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About Higgins Restaurant & Bar

At Higgins we are fortunate to be situated in one of the world’s most fertile, productive and diverse agricultural regions

1239 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Organic, Contemporary French / American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: M-Sa 5:00pm-10:30pm
Dinner: Su 4:00pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
SW Jefferson St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 222-9070

Website:
http://higginsportland.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Higgins Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (74)
Special Occasion (68)
Fit for Foodies (56)
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Creative Cuisine (53)
Good for a Date (53)
Quiet Conversation (47)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Notable Wine List (42)
Romantic (41)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Authentic (37)
Seasonal (37)
Business Meals (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Worth the Drive (31)
Cozy (29)
Bar Seating (24)
Organic (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Healthy (23)
Great for Lunch (20)
Good for Groups (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Great Beer (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Casual (12)
Fun (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was just fine, but the oyster 'Po Boy (one of my favorite sandwiches of all time) was extremely disappointing. On a very large roll were only three fried oysters. The sauce was underportioned (for my taste, as the messiness of a 'Po Boy is part of the joy) and the slaw on the top bun was dry. The vegan pureed parsnip soup was under seasoned to the point of utter blandness.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Higgins is simply the best. The best food, the best service, the best atmosphere, the best location, the best everything attributable to a great restaurant. The best...period.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Stopped in for lunch and wanted to experience the old school of Portland... great creativity in the menu... soups that warm you and create sunshine even in Portland!!
Salads a reasonable size and the mains use local ingredianets with great flavor and locally sourced.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I love this place!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good vegan options, excellent fish and good service. Went here pre-theatre and they were a little disorganized at start-up and then as the restaurant filled up it got pretty chaotic which didn't make for a good ambiance but was expected.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always excellent. One of Portland's truly great restaurants!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great Beer, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I have a lot of food sensitivities that makes it quite challenging to go out to dinner. The chef was wiling to cook something special for me using the very flexible combination of all available ingredients listed in the menu. It was not only a healthy meal for me, but it tasted terrific!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Higgens is quintessential fine Portland dinning with a European feel. The staff are top notch and very professional. More intimate, quaint vibe. The bar has old world charm and some of the best selection of European and local beers on tap. We really impressed out out of state business guests.

Tags: Great Beer, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The wait staff was wonderful. The drinks were imaginative but not wacky. The food was delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Higgins used to be really good, but this time the menu was really not very appetizing and not very special. The food was OK but not worth the price; several of us felt that we would have dined better elsewhere. Get it together guys...we'd love to come back but we'll need to see some changes in the menu...back to basics please.

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always outstanding p...the food was amazing and the service superb

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always beyond your expectation! Have never found Higgins to be disappointment........thanks and continue the excellent work! Carol

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner and incredible service!!!

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Have dined at Higgins twice and both times were wonderful! Food absolutely delicious and awesome service! Look forward to next time I am in Portland and can have dinner at Higgins!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We've been dining at Higgins for 10-15 years. They accommodated our special request with ease and friendliness. Our only off-comment was that the main course food was just warm; it should have been much higher temperature, and the plates hotter, too. Service was great, and dessert a delight.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is obviously a reasonably good restaurant by all accounts. For us, my wife's dish of Sheep cheeks was lukewarm, rather spoiling the experience. The restaurant was also a little on the cold side.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

A+ as usual.. wonderful food, great but unobtrusive service, fine wines.. what's not to like!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent meal, great wait staff. Wonderful, iconic place to eat in Portland.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great restaurant to visit when in a Portland! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the specials.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were promptly seated, having arrived 10 minutes early. The wait staff knew exactly what they were doing and we could tell they were all professional. Cozy ambience. Tables placed at good distances from one another, for easy conversation. We ordered the two seafood specials: fresh rock fish and fresh Alaskan cod. Both were complimented with luscious sauces and correctly cooked sides. Excellent in all ways. We will return here on our next trip to Portland

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have dined at Higgins many times and always enjoy the food, ambiance, and the work of an expert staff. This visit was no different.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything we ordered was the best quality and far surpassed our expectations!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic food and attentive service. I would definitely eat there aGain and recommend it to friends and family.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Higgins is one of my top five favorite restaurants in Portland . The food is always excellent. It's less noisy than most restaurants, but can get a bit loud when there's a full house. It's a restaurant I often take guests from out of town.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Higgins is always wonderful in all aspects. The food is outstanding and I cannot recall getting better service anywhere in the world

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Consistently delicious food, creative menus and excellent serving staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had heard such wonderful things about Higgins but was very dissapointed.
Room was very pretty and service was good but felt rushed. As soon as we sat down, we were told the specials before even ordering a drink. We got our drinks and were asked if we were ready to order. Once we ordered, the appetizers came too fast and then the dinner immediately after we were done with the first course. I had a pasta dish which was delicious but was not hot- barely warm. The cod was ordered by another in our party was quite tasty but the potion was tiny. The flat iron stake was amazing. The vegetarian dish was listed as dumplings, but there were no dumplings. The meal was very good but not as described.
We didn’t order dessert and then immediately given the check without having asked for it.
It was not the dining experience I had expected.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome. Delicious. Some of the best servers in town!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Greg is a gem. The staff includes several people who have been with him since he opened. That says a lot about the character of a restaurateur. The food is consistently great, seasonal and local. There are a few constants on the menu, but seafood stew and mussels, while always available, are given fresh treatments throughout the year. This place is a favorite.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I had dinner here with 2 business associates and the service was excellent. The waiter was very patient with us us we were having a long conversation. We ordered the fresh tuna and it was delicious. One of us ordered the fish stew and his remark is that it was very fresh. The salad starter could have been a meal in itself.
We waiter brought us sample of the 2 wines before we ordered the bottle.
Excellent restaurant and I will definitely return on my next trip to Portland.

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food so good. Restaurant fills up quickly, make reservation early. Farm to table, clean, friendly wait staff, and minimal, high ceiliinged space.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Vegan, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our table was ready when we arrived and the staff while attentive were available should we ha e required them. The food was served and presented well. There was an appropriate amount of time between courses and there was only a $10 fee for cutting and serving our own cake. A very pleasant experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were disappointed. We've had great meals at Higgins but this wasn't one of them. The NY strip steak was tough and lacked flavor. The whole pig was dry and pedestrian. The service was excellent. I know they can do better.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Higgins is my favorite place for a business/formal lunch in Portland.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Never disappoints... a warm welcome, and food prepared with upmost attention

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Best duck I have ever had. Very good food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We have been dining at Higgins for years and it never gets old. It remains one of Portland's best restaurants. They always use the best seasonal, fresh ingredients and whether they are serving an old favorite like the fish stew or something they just created that evening, the flavors are amazing. The service is sharp and friendly. We just love this place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening at Higgins. The wait staff was superb, the setting cozy and we did not feel rushed at all. I can't think of a restaurant where I've been recently where the wait staff made me feel so welcome. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu, wine, etc and did a good job of going over the specials. The food was certainly good, though I wasn't as overwhelmed by the food as I was by the atmosphere and service. Loved the fact that it was relatively quiet and we were able to talk. Sadly, that's often not the case in even fine dining establishments. We'll be back.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The best food and service as usual!

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