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Bernie's Southern Bistro

#256 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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2904 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-7034
+1 503-282-9864
Mon - Fri 22:00 - 16:00
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Longview, Washington
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 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 and Hush Puppies as an appetizer. Both were really really good! We all ordered the... More 

Thank KennethLewisDavisSr
West Linn, Oregon
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 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, and I had the best collard greens I have ever had with my shrimp and... More 

Thank Mary C
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126 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 and then processing the payment. The restaurant was 3/4 full at 7 pm on a... More 

Silverton, Oregon
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448 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 ordered off the regular dinner menu, but everyone was happy with their food and drinks.... More 

Thank 03Val48
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 the garnacha if that's what they're serving (pinot was a little dull but what pinot... More 

Thank Kerry C
Leicester, North Carolina
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My niece and I ate there. It was extraordinarily Pleasant. We got to eat on the back deck and it was a balmy summer evening. There was a pleasant Breeze the ambience it was great. The waitress was smiling friendly and efficient. She made great selections for us. Of the chicken was fabulous. It felt as though you have walked... More 

Thank Lynne D
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I love this place. The drinks are great, the food is excellent. My favorites are the shrimp and grits with fried green tomatoes. My husband gets the fried chicken sandwich with gravy. A fat kids dream. You must go there.

Thank TanaKae F
Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We went here as it was recommended by a friend. It was a great choice. We had fried green tomatoes for appetizers. Very good even though they came out late. Good fried chicken. Good shrimp n grits. The Cole slaw was not my favorite. Greens were quite good as were mashed potatoes. I liked the key lime pie dessert but... More 

Thank Frank4014
Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I've only been once, for happy hour. My husband and I had the mac n' cheese (X2), hush puppies, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken po' boy and a few drinks. Everything was delicious, the waitstaff was attentive and very nice and the bill was less than $40. I mean, come on! You can't beat that! In addition, the patio is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, French, Cajun & Creole
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?