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Higgins Restaurant and Bar

1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915 (Downtown)
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Ranked #50 of 3,617 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Bar
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Clackamas, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

From the wonderful atmosphere to the urban cuisine this is one restaurant you won't want to miss. Exotic, local fresh cuisine. Everything is seasoned with locally grown herbs and all fresh vegetables, meats and fare. Lovely cheese and locally made sausages. Fine wine list. Service to die for. A place to go for the entire evening. A true fine dining... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I dined on small plates in the friendly bar. Loved the place and the service. Staff were really friendly, and the cuisine was first rate, along with the wine-by-the-glass list.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

After hearing some very good things about Higgins and reading the reviews my wife and I decided to have Thanksgiving dinner there. We wanted an early dinner and made a mid afternoon reservation. As expected, the restaurant was packed, but we were seated right on time. Once seated the service was outstanding. Our server was very attentive, knowledgeable in his... More 

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185 reviews 185 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Higgins was recommended to us by a "local" and what an excellent choice for dinner. The front dining room is upscale and reservations are suggested. We popped into the lively pub in the back where both a bar menu and the fine dining menu is offered. Absolutely superb service and food. IfI lived in Portland, I would make this a... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husband and I decided to attend the mushroom celebration feast at Higgins, to benefit the Portland Public Market project many of us foodies in Portland have been waiting for. Also we admire Greg Higgins. Dinner began with what I consider, in retrospect, to have been the best part: "Forest mushroom cappuccino", a little espresso cup of a deep mushroom... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Like many restaurants in Portland, Higgins is 'farm to table'. But it's being doing F2T since before it was even called 'farm to table'. And that experience shows. The local fare they serve here is second to none. Quick tip - if you can get in, sit on the bistro side. It has the same menu as the dining room... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Higgins was recommended to us, and it did not disappoint. First of all, our server was one of the best we have ever had. He took us through both the drink and food menus and recommended some amazing choices. The Stoller Pinot Noir was unbelievable. We are now searching online to find some to have at home. There were two... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were embarking on a cruise from Portland and spent the prior night exploring. I found Higgins online and based on reviews we gave it a shot. This is one of the most remarkable restaurants I have ever dined in. All fresh sustainable local foods prepared by a terrific chef and team. Service was precise and excellent. The separate bar... More 

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Los Altos, California, United States
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171 reviews 171 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you want some good whiskey/scotch/bourbon or a great glass of Oregon wine with great food, this is your place. The seafood is fantastic and the drinks are very well done. The service is professional and they have a wine expert on staff. A great place for business dinner near downtown Portland hotels.

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Westport, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had some colleagues visiting from Tokyo and OISHI (translated as good) was all I heard once the plates arrived. Service was warm and excellent. Was my first time and made the reservation on a friends suggestion. Would come back any time.

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Additional Information about Higgins Restaurant and Bar

Address: 1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915
Phone Number: 503-222-9070
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood, Bar

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