easy to understand why they are closing. Hope the food is not a reflection of the other location.

                                                            8. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 24, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              One of the best meals I have had all year! If you are a foodie you must come here and try the fried chicken trout. It is astounding! Will miss you Little Bird!

                                                            9. JM

                                                              JamesM

                                                              Portland

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 24, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Nice place, with good food, but over priced and noisy.

                                                            10. CG

                                                              ClaireG

                                                              Portland

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 23, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Sad it is closing. I have enjoyed it every time I have gone through the years. Everything is inviting.

                                                            11. JF

                                                              JFieb

                                                              Portland

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 22, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food, ambiance and service. Best wait staff ever. Sorry to see they are closing their doors forever

                                                            12. AI

                                                              AngieInThePNW

                                                              Seattle

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 22, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              This was my first time visiting Little Bird, but it won’t be my last! I am celiac and had the half fried trout that is SAFE to eat! I can’t wait to try more menu items. I just wish they offered French Onion Soup!

                                                            13. JB

                                                              JenniferB

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 22, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Oh so very sad to see this gem close down. . . it is one of my favorites and when my friends visit from out of town we always go. . . we'll have to check out Canard and Le Pigeon now!

                                                            14. LO

                                                              LynnO

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 22, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Why are you closing. We need a Little Bird on this side of the river. We love Canard but not the area. So sad to see you go!

                                                            15. GW

                                                              GinaW

                                                              Portland

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 22, 2019

                                                              overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                              They are closing, so don't worry about it. Food was ok, service less so. Exceedingly loud space.

                                                            16. KM

                                                              KysaMarie

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 21, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              My husband and I went to Little Bird for lunch for our anniversary! The meal was the best we’ve had in a really long time, and we loved the vibe! They even threw in some champagne at the end to help us celebrate! We are really bummed to see this place closing, but thankfully Le Pigeon and Canard will still be around!

                                                            17. E

                                                              Eater10000

                                                              Portland

                                                              444 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              444 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 21, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This has been one of our favorites for many years, so we are sad that they are closing. Not surprisingly, we had an excellent meal with great service. The pecan pie was truly phenomenal.

                                                            18. PE

                                                              PaulE

                                                              Portland

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Everyone that has enjoyed dining at Little Bird is saddened that it will close. One of the BEST restaurants in terms of cuisine, value and staff.

                                                            19. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Very nice. Bone marrow and cod was just a beautiful combination

                                                            20. AN

                                                              AmazingNewHotspot

                                                              Portland

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I am so sad they are closing since they are one of my favorite places in Portland and have the best Charcuterie board around!

                                                            21. CZ

                                                              CarmenZ

                                                              Seattle

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                              Food was overcooked and did not have alot of flavor. Dishes ordered were not up to par to what was described and the price point did not match the quality.

                                                            22. AA

                                                              AmandaAnder

                                                              Chicago

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 18, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              So sad that they are closing. We love their food and drinks so much!

                                                            23. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 17, 2019

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                              So sorry to see Little Bird go. I will miss it. But not the noise level!

                                                            24. TT

                                                              TandT

                                                              Nashville

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              2.0

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 17, 2019

                                                              overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                              We used to love this restaurant but in the last year or so it has fallen down in quality. The menu is strange the food quality is poor (like the steak frites dish was very poor quality meat and very tough for $39). The food arrived cold and it took a very long time to get served. Even the wine took forever to arrive leaving us to sit with nothing but water for about a half hour. Went for the last time just to say good-bye to what was a beautiful, wonderful restaurant at one time. Not surprised they are calling it quits. Hopefully their other restaurants will offer better.

                                                            25. BM

                                                              BethM

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              So sad it's closing.

                                                            26. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Portland

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Too bad they're closing.

                                                            27. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Server was phenomenal, so obsessed with her.. sad it’s closing :( Wish the lights were more dim

                                                            28. JS

                                                              JewelS

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                              I would definitely come back again. Service was a bit slow but it was busy so not sure if that impacted that.

                                                            29. S

                                                              Smokey

                                                              Houston

                                                              52 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              1.0

                                                              52 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2019

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                              The staff, from the hostess to the bartender, to the servers all have an attitude. The food was slow in coming and bland and unimaginative. One side, the broccoli and corn, was so over spiced that all one could taste was garlic. Give this place a pass.

                                                            30. TH

                                                              TanyaH

                                                              Portland

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I am so sorry that Little Bird will be closing, but our "last supper" was exceptional in every way!

                                                            31. BB

                                                              BusyBev

                                                              Portland

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 16, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                              I shall SO miss this place!

                                                            32. AF

                                                              AdventurousFoodie

                                                              Portland

                                                              53 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              53 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 15, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Oh why are they closing? So sad. This is one of our favorite restaurants. The ambiance and service are wonderful. We have tried one of the sister restaurants but just not the same. Here we feel like we are in a lovely bistro in Paris! Will be truly missed.

                                                            33. AR

                                                              AlyR

                                                              Portland

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 15, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              As always amazing. Too bad it’s closing

                                                            34. KG

                                                              KatG

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 14, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I am so sad that Little Bird is closing. This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful and the cocktails were top notch. Excellent all around.

                                                            35. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Vancouver

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Lovely birthday dinner at Little Bird. The service and food were outstanding.

                                                            36. d

                                                              drutah

                                                              Chicago

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 11, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Please don't close! Please don't close! Please don't close! Please don't close! Please don't close! Please don't close! Please don't close! Please don't close! Please don't close!

                                                            37. l

                                                              lucky6

                                                              Portland

                                                              112 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              112 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 10, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Little Bird, you are a jewel, and I will miss you terribly. I treated myself to a late lunch downtown, and the host kindly seated me in the window. It was a perfect, sunny, early Fall afternoon. I could take in the whole restaurant from where I sat. Truly, this is the only place in town that makes me feel like I am in Paris. The chicken liver pate and chicken fried trout were both memorable.

                                                            38. P

                                                              Praetorian6

                                                              Phoenix

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 10, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food, with attentive friendly service. Would go back!

                                                            39. SO

                                                              SalemOregonFoodie

                                                              Portland

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 9, 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              So sorry Little Bird is closing at the end of the month, it is the most French Bistro outside of France.

                                                            40. 1

                                                              11goose19

                                                              Portland

                                                              200 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              200 reviews

                                                              Dined on October 7, 2019

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Over all a very good lunch experience. Good selection of wines by the glass. Salad Nicoise was different than the usual with a bit of spicy ness with tuna. Chicken fried trout, an unusual dish of trout fried like a fried chicken served with butter lettuce for a wrap. Very tasty.

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                                                            Little Bird - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 2646 OpenTable diners

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