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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (119)great for outdoor dining (89)special occasion (76)romantic (45)great for lunch (37)fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (23)notable wine list (22)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (11)hot spot (10)Show More
  • Great find
    DunthorpeVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Portland foodies check this out. Fabulous menu, excellent service and very good cuisine. Throw in a rare riverfront location and you hit all the requirements for a wonderful night out. Add this to your Portland favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    pizzaexpertVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Having been to many restaurants in the chain years ago I expected more. The restaurant menu has significantly changed. The restaurant has gone downhill.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • McCormick Harborside Needs Help
    RRRDFW
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Have eaten at many McCormick & Schmidt's over the years and had great experiences.Ate there on Monday night and was not impressed to return, at least to this location any time soon. All services experienced huge time gaps (appetizer, entree, soup and even dessert). Whether it was staffing or kitchen, the food arrived cold or tepid, not for the prices charged. These folks need to get it together.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood
    TJsplusloin
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Thé place for seafood With Nice view on thé marina. Thé tuna "sushi" style was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal.
    Barb
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our party of four had a fine post matinee meal outside. The food matched the spectacular weather we are having. Two of us had the seared sea scallops which can be tricky. They were perfect. The fools that did not order this dish raved about their steak and fish/chips.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great day to watch the river
    Tigard
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    outdoor seating was perfect, perfect day, food was good, not great, watching the people on the river and the river walk was entertaining.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner, Live Music and a River View
    MontanasMomVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    As Landry's members, we frequent this establishment. As usual, the food was wonderful. This time we were able to dine when there was live music in the bar and the singer was wonderful. Add this to the view and you have a splendid date night. This dining experience was a little rougher than normal with the kitchen running out of a few of their dishes, but on a Sunday evening after a busy day in the city, sometimes that happens. It actually turned out to be a good thing since it made us try new items, like the delicious Crab and Corn Chowder and Bouillabaisse. Overall, we were very satisfied and thoroughly enjoyed the new Fall Menu items. We will continue to be loyal customers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Quality Poor
    Chyna32
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I recently visited the restaurant three weeks prior and the food was excellent. So I came back a couple of days ago and ordered the same exact meal and it was over cooked poor quality and the lobster tasted rubbery. I was not impressed and very unhappy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JLCPDX
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Frankly the food was mediocre. Setting is wonderful in the summer when you can sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice for out of towners.
    Bill
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Good food, nice location. Surprisingly light crowd on a Monday. Fresh list is what you would expect from a McCormicks.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic views of the river
    swedishbaker
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The tiered seating layout affords each diner with beautiful views of the river through the floor to ceiling windows. Gives the illusion of privacy in a popular restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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