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Higgins Restaurant & Bar, Portland, OR
Higgins Restaurant & Bar, Portland, OR
Higgins Restaurant & Bar, Portland, OR
Higgins Restaurant & Bar, Portland, OR
Higgins Restaurant & Bar, Portland, OR

Higgins Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
2906 Reviews
$31 to $50
Organic
At Higgins we are fortunate to be situated in one of the world’s most fertile, productive and diverse agricultural regions

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Organic, Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 222-9070
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Southwest Portland
  • Cross street
    SW Jefferson St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,906 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,906 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently one of Portland’s most outstanding restaurants. Innovative, sophisticated, elegant, fresh.

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  2. Jancuso

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Freshest local foods deliciously prepared, as always. Casual grace. We love the Bar at Higgins.

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  3. dinnerbelle

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The price of each dish has gone up drastically, while the quality of the preparation is only ok. We were disappointed especially since the restaurant is so close to our home, and has been a favorite in the past.

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  4. Go4jugular

    Portland

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Most of my disappointment in this experience at Higgins stems from the service. This was a pre-show dinner for the Schnitzer one block away and we arrived even a bit early for our reservation that should have had us done in ample time for the show. Wolfing down our $50 entrees to rush out the door to just make it on time shouldn't happen, especially given the caliber of this establishment and that this must be a significant portion of their first seating business. I appreciate the efforts they make to use seasonal ingredients, but at times, as this one, it does seem to significantly limit the menu to the point of some of our party being hard-pressed to find something interesting to order. Chowder was watery, though admittedly loaded with protein and veg. On the plus side, the wine list is affordable, the cocktails were well made, and the cassoulet was loaded with protein. Still, maybe a bit too eclectic and slow for a return visit any time soon.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Higgins has always, and continues to be the best restaurant in Portland for a lovely, leisurely lunch. The service and food is consistently outstanding. The ambience is warm and inviting.

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  6. RhetoricRox

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from Keenan in the Bistro. Food was great. At least 2 vegetarian options.

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  7. KimberlyF

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was fantastic. He went the extra mile. They had an extensive list of specials. He knew about every single one. I am a bit of a Tea snob. He answered me all questions and if he didn't know something (which was very little) he checked for me. The side dish for the evening was beets with braised greens. Those beets were the best I've ever had. The cheese the used on the complimentary cracker was wonderful. My mashed potatoes were bland.My steak came out to the proper temperature requested. My husband's risotto was prepared nicely The rice was cooked to the proper tenderness. The sauce didn't seem to match the description. I do wish bread would have been served with dinner. The dessert was a wonderful chocolate tart. They use fresh and local items, a farm to table practice. They are one of the most sustainable restaurants in Portland that I have been to. We definately will return. I do advise reservations. .

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  8. WadeL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another perfect meal at Higgins. We had an event to attend and everything was timed perfectly and the food was delicious.

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  9. jed219

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. Good choices on the menu

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  10. MarkH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Higgins is a long time favorite of ours and is conveniently located near the Arlene Schnitzer Hall. It was a busy Valentine's Day night and we were well taken care of. They were booked pretty tight for the night, so we were encouraged to leave, even while finishing our after dinner beverages. Disappointing, but understandable. The Bistro menu fits very nicely when retreating from a cold, wet evening. The food is always good.

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  11. LauraJ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Higgins served an excellent meal, as always. The server was attentive, helpful, and upbeat. It was quiet as we dined during the Super Bowl and we enjoyed the ambience of a quiet evening out.

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  12. TonyL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely spectacular. We went for dinner before a concert and, as always, were comforted by the attentive staff, surprising flavors and textures, and casual style of this establishment.

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  13. JanP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting menu with lots of variety. Really enjoyed everything about the evening. Good wine selection and the chocolate hazelnut tart was delicious.

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  14. emme

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate in the bar. Service was great and so was the food. Perfect place to dine before symphony.

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  15. VagueBlur

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First and most important, the food was great. We found the service a bit underwhelming - entrees came out at different times, our server forgot about us for a while, a half lemon in one (expensive) drink still had a sticker on it. Also the space itself needs some attention - our table was crooked and wobbly, the walls have wear spots, the sink in one of the bathrooms is cracked and dirty, things just look a bit shabby. In summary, still a great restaurant but needs a interior refresh and a recommitment to better service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, great service and staff!! One of our favorite food experiences in Portland!

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  17. WadeL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch at the bar on a rainy day and the atmosphere was perfect inside. The food, as always, was wonderful. I took my brother for his first visit, and I would not be surprised if he returns within the month. He loved it.

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  18. RobertL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mussels were the hit but risotto was also very pleasant suprise

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  19. david

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite place. Always outstanding, like dinner with friends. Menu and food quality is always great. Had the seafood stew this time with glass of wine, sooo good.

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  20. Eastcoastransplant

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Higgins is my go to place to feel “at home” and always welcoming.

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  21. MacW

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Higgins is great. From the well executed unusual dishes to the deep wine list and great cocktails all served by attentive and professional staff. Still one of the best in Portland.

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  22. EvaM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shackleton, our waiter was very attentive. The staff was courtesy. The food was delicious.

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  23. Govy

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice little corner hideaway. The vibe is chill and the food is very good.

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  24. GretaL

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been a few years since I visited and I was very excited to be back. I was, however very disappointed with the food. My mother was, as well. The food was tasteless. We ordered the 20 oz ribeye to share and it was flavorless. For the price we paid I would expect FAR more! Service was great and atmosphere fine. Just very disappointed in the lack of flavor. Hard to say I’ll ever be back.

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  25. Mike

    Portland

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attentive service and great menu items, a reliable place to vusit again and again

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  26. ScottW

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The over priced steak was very salty and way over peppered. The braised greens were soggy and salty as well. Dessert was very good.

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  27. JennaB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Higgins, especially for catching up with family and friends. The Higgins staff never disappoints and we always feel welcome, special and not rushed. A great Portland institution!

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  28. ElizabethB

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Service, Amazing food-favorite place for special occasions!

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  29. Josh

    Portland

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten Higgins many times, and the food/service/experience are fantastic! Last night, we had a tenderloin- ordered: med rare: served medium+ .. and risotto, which was undercooked and overly sweet :/... We normally have a great experience, but the last 2 visits have seemed a bit lower quality than times before.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Everyone in my group loved there meal.

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  31. MichaelR

    Portland

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What can you say? It’s always the best. The food and service just awesome.

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  32. Yestherearethree

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We'd mentioned we were going to a show, but the service was really backed up so we got the main dishes right before we needed to leave. Our reservation was in the bar area, and 90 minutes before we needed to leave so I felt like there should have been plenty of time to have our meal if the kitchen was more organized.

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  33. BobV

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the place if you want a warm inviting space, good service, good food, and a good bar. Right on Broadway in downtown near the performing arts center.

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  34. NellB

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love love Higgins. Food is excellent and so is the service and ambience . The breaded razor clams were a sheer delight. What a great tradition in the Portland food scene of farm to table!

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  35. SBBK

    Portland

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a busy evening. The whole staff made us feel so welcome- no rushing. Great dinner

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  36. KarlyC

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have eaten at Higgins several times and had a lovely experience. This time was disappointing. Our service was slow. The dessert we ordered came without the main ingredient we wanted to try, quince. The server provided the dessert at no charge because it was very slow to arrive. However, had we known it was not what we ordered we would have ordered the chocolate dessert and paid for it ourselves. Everyone was pleasant but, it seemed like they may have been short staffed. Also, there were two tables nearby with very loud patrons that made our conversation more challenging. I ordered the special petrale sole. It was very tasty but, small for $43.50. We will try Higgins again but, will wait for a while.

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  37. CharlotteC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to eat at Higgins! Wonderful food, spot on service. A pleasure every time!

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  38. JohnB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most reliably great restaurant in Portland, for a long time.

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  39. JennyDines620

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited prior to a show at Keller. Cocktails were delicious, wine selection was lovely, food was satisfying and complex while still being comforting. Very impressed by the approachable, yet refined cadence of hospitality during our visit.

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  40. RyanH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely incredible food. Impeccable flavors and presentation. Top notch!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Higgins Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 222-9070.

Higgins Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 2906 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Higgins Restaurant & Bar

1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Additional information

  • Cross street
    SW Jefferson St.
  • Neighborhood
    Southwest Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Organic, Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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