Le Pigeon

French Restaurant$$$$
Buckman, Portland
  • Kate Y.
    "Make reservations well in advance and get the chef's tasting menu."(13 Tips)
    Raquel M.
    "Everything was delicious: foie, wine, fish and creme brûlée."(18 Tips)
    "Chef Gabriel Rucker is one of our favorite chefs!"(4 Tips)
    Josh W.
    "tasting menu with the wine pairings."(4 Tips)
76 Tips and reviews
  • foie gras
  • tasting menu
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • wine pairings
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  • Nick C.
    Nick Corich3 weeks ago
    Don't order the 7-course tasting. It was gratuitous - portions too large, no rhythm to courses, only meat and starch. We sent back half eaten plates every dish. I would go back for an à la carte meal
  • Jesse G.
    Brisket with strawberry rhubarb sauce and slaw! OMG so good!
  • Kirs P.
    Kirs PMay 13
    If you get the 7 course menu you will leave fat and happy. And tipsy, if you opt for the wine pairing. Oh, and sit at the bar overlooking the kitchen.
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PApril 23
    Intimate and cozy dining room with an open kitchen.
  • Leila R.
    Leila Reeder-EsparzaDecember 18, 2015
    BEST. DINNER. EVER. We got the 7 course tasting menu and it was worth every penny. You need to get the foie gras ice cream puffs because they're out of this WORLD!
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangNovember 23, 2015
    7 course tasting is the way to go. Interestingly, the meal does not involve any bread courses. 5 savory, 1 cheese, 1 sweet - absolutely no need for the wine pairing. Get a pFriem beer or wine instead.
  • Heather D.
    Heather DuntonOctober 28, 2015
    Tasting menu
  • Spencer J.
    Spencer JanykSeptember 23, 2015
    Great food, nice people.
  • Reinaldo P.
    Reinaldo ParreirasSeptember 20, 2015
    Burger followed by foie gras profiteroles. Perfect night.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanAugust 24, 2015
    Make reservations well in advance and get the chef's tasting menu. Each meal ends with a foie gras ice cream puff which is unexpectedly delicious.
  • Bryce R.
    Bryce RobertsJuly 23, 2015
    Starters are stronger than mains. If they're serving the rabbit pie with mustard ice cream you must get it!
  • Tammy M.
    Tammy McCrayJuly 23, 2015
    Sit at the counter and watch the chefs cook.
  • Teresa Y.
    Teresa YaoJune 19, 2015
    Tasting menu. Hands down. One of the best places in Portland.
  • Priyanka K.
    Priyanka KanseMay 15, 2015
    They were really accommodating to all the allergies at the table. The angel hair pasta was incredible. BUT it feels a bit past its prime
  • Mary-Lauren S.
    Try the pigeon . . . you won't regret it.
  • Vinmania
    VinmaniaMay 10, 2015
    Tasting menu
  • Sultan
    SultanApril 29, 2015
    Order everything, eat everything, and leave happy.
  • Ana Q.
    Ana QuiñonesMarch 11, 2015
    Three words: foie gras profiteroles. Eat them!
  • Raquel M.
    Raquel MunozMarch 9, 2015
    Everything was delicious: foie, wine, fish and creme brûlée.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChenJanuary 26, 2015
    This is a must. Get a reservation. Communal dining table.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BrehmSeptember 17, 2014
    Try your best to save some room for dessert.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GSeptember 14, 2014
    Tasting menu is a great deal.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MorliniSeptember 9, 2014
    Tasting menu
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
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  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtAugust 24, 2014
    The rabbit will blow you away. Make reservations ahead of time!
  • Christian T.
    Christian TrappAugust 23, 2014
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Chef Chris DiMinno eats here on his nights off. He loves the Honey bacon apricot cornbread w/ maple ice cream. Read more
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    The Butterscotch Pot de Crème is unreal!
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Chef Gabriel Rucker is one of our favorite chefs! If you don’t do a tasting menu, make sure you order the Beef Cheek Bourguignon and the Garganelli!
  • Maha
    MahaJune 24, 2014
    Worth the wait. Flavorful, inventive food and stellar service. Shawn the maître d was so helpful to us out of towners. I hope we can see an offshoot in NYC!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJune 5, 2014
    Grab a seat at the bar of James Beard Award–winning chef Gabriel Rucker’s kitchen to watch cooks turn out meat-centric platters including squab, served here with kumquats and charred marrowbone.
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonApril 16, 2014
    get the chef's tasting menu to try all of their signature dishes. if you're not feeling that, def get the duck confit and foie gras profiteroles
  • Jenny
    JennyMarch 24, 2014
    The duck with hummus was the best thing we had here, and the hazelnut cake with rhubarb was the best dessert. The foie gras profiterole was only okay.
  • Wine R.
    Wine RocksFebruary 25, 2014
    A superb dining experience on every level. You can not eat here once, there are too many items that must be tasted!!!
    GNTLMNFebruary 19, 2014
    One of the more expensive restaurants in Portland, but also one of the best. Chef Gabriel Rucker won last year's James Beard Northwest Award and the James Beard Best Rising Star Chef Award in 2011.
  • John T.
    John The BastardNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat everything. All of it. Every single dish.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WoolfOctober 20, 2013
    Do NOT leave without trying the Foie Gras Profiteroles with Caramel Sauce and Sea Salt...MANDATORY (this coming from someone who doesn't even really love desert)
  • Dan S.
    Dan SteinOctober 14, 2013
    Holy shit.
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoSeptember 21, 2013
    Abacore Crudo and the Grilled Lamb Shoulder were terrific. Get it.
  • Josh C.
    Josh ChanJuly 7, 2013
    Space is small. Only 3 tables in the entire place (2 short tables, 1 long table. Don't expect any intimacy or privacy unless your group can fill the entire table.
  • Joe L.
    Joe LinMay 27, 2013
    Damn amazing!!!! If you're in portland don't skip this place. Try the tasting menus
  • Sean L.
    Sean LiMay 22, 2013
    Duuuuuude foie gras profiteroles with caramel + sea salt ftw
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    Le Pigeon Burger
  • Catherine H.
    Catherine HughesMay 16, 2013
    The chef gabriel rucker is a genius!
  • Luis F.
    Luis FreitasApril 28, 2013
    The Foie Gras Profiteroles are sinfully amazing. Do yourself a favor and order them!
  • Laurence P.
    Laurence PaverdApril 8, 2013
    One of the best & most memorable meals of my life.
  • Tela A.
    Tela AndrewsApril 5, 2013
    They serve the catch of the day garnished with bottarga. You won't get the same umami flavor any other way. Its hard to find and worth it!
  • M.G. S.
    M.G. SieglerMarch 29, 2013
    Foie Gras.
  • Jared G.
    Jared GreenFebruary 17, 2013
    Very cool place its has a small bistro feel but with very high end food on par with many 3 star Michelin restaurants
  • Jenn Y.
    Jenn YFebruary 5, 2013
    The Portland Foodie Rite of Passage. Have not been, but this is the place the chowhounds will send you.
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