Little Bird

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$31 to $50
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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.

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

AN
Portland
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

AA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TT
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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.

BM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So sad it's closing.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too bad they're closing.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

S
Houston
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

TH
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BB
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I shall SO miss this place!

AF
Portland
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AR
Portland
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always amazing. Too bad it’s closing

KG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

l
Portland
100 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

P
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SO
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

1
Portland
192 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday celebration dinner out, and we enjoyed the evening immensely.

JW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little Bird is always a great place to go. The service, the drinks, the food, the atmosphere. It's always fantastic!

VS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the corner window table for lunch, had great service and wonderful food. My lunch partner and I could hear each other easily, despite an almost-full restaurant. We felt like we were enjoying a leisurely meal in a French bistro!

MB
Philadelphia
404 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The menu itself and the food choices were very good. The service was a bit spotty. We were seating upstairs and often went some time between server visits. Also, two of the four entrees were luke warm/cool (the steak and duck), but the trout (excellent) was hot. The food itself (and the beverages) were very good. We'd try it again. Definitely recommend the fried trout dish--unique and tasty.

HA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have young children so don't get out for date night often, so it is extra important to us to find a great place to go. Our first time at Little Bird Bistro and it was really great! They have a great wine list, we had excellent service the staff is very attentive. The food was delicious! I had the autumn vegetable tart and we shared the arugula salad, my husband had the flank steak and fries (mine was better than his, but both were delicious). We liked the ambiance and I would definitely go back again.

l
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

wonderful food. such friendly service staff. a little slow/inconsistent to get beverages but otherwise the food service was fabulous,

CH
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious lunch at Little Bird. Always a pleasant ambiance, good service and delicious food/presentation. I had the Chicken Cobb Salad and it was tasty and a good portion size. The only thing I would change is that the tables are close together, which makes private conversation challenging. But not enough to stop me from patronizing.

D
Portland
66 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual

g
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food and ambiance is great, service really pretty terrible. Not rude or anything, but I should not have to remind the server to serve a forgotten appetizer before bringing on the main the main coarse.

EM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! Everything we ordered was great.

JB
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Tried and true has become tired and not so true.
This once epitome of Portland French bistro cuisine has morphed to more continental faire. Still good but not as unique.
Classic wine list, superb service and charming (yet dated) interiors paired with sometimes ambitious but well made cuisine round out Little Bird's compelling appeal.
if possible join other diners on the ground floor not the balcony to appreciate its full effect.

LR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was second to none. We were early, and from the moment we walked in the door we were welcomed, escorted to a seat at the bar, then taken to our table when it was available with everyone greeting, smiling and genuinely enjoying serving us. I've never felt so welcome at a restaurant. Our wait staff had excellent knowledge of the food and wine, both of which were excellent.

S
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice cozy restaurant in downtown Portland OR.
The duck was spectacular. Loved the chicken fried trout. Special treat with fresh herbs.
The NY Steak, no so great sliced small portion with a lot of fat.
Deserts here make the trip from good to outstanding. Everyone loved the pastries

K
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Staff is very knowledgeable. I wish they had a larger herbal tea selection

m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server, Joya, was a delight. Little Bird came highly recommended and I know why! I'll definitely be back!

W
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a work event and met up with friends on the advice of another recent visitor. Food, wine, service were all great.

DK
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food served in a wonderful environment. I highly recommend Little Bird.

S
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding we were referred to the Little by a friend. It was terrific. Highly recommend.

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