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Bernie's Southern Bistro

2904 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7034
+1 503-282-9864
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  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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American, French, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2904 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7034
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service and drinks were very good first off. The fried pickles were interesting. About half of them had lost their breading but I love dill pickles. I had the fried chicken with mashed/mushroom gravy and mac n cheese. The chicken and taters/gravy were good...More

Thank Tim E
Reviewed March 20, 2018

I had never heard of this place, but went with some family who heard about it from a friend. Turned out to be a great surprise. There is street parking, but it's near the eastern end of the trendy part of Alberta, so it was...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed February 7, 2018

we met a friend at bernie's last night for dinner...i had a rainier, my partnaer had a sidecar, and our friend had a gin/tonic....my partner and i shared the wedge salad, brussel sprouts, coleslaw, and catfish...our friend had the fried green tomatoes, cole slaw, and...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Will definitely be returning. Our salads were bountiful & tasty. Hush puppies delicious. Sat at bar and enjoyed the conversation & staff.

Thank PegCl
Reviewed December 2, 2017

It's true that we liked the space and decor, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The food was just OK. My wife had the gumbo, but it was unlike any we'd had in Louisiana or Alabama. It was in a gravy-like sauce. The taste...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed September 13, 2017

we returned for dinner with a friend on a warm evening...i had a rainier, my partner had a kentucky mint julep, and our friend had a dry rose...we had fried green tomatoes, seasonal veggie succatash, wedge salad without bacon, and the catfish...our friend had the...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed August 8, 2017

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 July 19, 2017

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 July 14, 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 July 1, 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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