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Higgins Restaurant and Bar

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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
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 235
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 52
    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
Most recent review
Best Gift Ever

My brother and his wife gave us a gift card to Higgins for Christmas. I have to say, it was better than expected. I looked at the menu on-line before we left and I was not sure what to get. but when we got there the waiter...who was great...recommended the special. It was amazing! The specials... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Susan T
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Portland, Oregon, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My brother and his wife gave us a gift card to Higgins for Christmas. I have to say, it was better than expected. I looked at the menu on-line before we left and I was not sure what to get. but when we got there the waiter...who was great...recommended the special. It was amazing! The specials change regularly. But I... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Went for a business lunch. I had been told the burger was good, and that proved to be true. Grass fed beef with a good taste, but was a little salty. I assume whatever spices they used were salt-based. Positive comments about the open faced pastrami sandwiches as well, other than the bread being a bit burnt. The comment on... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times but only for lunch. It is always awesome. Its a little fancy so you want to make sure your not dressed too casual. This last time i went I liked my lunch so much I went back for dinner but the main dinning room wasn't open yet so I had a burger in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at Higgins several times while visiting Portland. Our group of 6 ordered from the 3 course menu that was offered for Portland's restaurant month. As always, the ambiance was comfortable and the staff friendly. The appetizers and dessert were good. However, both entrees offered were disappointments - possibly just bad recipes. Our dinner at Higgins did not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Loved the idea of this place but I didn't feel very welcome here. I ordered a burger, salad and glass of wine, while sitting at the bar. I was served promptly and the atmosphere was nice. The food was tasty but I did have something (tasted like dirt) in my salad that I had to spit out. Gross! I didn't... More 

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Cute waiters! Good food! Try the rose ice cream, or the vegan options. Very popular for dinner and professional lunches. Cheers!

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Raleigh, NC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was visiting Portland looking for a local restaurant that would represent the Portland dining scene. I read many accolades on Higgins and how focused on farm to table they are. In fact, I read the list of local providers on their website. Entering the restaurant I was very positive and my expectations were high given what I read. Boy... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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263 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Location is great for theaters, the service was excellent, and decor is pleasant. But Portland has so many great restaurants and Higgins is comparatively expensive. We hadn't been here for several years and I expected the food to be above-average.Two of us had food that was over-seasoned and hid flavors rather than enhancing them ... the kitchen did not trust... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We were able to finally get back to Higgins after at least 10 years. We were able to go before the theater and they were very attentive to our time schedule to make the show on time. Our waiter was fantastic. They are very quick and prompt with their service while still be personable. The staff's attention to detail and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Over the last 12 years or thereabouts we've probably been to Higgins 15 - 20 times, so it's one of our favorites in a market with a great deal of competition. You'll find reviews that pan the place occasionally, but we've had one bad experience out of the sum total of our visits, which ought to tell you something about... 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?