A little bird tells me that Little Bird, the newest venture from Le Pigeon owner Gabriel Rucker and Andrew Fortgang, will open on December 8th.
Lauren Fortgang, previously the pastry chef at Paley’s Place, will be in charge of desserts at both restaurants. One of the best things about this opening – the Le Pigeon burger will be available at all hours, something that was not available at Le Pigeon.
Little Bird is described in their liquor license as
“Little Bird Bistro will serve a full menu of French-fare throughout the day. We hope to be a place in the neighborhood to accommodate those working here for lunch, and bringing food-loving diners to our establishment for dinner from throughout Portland.
Little Bird will be a casually-elegant high-end French restaurant that will welcome guests from noon until midnight daily. The focus of our business will be food, not beverages. My partner Gabriel Rucker , is a highly acclaimed and nationally known chef, and the focus, as at our other restaurant Le Pigeon, will be on the cuisine. Wine and spirits will play a supporting role.
Little Bird, with its relatively higher price point, will attract a well-heeled clientele to the area throughout the day and evening. We will provide a new place for lunch for workers in the many offices surrounding the restaurant, and will be a major draw to the area from diners throughout the Portland metropolitan area in the evening. Our other restaurant, Le Pigeon, is a dining destination, and we believe Litle Bird will be the same.”
Little Bird is at 219 SW 6th Ave., Portland 97204. Hours will be Monday – Friday from 12 pm to 12 am. From their website:
Little Bird accepts reservations for parties of all sizes for lunch and dinner.
To make a reservation please call us at
We look forward to hearing from you.
Little Bird also welcomes guests without reservations.
We only reserve half of the restaurant, so there is
lots of seating for those without reservations.
Looks like they are putting everyone on notice about their intention to be upscale and pricey…..
I’m okay with upscale and pricey if the quality warrants it. I get tired of the Portland criteria for judging a restaurant: It needs to be $5.99 or less and it needs to be served by the wheel barrow load.