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About Little Bird

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.

215 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Midnight
Saturday and Sunday: 5:00pm - Midnight

Cross Street:
in between OAK & PINE on 6TH AVENUE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 688-5952

Website:
http://www.littlebirdbistro.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Gabriel Rucker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 9:15PM - 10:00PM

Mon 2:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM

Tue 2:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM

Wed 2:00PM - 2:30PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM

Thu - Fri 2:00PM - 2:30PM

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Little Bird Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (75)
Good for a Date (63)
Special Occasion (56)
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Creative Cuisine (55)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Local Ingredients (40)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Romantic (37)
Cozy (34)
Notable Wine List (32)
Authentic (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Seasonal (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Business Meals (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Casual (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Healthy (12)
Fun (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
People Watching (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Organic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

This is our favorite lunch place in Portland. The Belle Oiseau white wine is superb. The salad is dressed perfectly with an excellent assortment of greens. The grilled vegetable sandwich is delicious and the burger is superb! For dessert, we had a cranberry upsidedown cake. It was sized perfectly and the horchata ice cream was perfect with the cake.

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Always consistent. Great food, great wines. Comfortable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Urban atmosphere with excellent French cuisine. One of my favorite places in town for sure!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food, service and ambiance were superb. We’ll return whenever we’re in Portland!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Overall experience was great. There was a few things wrong with our order but when the servers brought the food they quickly noticed the mistakes and promptly corrected them.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The Good:
The atmosphere was a little loud but I don't have any complaints. The service was good and the brussel sprouts were crispy and delicious.

The Bad:
The pork rillette was cold and greasy (it would have been much better warm). The fried chicken Coq au van was good, but nothing special and that was pretty much the whole recipe along with a little sauce and mashed potatoes . The chicken was good, but a more appropriate name would be fried chicken. My wife ordered the king salmon, which she really enjoyed. I thought it was good too, but not more than anywhere else I've ordered king salmon.

Le Pigeon is one of our favorite local restaurants and we wanted to see what Little Bird was all about. We will not be going back. I can only speak for the dishes that we tried, but overall we were unimpressed.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Second time that I've been here, but this time for dinner. First time was a butternut squash soup topped with creme fraiche, a perfect baguette and a fantastic glass of wine. Simple, clean and perfectly prepared. Dinner was no different. Greeted in the most friendly way that said I'm here to make you're night delightful. Got a terrific seat upstairs in the loft overlooking the main dining area. A perfectly dry martini in a coupe glass followed by 6 huge Netarts oysters, and the chicken fried "coq au vin." I was thrown by the name at first but after asking the waitress how it was prepared, she admitted they used the coq au vin terminology a bit liberally. Wow was that good! She said it is their most popular item. It was so good that I seriously considered ordering a second. Instead, i settled for an espresso and the butterscotch mousse. OMG it was more like a light pudding, which was precisely what I was hoping for. Damn that was good. What a special evening made out of a dinner reservation before a show at the Schnitz (walkable in 11 minutes). Merci, mes amis a Le Petit Oiseau. Je te reverrai bientot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We were provide with a preferential seating based on the reservation. The service was good, we had waiter who was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was excellent with a good selection. The price fixe was a good option. Spendy for a normal lunch but perfect for a date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Little Bird is always wonderful, and a birthday dinner for my boyfriend was no exception. I asked the chef to surprise us with a tasting menu, which was exquisite. The two servers we had were friendly and informative, and went out of their way to please.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We really enjoyed it and would definitely return. A very good value. Everything was delicious and the staff gracious and hard working. They were very busy but did a great job despite being slammed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were there for a meal for date night and pre theater meal. We arrived a little before our 530 reservation and ordered Salmon special and Seared NewYork-Strip. After waiting almost an hour for our food to arrive after we ordered we asked when our food was going to arrive. We were told it takes a while to cook a NYStrip and it would be out shortly. The waiter then went and checked on it and said it was resting and would be out in a few minutes. Ten minutes later we got our food. Now forgive me but I don't know what place in the world takes that long to cook a med-Rare steak. Pretty sure our food was forgotten and unless we asked we would not have gotten any food before our show. Yes they gave a free half glass of wine which was good because our bottle was running out because we had been there for so long. I have been to many meals that take time but you are expecting that for multiple courses. But don't lie and be upfront if you have issues I know stuff happens.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was excellent.

We made it clear that that we needed to be finished by 7PM. We started at 5PM which should have been plenty of time. By 7:15 we were telling the busser to wrap the desserts to go. Never finished my espresso.

We jumped in an Uber but barely made it to the theatre on time. It was not a pleasant finish to the meal.

Our waitress took several orders from others who had come in after us even though we made it clear we were on a schedule. No word of apology. My husband did not even get the dessert that he ordered.

Fortunately I’ve never had an experience like this before especially in an upscale venue. It was just not appropriate for a restaurant of this caliber.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

There was a spider in my salad. They told me it’s becuase their green are “so fresh” either way it was a protein I wasn’t expecting, and I would have expected it to be taken more seriously by the staff, no manager came over to readdress my confidence, or apologize. Server did offer a free glass of wine, but I don’t drink. Huge fail on whoever was expediting in the kitchen. It also effected my faith in the quality of the rest of my food which was good. Overall I don’t know if I’d go again. Service was nice but very slow. I have a photo of the spider in the salad but I’ll choose not to share.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent and unique food preparation. Serving sizes are perfect and wait staff is attentive and efficient. Look forward to a return visit the next time we are in Portland.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The hamburger was delicious! The rest of the lunch menu and cocktails were very pricey.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and wine list. The salmon and the foie gras were exceptional, as was the brisket of pork

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Little Bird on Monday evening for my birthday dinner. The food was excellently prepared (smoked duck breast, ricotta cavatelli, cured scallop). Our server was knowledgeable about the food and wine.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent service in an.intimate atmosphere serving novelle cuisine. Surely fit for foodies.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

excellent food at a reasonable price. Little Bid is one of the best in PDX and has been so since it opened.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very Noisy, Tables very close to neighbors
Food is experimental, but doesn't fulfill expectation ,
Ordered coq au vin, was like a tempura chicken with soupy potato mash
Huge wine list
Service is excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The garlic soup was very good, a garlic broth with salmon bits. The seared foie gras was excellent. The hanger steak was a little under cooked and the accompanying pototoe fries were un-remarkable. Very pleasant staff however..

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful small restaurant in downtown Portland-- fantastic service. We shared small plates and our server paced the courses-- never rushed us and he make great recommendations. Everything was fresh and flavorful; good reasonably priced wines by the glass. Prices were moderate for the quality of the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Entrees are amazing

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Of all the restaurants we visited this last weekend, we enjoyed Little Bird the most. Particularly the Carlton Hill Vineyards wine, what a find.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Little Bird served an exceptionally incredible king salmon with prawns on a recent visit. It was definitely cooked the way salmon should be cooked - almost underdone. The sauce spooned on top had flavours with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon that bounced off of each other and the salmon. The wine menu was limited by the glass but the wines that we had were excellent. Service was efficient, friendly and well-timed. An excellent dinner all around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent - I enjoyed the duck and mushrooms and wonderful conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent place! Terrific food and beverages, terrific service.
Highly recommend

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Small cozy place with a French flair. The restaurant has a limited menu but does well with it.
The portions it serves are well balanced.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were welcomed and seated immediately. The food was excellent. We had prix fix menu. The house wine and beer choices were great. The wait staff and bar tender were very attentive. I can't wait to try their happy hour.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food, fresh take on french classics. For gras was excellent! Classic steak frites au pointe. Great bistro environment with superb service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Yum, everything is wonderful! Very special. Very very special.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Incredible food with poor service. Could not have been more pleased with the food we ordered - every plate was rich with flavors, well plated, and delicious. The service, however, was arguably the worst I've received in a nice restaurant. Our cocktails showed up in between our first and second appetizer. After finishing the second appetizer, I ordered a beer, which showed up when we had one bite remaining in our entree. The food service wasn't particularly fast either, so I don't feel as though I'm being unfair about the speed (or lack thereof) of drinks being served. Recommendation to future guests: order a bottle of wine so you're not dependent on the service, and you'll be able to enjoy the food, which I'd rate 11/10, without wondering if your next drink is going to ever arrive.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was fantastic. The drinks were great. Will be going back next time we’re in Portland.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Unfriendly welcome by host very serious no smile
Except for other staff members I noticed later not sure about this process
Waiter just went through the motions did not add to the dining experience even a smile might have helped .
This was not the experience the table had next to us different waiter was pleasant asked good questions provided excellent service I was jealous as this was our last night in Portland and this place was highly rated
Hope you don’t get the short waiter with dark hair and beard
He could use some Pr training
Great location good was ok

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a great place to dine and meet up. The flavors are just right and the wine selection spot on.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of the best restaurant meals we’ve had this year. Both entrees were delicious (duck breast and fried chicken “coq au vin”), creative (but not too), and just a perfect combination of flavors and accompaniments. Butterscotch mousse for dessert was outstanding. We definitely plan to go back and are looking forward to trying some other dishes. Excellent service too, very professional and friendly at the same time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

There was a spider in our salad and it was alive. The manager apologized and offered us a free dessert.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Superb in every dimension. An exciting, innovative menu, carefully executed; a full list of French wines; attentive gracious service, delightful ambience. Travelled 200 miles for the experience; delighted with our decision to do so.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were late for our reservation due to traffic, called and staff was great. throughout the evening, staff was just superb which I have always appreciated about this place. The food and wine are always terrific, but ALL the staff, bartenders, host, wait staff - just top notch. Never fussy or rude, always charming and attentive. As Portland becomes more of a "scene" I just really appreciate that you always get what you are expecting in terms of service, ambiance and food/wine/drinks. A class act

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was good,well prepared and plated, some of the seasoning s used were not to my tastes. Portion size was a little small for the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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