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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 occasionally spring a surprise by offering delicacies like Foie Gras Torchon and Roasted Marrow Bones. Like all good French bistros, Little Bird also offers a refined selection of wines, like Chateau Suduiraut and 10 year old Tawny to complement your meal. Walk in with your date or with close friends for a complete French dining experience.
Without the air of a high-end restaurant, the mood in Le Pigeon is lively and interactive with communal tables and an open kitchen where you can see your food being prepared. The ingredients are fresh and directly sourced from farms. The staff is attentive and recommends good wines to go with your order and service is swift. Try the crème brulee or foie profiteroles, although the seven-course tasting menu is the best choice for a little taste of the chef's very best. The menu changes often, making the best of what is in season, so check before you stop by to see what they're serving on any given day.
Combining the cuisine of the sophisticated Lyon cafes and rustic delicacies from the countryside, St. Jack offers you the epitome of the French culinary experience. Savor the taste of exotic dishes like chilled poached prawns and duck au Mures and sip on fine wines sourced from France and the Pacific Northwest. Bask in the romantic atmosphere created by large glass windows looking out at the charming town streets, white tapers in etched glass lamps, elegant seating arrangements and tea candles at each table.
Beast in Northeast Portland offers a delectable prix fixe French meal for dinner and Sunday brunch. Apart from the delightful charcuterie plate, which has small, refined portions of quail egg, chicken liver, Muscovy duck breast and foie gras bon-bons, the menu changes often to accommodate delicacies prepared from fresh ingredients. Opt for wine pairings with your food to sample some of the best wines in Portland. Apart from the delectable food, the experience of dining at a communal table with other diners is what makes your visit to the Beast worthwhile.