McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland
McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland

McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Portland
  • Phone: 5032201865x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:30am-4:00pm, Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm Friday-Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm Happy Hour: Daily 3:00pm-6:00pm & 9:00pm- Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Boyd Holliday
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have several spaces for large parties or group events. Please call the restaurant directly for information on these spaces.
  • Entertainment: Join us for viewing of your favorite team's next game. We feature a 9 by 6 foot Flatscreen Television for your viewing pleasure. Watch the game while enjoying Happy Hour in our non-smoking bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW River
  • Public Transit: The Portland Street car stops one block from our door.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There are several private parking lots on Montgomery as well as one on River. We offer validation a portion of the parking in the public parking lot on the north side of Montgomery. There is also some limited on street parking.
A word from McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland
Located in the scenic River Place marina, the Harborside Restaurant features great dining with a spectacular view of the Willamette River. Adjacent to the Harborside Restaurant is the popular Pilsner Room, home of the Full Sail Ale microbrewery. Featuring 24 beers on draft and all the specialty Experimental beers from Full Sail brewerey.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (130)great for outdoor dining (93)special occasion (88)great for lunch (47)fit for foodies (46)romantic (46)good for groups (33)neighborhood gem (32)notable wine list (26)kid-friendly (18)great for brunch (18)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (14)late-night find (13)Show More
  • Pleasant
    Priceshocked
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were seated by two noisy, boisterous dogs who went crazy every time other dogs went by which kind of ruined the serene quality of dining outside and the hostess was a bit stiff- and also treated us like we didn't have reservations ( which we obviously did through Open-Table). Maybe because we couldn't find the check-in entryway (it wasn't clear since it was our first time there). but walked through the Bar but the waitress there was kind enough to walk us to the correct check-in desk. All in all other than the dogs it was a pleasant first time experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worst service in a long time
    pbraun
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Service from the hostess to the wait staff were very unfriendly. After being seated it took over 20/minutes to be even recognized by wait staff and to get water. This was after going up to the hostess and advising we had been seated 15/min ago and she looks at her computer screen and says actually sir it has been 14/min!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second visit in five days
    jimandjohnpdxVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was our second visit to this restaurant in five days. I had to come back again for the Parmesan Crusted Sole. It is absolutely delicious. Our server, Lori was terrific and took great care of us during a very busy dinner hour. I don't know if I can wait another five days before having it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harborside is a staple
    Parker
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We go to Harborside on special occasions but also is a good choice any time. You can always count on the quality of food and the service. The food was so delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    they set us down pretty quick, but didn't even bring us water or get our drink order until 15 minutes later. Later they brought us two different wine glasses and the waiter said he hoped we didn't notice. There Oregon wine selection was terrible. On top of everything they screwed up or order and brought over cook steak we asked for medium rare.....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent server, food and drink.
    HarryPom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were travelling to Portland and reserved at M&S for 7:30 on Saturday night. We ended up getting to the restaurant earlier than expected. Right around 5ish which is happy hour. We sat inside as it was quite hot outside and after our walk from our hotel we wanted the comfort of A/C. The atmosphere was relaxed and the seating area was a large open area. The views were of the river were nice and the patio/outside seating looked inviting. We were sitting for a couple minutes and didn't think the server was aware of us but as we were about to flag her down she showed up with 2 ice cold waters and menus. The service throughout our meal was amazing and the server helped us with tourist tips, places to go, things to see in Portland.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Neighborhood Gem
    jimandjohnpdxVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and eat here a lot. Over the past few months it seems as if the service and food are getting better. Our server, Emily was perfect in every way. She was personable, professional and took very good care of us. Both our meals were outstanding. I had the Parmesan Sole and I loved it. My husband had the Fried Shrimp and thought he had died and gone to heaven. So, by the time I have written this, I have already returned to the restaurant and ordered the Parmesan Sole again. It was just as good as before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jbeard
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nice dinner. I think our waiter was probably new , as he was unable to answer questions we had about a couple of entrees. Some time after we had placed our order, we asked him if we got any bread while we were waiting for our food. He replied that he thought that they had run out of bread ( this was 7:30 on a Friday night). Then two minutes later he came by with the bread. Other than that small hiccup, the food was excellent, particularly enjoying the bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • time2eat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Special occasion - wife's birthday. Everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First and last
    HRDCLCKVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food is average at best, service ? What is that? If you want to spend over a $100 a keal and be seating next to people in shorts who take their sandals off, this place is for you. Tourist trap! Food was so undesirable, we didnt even bother with dessert. Avoid steelhead crusted trout...a 1/2 lound of horseradish on 5 oz of fish.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Years of visits
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We came here on our wedding day 26 years ago and come back almost everyyear. Always good food,service,views. Lobster salad a little short on lobster! Martini great
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2wineVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Was a nice place to hang outand have a nice dinner
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lena
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ate outside with a 2 year old and the service was great for her - he brought out her food first, and because we were outside she could walk around and not bother anyone else. The view is outstanding there as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite
    carnationgirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We make occasional trips to Portland. We always include a stop at McCormick's Harborside. The selection of fresh fish dishes is huge. The variety makes choosing a meal exciting and tough. Everything looks and tastes fabulous. Beautiful to look at and amazing combinations. It is always worth the stop. Plus, the view of the harbor is the icing on the cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    catlover
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a great dinner. We sat outside and had a great time. It was my daughter's 16th birthday. The waitress brought a great dessert for her.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We've eaten at McCormick and Schmick several times. The food however, this time was not good. The salmon was flavorless, the mashed potatoes cold. I was very disappointed as this was a special occasion and we had a lot of expectation of having an excellent dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Service
    Rhonda
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I am so glad we selected this restaurant to celebrate a work anniversary. The service we received was exceptional! Will definitely be returning sooner than later.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waitress (Maura?)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a late dinner on a gorgeous night. We sat in the bar and enjoyed the ambience and full menu. Food and drinks were very good but the service made it perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice service, customized meal
    MJBier
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Once again, M&S has provided a perfect dining experience with outstanding service and quality food. Our Tualatin experience 10 days earlier was also amazing. Thank you... a wonderful way to start and end our Oregon trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Mark
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have had dinner here a few times and we always enjoy it. The food is always good and the service is great and friendly. Having a view of the river is a big plus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classmate Reconnect
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great restaurant, wonderful outdoor dining with river view. Four of us for lunch today, food was very good, well prepared, fresh ingredients, ample portion sizes. Beer and wine to complement your meal. Service was very good, friendly, there when needed without hovering. Have eaten at McCormick & Schmick restaurants countrywide, have found them always to be consistently great. Met a former classmate that I had not seen since highschool. Great restaurant for our reunion. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place
    Splash
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This was a nice place to visit friends and family coming from out of town. Since we live an hour out of town and family came into town, this was a nice place to meet. The atmosphere was pleasant and we had great food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Alaskan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Fried oysters were so soggy with grease and unfit to eat. Salmon was grilled perfectly. Waiter was indifferent and could not answer our questions about the different kinds of fish on the menu. No Halibut on the menu. Service was very poor. Waiter applied higher price for salmon on the Bill than was posted on menu. This use to be "The Place" to eat in Portland, but sadly has fallen to the bottom of my list. Could it be because it is now owned by Landry's?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bon apetit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had an excellent dinner experience. The food was superb and the setting is wonderful - the people watching out the window is great! I was pleasantly surprised, as I had crossed this restaurant off my list because of the poor service. This time the service was very good as was the food. I do wish the serve person did not have to push drinks, wine, and extras so hard! All in all it was just great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food very boring-service same
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I had a filet mignon... pretty good but microscopic portion (and I ordered the large one!) All three of my guests rec'd mediocre tasting dishes --also small portions (and, trust me... we are not lumberjacks). Waitress just didn't "get it." Like she was from another planet. NIce location and beautiful building... that's all I have on the positive side.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak Oscar
    missy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Ordered a steak oscar and there were only 2-3 little pieces of crab on it. Same for two other people at our table. Not worth the money but otherwise food was very good. Would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best4lunch
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Not what I expected when compared with previous experience at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good service, mediocre food prep
    PeterT
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I had ordered a medium rare steak. It came well done. We asked for lemon for the fish and it never came. Other than that, the waitperson was quite attentive and nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sales pitch galore
    cgcass
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I find that dining at a trendy restaurant known for its food and service placed in an attractive environment that is confident of its quality product to be so degraded by the sales pitch for a dining membership that is pushed onto the server as a requirement (quota as we were told by our server) to present to the diners. Most of us go for the experience, not to be exposed to a begging server to join a dining club that is self-serving and has exposure to relative few restaurants in our vicinity. Let us dine in peace.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh So Delicious
    KayDeeKay
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed a fabulous dinner after lamenting over what to order; it all looked so good. Bacon wrapped shrimp, so decadent and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with visitor from Japan
    Patti
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were given excellent service. The food was inviting to the eyes and tasted delicious. The 3 of us ate the same thing. It was around 12:00 and a bit cool out side, suggest going later. My guest was equally pleased. My daughter eats Pallieo and had a hard time ordering.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lower your expectations
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Here is what to expect: Having a reservation does not mean there is a table waiting for you. Having a enthusiastic waiter does not mean that good service will follow. Execution (meals arrive at roughly the same time) etc. is sorely absent. What sounds appealing on the menu does not result in even acceptable food. You can expect a restaurant living on its location and pre-Landry name.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mixed review
    lakesideflood
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The experience was fine once we were seated. We arrived right on time for our reservation at 5pm for six people (one 93 year old grandma). Five service / host people were clustered at the door. We requested an outdoor table (there were plenty). We were not seated for 25 minutes. Eventually they said they had to wait until a waiter clocked in. I expect more from a McCormick and Schmick's restaurant. They have always been first rate even through ownership changes. It is now a Landry restaurant. It's very difficult for me to understand how they would let stand around outside the door with so many personnel available, especially considering the age of one of our party. Connor was our server and he did a great job.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sadly lacking
    NVA1
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The highlight is the location beautiful spot on river. The meal had issues. The heirloom tomatoe salad had good flavour and plate presentation was good. However the hard cores were not removed and detracted from the over experience. My wife had the seared scallops and enjoyed the meal. I had the stuffed shrimp with cheese and red pepper mashed potatoe. The meal was lukewarm the crab stuffing was pasty and lacked flavour. The green beans were the best part of this entree. The restuarant was very busy and presumably overwhelmed leading to long delays between servings.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food with a View
    PDXDAVE
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Delicious food & cocktails, while enjoying a commanding view of the Willamette River. Seated on the third tier of dining, we enjoyed a variety of beautifully prepared dishes while enjoying the Riverwalk and activities on the water. Great waiter ("Chip") rounded out the evening. He balanced a thorough knowledge of food & drink offerings, with convivial humor and great service. I enjoy coming here with friends or by myself equally.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outside Waterfront Dining
    jimandjohnpdxVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This restaurant has a very special location in the Summer months—outside on the banks of the Willamette River. I requested outdoor seating on my Open Table reservation and we were seated at a great table within minutes on a very busy July 4th evening. Our server, Martinez, was great and personable and took good care of us. My sister and I had the Cedar Atlantic Salmon and my husband had the Parmesan Crusted Sole. All meals were good—for a chain owned restaurant. We split an Heirloom Tomato Salad that was very nice and a Marionberry Pie for dessert that was delicious. That, plus cocktails for 3 and wine by the glass for 2 totaled $146.20 before gratuity. Fair price for the meal, drinks and the very special ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner on the river
    DiverDan
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Service was some of the best that I have had in Portland. Food was excellent. There were two of us and we each sampled each other's entre. Parking should be in the shelter on the same side as the resturant. We parked across the street and the cost was a downfall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great....
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was great. The only thing that wasn't good is what I call a "short pour". This means I don't think the amount of scotch that I was getting in my "neat" (no ice no, no water) drink was even an ounce. At $12 a drink, I felt I should have gotten more alcohol. Even my date made a comment about it. Other than that, everything was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, great place!!
    NWJoAnn
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We really enjoyed M & S Harborside. We took a friend from Australia, it was a very nice dinner. I ordered the Stuffed Salmon with brie cheese and crab and shrimp it was delicious. The calamari appetizer was very tasty and the wine we choose was the very right choice to go with our Seafood dinner. Our waiter was very informative and professional. I put in our reservation a little later in the day and still got a very nice table with a view. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially when out of town guests are in town, or anytime really.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KajunBrees
    KajunBreesVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Restaurant never disappoints. Tried Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Mac & Cheese and it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.