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Higgins Restaurant and Bar

1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915 (Downtown)
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Ranked #35 of 3,557 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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345 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

First, this restaurant is the only restaurant in Portland that offers refined dining service that you see on the east cost. Secondly, prices have increased in both food and wine that diminish the dining experience. I was surprised to pay $41 for a smallish 5 oz. piece of salmon that was just okay. The grain underneath was a little chewy... More

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Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 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
73 helpful votes 73 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 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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