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Higgins Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
2464 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 29 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 2,464 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. B

    Barbara

    Portland

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We always love Higgins, but we tried the Bar this time. Very lively crowd. It was a bit noisy for us, but not awful. The service was beyond excellent. We were well cared for the whole time. The wine and food was delicious. We had the Nicoise Salad and the Gazpacho with seared Tuna. For desert, a peach and blackberry cobbler with homemade ice cream. Perfect!
  2. G

    George

    Portland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love Higgins bar Service great. Hamburger was over cooked but otherwise very good. Great atmosphere. Glad we can reserve in the bar.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great dinner before the ballet! Enjoyed everything!
  4. Y

    Yumyum

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, delish food.
  5. RT

    RobertT

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was wonderful. Our only complaint was that we were a bit cold and the noise level was very high from an adjacent 10 top. Food took awhile to get out from the kitchen but we weren’t in a hurry
  6. g

    gourmand

    Portland

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The risotto was amazing. The beets were over seasoned. Higgins is a treasure for Portland
  7. E

    Eddiboy

    Portland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The best burger in town. Heirloom tomatoes luscious…… great to experience Higgins post COVID!!!
  8. N

    Nick

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chefs clearly understood the assignment. Had two of the specials, and each was wonderful in a different way, a Hatch Chile lentil base on one hand and a delicate dashi broth on the other.
  9. JF

    JonathanFox

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Good but expensive
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! Staff is fantastic!
  11. HC

    HamiltonC

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, but the service was not up to Higgins' usual standard.
  12. j

    jenjarbo

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was great, the food was OK. I expected it to be really delicious and it wasn’t. It was OK.
  13. j

    jovin

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Portland place! We love supporting our local food sources in such a delicious way. John is a pro at what he does - suggesting options and beverages to make the experience even more fun:) Keep up the great work Greg and crew at Higgins! We’ve been fans since your early days back in the nineties…..
  14. W

    Wiley

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent! We started with the charcuterie, followed by mussels, a salad, and a fantastic pork stew (the best I have ever had). Everything was delicious. The service was impecable. John, our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. The best meal we had in Portland!
  15. G

    Geeyogini

    Raleigh

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Higgins is sure to be one of the highlights of our trip to Portland. Everything was outstanding from beginning to end--the delicious, inventive food, our friendly, knowledgeable server, the wine selection, the atmosphere. I wish we were spending more time in Portland so we could come back to Higgins a few more times!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    626 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    626 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner at this long established restaurant. I think their food is a little different from the ordinary and quite unique in some ways. I had a very tasty mushroom soup to start with and a cheese and ham risotto for the main course. Unique tastes in a good way. Our dessert was also different, a brioche cake which was done in the French manner. Overall, I recommend Higgins for a taste adventure.
  17. S

    Sophie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience and although it was pricey, we got very generous portions of delicious and perfectly cooked food. The steak was the best my husband had ever had and the service was great, especially catering for a food intolerance.
  18. 8

    84bigsky

    Montana

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service and excellent food but room was chilly and noisy
  19. n

    nywineguy

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant evening. Service was outstanding (Chris was knowledgeable, friendly, efficient). Food was great...best mussels I've had in years. Convenient to concert hall and other venues.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, excellent service at all points of experience. Great date night.
  21. PF

    PeterF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful locally foraged cuisine with something for everyone. The flavors are complex, and the plates beautifully composed. The two of us had three appetizers and split an entree - every plate was a winner. The sausage/salami charcuterie plate was by far the best I've ever had. Every morsel had subtle, distinct flavors and textures. I can hardly wait to go back. (Oh - and the service (we had Seth) was fabulous!)
  22. MM

    MaggieM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Side dish: on menu as marinated sweet walla wallas with tomato and cucumber what I was served: chopped up red onion with 4 little tomatoes bits and 5-6 little cucumber bits - I sent it back - what happened?? Not as described on menu. First disappointment at Higgins - my go do restaurant of choice!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided on Higgins after searching up fine dining on maps, and it certainly lived up to my expectations. The menu was very unique, not at all traditional and pushed me to eat different foods from what I’m used to. My dad & I had such a lovely, substantial dinner. I was impressed with the portion size. You got the perfect amount for the price of the dish, & it was presented beautifully. The heirloom tomato appetizer was fabulous; perfectly ripe and full of flavor. For the main course, my dad had the steak; exceptionally cooked and such a high quality cut of meat. I had the duck which was paired with a delectable huckleberry compote, greens, a crispy polenta cake, & other fixins which made up the best dinner. We will definitely be back & recommend Higgins to anyone visiting Portland if you’d like a special meal made with love and skill.
  24. KC

    KblahC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We've been eating at Higgins since the 1990s, but I don't think we'll be going back after this meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice experience, the food was far beyond expectations while the price is rather affordable. Waiter was kinda busy but the service was satisfying. 9.5/10
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing
  27. LV

    LolaV

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. The quality of options and food was amazing. Would go back again.
  28. E

    Erica

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet friendly restaurant with great food and staff!
  29. JP

    JamesP

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faultless food, wine and service
  30. DL

    DaveL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One fancy night out and we loved it. Service and quality of food were top notch.
  31. KC

    KCinPDX

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higgins never disappoints - the food, personable service, small extras from the kitchen, and attention make dining an excellent experience. We were celebrating our engagement, and when the staff found out, they made our night even more special with complimentary touches like champagne and candles on dessert. I love every time I've been there!
  32. h

    hchasin

    Portland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb summer lunch of a beautiful gazpacho with lightly cooked pieces if ahi to enjoy. Lovely, personal service. Quiet back in the bar made for pleasant conversation with a good friend.
  33. A

    Arch

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higgins is an exceptional restaurant experience in all respects -- absolutely top notch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Pretty underwhelming. Felt like a restaurant that used to be special, but is now riding on their reputation. Ingredients were high quality, fresh, and local, but the preparations were a bit staid and boring. Service was good, but quite rushed: our amuse bouche came at the same time as our first course, and the check came immediately after we declined dessert. We found this strange considering there were several open tables and no one waiting at the front. It was also very expensive. We’ve had much better meals in Portland for a lot less.
  35. JB

    JayB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. I travel a lot for business and I know that this restaurant can hold its own with any restaurant at twice the price. First class service and food. Highly recommended.
  36. P

    Paul

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrive early to meet the knowledgeable, friendly bartender: he can make anything your heart desires from an extensive menu of spirits. Come hungry for the delicious food: we had the duck and the salmon, starting with the perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes and finishing with the peach cobbler. Attentive service by a team of waitstaff ensures that you’ll never wait for anything you need.
  37. SD

    ShawnD

    Portland

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great gazpacho lunch and very helpful service team. Thank you for making it easy to come back!
  38. MO

    MaggieOC

    Portland

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had lunch at Higgins yesterday with a friend I haven't seen since the spring of 2020. The food was delicious. I requested a window table which was perfect on a sunny summer day Higgins is always the perfect spot for a special occasion.
  39. JS

    JanetS

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We asked to be moved away from a very noisy table of about 10 And then we seated next to a table of about 20. They were at least quieter. My $70 filet was not as tender as I would have expected. The polenta ball was dry and over cooked. Service was professional and attentive.
  40. A

    Andyd8519

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Been going to Higgins for 15 years. Yesterday found the bar area very busy for dining. We had a rez thank goodness. Unfortunately, they were completely understaffed server-wise in the bar area and both my friend and I felt that the staff had an air of superiority and a complete unwillingness to veer from the menu (drink and food) as written. No flowed far too easily from the server's lips. Im not going back anytime soon. It's ok to be busy and staffing shortages are a reality. But how you treat customers is non-negotiable. Makes me sad. Love the place.

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 2464 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 29 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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