Higgins Restaurant and Bar

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations


DK Eyewitness

A light-filled, multi-level space inspired by classic Parisian bistros, chef Greg Higgins’ landmark restaurant is a shrine to seasonal, sustainable cuisine.


Fodor's Tick Choice

One of Portland's original farm-to-table restaurants, this classic eatery, opened in 1994, built its menu—and its reputation—on its use of local, seasonal, organic ingredients. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Be sure to leave room for dessert, and if you happen to be a beer lover, you'll be glad to know that Higgins has one of the most interesting beer selections in town. Full review →


Gayot 15.0

"Local and seasonal" is now practically a cliché, but it was a revolutionary concept when chef-owner Greg Higgins set up shop in downtown Portland back in the 1980s. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

These days, Higgins feels more classically elegant than cutting edge, but it still features French-inspired dishes using seasonal Northwest ingredients. Full review →

The beer list is the best in town; ask for pairing suggestions for any course.

Rough Guide

Fine, expensive Northwest cuisine restaurant, whose menu rotates, but watch for the Alaskan halibut, salmon risotto and “whole pig” plate that features a festival of pork.


Travel + Leisure

Chef Greg Higgins has helped to set the standard for local and sustainable cooking at his eponymous restaurant near Portland State University. Full review →



Because the menu is seasonal, it changes all the time; however, diners can always count on at least one vegan dish on the menu in addition to the beef, duck, fish and other entrees. Full review →


Zagat 4.3

"Uniformly superb" NW dishes comprising the "freshest local ingredients" have kept "godfather of sustainability" Greg Higgins and his Downtown bistro near the "top of the Portland food chain". Full review →

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