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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

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (49)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Good for a Date (43)
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Special Occasion (35)
Cozy (31)
Authentic (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Romantic (28)
Local Ingredients (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Business Meals (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Seasonal (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We loved Little Bird. Had dinner at 7 pm on Friday. Loved the beet salad (which didn't have any greens!), squash crepes (very inventive and delicious) and the fried chicken (again very inventive). Split the three dishes for two of us. Had the "root beer" chocolate cake and I especially loved the accompanying toasted meringue. Service was great. Not too noisy. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Exceptional food and Service!. Very European style weth close but comfortable seating. The service was knowledgeable and efficient without making you feel at all rushed.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Little Bird truly feels like a French bistro, and the kitchen is creative. There's always a great selection of mollusks to try, and the Prix Fixe is typically a tasty value.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Sadly, my wife and I were deeply disappointed with our time at Little Bird. We flew into Portland for a getaway weekend and after researching the best restaurants we settled on Little Bird. We had enjoyed a wonderful meal at Le Pigeon several years before and anticipated a similar experience. I'm sorry but maybe I don't get the recent grungy hipster vibe but if Little Bird represents it "you can have it!". For the upscale price, you get close to dive bar with cutlery. It was dark and dank and uninteresting. My hanger steak was just the same, dark and dank and smothered in a thick sauce that was supposed to taste like I don't know what but what came to mind was "Chalk!" Both in flavor and texture. My wife tried the cassoulet with duck confit and that had great flavor and we both enjoyed it. I assure you my wife has whipped up a bean soup that tastes as good or better. Maybe I am spoiled by a wife that has great culinary skills and I just can't appreciate truly delicious food because I experience it on a regular basis at home. The service was fine. Wait staff were friendly but towards the end of our meal our waitress disappeared and we finally had to ask another staff member to find her so we could conclude our visit.
I rarely, if ever, write reviews but our deep disappointment has prompted me to spend some time to share our experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of our favorites in Portland. It is as good f you are transported to France yet still in the City of Roses!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

From the appetizers to the dessert this meal was fabulous. Crepes, endive salad, fried chicken co qu vin, and fish were all prepared perfectly. Rarely does a restaurant prepare every course to perfection but tonight Little Bird delivered! Tables are close to one another just like in a Parisian bistro which some people might find uncomfortable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

If I lived in the city I would come here for Cassoulet every week!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall great food and service. We were little disappointed with trout dressing- it didn’t taste very good. We are planning to return to try other authentic French cuisine.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Little Bird was in my top five Portland restaurants. Flavor, ambiance and consistency helped balance the prices. This time, food was very mediocre having little flavor. As it was a good friend's birthday, we ordered the desserts. He had the bon bons which he described and tasting of floor wax. I tried it and thought it tasted of turpentine. I had the passionfruit cake which was a flavorless as a sheet cake from Albertson's. The cost of the dinner set me back 170.00. I felt cheated and I won't be going back anytime soon. A shame. Perhaps it was an off night.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very, very good french restaurant. We went mainly for the foie gras. It was excellent! The fish of the day was delicious too. It was moist and delicately seasoned.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful people and good food!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Glad they brought back the Cassoulet. It used to be a standard on the menu but is a great winter treat.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Love this spot always! Great staff, food and space!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Little Bird surpassed our expectations. Wonderful food, wine, ambiance, and service. Perfect spot for a romantic evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food and service, as always. The music was distracting let bad with overpowering bass. We mentioned it once to waitress, but it continued. Disappointing.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent food and service. You can often get good food in Portland but have it soured by terrible service. NOT THE CASE! Waitress was absolutely perfect and even brought us a desert wine for our anniversary. Will have to go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great spot. Food was good company was greater

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have dined here many times and never had a single bite or sip that wasn’t delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We have eaten at Little Bird many times. The food is good but the value isn't. The prices are high. One of our dining party ordered the pasta and the amt on the plate was maybe half cup. The brie burgers are $16 and probably the best value. Probably won't visit here again. The service is prompt and knowledgeable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Little Bird Never Disappoints - we love the ambiance, the kitchen is full of talent, the wait staff is always superb (knowledgeable, friendly, attentive) and the food is sublime. The Charcuterie Board, the Roasted Bone Marrow, the Seared Foie Gras and any soup they are offering are heaven on a plate and not to be missed - and if you are looking for simple their Hamburger will delight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They made a huge deal about the fact that our party went from 4 to 3 and it was both unprofessional and embarrassing to our guest.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We started with the potato bisque and enjoyed the vegetable soup and cod croquette for lunch. We wanted dessert, though just couldn't find room.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Little bird is the best. We requested different seating, the neighbors were discussing Jesus and throwing F-bombs at the same time. Real Knuckle heads.
Fluidity of the evening continued unabated.
Fabulous food, drink and staff. You can't beat them.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great waiter and happy to be in the quieter upstairs.
I couldn’t enter the date but it was Dec 19th for four.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great holiday meal. Burger is amazing also a great selection of wine by the glass

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 19, 2017

As expected, aother great meal at Little Bird. First time seated in the bar area and it is much quieter.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Superb food for a reasonable cost! Perfect for a special date night.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Weekday lunch to celebrate the holidays. Wasn’t very crowded so service was top notch and food came quickly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Having visited France many times, it was a true delight to discover this jewel. For the first time outside of France I experienced the excellence that can be only associated to a culture that thinks of food like a masterpiece fit for a museum. Next visit to Portland will find me dining here again!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very good service. Awesome food. Would visit again.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Little Bird has perfected the art of food. Our dishes were excellent & service was wonderful. You are treated as if you are friends visiting a long lost relative. Fit for foodies, we dream of the great flavors we experienced. YUM!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This is a lovely restaurant with fantastic service and beautifully presented cuisine, however I found the prices -mid $80's for lunch with tip and without alcohol (one lunch entree each, a tea and soda, one shared fries, and one shared dessert) - ridiculously high.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Never disappoints - great cocktails- try the house Manhattan- great charcuterie board- just all around good place when with friends or by yourself

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Another wonderful meal at Little Bird. When the hostess noticed that one member of our party used a cane, she offered to change our table from upstairs to downstairs. Great service from all employees, who seemed genuinely happy to be working there. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We did a search on your site and went to have supper. Service great. seated right away. Food was I have to say not French as would be imagined. Pate' etc but must be another cuisine from France I an not to familiar with. Had a good time, ate too much and we would go again sometime.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We got together with friends and were very pleased with the delicious food. The steak-frites are a great classic, nicely done, and the duck was succulent and well accompanied.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great date spot

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Best portland dining experience yet. Food was excellent - both the duck and salmon were incredible, service was spot on, atmosphere is chill yet still pleasantly posh..

All this and less expensive than a lot of joints in town consistently performing well under Lil Bird.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We love Little Bird. Such a cozy, unpretentious spot with excellent, creative, yet comforting food. I took my husband here for a casual birthday dinner - he had a beet salad and fried chicken coq au vin that he raved about and I had the chicken fried trout, which was perfect. Our server was so kind and patient, he even brought us glasses of the most divine sparkling white wine between courses. Dessert was a scrumptious tarte Tatin with peanut ice cream and a candle to wish upon- a lovely evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a great experience. Salmon special was fantastic. Pork brisket delicious. Loved the seared foie gras and Brussels sprouts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for a Date
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