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Higgins Restaurant and Bar

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$$$
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1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915
503-222-9070
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 264
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very good dinner

Higgins is a Portland institution and there's always a risk with such landmark restaurants that time will have passed it by. Fortunately, Higgins still delivers with superb service, a menu cantered around local ingredients and a terrific wine list. My wife and I shared the charcuterie plate to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
John B
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food was very average despite quite high prices (~$30 per entree). The service was excellent, but none of the four of us there thought our dinner's were anything above average.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 656 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Higgins is a Portland institution and there's always a risk with such landmark restaurants that time will have passed it by. Fortunately, Higgins still delivers with superb service, a menu cantered around local ingredients and a terrific wine list. My wife and I shared the charcuterie plate to start. A huge selection of cured meats served on a marble slab.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Higgins has a very interesting lunch menu with creative choices. However, creativity does not always translate into the best outcome. My daughter ordered Cretan zucchini cakes. There was something a bit off with the flavor (a background taste that was not the best). With persuasion she told the waiter, who immediately replaced it with the Oregon Bay shrimp salad I... More 

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Goleta, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Higgins gets a "very good." Great ambiance, first class service...a fun place...Thank-you, Charles! We started with a red wine blend (Ryan Patrick) and bread (made by Ken's Bakery). Nice salads and I chose the New York Strip Steak (Which was tough & $45.00, not "tender," quite frankly; disappointing, to say the least.) Dessert? Yes, it was outstanding... Chocolate Torte. Higgins... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I were in Portland for one night, visiting from Virginia, and this restaurant was recommended to us by a local city planner. Since it was our only dinner out I wanted to make sure it was special. Higgins did not disappoint. Everyone was so friendly and professional, our table was cozy, the meal was fresh and creative... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the best restaurant in Portland - an institution which has been there for many years. Great service, excellent cuisine and an extensive wine list. Not to be missed while in Portland!

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Washougal, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This restaurant is centrally located in downtown Portland which makes getting to the Schnizter Theater a breeze. Wait staff are efficient and friendly. Full bar/wine menu if desired. Have had dinner there 3 times; always enjoyed our entrees thoroughly. One word of caution: It is boisterous on weekends. That said, if you're 'game' to talk a bit loud with your... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Pretty nice spot- food is ok not as amazing as I had expected from reading other reviews, but service was great and so were the cocktails ! Strawberry infused vodka is a gift from heaven lol!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good wine list. Very competent wait staff. Liked the feel and look of the restaurant. Was there for lunch. I would trust them to serve me any daily special that they had. Save room for desert.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We arrived on time for our reservations and had impeccable service throughout the meal. My wife and I had rack of lamb which was was done perfectly....but to our taste was over salted. Our son and his wife had other entrees which they enjoyed. The remainder of the food was fine. Nearly a five star rating but with top prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503-222-9070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?