Permanently Closed - Little Bird

4.6
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2646 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 688-5952
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, 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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 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!

s
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 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.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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

MJ
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 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!

JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

CG
Portland
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.

JF
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Seattle
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!

JB
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!

LO
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!

GW
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

KM
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!

E
Portland
437 reviews
Dined on October 20, 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.

PE
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

AN
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 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!

CZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 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.

AA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

TT
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 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.

BM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So sad it's closing.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too bad they're closing.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

S
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on October 15, 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.

TH
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BB
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I shall SO miss this place!

AF
Portland
52 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.

AR
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing. Too bad it’s closing

KG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 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.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

d
Chicago
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!

l
Portland
105 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.

P
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SO
Portland
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.

1
Portland
192 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.