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Higgins Restaurant and Bar

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$$$
Downtown
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1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915
503-222-9070
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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 243
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Great drinks and tasty food from bistro menui

We ate in the bar area and ordered from the bistro menu during happy hour, so the prices were more reasonable. The drinks were great! I had a really delicious hamburger. Our appetizer plate with goat cheese and olives was very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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St Petersburg, FL
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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418 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St Petersburg, FL
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We ate in the bar area and ordered from the bistro menu during happy hour, so the prices were more reasonable. The drinks were great! I had a really delicious hamburger. Our appetizer plate with goat cheese and olives was very tasty.

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Ashland, Oregon
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167 reviews 167 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Last time we were at Higgins was 9 or so years ago and we all 4 loved everything about it. 5 stars worth. The rooms are good, service and drinks great. Andy was our waiter and friendly and helpful. My husband's dry aged steak made him happy. I ordered cod, presented on polenta with "roasted root vegetables". Thank God for... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I know the restaurant is good but this review is about the adjoining bar room -- great wines, European beers, solid bar menu (actually, an outstanding bar menu) old wood booths, service is professional (oddly, for this town, not a tattoo or hipster on the floor) - It's pleasant to go to a spot where they are very comfortable and... More 

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Washington DC
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128 reviews 128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was one of the top restaurants in Portland according to the guide books but it was expensive and fair. The service was helpful however and the room quite nice. The bistro had a decent menu that seemed more reasonable. Extensive wine list

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Cayman Islands
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237 reviews 237 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went with some friends and had a good time...it is an older style place with a average food but I ate my entire portion. There is a lot of new upcoming competition in Portland and I think Higgins is one of the older places. The service, from Kevin, was great and he was super knowledgeable about the menu and... More 

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Oakland, CA
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148 reviews 148 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A lovely evening overall, This is a fairly intimate restaurant. The service was cheerful, informed and professional. The wine list has a broad range of Oregon Pinot with many strong selections across a good price range. The menu is creative without going stupid about it. Just very solid, fresh ingredients, well prepared in combinations that make sense. I would return.

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

looking for a light meal and stopped in to share a charcuterie platter and a board of smoked fish plus a big salad - great flavors and friendly staff - were out of the first 2 wines we ordered, but assuming just bad inventory control :)

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Friendly and knowledgeable waiter, very pleasant staff, nice atmosphere and amazing food. What else can you ask for?

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Higgins is a bit of a throwback. They have waiters in white jackets. Whether or not that appeals to you, the food is excellent. It's one of Portland's best.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our group had a reservation, and were seated promptly. The range of food available was good, and all appetizers and entrees were thoughtfully constructed and very delicious. Everything on the menu sounded good, and bites of all plates were eagerly shared. The service was thorough, friendly, flexible and accommodating. I have no complaints at all about this Portland institution. Very... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?