Higgins Restaurant & Bar

4.7
1963 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 1963 people are saying
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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.

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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.

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KentR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best restaurant in Portland.

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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!

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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
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and friendly people. Fine food and drinks!

BD
vipBeccaD
New York Area
13 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!

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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.

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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!!

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ArmenB
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 !

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AlanR
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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AH4212
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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ORKS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut was delicious, staff was attentive but not intrusive, the atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant - a very nice evening.

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vipLuLu
Portland
61 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Same ambiance as a funeral parlor. Horrible horrible horrible experience. Figure it out, do you want people to enjoy themselves or have pity for the restaurant industry -- this experience will only quicken the death of this restaurant. (Even though they are not being charged any rent during this time).

Distancing 6 feet does not mean you have to remove all the tables! It doesn't mean the smell of death should be in the air. It means don't seat people within 6 feet of each other. Other, welcoming restaurants that care about their patrons, leave the tables in the restaurant and decorate the tables not in use with fresh flower arrangements or put a simple "reserved" sign or other imaginative way to show the table is not to be used.

We were there to celebrate and this was the most depressing atmosphere I have ever seen in a restaurant anywhere. This placed should be ashamed because of what it once was. We will never return.

Plus, the oysters were terrible!!

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vipKellyD1961
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our first forays now that restaurants are reopening and Higgins never disappoints! Exceptional food and service. We loved every single morsel. Thank you one again, Higgins. We have missed you.

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Donbob
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We were incredibly disappointed. Granted, the menu was limited because of COVID and in the past we have been pleased.
My schnitzel was as dry as a board and lacking in flavor. Totally lacking. And my friend’s filet, ordered medium, was well overdone and tough. Two others had the scallop which were fine but nothing special. And the items were very pricey.
For the sake of the restaurant, hopefully this was an aberration. It was a Wednesday night. Was the chef off and the cooking done by the cleaning staff (sorry, couldn’t resist, two of our meals were that bad)

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vipCutiePie
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything. The Covid protocol was perfect and we felt comfortable. Higgins has always been an outstanding place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and custom cocktails! Felt safe but also comfortable enough to forget about the pandemic for a while! This was the right place for our first post-vaccine indoor meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was overpriced but good. Decor is a bit tacky with the brick wallpaper, especially for the ambience of the restaurant.

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vipSeanH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints: great service really nice menu. Food was all cooked perfectly. What else is there to say?

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JanS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delightful! We had a lovely time. It was nice to be back there.

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vipBeccaD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere. A Portland legend. Nothing has been compromised...Still an amazing experience.

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Dash
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner, Thank-you for the quality service and excellent cuisine! Glad you guys are back open! Can't wait to be able to belly up to the bar and have a burger and beer! :)

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Doej
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Higgins did not disappoint. The food was outstanding as usual. The servers have been off a while and weren't as attentive as is typical for Higgins but still outstanding.

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 1963 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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