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Higgins Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
2596 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

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Organic, Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 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 2,596 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

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  1. MO

    MorganO

    Portland

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A storied piece of Portland gastronomic history sadly resting on its laurels a bit. Oysters were fine and winter greens salad solid if a touch uninspired. We ordered the 8oz 50 day dry aged beef filet special. The meat was admittedly fabulous and pan jus delicious (one could only wish for a bit more) but the dish was sold quite short by some very bland scalloped potatoes that lacked seasoning and fat, accompanied by a few lonely Brussels sprouts. For $70 diners should expect (read: demand) more and better. We also ordered a side of broccoli; it was an afterthought (actually a response to disappointment in the vegetable side with our $70 steak) and ordered late. The kitchen probably did its best to accommodate but the dish was rather undercooked with a chile breadcrumb "crust" that struggled to adhere to the naked vegetable (again a puzzling pack of any oil or butter). The meal was considerably improved with a dynamite (and rather reasonably priced) 2015 Barbaresco. Dessert of bittersweet chocolate cake was also excellent and the pairing with tawny port inspired. Our servers were excellent and trying very hard but the kitchen is in desperate need of some better direction. Regrettably it may be a while before we venture back to see how this culinary landmark is holding up.
  2. M

    Matriarch

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These people are awesome. . . The food,too: specials truly special; menu items always delicious and beautifully presented
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot to grab amazing food before a show at the Schnitz. Atmosphere and incredibly good food.
  4. C

    Chris

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you're looking for a break from all of Portland's hyper-trendy dining options, Higgins will provide you with a classic, yet incredibly pleasant, meal from start to finish. We went to Higgins for a pre-dinner show at the Schnitzer Theater and our experience was perfect. From time of seating to out the door, we stayed for about 90 minutes. The level of attention and service provided throughout our visit was phenomenal. Our waiter knew the offering front to back, and could speak to pairings/suggestions easily. The menu balances tradition with creativity, and everything we ate was delicious. Presentation was excellent, but the most outstanding quality was the flavor. The work Higgins has done to source locally and responsibly comes through with each dish. We hope to be back soon!
  5. BO

    BOBC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most outstanding restaurant and bar in Portland, Oregon
  6. NG

    NancyG

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent oysters and charcuterie. Lovely steaks with truffles. And orange cake was sublime.
  7. K

    Kathryn

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yay! Higgins is back. The varied, interesting menu and wonderful service were back last night. We had a wonderful meal. John provided great service. We had an early dinner after the symphony and enjoyed our experience and the camaraderie of staff and other guests.
  8. JA

    JamesA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and wine are fantastic. Will be back.
  9. C

    Carolfay

    Portland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go-to restaurant for special occasions - pricey, but justifiably so
  10. LS

    LaurieS

    Portland

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good service. The seafood stew was not spicy. Somewhat bland. My husbands steak was the best tenderloin he’s ever had! $70 was a bit too high.
  11. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm atmosphere and great wine selection! We had a cheese platter that was amazing!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant was not crowded; waiter was attentive; menu choices were varied and appealing. Surprised to see a classical Persian dish (fesenjan) on the menu in a vegetarian version. This is a labor-intensive dish and it was very well prepared.
  13. T

    Todd

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We a ppreciated the special attention provided by our server, who helped us understand the various menu offerings. We eventually decided to order their starter and main course specials for the night ... which were both very creative and delicious.
  14. GP

    GeorgeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What to say - Great Drinks, Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Service - Don't get no better than this, ever!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Higgins and brought a friend from out of town to dinner. Everything was lovely and delicious. Our entire experience was great. It’s a great place to catch up with friends and enjoy a perfect meal and dessert. The suggested wine pairings were perfect, too.
  16. e

    emrusso

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service is excellent. I've never had a server notice my napkin had fallen to the floor and without asking brought me a replacement.
  17. J

    Jpdean

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Lots of specials and the server recited them perfectly.
  18. LS

    LewS

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening, perfect ambiance, attentive but not intrusive waitperson, delicious food enjoyed by all in our party of four. Prices did seem a bit pushed, but the experience will be remembered long after the price has been forgotten.
  19. AM

    AndrewM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had my team visiting from around the country and also from Toronto Canada. Everyone loved it. Everything was delicous.
  20. R

    Ronn

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat in the bar - a bit boisterous but any seat in Higgins is worth it!
  21. LK

    LindsayK

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love sitting in Higgins Back Bar. It's a cozy little hideaway in downtown Portland that always has excellent food and service.
  22. MT

    MikeToniK

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prior to pandemic we ate dinner multiple times a quarter, always high ratings. Returned during pandemic and a little disappointed in service and quality of food; felt like all the higher end establishments we regularly frequented dumbing down the service, food and portions. Like most we re-discovered the joys of eating at home preparing our own meals. Had occassion last night to attend Moulin Rouge at Civic Auditorium and decided to walk up for dinner. Well I am pleased to report service and food maybe better than the old days. Portions perfectly acceptable but not as large as the old days, but do not really want them to be that large again. I was very full after dinner. Some new waiters now, excellent in meeting my criteria: Whisk away the used dishes and replace used silverware as the meal progresses, keep the water glasses filled, keep an eye open for where we are in the progression and what we may need or want, engage in conversation. The cuisine was excellent in Northwest creativity, taste and balance (Rosotto was a killer!). Drinks and dessert spot on. I know we will be returning more in 2023.
  23. JS

    JonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Ambience was a bit lacking and waiter was a bit indifferent at times (no wine recommendations unless we wanted a Pinot, didn’t offer coffee after dinner). Overall, though, it was very good.
  24. M

    Mark

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    One of the nicest bars in town. Nice, professional service.
  25. GC

    GaryC

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience… waiter was fabulous. Food was great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John was an amazingly personable server! He made the whole experience great.
  27. DN

    DateNight

    Portland

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent Portland fine dining!
  28. p

    paulk

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Portland classic.
  29. E

    Elena

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat to be back at Higgins after several years absence (COVID cautions for us, as older adults). Excellent food - the NY Steak was cooked perfectly for us (rare), and a Brussel sprout side dish was savory and had a perfect crunch. Add great cocktails, a perfect dessert wine recommended by our waiter, and perfect attentive service... we're glad to be back.
  30. r

    rose

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The noise level was pretty high. My lunch was good but too salty. I had the pasta with broccoli and garlic cream sauce. Just too much salt. It's a very pretty restaurant and I wish the noise leel matched the calm appearance. But that seems to be the case almost everywhere now. So annoying. Service was excellent!
  31. RI

    RobertI

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service by the waiting staff was exceptional. They demonstrated the importance of our satisfaction with what they and the menu provided. Our waiter spent a great deal of time explaining wine choices, menu options and how it all would blend together for our greatest satisfaction. We picked almost all but one entry that were vegetarian. All four of us enjoy meat, yet being mindful of the future we thought the vegetarian dishes were as delicious and satisfying as anything with meat. The one pasta dish with sausage was delicious but not better or more satisfying. We had a wonderful evening for the New Year!
  32. TC

    TerryC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic and attentive service by all. We enjoyed our dinner immensely.
  33. y

    yoohoo

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great charcuterie platter to share the winter menu has yummy cassoulet top quality food
  34. JH

    JoyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing dinner - everyone at the table enjoyed our meals!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were spectacular. The ambiance was loud but that’s to be expected in the bar area.
  36. JJ

    JackieJo

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special get together with friends for the holidays. Not as stuffy or formal as the Main dining room, the food has always been great. Good idea to reserve a booth ahead of time.
  37. LJ

    LoryJ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely dining experience. we had a delightful lunch.
  38. DN

    DateNight

    Portland

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine and superb service! A classic night out high end restaurant with impeccable flavors and truly pleasant service! Highly recommend this Portland gem!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice pre amble to a concert at the Schnitz
  40. e

    erins

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The very loud noise in the bar made it difficult to hear one another. This was all because of a group of drunks and one table.

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 2596 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
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 Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • 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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