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Higgins Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
2543 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 43 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 2,543 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
  • 4.3Value

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  1. GG

    GaryG

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higgins never disappoints. Great food and service!
  2. l

    lesterk

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a Sunday evening meal with a friend. Excellent ambiance, service and food. It is good to see Higgins hasn’t lost a step coming through the pandemic.
  3. JF

    JudithF

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higgins is one of my favorite Portland restaurants! It never disappoints-delicious food & comfortable atmosphere. The Bar area is cozy with super mixed drinks and tasty wine.
  4. l

    lmscsm

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food just okay. Nothing spectacular. Best was the pork stuffed apple special. Cioppino did not have flavor, was not savory and overloaded with potatoes. Pork schnitzel was crisp but again no flavor. And the cheddar potatoes - - basically just mashed potatoes. So disappointing. Dessert was good, we enjoyed the buckwheat crust and pears. Our bottom line is the food was not worth the price.
  5. JS

    JuliaS

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Classic Portland bar, reservations required so advance planning helpful
  6. D

    Daedalus

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, one of Portland's most consistently excellent restaurants! There's really nothing to say other than if you haven't been back in awhile (or never been) don't take this PDX staple for granted!
  7. LL

    LauraL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere. The restaurant room was full and warm but it was easy to have a conversation--a huge plus for a night out!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Very tasty dishes and excellent service. The decor needs updating.
  9. i

    izzy

    Portland

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great spot! Good food, albeit pretty pricey. Nice wine list and the bar is also a nice place to grab a drink before or after a show. Service is top notch.
  10. Y

    Yummy

    Portland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always such a treat to go to Higgins. Their menu and specials are developed by people who love food and preparing food. Their service is friendly and knowledgeable, and they always have an interesting array of choices.
  11. JB

    JoanB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    Terrible Thanksgiving food, and $95 per person. Low quality ingredients. Pumpkin pie must have been from Safeway.
  12. P

    Pesea

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone’s food was great, and fantastic service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higgins is my go to, you know it’s going to be great place. They are just thoughtful in all they do. Love the charm, the history, service and of course the food-which is always well prepared and flavorful !
  14. SP

    ShariP

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Th mushroom dumplings entree and the panforte dessert were delightful!
  15. l

    laurap

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inventive and tasty menu selections. Cooked to perfection. Timing was good, did not feel rushed. We took our time . Service was efficient, friendly, and unobtrusive. It is a bit pricey, so not a every month place. But it is perfect for a special night out with friends, family or a special date. Liked that the food was complex without being fussy.
  16. JD

    JohnnyD

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Great food, amazing service with a warm atmosphere. Highly recommend!
  17. g

    gm286

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, impeccable dishes and presentation.
  18. G

    Gottagiggle

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed dinner before a play at the Keller. The staff is welcoming - the food and presentation were lovely. From the salad, to the dinner specials to the dessert, all wonderful.
  19. a

    alanr

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    the Bruschetta of Muhamarra was wonderful, the meal was very nice, finished with a lovely Irish coffee
  20. RH

    RobertH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great menu, sourced from local ingredients. Because everything is fresh and seasonal, the offerings will change throughout the year. There's a nice range of vegan, vegetarian, and meat items to select from. Wine, beers, and cocktails are high quality and reasonably priced. While one can spend a bit for dinner including cocktails and wine...its a singular treat!
  21. DE

    DickE

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higgins Bar never disappoints.
  22. RC

    RandallC

    Palm Springs

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A constant in the Portland fine dining scene. The menu is variable around the seasons and built around a stable of constant offerings. The talented kitchen staff gets an A+ for creativity and blending flavors.
  23. MF

    MelissaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is amazing. My server had long hair that was down in his face and he was wearing a mask so it was difficult to hear him and connect with him. The other servers picked up where he left off, so that was very nice.
  24. JV

    JamieV

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Notwithstanding our ability to get a reservation on Open Table for 2 at 7:15, the restaurant was closed and dark when we arrived at 7:15. I’d say they are some communications issues.
  25. MP

    MacP

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server John was excellent. In addition to being a good host, he wad a sense of humor and was appropriately attentative. The busser was great, and also had a great sense of humor. Between the two they helped make our dinning experience an enjoyable one. The rest of the staff were also helpful, and we treated by all like we were their responsibility. Our meals were worth the cost of admission. Our visit added to a very nice evening outing.
  26. i

    islandredneck

    Atlanta

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A pork lover haven. Food and service were top shelf. Comfortable and not too noisy, unpretentious atmosphere.
  27. MC

    MarilynC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to Higgins. John S, Nick, Josh, and Nora are staff members whose names we know. We have admired how these employees and the others work as a team, an effortless ensemble, to make the experience personable and warm. As for the kitchen, if I were a food writer I would know the proper superlatives to give the them. Higgins is a brilliant experience provided by all who work there.
  28. MP

    MarinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful experience. Arrived 40 minutes before our reservation and they seated us right away. We could smell something delicious wafting through the air. Service was prompt, we didn’t feel stifled with over-attention. We didn’t notice right away there was no music and that was actually so refreshing.
  29. PG

    PhilG

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of Portland's gems. Lovely place for celebrating a special occasion.
  30. l

    lisao

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and delicious food! It was lovely to have the salads and entrees that we wanted to share divided in the kitchen and artfully presented on our plates in individual portions! As beautifully presented as they were delicious!. Can’t wait to return.
  31. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at a corner table in the bar. The wait for a server, water, etc. was normal. The server's knowledge of the menu was outstanding. The excellent food came in a timely manner. Overall, a wonderful dining experience. Will go again.
  32. M

    Mamadeags

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our waiter was superb and the food was even better than we expected. Everything was delicious! We had not eaten at Higgins but it's one of my sister's Portland restaurant favorites. It was one of the best restaurant expriences we've ever had!
  33. KP

    KimP

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Outstanding food. Unfortunately, my reservation got us the worst table in the bar, but no biggie. The service was just okay and no one checked that the food was good. This was only problematic because we have always had stellar service at Higgins in the past.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. $70 for an 8 oz. Filet is more than I wanted to spend but it was worth it.
  35. S

    Sally

    Portland

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The bar was quite crowded - which is actually wonderful to see. However, service was pretty slow. Food was great, though it took quite a while to get it.
  36. CS

    CarrieS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A bit disappointed. We used to walk in to Higgins bar and we know now you need a reservation which we had. Our reservation was at 630. Waited 10 min for table then another 10 min before anyone acknowledged us or took our drink order. Bar menu didn't have burger or anything simple. Ended up paying 300 for 3 meals (and drinks) that were average. Bring back the casual yet thoughtful food at the bar. As it is now , basically an expensive dinner that is not worth the price;(.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been awhile since I last dined Great reminder how delicious the food is !
  38. K

    Kaki

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night experience. We've dined with Higgins many times through the years. Best night yet. They were on their game. Excellent meal and service.
  39. S

    Shuvi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unforgettable dining experience! The quality of the ingredients and the service were wonderful. No wonder it’s a Portland institution.
  40. RH

    RobertH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My worst experience at one of my favorite Portland bistros

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 2543 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 43 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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