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Higgins Restaurant and Bar

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1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best of Pacific NW local

Greg Higgins was one of the first to popularize all things local. His dishes are seasonal and always delish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Greg Higgins was one of the first to popularize all things local. His dishes are seasonal and always delish.

Thank ZenDark30
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered a duck dish for almost $40, and although it was good (breast perfectly r/m/r) it was nothing special, and not $40...

Thank Misha H
United States
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155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat in the Bar! You can get both the Bistro menu as well as the Dining Room menu.Hamburger is just wonderful... cooked exactly to your taste. Service was excellent and we could walk to the theater. Perfect all the way around.

Thank nancywim
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at Higgins for a late lunch off bistro menu at bar when I first arrived. Food was incredibly fresh and perfectly prepared. The local porter on draft recommended by bar tender was superb. Service was flawless. Got great tips for my visit as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Bob D
Arlington, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant is a short walk from theatres, hotels, and historical society. Enjoyed an early lunch - food was fresh and delicious.

Thank Deselle15
Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Higgins is extraordinary. The food, the service, the atmosphere, the bar are all world class. Greg Higgins and his partners and staff embarked over twenty years ago to bring an amazing idea to life. Every day they have vegetarian, vegan, fresh Northwest seafood, meats, organic produce and more on the menu. You can't go wrong here - it's the best!

Thank OregonTraveler17
San Francisco, CA
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152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed this restaurant. We had clams for an appetizer, and one of us had cod, another two had dosas (Indian influenced) and a fourth person had risotto with shrimp--all with ample portions. We had desserts ranging from cake, apple tart, to sherbet. We liked the food, and the service was outstanding. The restaurant has a very comfortable decor.

Thank Calif0rniadreamers
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If you are not from Portland, you might not know about Higgins. It is a little off the main grid, but worth finding. Their food is awesome! The use only fresh local ingredients, and most if not all are organic. Their homemade pickles are to die for and they smoke their own quality meats. The open face pastrami sandwich is... More 

Thank MichelleStan719
Portland, Oregon
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201 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We usually eat in the bar, love the atmosphere. Front of the house is very nice, but the back has the fun feeling. Drinks are always good, drank Cava and a coffee drink for the hubby. They had a great veggie fritter special--squash--got a mixed greens salad with bleu cheese and vinegrette and a bowl of the soup. Great fresh... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. You can't go wrong here. Our waiter Andy was amazing. We will be back here on out next

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?