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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.
Portland, OR 97204
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Midnight
Saturday and Sunday: 5:00pm - Midnight
in between OAK & PINE on 6TH AVENUE
$31 to $50
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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.
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Little Bird Ratings and Reviews
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Little Bird is always a respite in that I feel fairly transported from the day-to-day into a sense of being in Europe. But add in Neil Young music and a kind of Portland feel and you've got the ambiance of this, one of my favorites, restaurant. We ordered appetizers as main dish as we actually only needed a happy hour experience on our way to a talk at the PNCA but the waitress was gracious about that. In any case, I love this place and recommend it to people who wish to feel transported to a different time and place but also have the comforts of Portland as well. :)
Our first visit to Portland and the place was recommended by our local friends.
Very pleased. Great service, we had reservations and got a bit early, were seated right away. While we were waiting on our food for to snack on fantastic baguette and butter. Probably could just be happy with that alone :)
Would recommend charcuterie board.
Cock a Vue was great too. Steak was a bit underwhelming and simple fries as a side dish do not stand up to the class of the other dishes.
Overall recommend for a nice dinner out. Not a cheap one but fairly reasonable for the quality
I truly enjoy the ambiance at Little Bird and always find the staff to be very welcoming and warm. I am a fan of the Fried Chicken 'Coq au Vin' and could not resist ordering it again. Afterwards, I tried the Peach Pain Perdu with creme fraiche ice cream. While it was delicious, I think the preparation should have had more of a custard presence to be really memorable.
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