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Higgins Restaurant & Bar

4.7
4.7
2427 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 26 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 2,427 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Healthy

  • Portland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Portland

    Healthy

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  1. JS

    JanetS

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. A

    Andyd8519

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  3. y

    yoohoo

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gazpacho soup and burger in the bar is the perfect summer meal!!
  4. MM

    MaryM

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed 3 specials - a salad, fresh Chinook salmon, and a beef tenderloin. All were outstanding. Service was also outstanding and efficient.
  5. MP

    MarkP

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place in Portland. I imagine that my wife and I are probably considered regulars by now. Had dinner last night, and as usual, expectations were exceeded. Food, drinks and service were all wonderful. I have seen negative comments that complain about small portions but I have to wonder what they are comparing the portion sizes to. We’ve never left feeling hungry or short changed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waiter was most helpful. Wine was good and appetizers were tasty.
  7. y

    yoohoo

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful seafood Wonderful staff One of our go-to restaurants in Portland
  8. g

    gourmand

    Portland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a pleasure to return to Higgins. The lunch food was great and the service was just right.
  9. SM

    SheilaM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higgins was a great environment for a small dinner gathering. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The restaurant did a great job providing vegan options!
  10. J

    Jf60

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my 60th birthday. We loved everything from the service and the food is amazing. Big portion very reasonable price. Nice job everyone. We will come back soon.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and staff.
  12. KC

    KenC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really do enjoy going to a Higgins. I don't go often, but reachy time I'm there it's always a great experience!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a beautiful meal. Our waiter was so knowledgeable and recommended incredible items. This will definitely become a regular spot. It is very pricey but worth it for a good meal once in a while.
  14. SL

    ScottL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Portland classic. Always fresh and delicious with an attention to service that is increasingly rare at other restaurants.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic including the service! I would highly recommend Higgins to anyone looking for a good meal out Great cocktails and very good nightly specials
  16. SW

    SimonW

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Try the Fabada - it’s fantastic! Very friendly and knowledgeable servers too. Highly recommended.
  17. JR

    JimReview

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Our server provided insight into several menu items that helped us make the best selection.
  18. A

    Aficionado

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These folks know the meaning of service. They run an understated but classy operation.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We started in the trendy bar, but it was too loud. We were graciously moved to the dining room. We enjoyed our food, but duck breast came out too rare. They refired it and the person eating it loved the meal.
  20. JP

    JohnP

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended! We were visiting from Las Vegas and simply took a chance on this quaint, humble (but excellent) restaurant via the OpenTable app. It exceeded our expectations in every way possible -- they even comped us each a glass of champagne, as we were celebrating an anniversary. Every member of the staff was eager to please and it truly felt like a community effort. We ordered the fisherman's stew and salmon special, as well as salad and appetizer -- everything was fresh, full of flavor, cooked to perfection. Just a good, positive, low-key vibe compared to a lot of restaurants whose people seem stressed and/or burnt out. Excellent cocktails and wine list. Couldn't have been more pleased with the experience.
  21. k

    keepersg

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in a pleasant quiet ambiance.
  22. A

    Andi

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful!!!
  23. AJ

    AnneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined twice this week, excellent both times. Only comment: I had the Spanish “whole pig” and beans last night. It was delicious, but very rich and filling; I only managed half of it, and I had a good appetite. Could small + large portions be offered? Smaller with all the cuts, but half the amount of each. I assume customers would object to just smaller portions. The beans were delicious, the best part. Thanks for two great evenings.
  24. MC

    MCFT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent restaurant as usual ! We hard a wonderful Time : thank you
  25. HN

    HNBPDX

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn't been to Higgins since before the pandemic, and it was lovely to go back and have their delicious food! Our server was also great; I'm so glad Higgins managed to survive the last few years. I highly recommend Higgins to anyone who wants to go out for a delicious and fancier dinner.
  26. w

    welovefood

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very tasty. The servers were quick and very thoughtful. We really appreciated the good friendly atmosphere, even with our party with young kids. Everything online indicated that it was an outdoor bistro, but in fact, there’s no outdoor seating currently in the season and it’s already July. I’ll definitely go again but if there isn’t outdoor seating, it would be less of a draw for us.
  27. LM

    LiveMusicGuy

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    liked it, server was a bit aggressive, glad you have vegetarian options.
  28. GB

    GinaB

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Not great service, a glass of wine and the bread with the appetizer was forgotten. Food was mediocre and not as good as anticipated.
  29. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite restaurants in Portland. Food is always well prepared and the staff is attentive without being overbearing.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It’s all about the food. Still one of Portland’s best.
  31. TM

    TrishM

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family enjoyed delicious drinks and dinner at Higgins. We ate in the bar and our server was Leslie. They were attentive and efficient. We can’t wait to return .
  32. TC

    TimC

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre concert go to. Been a while but incredible as always
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higgins is an old favorite in Portland— food, service and environment was stellar and always is!!
  34. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Higgins bar is a favorite of both the friend I was with and me. The service was excellent - friendly and quick. The food was as always delicious. I had a full dinner (shrimp salad and then razor clams) and my friend ate off the bar menu (hamburger and a salad), and everything was tasty and lovely. We were in a booth, and the bar was not very crowded, so the place was fairly quiet; it can be more "energetic" under other circumstances. In every way a fine evening
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience after having not been here in 10+ years. Food was fresh, flavors vibrant and perfect. Service was great- loved the amuse buche they brought us and the offering to give us a few extra pieces of chewy country bread to sop up the liquid gold mussels broth. Divine. Salmon was fresh and we loved the addition of guanciale. Pasta w/ fresh peas was delicious. Going back soon!
  36. o

    oopa

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Pasta was dry. Prices were outrageous (and we live in NYC!). Portions were small.
  37. AE

    AdamE

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, and atmosphere were great. The only downside was slightly slow service.
  38. BO

    BridgetO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A return to the haunt did not disappoint. Sad to see so many original staff retired or moved on. Missed the world’s most loved bartender Matty and so many others. Food and service clear the bar Greg and Paul set years ago. Much love. -b.
  39. Y

    Yummy

    Portland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is run and staffed by artists who love food and serve up incredible, interesting, and unusual dishes along with old favorites. Everything is cooked to perfection and of the highest quality (grass-fed meats, wild salmon, organic veggies) yet it is reasonably priced. The servers and bartenders are true professionals who ensure that your experience is special. We are blessed with many good choices in PDX but this is our crowned jewel 💎
  40. PR

    ParkRidge

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    First, the charcuterie platter is SPECTACULAR! We just about licked the plate clean to quote that old nursery rhyme. My son-in-law demolished the 16 oz. 50-day aged steak, and his daughter had the filet. After gorging on the charcuterie platter, my daughter chose pasta, and I chose the buckwheat crepe stuffed with dull ingredients. The crepe itself was inedible (a tough consistency more appropriate for resoling shoes. My mistake. Our super waiter, Shackleton, took it off the bill without any request. Still a grand time had by all. Avoid buckwheat.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • 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 2427 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 26 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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