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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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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 and a seasonal patio. Chef Sarah Pliner crafts an eclectic menu of small plates inspired by France and Asia. The wine list draws from boutique wineries in France and the Pacific Northwest with a cocktail list with seasonal infusions.
$29 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

This was like having tapas.......We ordered 4 items and a cerviche of scallops, prawns, mussels and clams. The Chicken roulade was good, the Hoisin glazed beef brisket was good. Interesting blend of items and sauces. Well presented but overall portions not very big and not...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderfully entertaining evening sitting at the Chef’s Counter, watching the non-stop action in the kitchen. The dishes they turned out were fantastic, the atmosphere fun and a little quirky. Chef Pliner and her team create well-developed, creative dishes that...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TravelHound_12
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We tried Aviary during Portland Dining Month in March. One of our favorite parts of the meal was actually the dipping sauce for the bread before your meal. It was incredible! Some mix of butter, white wine, shallots, and other yummy ingredients. The portions were...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank alandmich
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Aviary has been a creative center for interesting food since the day it opened. We went during dining month ($33 for three courses). We split a chestnut soup and a gravlax for teh first course. The soup was sweet but with numerous secondary notes, complex...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PdxMarc
Reviewed March 27, 2019

We went here for the three course meal during Portland Dining Month. The food, service and atmosphere were amazing.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank skyoceanland
Reviewed March 9, 2019

I often recommend Aviary on the Portland forum here in TA, but realized I'd never written a review. I have eaten at Aviary 20 or more times, and each time has been excellent. The menu varies, but has some standards, including the charred octopus, one...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gnetwerker
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We were here with a large group...the restaurant was only open for our event. This is a restaurant with a very diverse, gourmet menu. The dishes are served family style, some plates small, some big. Our menu was set and we were served course after...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Love-Maui-101
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Once again, a fantastic experience! From the tempura beans, charred octopus, venison shank to some wonderful cocktails. The bone marrow was awesome as was the service!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GreggTaki
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Happy birthday to us! The fam spends a delightful dinner somewhere fabulous to celebrate the hubby’s and my combined birthdays; close to Christmas means “Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas” and getting lost in the holiday rush, so it’s extra special to spend dedicated family time...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

We came a few times already and always like the food. For the most recent visit, we ordered the tofu, eggplant for appertizer and grill octopus, cod dishes for main entries. We go ? cake for desert .. They all are quite tasty. We will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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