Arguably, in many people’s opinions, Portland’s Le Pigeon is one of the finest restaurants around. When the chef decided to open outlet # 2, ‘son of Le Pigeon” he called on his culinary skill to make a downsized, casual version, “Little Bird Bistro,” across from the US Bank Tower in Portland.
Featuring a wide variety of traditional bistro foods, Little Bird also delights with rarities like bone marrow. (Mrs BDB will be pleased.)
Described on the menu only as “Le Pigeon Burger”, the meat (I don’t know the supplier, asked, got a vague answer), comes perched between and betwixt a fantastic roll from Ken’s – I almost didn’t get to the burger, the table bread (Grand Central) was so nummy, and has a light cheese, bacon, pickled onion, greens and house sauce. Your choice of fries or greens with that, for $12. It’s a hefty patty, maybe 1/3 pound, so thank goodness the roll the picked can support it. Nevertheless, we were both inclined to cut ours in half to tackle them.
Bun? Excellent. Meat? Excellent. Condiments? Excellent. Fries? Excellent. Fry sauce? Excellent.
This guy hits the mark, and will surely be the new standard for Portland burgers, where we seemingly have a five-way tie for “best of”, in my own opinion.
Of some locales, they say “don’t like the weather, wait an hour, it will change!” That’s certainly not true here, where it has been raining for 72 years straight.
But we have our own little miracle. Think that burger is the best you’ve ever had? Wait a week, there will be another great one!
Take your loved one to a romantic evening out at Little Bird. S/he will love you forever.
(Incidentally, we got there at 11:38 and could be seated right away. By straight up noon, there was a wait list.)