Higgins Restaurant & Bar

4.6
1457 reviews
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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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C
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating. Delicious fresh food and great cocktails!

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KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kami was fantastic. So helpful in making menu selections and very friendly. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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CT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This enduring high end Portland restaurant has maintained a stellar reputation due to its elegant refined setting, excellent dishes using local ingredients in creative ways. On this visit we thoroughly enjoyed the duck with rhubarb. We loved two Fresh Oregon strawberry desserts, one nestled is a chocolate tart and the other accompanying pistachio pound cake. It was a special occasion for us and we were treated royally.

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BI
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What can one say about one the best Portland restaurants? A James Beard award winning chef that is consistently great. The amazing fact is, this restaurant as been at the top for years. That is rare.

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GS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Classic old school but excellent restaurant in downtown Portland. Excellent fish and top notch service.

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PH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite for my wife and me...the overall experience is well worth stopping by for when we are in the downtown Portland area.

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SD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We already have recommended you to two people we know. One couple said, our Granddaughter works there from time to time. She's a student wo studies nearby.

Our waiter's name was John. From Sydney, I think. He, and the lady who kept us served with water and came by to see if everything was going well, together with the superb meal, made this an evening to remember for a long time.

Thank you
Simon & Jeanne

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite go to Portland restaurant. Highly recommend it

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the halibut which was excellent but my husband had a ribeye steak which was very poor quality. It was at least 1/4 grisetle and tough all the way through. We should have said something to the waiter but we chose not to complain. Given the prices, Higgins needs to check the quality of their meat cuts more closely.

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GP
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were spending the weekend in Portland and enjoyed Saturday dinner at Higgins. Great service, food and atmosphere. They always make you feel welcome. Excellent wine list. It's one of our go-to restaurants for lunch and dinner in Portland.

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T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a setting that is polished but comfortable.

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AA
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Food much better tasting (and simpler) than described. Menu still too complicated-many items listed for each dish needed an explanation. Server was at least very knowledgeable and could answer the questions. Environmental noise is uncomfortable at times. Too bad for such an elegant restaurant. A Portland dining landmark we will always return to but an expensive one we visit infrequently.

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k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We had eaten here several years ago and it was excellent which is why we returned. The food was disappointing. We ate in the bar side which afforded us a quieter table. The service was great. We won’t be coming back which is sad as we had such fond memories of our last visit.

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R
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It may be a bit old school, but it's a cool old school. Go. You'll like it.

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DP
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good lunch venue if you are looking for more of a fine dining flare. Linen table cloths. Attentive staff. Good wine selection. Impeccable service. Duck confit foccacia was innovative and delicious.

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O
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and our server Dave was outstanding!

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MG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Higgins has always been one of my favorite places to bring special guest from out of town. Foodies from New York and Tokyo always enjoy the Northwest Farm-to-Table specials at Higgins, and there is alway something great on the menu for vegetarians, pescatarians, and red meat eaters. The server are always exceptional and work hard to create an intimate experience. So, last Thursday night was true to form!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming here for 25 years. The food and service never disappoint and this continues to be our all time favorite restaurant in Portland with our all time favorite server, John. Thanks for making our 24th anniversary (and many others before this) so special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Limited menu selection and very pricey. Service great. Ordered appetizer and left hungry. Went on a recommendation. Should have looked at menu and prices. My fault.

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F
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Higgins was suggested to us by the bartender in our hotel. It proved to be an excellent recommendation. We made a reservation and when we arrived we were promptly seated. Our waiter, Pauly, cheerfully greeted us and took good care of us all night long. His recommendations were spot on, from the food to wine to the dessert. We couldn't have been happier. We will definitely return to Higgins the next time we are in Portland.

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m
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I had asked for Dining reservations but only bar seating was available. It is an entirely different dining experience and not what I had in mind for a dinner with our guests. Similarly, if I wanted an informal bar-type light dinner, I wouldn't want to be switched to the dining room. Both restaurants are good, they are just not compatible.

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RA
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We equate Higgins Bar to neighborhood bars in European cities - great food, ambiance and professional service. The menu changes with the season and yet still provides signature dishes year round that are always delicious. What more could a diner want?

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Higgin’s continues to change up there vegetarian options which are always very interesting

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RT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great beer list. I would highly recommend going to the bar here.

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AM
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Higgins has maintained a high standard for more than twenty years. Never twice the same but uniformly excellent.

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MP
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had high expectations and were very disappointed. We had a table of 8. The food took over an hour to arrive and we were all very hungry. We were ALL still hungry after we had cleaned our plates. The portions were very small, except for the pasta dishes. The entrees were also very expensive. I will never go there again, nor will anyone else in our party.

Over priced and over rated.

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w
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Waiter was good, but busy requiring an effort to get his attention.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior, creative and authentic Northwest cuisine in an elegant setting. We eat here every time we come to Portland. The first time was in 2001. We have never been disappointed with the quality of the food, the service, or the overall experience. The restaurant has not lost s beat.

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BE
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was fine. There was nothing special about the experience though.
Food tended toward bland, service tended toward disinterested.
Vibe was that of a retirement home on puppy day.

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SK
London
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great server which helped us enjoy the entire evening. Great food too.

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S
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The original farm-to-market restaurant of Portland. Food is always excellent.

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OT
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Have dined here multiple times and never had a "bad" meal. However, the place is getting tired. The menu is fairly limited, the carpet is worn, attention to details of cleaning need help, staff needs to spruce up. Seems relying on a great dining location is helpful, but not the be all, end all to bring us back again.

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ST
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a fabulous job of getting us taken care of prior to the event that we were going to. Really impressive wait staff. And great food.

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B
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always reliable. Local, in season dishes. Willingness to split orders. Good value wine list. Despite splitting dishes, the total cost was a b it of a surprise.

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DD
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was focused, fun and quick with humor! Congrats on having such amazing employees!

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice place to have a nice meal before a show. The food was very good, though nothing out-of-this-world. Nice ambience (unless you get a bad table on the entrance level), and good service.

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. The Belgian seafood stew was excellent. Another person’s halibut was somewhat tasteless. The restaurant was very noisy, less so as the night wore on and people began leaving. Lovely room.

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

14 were seated for a special occasion.... the service and the food (and drinks) were wonderful, they sliced and served the cake too!

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FD
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food flavors were well balanced and the service and atmosphere were excellent.

Excellent tea selection for the end of meal was an added bonus!

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c
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best meal I had while in Portland! The recommendations from the waiter were excellent. If I visit Portland again, I'm sure to return.

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