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Higgins Restaurant and Bar

1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915 (Downtown)
503-222-9070
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Ranked #50 of 3,561 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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English first
Edmonds, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food was pretty good but a bit pricey. The menu wasn't very big but I am guessing that is because they really wanted to focus on a few dishes to make them great. Service was outstanding; wine list is great.

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Houston, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Higgins has a very nice atmosphere, and the server was very professional. We went for a weekday lunch, and I didn't feel like it met expectations, especially for the price. The charcuterie board had some very nice sausage and cured meat options, and I would recommend it. However, my husband and I were left flat by our lunch main courses.... More

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Southern New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

On a business trip to Portland, accompanied by my wife, we had an evening alone for dinner and walked to Higgins from our hotel. Everything about the experience was superb, from the moment we were greeted. We had an excellent meal, starting with charcuterie paired with arugula, huckleberries, and a local cantaloupe. Heirloom tomato salads with ricotta followed. Maggie continued... More

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High Point, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We ate here based on the highly rated reviews on Tripadvisor but found it mediocre. The atmosphere and decor are very nice which makes for romantic dining. The staff were attentive and extremely friendly. However, a great restaurant is set apart from a good restaurant by the food they serve. Sadly, this was not the impression we had when we... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great atmosphere and perfect place to bring co workers or business people from out of town. ATmosphere seems private

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Paia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great wood-paneled old style dining room with a staff so attentive every need is taken care of before you even know you need it. The menu and food preparation are very 21st century with the best and freshest of ingredients, imaginatively combined. Can't wait to try it again. l

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Read reviews and was ambivalent about booking; however gave it the benefit of the doubt. Wrong decision. Food was poorly presented; badly cooked. Looking at others food before ordering I avoided the disaster of a risotto- rice looked dry and over cooked, veges tossed into the dish. I ordered pasta - thinking it would be relatively safe; tough, chewy, gave... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went there with another couple with a 7:30 PM reservation. Our waiter had a bit of an attitude and gave slow service. He didn't listen so we got hazelnuts on the salad after requesting that the be left off. We waited for our wine. Waited to order. Waited for our salad and then the big WAIT for our entrees-... More

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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397 reviews 397 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you dine on the early side, you might be seated at a table where the sun reflects off of the building across the street and directly in to your eyes. When asked if something could be done to alleviate the problem, the response from the server, Kami, who was excellent, was "We have asked to have a shade installed... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We loved the ambience, the food and particularly Kevin the waiter, who had that wonderful old-style formality and professionalism whilst maintaining a twinkle in the eye and making our evening special. The food was imaginative and perfectly executed, with salmon dishes and the fish stew particular favourites.

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