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Higgins Restaurant and Bar

1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915 (Downtown)
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Ranked #37 of 3,554 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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343 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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293 reviews 293 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is on my top 5 list of PDX favs. I was a frequent visitor here when I lived in the city. I have pretty much have had everything on their lunch and dinner menus. My favorites when I visited were usually the specials that were featured - risotto, fish, mushroom pasta, winter tuna salad. Their menu has oldy but... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Higgins has been a staple, a steady performer in the restaurant scene in Portland for a long time, and with good reason. They are a bit traditional and that works fine because they know how to do it with class. From the maitre'd to the wait staff, they are intent on helping you enjoy your visit, be it the seating... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Although it is over 20 years old, this is not a restaurant that rests on its laurels. We enjoyed a superb dinner, with great service (hats off to Charlie, a waiter of the old fashioned sort), delicious food and a wonderful vibe. The flavors of everything we ate were intense. We shared a mussel appetizer that was among the best... More

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Lacey, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Higgins was probably one of our favorite dining experiences in Portland! We had reservations in the dining room on a Saturday night but got there early so we decided to spend some time at the bar having a drink before dinner. We enjoyed the bar, the bartenders and staff so much that we cancelled our reservation in the dining room... More

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North Bend, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to me while at a growler station. From the moment I walked in till the time I left the staff people were superb. Very helpful, professional and the waiter made great recommendations. The best razor clams I've ever had! I was so impressed with the bread I asked who baked it..next stop Ken's Artisan Bakery....NW Portland

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Oak Park
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped here for dinner in the bar. Greeted by the amazing server, Kennedy, who remembered my mother from years ago. Excellent hamburger! Even better Margarita. Kennedy makes excellent wine recommendations too. Go here.

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york, pa
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174 reviews 174 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by here after a trip to the Oregon Historical Museum. A good lunch awaited us. I had the Salade Nicoise with fresh local tuna. It was amazing. I don't think I've ever tasted tuna that tasted that good. My husband had the butter lettuce and bay shrimp. Not sure what size bay shrimp should be. These were tiny, but... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The cod was amazing, on a bed of fennel with tiny turnips and baby carrots, absolutely delicious. There were five of us for dinner, we had the cod, and the salmon, and it was all enjoyed. The service was excellent as well.

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Denton, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was an unassuming "corner restaurant'. It seemed full of locals suggesting that it would be good. And SERIOUSLY, I had the best salmon I've ever eaten. Wait staff was friendly, efficient and made good recommendations. Ticket was pricey, but absolutely worth it. Make a reservation!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Everyone said you have to eat at Jake's Famous (which we did) but Higgins was a real treat. I took along my nice pants and jacket because I though it might be pretty formal but semi-casual was just fine. An excellent meal - a fresh seafood pasta - was exceptional.

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