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1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-2400
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Ranked #174 of 3,640 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 17th Street and 18th Street
Description: Located in the Alberta Arts district of Northeast Portland, Aviary combines industrial design with local art, reclaimed wood from the original site, and locally crafted lighting. With a chef's counter, communal table and a seasonal patio. Three co-chefs, Sarah Pliner, Jasper Shen, and Kat Whitehead, collaborate on an eclectic menu of small plates inspired by France and Asia. Leah Moorhead's wine list draws from boutique wineries in France and the Pacific Northwest with a cocktail list with seasonal infusions.
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Santa Monica, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a great experience for dinner. It has been a couple of years my last visit. But I wanted to take a good friend out this trip to Portland and I did not regret taking her here. Firstly, our server was excellent: very helpful, friendly, and great attitude. I wish I remembered his name, but he was knowledgeable about... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Creative, fun, and noteworthy. As it was my first time in, I went with the recommendations of my waitress; for my appetizer, the newly added sea urchin, and for my entrée, the coconut rice with fried pork ear, Japanese sausage, and fresh greens and herbs, and to finish the meal, pear bread pudding. All for $35 Thoroughly enjoyed every bit... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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119 reviews 119 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I went twice during Happy Hour. The wine selection was really good (& I am a little picky), the food was really good & Ross, the bartender, was exactly what/who a bartender should be. And if you go solo, as I did, being able to play solitaire is a plus!

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Vancouver, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ordered: Crispy pork belly, Tasmanian Sea Trout, Chocolate Pudding with Mango & Warm Toasted Almond Cake I've never been a fan of Asian fusion as it never seems to work. I noticed in alot of dishes here there were either alot of Asian ingredients cooked asian style or not. I'm not sure were the fusion went in all the other... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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157 reviews 157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife, my son, and friend joined me for a meal at this excellent restaurant recently. They have a spectacular beet and asparagus salad and a green bean tempura appetizer for starters. The octopus main course is superb, but the steak is also pretty terrific. Dessert was also good.

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Portland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I really wanted to love Aviary, but unfortunately, it just wasn't for me. My small group ordered the sweetbreads, slow poached egg, beet and asparagus salad, crispy pork belly, octopus, venison, and NY strip steak. Out of those dishes, the poached egg, beet salad, and octopus were quite delicious, while the rest fell flat. The venison and steak were the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

While visiting Portland recently, we shared a lovely meal with friends at Aviary. The food was modern, fresh and delicious. The decor of the restaurant was a little stark. Some artwork would be nice! Everything we ate was wonderful and service was warm and friendly.

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Portland, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We took my brother visiting from out of town so he could experience the Portland foodie scene. (I'd been to Aviary once before and thought it would be a good choice for that.) The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. If you like spicy food that hits you over the head, this is not the place for... More 

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Portland Oregon
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very enjoyable meal with a collection of dishes unlike anything I've had before. Pig ears are not on too many menus in the US. I had charred octopus served with asparagus , which was great. We had a dish with cauliflower flan which we also enjoyed. Dishes are small and meant to be that way so you can try different... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My wife returned from a week working out of town and we went straight from the airport to take a walk on Alberta Street without any real plans. I'm not sure how we have missed this place in the past, but the decision to try it for dinner was one of the wisest we've made in a while. When we... More 

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Additional Information about Aviary

Address: 1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Phone Number: (503) 287-2400
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: French

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