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Higgins Restaurant and Bar

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1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915
+1 503-222-9070
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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
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Oregon
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I go to Higgins frequently before events at the theater nearby and am never disappointed. I have special requirements (no gluten), and they are always very helpful. Their wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Their food is exquisitely prepared, and they are known for their local, fresh produce. It's very small, so if you want to go, make a reservation!

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Thank SGSOregon
Kirkland, Washington
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Portland restaurant scene is so hot right now that any unexceptional place has a short life expectancy. Not this place. The first and main course selections were interesting and the main course options were not upstaged by them. Portions are large and flavorful so we opted to share a starter salad, which was delicious even in January. For entrees... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the early seating in the main dining room on New Years Eve....the meals for all of us were very disappointing...Undercooked veggies, cold Petrale sole,and salad with limp old lettuce.....Luckily,the dessert was fantastic...The worst part of the evening was the service.... We have been there before, and had great meals in the bar...that is where we will go... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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264 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here to say goodbye to a business colleague. The food was good, especially the sole and cutlets. The sauces were fresh and innovative. The wine list afforded some great pairings.

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Thank LOMike
Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Diverse and interesting menu. The popular choices at our large table were sole, steak, cassoulet and fish stew. Very good beer wine and cocktail selections. Our server John was excellent. We happened to arrive on the night of an ice storm, and though the weather deterred many according to our host, the house was still full, a testament to the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I generally do here for special dinners but find lately that I stop in more and more for lunch in the bar. The whole atmosphere of both the bar and restaurant are tops and the service is without equal in Portland, even in comparison to the expensive stead houses.

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Longview, Washington
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I wish someone would buy this restaurant and offer a more upscale dining experience. It is perfectly located next to the Arlene Schnitzel auditorium so business is not the issue. The service is excellent. The wait staff is always dedicated and informative. The food is the disappointment. Mediocre fine dining best describes this menu. Cod as an Entre???? Not even... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Hoped to enjoy a light dinner before the theater. Ordered the spinach salad. For $16 I got 3 handfuls of not the freshest spinach I've ever had, 6 plain walnut halves and what i would estimate to be 2 beets roasted and cut into 6ths distributed around the edge of the plate with a tablespoon of goat cheese on the... More 

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Chicago
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

I am a spoiled foodie from Chicago and this ranks with the Best! Was a last minute decision and got lucky to get in on a cold and rainy night. Started with the Charcuterie and the quality and size was impressive. Every meat and cheese was u pique and perfect. Their Fig Tart was amazing, Duck, Mushroom Dumplings and Pig... More 

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Thank Hawthorn1Chicago
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Portland for a couple of days and checked this place as it was close to the hotel. What a fun place to start our visit! The vibe in there is amazing and everyone so friendly. Great beer selections and we had a wonderful cheese plate! Only wish we would have been there for dinner, it looked and smelled amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-2915
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-222-9070

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