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 WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (130)great for outdoor dining (98)special occasion (88)great for lunch (50)romantic (45)fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (32)good for groups (31)notable wine list (25)great for brunch (17)vibrant bar scene (17)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (15)hot spot (15)Show More
  • Good dinner
    Work4Food
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Made my reservation through Open Table and worked well. M & S also put a message wish us a happy anniversary on the menus. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ho-hum food
    Rover
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Staff were the best part of the evening, very helpful and accommodating. We started with Ceasar Salad which was excellent then chose the Chef's special menu. the starter was chowder which was great. the entrees selected 1. beef medallions, shrimp scampi with a grilled tomato and green beans was good but not great. the other was shrimp scampi and linguini, too salty and boring. both desserts a miss (creme brulee and chocolate lava cake (which wasn't hot at all). Doubtful we'll return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salty.
    Out2Dine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We usually make an annual trip to Portland, and this was one place we wanted to try for a nice meal. It started out good, server was great. We wanted to get 2 starters, but they ran out of clams and mussels :( so we got the buttermilk fried oysters and the calamari. Oysters were tasty, but I found them to be big bites of fried batter with a small piece of oyster in the middle. The calamari was seasoned too much, so it was salty. Some bites were good, but most bites were salty. I hate wasting food -- so I finished it with my beer. Next I had the rib eye and my wife had the blackened chicken pasta. Her dish was the Star of the evening. My rib eye started out good with the first few bites, but again the rest of it was too salty. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh Shrimp!!
    pickyeater311
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The day we went, they just received a fresh shipment of shrimp and it was delicious. The only reasons I didn't give 5 stars is because one of the orders came out incorrect, she ordered grilled stuffed shrimp and they brought grilled salmon instead. So, after waiting about 8 minutes, she had her correct order. Then when the bill came, the waiter forgot to take off the wrong dish on the bill, but other than that the food was fantastic and the waiter's recommendations were excellent! I highly recommend the coconut shrimp and the creme brulee!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, still overpriced.
    datenighter
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Waiter was nice. Didn't seem particularly knowledgeable on certain things. Sides were a la carte, so don't expect a salad with those $26 shrimps. It did taste good, and the view sitting outside was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak & Lobster Promotion
    RMCO
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We came to the restaurant for a birthday meal as they were having a S&L promotion. My steak was tiny and very over cooked. One of our guests ordered razor clams....it was burnt so bad on one side that it couldn't be eaten. No one obviously checked the food before it was served. Extremely disappointing....
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not good food
    kniss1111
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    we came for the steak and lobster special, the lobster was almost raw and the steak was tough and flavorless even with the sauce ? they put on it what kind of sauce was that?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mixed review
    lakesidefloodVIP
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate