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Little Bird

4.6
2351 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Midnight
Saturday and Sunday: 5:00pm - Midnight
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Phone number
(503) 688-5952
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gabriel Rucker
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
in between OAK & PINE on 6TH AVENUE
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
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.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2351 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great! Most of my reviews end up saying good not great. This restaurant is truly great and not to be missed. The food is spectacular.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was awesome and place was homey on the inside

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

As good as ever! We hadn't been to Little Bird in a year and had a splendid pre-concert dinner. Old fashioned cocktail was superb as was the recommended Syrah by the glass. My wife had a double brie burger accompanied by perhaps the best French fries on the planet. I had the New York steak, which came beautifully slides in thin morsels and was perfect. Lovely service. This is truly one of the best restaurants on the planet -- and they don't take it for granted.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

A sports bar with a restaurant added on? Very simple order took forever to appear on a Wednesday night. Nothing noticeably French or Bistro about it. Prettygood food.

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We had a reservation for 8:30, but had to wait for 25 minutes before we got a table. Once we got to the table, there were not much reason to complain. The food was good, the servings definitely oversized. The wine list was acceptable too. The noise level on the loud side. We were not compensated for the long wait in any way, they even charged us for the coffee.

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The restaurant has a great atmosphere and usually has fine food but this night there was a flaw in the entrees that we ordered. The duck leg was good but nothing else accompanied it so we felt it was rather expensive for the sparse dish. The rib entrée was tough and very little meat so not really a good experience. Appetizers were excellent as usual so I would recommend just skipping the entrees - at least the ones we had.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The hanger steak was best I've ever had! Love the french fries too.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Our server was amazingly well informed. She was very attentive and wonderful. The meal was good. There was a sauce that was burnt and I was disappointed in the sparse peas and morels that arrived on my plate when they were the feature of the special.
Overall, I'd give them another try and hope for a little more .

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

A very short review bc everything was just absolutely amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Every time we travel to Portland, we always go back there, one of our favorite restaurant in the world, the service always immaculate ,and friendly, and the food tasty and good, my husband and I , just love this little place, one of the best places we eat.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Incredible meal. The duck confit was absolutely amazing. Our waitress was incredibly helpful in guiding us with menu selections for our gluten free(celiac) mother. Thorough and accurate knowledge of food and beverage (wine & cocktails) on the menu. I come to Portland for a weekend usually 1-2 times a year and this restaurant is now on my must visit list. Everything we ate had such depth and attention to detail. I will be back!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Lovely atmosphere and excellent food. The server was knowledgeable and personable.
He had excellent knowledge of local wines.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

So delicious!! Great meal, with interesting spins on classic dishes. Everything was done well.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

My wife had heard good things about Little Bird so we decided to go there for our 20th anniversary! We were seated upstairs at a nice little table overlooking the main floor. That was fine until a large group of 7 women and 3 men were place at a large table a few feet away from us. The noise level went from moderate and enjoyable to loud and obnoxious! The large group was having a good time and many, many times one or two of the ladies laughed so loud you could probably hear it in the kitchen. The waiter apologized a couple of times but we weren’t going to let it ruin our evening. We had the Chicken Liver Mousse and Goat Cheese dish for appetizers and both were excellent. For main course, my wife had the hanger steak and I had the Coq au Vin. Both were excellent. Along with a nice Bordeaux, chocolate Olive Oil crack and ice cream for dessert, we very much enjoyed our dinner at Petite Oiseau. My only suggestion would be more cognizant of where you sit large parties, and it not be next to couples that are most likely out for a quite evening or celebrating a special event!

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Went for lunch with a colleague. Ambience and service were excellent. Swordfish with lentils was quite good, but the lobster and shrimp roll came on a hamburger bun and was average at best, especially for its price. Wonderful place for quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

While vacationing in Portland we went to this neighborhood french bistro.It is in the downton areas of Portland and probably in walking distance from your hotel. It was like being in Paris: the food was delicious and the service was great. Basically you can not go wrong with anything on the menu.Definitely worth a trip.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

As always, the food and drinks were perfect. From the appetizer to the adorable mini-madeleines.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

perfect dinner. Great service. Beef tongue is very delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was fabulous! Liver pate was great to share as an app. Salmon was delicious w Parmesan broth. Be sure to ask for bread, it, too, was great.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Amazing meal! Everything we ordered had so much flavor. It was hard to decide what to get because everything was so interesting and delicious sounding.

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3.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food was not remarkable. Disappointed. Bummer.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Epic meal, couldn’t fault anything

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I sat at the bar and received good recommendations and great service. The wine, food and ambiance were all very good as well.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Food was excellent, from appetizer to entrees to dessert. Service and advice was outstanding.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

It appears that the menu tries to be a bit too creative. The coq au vin was simply fried chicken with a so-so reduction sauce. It missed the mark with both my wife and me. The escargot was also different from its usual presentation, although my wife seemed to enjoy it (but not as much as a good garlicky butter preparation.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

My girl-friend and I really enjoyed our meal here. It was casual, yet with upper scaled food, which is a perfect ending to our day trip in Portland after all day of sightseeing, walking and biking.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Nice restaurant with friendly service. HOWEVER, the appetizers and main course were not timed very well often taking 30-45 minutes between each course. The food, though good overall, was a bit hit or miss. Overall nice place which needs a bit more attention to detail.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Reputation is well deserved as it has been consistently excellent for as long as it has been in business. The only negatives are the noise (plus inappropriate music genre) and excessive bottle wine prices. When most of the wines are priced at 2-3 times the average entree price, something is wrong and our desire to dine here more often has to be limited.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Lovely restaurant but some of the serving sizes for the price are small.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Loved the food and our waiter Adam was fabulous!! We were a little late for our reservation and the hostess was very kind and assured us everything would be fine. it was great!! Loved Jacob's soup. Great charcuterie options. best burger in along time!!!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Nice restaurant. We had oysters, cheese board, and meat board. It was good but very rich. Didn't feel the best in the stomach. Nice drinks and nice service!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I absolutely love everything about Little Bird - the ambiance, the menu, the service - everything! I travel to Portland at least once a year and never miss an opportunity to dine here.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a great table,great service
and the food was delicious!
I can hardly wait to go back for another
meal. Highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Extremely well-conceived dishes executed at a very high level. This was flawless food. The service was great too- professional but genuinely friendly. A wonderful evening out for a fifth anniversary.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Exceptional food and service. But request a booth on the main floor.

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2.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Limited, dull menu. My half of the check that included entré, one glass of average wine, and a half-split of the olives was $63. I have no problem paying $63 for a deserving meal. This was not one of those.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The food was incredibly delicious. I especially enjoyed the charcuterie plate. We ordered all available charcuterie options and none disappointed. Service was impeccable. We will return in the future.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Really great food. Always very tasty, the marrow bones are just amazing!... Service is great! Perhaps a little bit pricey but the quality of food really deserves it... great place for long talks!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Very very loud little place. The food was good but it took about 2 hours for a salad to come out. It wasn’t worth the wait. The thing that set me off about it was the fact that it is a very small restaurant and they tried to fit twice as many tables as they should have. there is no privacy in conversation considering the next table is inches away.

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