Le Pigeon bad-boy food star Gabriel Rucker is known for ruffling feathers on Portland’s east side. But his spin-off downtown bistro is accessible, easy, and seductive—more bluebird than street bird. The new place skips the DIY approach for tush-friendly banquettes and food nested in the classic French bistro, with just enough edge and Northwest noir touches to keep it original and interesting, from lunch through late night. Get in on Little Bird’s lusty duck confit and hulking marrow bones that look on loan from a natural history museum. Grab something to drink from a wine-lover’s list strong on Burgandies, and conclude with pitch-perfect ice creams to melt your heart. Viva la France in Portland!