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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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