Higgins Restaurant and Bar

★★★★★
Upscale downtown bistro delivers elegantly simple Northwestern fare.
  • 1239 SW Broadway

    Portland, OR 97205

    Cross street: Southwest Jefferson Street

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  • 503-222-9070

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My experience over all was an A- and so this should still be interpreted as a good review. Our server was super awkward with no sense of humor and truthfully, he weirded me out. That takes a lot. But the food was delicious, though ever so

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★★★★★

My experience over all was an A- and so this should still be interpreted as a good review. Our server was super awkward with no sense of humor and truthfully, he weirded me out. That takes a lot. But the food was delicious, though ever so

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Good food , bad stuffy service .. real attitude on our waiter both times we went .. food rocks

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Good food , bad stuffy service .. real attitude on our waiter both times we went .. food rocks

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The best place for this style of menu. Everything is made in house and seasoned perfectly. The service is outstanding and the space is inviting. I've been there with many people including those in the industry and they all would go

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The best place for this style of menu. Everything is made in house and seasoned perfectly. The service is outstanding and the space is inviting. I've been there with many people including those in the industry and they all would go

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I gather that this restaurant has a well-established reputation, but we weren't aware of it. We've walked past the place many times on our way to nearby concerts and always said, "let's eat here next time we're in town." Well, we finally

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I gather that this restaurant has a well-established reputation, but we weren't aware of it. We've walked past the place many times on our way to nearby concerts and always said, "let's eat here next time we're in town." Well, we finally

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A place to go for any event.... it's been around for a long time now. NW food at it's best.

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★★★★★

A place to go for any event.... it's been around for a long time now. NW food at it's best.

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Came around 9pm and because we already ate dinner, we just wanted glass of wine. Sat at the bar and the atmosphere was just perfect. Decided to split the charcuterie plate and WOW, let me tell you, it was just out of this world. All the

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★★★★★

Came around 9pm and because we already ate dinner, we just wanted glass of wine. Sat at the bar and the atmosphere was just perfect. Decided to split the charcuterie plate and WOW, let me tell you, it was just out of this world. All the

Pros: everything

Cons: it is popular place so it gets crowded:(

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Higgins is everything we want in fine dining--fresh, local, perfectly prepared and not too pretentious.

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Higgins is everything we want in fine dining--fresh, local, perfectly prepared and not too pretentious.

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this place is well famous. so I went this place with my folks. it was very busy weekend after dinner time. still we could not get a seat, so we got a spot in bar side. that was totally fine because we still can order same dinner menu

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this place is well famous. so I went this place with my folks. it was very busy weekend after dinner time. still we could not get a seat, so we got a spot in bar side. that was totally fine because we still can order same dinner menu

Pros: great food.

Cons: street parking, waiter was very rude and no manner.

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I have eaten at Higgins numerous times (lunch and dinner) and believe it is one of the best restaurants in Portland. They always seem to use the freshest ingredients and come up with innovative, tasty food. The dining atmosphere is very

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I have eaten at Higgins numerous times (lunch and dinner) and believe it is one of the best restaurants in Portland. They always seem to use the freshest ingredients and come up with innovative, tasty food. The dining atmosphere is very

Pros: great food & dining experience

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Went in for a quick pint but was surprised buy how great the bar menu was, ended up staying much longer and don't regret a thing. Great beer even greater place, will be returning.

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Went in for a quick pint but was surprised buy how great the bar menu was, ended up staying much longer and don't regret a thing. Great beer even greater place, will be returning.

Pros: Great Beer menu

Cons: Crowded Barstools

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We had dinner here last night before going to Wicked. The service was wonderful, the spinach salad with bleu cheese and squash was to die for! Nice quiet place to enjoy some delicious food and conversation before a show.

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We had dinner here last night before going to Wicked. The service was wonderful, the spinach salad with bleu cheese and squash was to die for! Nice quiet place to enjoy some delicious food and conversation before a show.

Pros: Quiet, great service

Cons: parking

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Higgins is an institution, it doesn't really need my further support with an online review, but I can't help but mention how amazing dining here is. I've come to rely on a wonderful ambiance, knowledgeable staff, and excellent service every time. The food is universally exquisite and the menu rotates a bit, so I recommend repeat visits. I would specifically recommend (if they have it) the Whole Pig Plate, or really any special (fish especially.) Additionally, the bar/bistro has a terrific menu that is less expensive, but includes an awesome open-faced pastrami and a tasty sirloin burger. Dessert is always a pleasure. If you're looking for a more specific dish recommendations, just ask the wait staff, they have never let me down. Finally, the drink list (wine, beer, liquor) is lengthy and diverse - one of the best selections in town without a question. I am so glad Higgins exists, just thinking about the meals I've had there makes me happy.

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★★★★★

Higgins is an institution, it doesn't really need my further support with an online review, but I can't help but mention how amazing dining here is. I've come to rely on a wonderful ambiance, knowledgeable staff, and excellent service every time. The food is universally exquisite and the menu rotates a bit, so I recommend repeat visits. I would specifically recommend (if they have it) the Whole Pig Plate, or really any special (fish especially.) Additionally, the bar/bistro has a terrific menu that is less expensive, but includes an awesome open-faced pastrami and a tasty sirloin burger. Dessert is always a pleasure. If you're looking for a more specific dish recommendations, just ask the wait staff, they have never let me down. Finally, the drink list (wine, beer, liquor) is lengthy and diverse - one of the best selections in town without a question. I am so glad Higgins exists, just thinking about the meals I've had there makes me happy.

Pros: Food, service, ambiance, everything really.

Cons: Medium pricey - although you get what you pay for.

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Waiter snotty, condescending, overbearing, had to be called every time to get service. Go elsewhere for service. I for one do not believe in paying to be insulted. . Meat was good but side dishes were lacking.

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Waiter snotty, condescending, overbearing, had to be called every time to get service. Go elsewhere for service. I for one do not believe in paying to be insulted. . Meat was good but side dishes were lacking.

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Hot date or important business, I have never been disappointed. My guests thank me every time for going to this place.

The service is as excellent as the food. If you give them a heads up on the nature of your occasion you will always have a successful experience!

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★★★★★

Hot date or important business, I have never been disappointed. My guests thank me every time for going to this place.

The service is as excellent as the food. If you give them a heads up on the nature of your occasion you will always have a successful experience!

Pros: Excellnt value in every sense

Cons: awful parking

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It would be Higgins. This food is AMAZING, some of the best I've had in Portland. Perfect for a long leisurely lunch, over a bottle of wine, with food meant to savor and share with people you enjoy. The perfect day, and the perfect meal.

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It would be Higgins. This food is AMAZING, some of the best I've had in Portland. Perfect for a long leisurely lunch, over a bottle of wine, with food meant to savor and share with people you enjoy. The perfect day, and the perfect meal.

Pros: AMAZING food.

Cons: That I can't eat here everyday.

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The food here was amazing. The ambience is very upper class (at least for me), with white tablecloths and multiple levels. The servers were dressed to the nines and had impeccable manners. The food was so fresh and delicious, I could barely believe it. You can't go wrong with the restaurant.

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★★★★★

The food here was amazing. The ambience is very upper class (at least for me), with white tablecloths and multiple levels. The servers were dressed to the nines and had impeccable manners. The food was so fresh and delicious, I could barely believe it. You can't go wrong with the restaurant.

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A great place to go for a business lunch. It's centrally located on Broadway in downtown Portland. They have a little bit of everything on the menu, and have never been disappointed. The service is very good and always professional. I recommend it highly.

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A great place to go for a business lunch. It's centrally located on Broadway in downtown Portland. They have a little bit of everything on the menu, and have never been disappointed. The service is very good and always professional. I recommend it highly.

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I highly recommend Higgins for a special evening out or a business lunch. The menu boasts an excellent selection of pacific northwest fare made primarily with seasonal, local, fresh, and often organic ingredients. This is a french inspired bistro type restaurant. The atmosphere is extremely pleasant and the staff is friendly. The only draw back I've ever found is that the lunch service is occasionally slow. Higgins is also a pricey option (but worth it).

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I highly recommend Higgins for a special evening out or a business lunch. The menu boasts an excellent selection of pacific northwest fare made primarily with seasonal, local, fresh, and often organic ingredients. This is a french inspired bistro type restaurant. The atmosphere is extremely pleasant and the staff is friendly. The only draw back I've ever found is that the lunch service is occasionally slow. Higgins is also a pricey option (but worth it).

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Message from Higgins Restaurant and Bar

Higgins design was inspired by classic French bistros. The restaurant, in a historic building, has a pressed tin ceiling and polished wood floors. Marble and granite countertop colors of sage green, eggplant, terra cotta and Bordeaux are echoed in curtains, tapestry upholstery fabric and painted patterns on the ceiling of one of the dining rooms. From Higgins open kitchen, the chef can see every seat in the restaurant. Behind him, two windows expose all the kitchen action to passers-by on Jefferson Street.

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At one of the first restaurants in town to celebrate Oregon bounty, chef-owner Greg Higgins uses the freshest, most seasonal and regional ingredients to be found, and stocks herbs and produce from his own garden. This downtown spot is…

Key Points

  • French Wine and Food
  • Romantic Environment
  • Historic Setting
 

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