Little Bird

219 SW 6th Ave PortlandOR97204

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To sample classic French mussels or specialty onglet (Grilled Hanger Steak) in Portland, stop by this charming little French-style bistro in Old Town. Within a short span of its opening, this independent restaurant has impressed discerning diners with the variety of French appetizers, sandwiches and other delicacies on offer. Apart from the regular fare, the specials on the chalkboard menu...
by cityseekr on January 12, 2016 from cityseekr

Editorial Reviews

Behold the Charcuterie Board at Little Bird Bistro:
When the New York Times filed a rare Portland restaurant review for downtown's Little Bird Bistro, its opening lines targeted chef Erik Van Kley's charcuterie board: "Of all the dishes served at the Little Bird Bistro in Portland, Ore., the charcuterie plate best encapsulates its spirit." At the time, Van Kley was playing around with jam-topped foie gras brûlées and oxtail terrines, though Van...
by eater on July 08, 2014 from eater
Chicken-Frying Trout with Little Bird's Erik Van Kley:
Little Bird chef Erik Van Kley is best known for putting his spin on French dishes, but one night at dinner, he received a bit of Southern inspiration while dining at the Screen Door. "I go there for fried chicken like most people do — it's fantastic," Van Kley says. "I was bored with our trout; I've never been excited about selling trout, but it's integral on our menu. So I wondered what would...
by eater on July 19, 2013 from eater
The Essential 38 Portland Restaurants, April 2013:
It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant...?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were...
by eater on April 09, 2013 from eater
Little Bird's Van Kley Curries Favor at Pad Thai Kitchen:
Erik Van Kley, executive chef at Little Bird Bistro, has been working with chef Gabriel Rucker since 2005. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Kley entered the culinary circuit in 1994 as a line cook in his lakeside hometown, working his way up to an executive chef position. But after 10 years of professional cooking, Van Kley decided to attend culinary school, and upon graduating, he set...
by eater on February 27, 2013 from eater

Information from the business

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.
by superpages on October 30, 2013 from superpages