Wonderful for a special occasion
As a special treat we invited two of our friends to one of our favorite restaurants. Even though the weather precluded dining outside we were not disappointed in the view as we were seated with a very clear view of the scenic Sandy River. Our server was knowledgable and attentive and the salmon was prepared very nicely. It was a leisurely and pleasant time and we would definitely return.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Andrew our server was the best!
For a wonderful meal, piano music in the background, beautiful setting and the best service, please visit this restaurant..
I didnt know it existed and was told by a friend that I had to visit.
Andrew our server was the one of the best I have had...We will definately be going again and telling all of our friends!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with a view.
Reserved a spot for dinner for our anniversary. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, and the ambiance was inviting. Our waitperson went out of her way to make our evening special.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service is top notch.
Food and service is top notch. We notified the staff it was a special birthday and was treated to unique dessert. The view of the river is soothing and there is often live music. The wine list is reasonably priced and a full bar menu is offered. This is our favoried spot for dinner or just drinks!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great evening celebration.
My wife took me to the Riverview for my birthday and it was delightful. A nice pleasant Pacific NW summer evening sitting out on the deck enjoying food and drink. We will be back again.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a delicious meal outdoors on a splendid evening. The live piano music drifted outside and it was a very nice atmosphere. I couldn't say more and look forward to another meal at this neat place.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Riverview for the last 9 years for special ocassions. We'll continue to go back as food is wonderful and staff is very great!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Drinks & Service
The food was excellent including desert, mixed drinks very good and a nice selection of draft micro brews. Service was also excellent. Our server, Tuesday, was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu. She was there at the right times and was never a bother. We had a great time and enjoyed view of the Sandy river.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A place to return to
It was the look of the Riverview that caught by attention when driving by the Riverview one day. The Riverview was highly recommended which we found to be no surprise upon arrival and confirmed when at departure.
We choose the Riverview to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary which my become a tradition for future celebrations
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside with a view of the Sandy River. The pianist played beautifully. Our meals were wonderful and well
presented and our server, Andrew was helpful and charming.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
For people from Boston this
For people from Boston this is a favorite Portland area locale. Never miss it on our annual trip to visit friends and family!
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a table for two beside on the deck next to the rail. The table was too small to be comfortable for wine, water, bread plate salad plate.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined around 5:00 pm and had an excellent dinner and desert. The service was out standing. The view inside and out was breath taking. I would go again.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice anniversary dinner
Went to Riverview for our anniversary in August and had a very nice time. Our server was friendly and attentive, our food was tasty. and the setting couldn't have been nicer. We hadn't been to Riverview in about 2 years because our last experience wasn't a good one, but we decided to try it again and were pleasantly suprised. I can't say enough about our server, who's name I can't remember, but he was terrific!
We will definitely be returning!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a beautiful setting for
What a beautiful setting for outdoor dining - right by the river and surrounded by tall, whispering firs.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Live piano very nice
The food was very good and perfect portions. The selection is not overwhelming, but you get a great meal whatever you choose. The outdoor eating is very pleasant and the noise is moderate. The live piano music is a very nice touch to a lovely meal. It is now a "go-to" on my list of restaurants.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of my favorite spots
Riverview has become a favorite for me and my friends. Servers are friendly and provide outstanding service. Food presentation is done well. Entree choices are more limited than I would like, but still offer unique combinations of flavors that make dining there unique and enjoyable.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to dine!
The atmosphere was amazing, I will definately return.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alan and his staff were outstanding. There is clearly a mission to go above-and-beyond the ordinary.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Riverview!
This is a classy restaurant on the banks of the Sandy River. You can eat outside or in. I've eaten there several times & have never been disappointed.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The evening lent itself perfectly to outdoor dining. Still, quiet and comfortable temperature. Our server, Tuesday, was great! She was engaging, fun, and gave us the right amount of attention. The bacon-wrapped filet was very flavorful and was quite tender. The Miso-glazed salmon was moist and nicely seasoned.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pianist was very good on Saturday night but I'll never forget having a table right by the jazz pianist Craig Bindondo with his bassist when we celebrated my birthday there in March. Being a piano teacher myself, I was so very impressed with them as a duo.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I had a perfect end to a perfect day on Saturday.
We arrived to the sound of piano playing in the background and a beautiful setting on their deck outside. The weather was warm and clear. Our server, Bradford, was prompt, informative, as well as the support staff.
We both ordered seafood that was fresh and cooked to perfection.
The view of the river made our whole experience one to remember. We will most definitely return to the Riverview.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a delightful late summer dinner on the deck overlooking the Sandy River. This is a marvelous location, whether inside or out. A tall glass wall brings the outdoors in when the weather is not as perfect as we found it.
The food and service live up to the setting in every way. Friendly and helpful staff make the experience enjoyable, and the food was delicious. An extensive and imaginative drinks menu gets a good start on the evening; wine selections are wide ranging and we found a great match for our entrees.
Live music (every evening, we discovered) provided a melodious background for a very enjoyable evening out.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor Seating for the Summer
We sat outside in their extensive patio seating. In the right weather that is the place to be. The pianist inside could still be heard through the speaker system, and he was very good (adding the the enjoyment of our meal). We all had the filet. It was a very tender and flavorful preparation. All the side dishes and dessert were well prepared. We did have the bananas foster, prepared by our waiter, Bernard, and I would recommend it. I think this restaurant is worth a try, and we will be going back to dine again.
Note: the only reason I put moderate for noise level was due to the intermittent motorcycle noise from the highway. Otherwise I would rate it as quiet.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent meal outside on the dining room deck. The salmon was cooked to perfection, and is also now wild, and the bacon wrapped fillet was delicious. The atmosphere was lovely as we watched a few rafters float by on the river. It was a great dining experience. We'll be back!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy dining here - lovely atmosphere - food is very god
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The overall experience was
The overall experience was wonderful! However, the seared ahi was just a little too done. Otherwise, everything was great.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came on our anniversary, We had the best time. People were dressed well.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Date for 2 oldies but goodies
First dates at any age are a little scary. I had one with a very lovely woman so I wanted to make it memorable and romantic...but not too much. The setting was perfect with an several decking options for seating outside, grounds to stroll and a piano player filling the large dining area with pleasant music. Our whole experience was everything I could ask for. Good food, good service...attentive...good cocktails, a decent wine list and now a night to remember.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Riverview Restaurant is nestled among tall evergreen pines, on the bank of the Sandy River, in Troutdale, Oregon. A pleasant drive east of Portland on the old Lewis and Clark Historic Highway, Riverview offers the perfect date night destination. The indoor dinning offers a well furnished environment to include a piano playing soft romantic tunes. We chose to sit outside on a deck overlooking the surrounding forest. There were white lights, several fire pits and the smell of fall in the air. This was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. The food was incredible, the staff friendly and knowledgeable and the table side preparation of Banna Foster was an entertaining conclusion to a memorable night.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just got to be there... Food excellent::: Piano great... Not a bad seat in the house... Will try to get there when weather is nice out. From what I could see on a wet rainy night, the outdoor scene looks appetizing
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy anniversary dinner
We chose Riverview for our anniversary dinner, as we knew it held a cozy, "special event" atmosphere. The food was delicious, Andrew gave us excellent service, and the live piano music was just the right touch. It is much more expensive than what our budget generally allows, but very nice for a special occasion.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice ambiance, piano music in the back ground. Excellent wine list, and beer choices. We had the salmon cakes for a starter, which were incredible. Very generous portions, I had a prime rib for dinner, and my wife had sturgeon. Both were incredible. Over all visit made for a beautiful night. We will definitely be back again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Favorite Dining Place
Riverview has become one of our favorite places to dine, and to entertain friends. It has a lovely setting (summer days on the patio are wonderful), the food is always good and there are a variety of items to choose from on the menu. The service has always been very good. Only slightly higher on the $$ scale than some restaurants, it is well worth it for the ambiance and the food. Sometimes the piano gets a bit louder than needed, but the music selection is very pleasant, and it is far nicer than 'piped-in' music.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service
Great food and great service as well!! We will come back for sure!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two people on our table ordered chiken on the entree and it came with some weird potatoes that we didn't like. As well as salmon grilled sandwich was dry from the bar, but the server was extremly nice and still served from the bar at a restaurant since I accidently got that menu(: My pregnant belly was very happy that he was able to do that.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first visit to this restaurant was great but the second was horrible. I decided to give them another chance, and though the kitchen redeemed itself, I don't understand why they don't know how to cook a good steak to the right level. Last time, I asked for a steak, medium rare, and it arrived well done. I sent it back and received a new one, which was more raw than medium rare. This time I told the server of my last visit and he actually remembered me. I ordered medium rare again, and he told me that he was going to put in the order for rare, because they tend to over cook the steaks. Really? So, I received my steak, and though it was undercooked from the way I like it, it was far better than the last time I visited.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak lover's delight
We both had steak... my husband had the Kobe sirloin and I had the filet. My hubby said his sirloin was better than any filet he has ever had at any steak restaurant. The salads were also delicious, especially the Harvest Fruit Salad. The appetizers were fabulous...love the Yoshida sauce. We will definitely return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip
Although Riverview Restaurant is a ways out of Portland near Troutdale, there is no more beautiful place to enjoy dinner beside the Sandy River. The fresh, wild salmon was delightful. The ambiance has a sophisticated Northwest feel. Indoor service was great. However, since it was a nice evening, many people chose to sit at the outside bar. Unfortunately, there was only one waiter for a full house of people. While I don't blame him for being slow, it was somewhat frustrating to wait 20 minutes for our drinks. At peak times, they could probably go for more staff outside. Overall, a pleasant experience. We'll be back.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality with a twist
It's always a delight to find a resturant that truley serves a quality product. If your looking for quantity, don't go. This resturant serves medium size portions but the quality of the food makes it one of the best places we have eaten at in portland in the last 20 years.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place
We live in the Gresham/Troutdale area, but this restaurant is worth a visit even if you live further away. The food is always good, and served hot. The service is always top-notch. The ambience for a nice, romantic dinner is great; but it is also a nice place for a quiet family dinner. Summertime meals can be enjoyed on the patio with a lovely view of the Sandy River.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Riverview Restaurant is Fantastic!
We had rib-eye steaks. They were cooked to perfection w/ just the right amount of fat left on for flavor. It was served hot with potatoes and a nice variety of vegetables. For dessert there is not a large selection but what they have is very good. Had a Peanut butter & Chocolate Torte. Was out of this world. The portion was just right for one or two, if you choose to share it.
This restaurant is on the pricey side for everyday but for a special occasion it was well worth the money. I would recommend Riverview Restaurant to anyone looking for a special place for that special someone. The staff are all friendly and ready to help you with any request you may have.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating 60 years of marriage
Riverview was our choice pick to honor our parents 60th wedding anniversary. Setting, food, service and music were wonderful for a perfect evening. A very special time for our family.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, prices affordable
Food was great, prices affordable and service was outstanding1 Went at night, so couldn't enjoy the awesome scenery in the area, but it was still a lovely place to spend my birthday! Highly recommend it!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience. The food was delicious and the wait staff was extremely attentive.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Holiday Dinner
went for Thanksgiving dinner and enjoyed it very much. Moist turkey slices, freshly whipped mashed potatoes, nice wine selection, vegetarian pasta choice, desserts including gluten free choice. Great service, no complaints. Will definitely go again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Class and Quality
The title says it all. Sophisticated and stylish ambiance with a live pianist and lovely lighting and decor. Amazing food, from appetizers to dessert. Outstanding staff. Perfect for a special occasion or just a romantic dinner.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, amazing service
Took my girlfriend here to celebrate an anniversary, they were very friendly from the moment we stepped in the doors. Even got us a place right next to the fireplace! The server was fantastic, very friendly and would check up frequently which was nice. The food was amazing, I had the ribeye and my girlfriend had the caesar salad with salmon. Also calamari. All the food was made perfectly. You can tell they care. Can't wait to come back for another special occasion, needless to say the girlfriend was happy about the food and experience, best salad she ever had! Thank you again Riverview. We will definitely be coming back again. :)
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed or experience. The staff was very friendly. We asked for a table in a "warm" area since it was frigid outside. We were told give them 5 minutes even though we had arrived 30 minutes earlier than our reserved time. They set up a table right in front of the fire for us and seated us early. Food was great as was the service. Highly recommended. :)
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM