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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
Met a colleague for lunch. The menu options were limited. Nothing fresh on the menu - all friend and or heavy. Only one salad option and i was a very small plate as we saw one arrive at the next table and they proceeded to order another dish. The vegetable sandwich while tasty, lacked the full list of veg outlined in the menu. It was a roasted cauliflower sandwich. And mostly bread so the ratio of filling to bread was way off. The cashew spread/sauce was yummy. Overall the sandwich was a miss because it essentially was cauliflower and bread. Little Bird should offer more salad options or at least a fish that's not fried.
I never have complaints other than noise here-noisy because it’s popular and the food has been excellent the last year. I send guests here all the time. Gabriel Rucker has a talented team and Portlanders are so lucky to have so much talent in their backyard.
Local "foodies" recommended Little Bird and treated me for lunch. I then took my sister there to celebrate her birthday. Both times I had the brie cheeseburger - it has just the right amount of spiciness and the cooked it perfectly both times I had it. The service was excellent with great "quiet" attention (very non-intrusive). Definitely a treat.
Overall, the food was disappointing. We had the seared Foie Gras and the Foie Gras Torchon, which were both really good. The Cassoulet though was basically white bean soup with a very small duckling leg, a tiny piece of sausage and a single tiny piece of pork belly, which was all fat. There was no seared crispy top to the Cassoulet from being in the oven and if they added bread crumbs as they claim to create a crispy seared top, we couldn't tell. Pretty sad for $30. The Fired Chicken Coq au Vin was two pieces of way over cooked fried chicken with a very vinegary sauce--it was supposed to be rosemary-balsamic jus--but all you could taste was vinegar. Again, very sad for $29. Both entrees needed more salt. The service was outstanding (can't remember our waiter's name) and the bottle of wine we selected was also outstanding. However, the meal just wasn't worth the $230 (tip included) we spent.
One of my favorite restaurants in town and this visit did not disappoint. Ate at the bar with my date. The bartender served us with just the right amount of attention and the sommelier helped us pick out a great Gamay from the lower end of the wine list...easy to spend big money on wine here put plenty of great options under $60. We had oysters, the coq au vin and the trout along with the beet salad and crispy brussel sprouts; all items were on point, beautiful to behold and most of all delicious. Service is casual but attentive. Great atmosphere and vibe. Recommended.
My family always enjoyed Le Pigeon, but sadly I was very disappointed in Little Bird.
My guest said the fried trouts sauce overpowered it. My fish of the day had very little flavor, although it was perfectly cooked. We were also unimpressed with the mushroom soup. My drink on the other hand was very delightful.
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.
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