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Bernie's Southern Bistro

2904 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7034
+1 503-282-9864
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, French, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2904 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7034
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot for summer with a patio behind the restaurant, just a few steps from bustling Alberta Street but much quieter. And the food is solid (hush puppies recommended).

Thank 988abbottc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we returned on a warm evening for dinner with a friend...we started with a rainier beer, and our friend had a glass of chardonnay....we both shared the blackened grilled catfish, cole slaw and succattash with seasonal veggies....our friend had the pork, sweet potato fries, and...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We tried a bit of everything: fried chicken, grilled shrimp, BBQ pork, sweet potato fries. It was all fantastic! The buttermilk-fried chicken was - and I can't emphasize this enough - the best I've ever had in my life! Juicy, crunchy, mildly spicy, meaty, tender......More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 2 July 2017

So many places claim to be southern comfort food, but that's such a subjective food category to begin with. Bernie's is good whether you want to put it in a niche or not. 4 of us just had dinner there and nothing was disappointing, including...More

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was our second trip to Bernie's Southern Bistro. We went completely blind with another couple last fall and really enjoyed it. We took some close friends the first weekend in March and it was even better this trip! We started off with Fried Pickles...More

Thank KennethLewisDavisSr
Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you are hankering for a good southern meal, Bernie's should be your dining destination. Casual, fun atmosphere . Servers offer gracious hospitality to this quaint restaurtant. Located in the very hip Alberta neighborhood.

1  Thank JulesBrie
Reviewed 29 December 2016

So my husband decided to look up the best bread pudding in town and saw Bernie's listed. Oh my god. If you want the quintessential portland experience.... go here. l It's small, it's neighborhood and full of Portland people. We shared oysters as our appetizer,...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We enjoyed the gumbo small plate which was very tasty. The restaurant has zero sound absorbing surfaces so it is rather noisy. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. We had to wait to be seated because the hostess was busy delivering the meal check...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016

A group of us wanted a happy hour place close to the Alberta Rose Theater, and this place a block away turned out to be a good choice. Some of us had the happy hour (Southern Fried Chicken - what's not to like) and some...More

Thank 03Val48
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Arrived for a pre-show dinner with some friends. Duly seated and attentively treated. Love the warm decor and warm wait staff. Then the food and drink hit. Oh yes, some wonderful fare. Started with the fried green tomatoes, moved on to the oysters. Stick to...More

Thank Kerry C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
22:00 - 16:00
22:00 - 16:00
22:00 - 16:00
22:00 - 16:00
22:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2904 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7034
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-282-9864
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