Higgins Restaurant & Bar

4.7
1975 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1975 people are saying
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4.8
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4.7
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Amazing
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Please change your menu on Open Table. Was super disappointed with the menu. We are long time fans, but paying $80.00 for burgers is ridiculous.

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lizl
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience as always. Looking forward to future dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have eaten here a few times before covid and it was great. The outside seating was nice. The food this time had no flavor or it was over loaded with weird matching sauces that don’t usually go with the dish. We were seated on their last reservation but when it was time to pay our waiter was seriously no were to be found. So we had to ask a different server a few time as it was getting cold out to cash out. Our real waiter showed back up after missing for 20 mins after. I am sure it’s hard to manage. It seemed like the chef did not taste the food.

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vipCynPDX
Portland
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fine dining in gorgeous setting - what a perfect way to resume life following the pandemic restrictions! The innovative menu and perfect execution made for a memorable evening. Looking forward to many fine meals on the patio this summer.

JA
vipJamieA
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Higgins Piggins may have been a COVID-19 pivot to continue Higgins's delicious tradition, but it has one of the best outdoor settings in Portland to enjoy an always-wonderful meal from a terrific local kitchen. When COVID-19 is a distant, unhappy memory, I hope Higgins Piggins will still be serving meals on the Oregon Historical Society's glorious patio.

And for a perfect afternoon/evening: explore the OHS exhibits before or after your meal!

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AmeliaH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first lunch at Piggins on the Oregon Historical Society patio. It was a sunny day with a light breeze, absolutely perfect weather. And the view from our table was lovely, including lots of trees and the wonderful Lewis and Clark mural on the side of the adjacent building. But the best part was the food. I had the Spiced Chickpea Crepe with Grilled Asparagus, which was delicious and full of bold flavors, unusual for a vegetarian dish. My husband had an old favorite, the Open Faced Carman Beef Brisket Pastrami sandwich, which was as perfect as ever. We each also had one of Piggins' NA mocktails, a Virgin Moscow Mule, which was lively and refreshing. Then of course we had to have dessert, too, for which I'll give the full descriptions: "Feuilletée of puff pastry with Black Sheep fresh cheese and rhubarb ginger compote" and "Bittersweet chocolate mousse parfait with hazelnut pebbles, chantilly and candied mint" both as exquisite as they sound. The service was perfect, as it has always been at Higgins. There's nothing we would have wanted to be different -- it was really a perfect meal.

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ValerieF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was our first restaurant meal in over a year! A lovely setting across from the Portland Art Museum. Attentive and friendly service. Food was very good, not quite Higgins’ usual standards. The only big disappointment was dessert which was small (for $11) and more studied than delicious. We will, however, return again.

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Arnie
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We're so glad you're back!
We didn't think the quinoa added anything to the soup although the broth and vegetables were delicious.

BD
vipBeccaD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a refreshing place to meet with friends and enjoy the season will good drinks and good food.

JR
JaneR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Eating at Piggins was not the traditional Higgens fine dining experience, but overall the food was good, service was excellent.

LB
LocalBruncher
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Fantastic outdoor pation at Historical Society. Could use a little ambient music. Great friendly staff.

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vipMissy
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always inventive and magnificent. Thank you!!!

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vipTiga
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. We love the variations on fisherman’s stew. Tonight was a verde stew for one entree. And the other was a chickpea crepe with asparagus and spring vegetables. Starter shared of bay shrimp in choux puffs.

JP
JanP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very interesting main courses. Really delicious as always.

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Jamess
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True classic! Been a staple in Portland forever and am happy to help keep the doors open.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Need more vegan options or easy modifications. Thought you would have more given farm to table.

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Krose17
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Only 4 dishes were offered. I ordered the pasta and it was disappointing. My husband ordered the steak-at least that was good. I was not impressed with the food options and the pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food.

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andyn
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Higgins is a classic. We have gone for lunches pre-pandenic sitting at the bar enjoying wonderful food and wine since Greg opened. Dinner in the main restaurant is always a special treat. We highly recommend Higgins.

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Matriarch
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful people . . . Excellent food
Vaccinated and great to be back enjoying this staff and splendid food

JP
JoseP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service.
The ambiance needs work.

KR
KentR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best restaurant in Portland.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place with a variety of a selection with small menu. Service, food and ambiance were great. Will definitely come back next tome in Portland. I had the filet which was excellent (not a bargain at $56), we had halibut (fish special) and crab cakes all delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dinner planned with good friends, in celebration of a birthday and life in general.

The menu is always stand out and this visit did not disappoint! Beautiful created cheese board, lovely entrees, mouth watering desserts and lovely wine choices.

Our wait team was perfect and truly managed the pandemic guidelines like pros.

Thankful they are open and highly recommend securing a reservation.

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vipdkrdkr
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food but a bit overpriced compared to similar places downtown. Limited options for main courses, relatively small portion sizes. The ambiance used to be better too (the dining room looks quite plain now after covid). Our waiter was very friendly, and everything we ordered was yummy.

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vipYummy
Portland
41 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another wonderful evening with an amazing server and incredible food!

BD
vipBeccaD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly people. Fine food and drinks!

BD
vipBeccaD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful way to spend an evening, great food and hospitality, and of course friends!

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vipDabbajay
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was obviously not the best experience we’ve ever had at Higgins, but that was primarily due to COVID-19 restrictions. Still great food, service and value. Cannot wait for things to get back to normal.

JS
vipJohnS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First dinner out for 13 months due to Covid. Loved once again being at one of my favorite restaurants. I'll be back!

MO
MichaelO
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was sorely disappointed that my oysters were salted☹️I also had to request salt as my steak was completely unseasoned. Aside from that and an exceptionally long wait because our waiter was “busy” I would say it was a mediocre experience for a $200 dinner. Will not be coming back

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ToddS
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very well prepared and presented. High quality. Ambiance was very subdued and decor was so plain as to make it less enjoyable. Go for the food.

JS
JimS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Higgins a few times and never had a bad experience. Great atmosphere, knowledgeable and engaging staff and the food is some of the very best representation of NW cuisine. I've recommended Higgins to friends and family many times. Kudos to Greg, Paul and the entire staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

AB
ArmenB
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Higgins is a very small restaurant - but that is the exact ambiance one needs to be in a cozy environment with friends and loved ones. Highly recommend it !

AR
AlanR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was friendly and professional and the food was exquisite, well-presented and prompt.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food and service was great. I can’t wait until Higgins and all of the Portland restaurants return to their former grandeur!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining inside a restaurant in a year so we decided that we’d spend it at our favorite restaurant! Food, service, and ambiance were superb as usual! Can’t wait to return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with out of town friends. Had a great time! Excellent food and perfect service.

AH
AH4212
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a safe choice. The service is some of the best in town.

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 1975 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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