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Salty's on the Columbia
Salty's on the Columbia

Salty's on the Columbia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saltys.com/columbia
  • Phone: (503) 288-4444
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH: Mon-Fri 11:15am-3:00pm

    BRUNCH: Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm seating

    BRUNCH: Sundays 9:00am-1:30pm seating

    DINNER: Mon-Thurs 4:00pm-9:00pm ; Fri-Sat 4:00pm-9:30pm ; Sunday Dinner 4:30-8:30pm

    HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri 3:00pm-6:00pm ; Sat 4:00pm-6:00pm ; Sun 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Josh Gibler
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Freshest Northwest seafood, prime steaks, friendly service. View Salty's menus online at www.saltys.com/portland/menus.asp
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Private Event Space features panoramic views of the Columbia River and Mt Hood, perfect for casual to formal events. Our Catering Director works closely with you to create your picture-perfect event. We offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, buffets & more.
  • Private Party Contact: Christine Attwood (503) 282-2205 x4108
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Fridays 7:00pm - closing

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Airport, James Gleason Boat Ramp
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Private lot is also available.
A word from Salty's on the Columbia
Located on the Columbia River with sweeping views, Salty’s wins annual awards for Portland’s best seafood, best view restaurant, best outdoor dining. Whether dressed up or casual, in the dining room, on the deck, or in private dining rooms, guests love Salty’s for fresh Northwest seafood, wild Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, live Dungeness crab, fresh Northwest oysters, clams and mussels, USDA prime charbroiled steaks, gourmet lunch salads and sandwiches and refreshing creative cocktails. Live jazz in the Café-Bar on Fridays. Happy Hour from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Café-Bar only. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our second time to Salty's on the Columbia and it proved again to be a wonderful experience. It was a warm beautiful evening and we chose to eat outside on their deck. There are outstanding views of the river and marinas and it made for a very enjoyable time. The food was excellent and the service was great. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars on service was our waiter seemed to have a large number of tables including a large party of 10 people so he wasn't able to spend quite as much time with individual tables as would be nice. I think if they would have added another wait person to the patio area it would have been excellent but I do want to add that our waiter was very friendly and knew the menu perfectly. Love this place!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "situated on bank of Columbia River, they offer great seafood and an excellent happy hours"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Service was a little slow, the food was excellent, the tables are bit too close which would increase the noise level somewhat. Overall it's a great place to eat good seafood."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I get that it's a buffet brunch, however! For $44 a person you would think that the food would be on point. I wonder what the health department would find if they paid Saltys a visit at brunch time. There is no way the foods are being held at the required temp. Everything that was supposed to be hot was room temperature at best, and the cold food was the same. My wife hadn't been in years, but raved about her last visit. So while having family town we decide to go. Very disappointing! The service was nice and friendly. The food cold ,and DO NOT go to the omelette station on less you want oil with a sad portion of egg. All in all although the service was great we won't be going back, nor will we recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I hesitated going back to Salty's after a bad dinner I had here a couple years ago ( terrible service) but I've heard good things about the brunch. the food is pretty good. I would have liked to have seen bigger shrimp and the crab legs were also very small for "King crab" legs. The service was far better than when I came to dinner here and I think that was because we went early and most places don't have the good staff on then."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Wonderful brunch!! We have had brunch once a month here and plan to continue our once a month visit. We look forward to trying their dinners soon."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Was surprised with the Fish & Chips meal ($19.00) that you only received one piece of fish. Seems alittle pricey for one piece and french fries. Food was good!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was excellent, but overpriced. Noise level was so high that conversation with our friends was difficult."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "good quality of food, good service, but a little bit expensive."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was friendly and timely. View was wonderful and just a great night."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant really benefits from great summer weather. We enjoyed the river view with the sailboats on it. Their service and food do match the view. Pick the rockfish/shrimp piccata dish for a very nice fish dish. In a group of six, we all found the food excellent, sadly didn't need dessert."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday on a 80 degree day for brunch. We sat outside on the balcony and it was gorgeous. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was amazing! I love the chocolate fountain :)"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Beautiful setting and the food was excellent - went there for our anniversary and was treated really well. Live music is wonderful also."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful except my mom's food was over 20 minutes later than everyone else's. It arrived after everyone else was finished. They comped that plate and the dessert for a party of 6. However, it put a damper on the festivities."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This Salty's has become an annual stop after an activity in Gresham each year with our group of 4-10. I come from Seattle (often members of our group come from outside the PNW) and although we have Salty's here, this one on the Columbia is special. The view and the vibe are great and we have been extraordinarily pleased with the service each time. Not only was our waiter, Wills, *perfect*, but the charming beverage manager also came through to inquire about our cocktails and share stories with us. It was a most pleasurable evening and did the job to refresh us and Friday HH / Attitude Adjustment. Highly recommended if you are in that area (Northeast Portland, PDX airport, Jantzen Beach, Vancouver WA)."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "went to salty's for my birthday lunch. I was treated like a king!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went to lunch on Friday and sat on the lower deck. The salads and soups were very good, and of course, the view. We decided on Saturday to go back again even though we were in the car and couldn't book thought Open Table. We sat on the upper deck and enjoyed the same things all over again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had not been there in ten years but wanted to take some friends from Albuquerque and its desert surroundings to look at the beautiful view while dining. We were not disappointed! We made reservations and had a short wait for a window seat. We had only two appetizers plus a soup or salad, same appetizers for each couple, so really didn't get to sample much of the food. The coconut tiger prawns were excellent and the crab cake good. The Oregon red house blend wine was fine too. Best part was the white cake w/raspberry syrup dessert, which was offered by the manager for our guests as a treat with a little champagne. It really made the visit extra special for our guests. They were ecstatic and said it MADE their visit to Portland."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was very good but portions were somewhat small"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We love Salty's. Over the years we have used Salty's for family special occasions, including a banquet for our 25th anniversary."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I chose Salty's as a special place to celebrate my friend's 70th birthday. We were not disappointed. Food was great; staff, friendly and attentive. The view is amazing. We will be back! :-}"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This place is a regular stop for me, however this time it was only good, not great. The scallop ceviche appetizer was rubber acording to my dining guest who I assured would be impressed with it all. The spicy green beans and carrots side dish was a mix of mushy over-cooked beans and a smattering of tender crisp ones to cover up the grey color. My entree was delicious though, the Oregon rockfish and prawn picatta. The peach melba was also yummie. I'm still a regular. But I hope you take feedback to heart and stay great."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "It was great quality food but the menu seemed limited."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Salty's on the Columbia and we are sold on this establishment. We have frequented the Seattle area Salty's a number of times and they never disappoint. The staff is always friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have been to Salty's several times for my mother's retirement and also for company events. But this was special, because I got to spoil my husband for his Birthday at Salty's! He has never been to the NW, so I wanted to share with him one of Portland's most talk about eatery's that everyone loves to go! My husband was impressed by the view, the food and just overall it being his Birthday, he was overjoyed! The wait staff was nice and friendly. He enjoyed his meal (crab dish) and said he wanted to come back again very soon for their Happy Hour! So I say thank you again for everything! We will for sure be back. And will recommend Salty's to as many of our friends as we can!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It was our 8th Anniversay. We were seated at a very nice table with an incredible view. Two bald eagles swooped down and got their brunch too. Our table was perfect, the food was outstanding, and the service was great!! We truly enjoyed our time at Saltys. All the food on the brunch was so good, really enjoyed the fresh crab and all the brunch selections. We take our friends from out of town here and like to go here for special occations. I highly recommend Saltys. Its been a favorite for years. :)"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Greeters and wait staff were warm and friendly. Our river view was nice. Need to return more often."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Service was good--but not outstanding probably due to the fact that the restaurant was pretty busy. Food was well presented and very tasty, albeit expensive. The indoor temperature was slightly warm (it was a hot day) partially due to the fact that the entrance door was held open so much. We were celebrating our anniversary and looking forward to having halibut. There were no entrees for it listed but we were pleasantly surprised to find a halibut special. It was delicious. Would be great if they should employ some noise-absorbing ceiling panels as it was loud to the point of being distracting. Excellent food though."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Every time we come to Salty's the experience is always great. Service is wonderful and we always have a good time!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I like their salmon, oyster and delightful deserts. The salad is also very good. I personally like to have warm crab, but all their dungeness and snow crabs are served on the ice. Still they are tasty."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Your date will suck your dick so hard if you take her here"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We made reservations and didn't have to wait at all before being seated next to a window. It was Friday night and the place was jammed. Our table had a view of the Columbia River as requested in our reservation request. The seafood (salmon and rockfish with shrimp) was excellent and very fresh tasting. There is free valet parking which also enhances the experience as parking otherwise would be impossible. There is also outdoor dining when the weather cooperates."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great setting on the Columbia River. Service was excellent by Austin. Enjoyed salads, fish and chips, and burger."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The deck was beautiful and our server Terry was spot on perfect. We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We sat upstairs on a busy summer midweek evening and had lovely views but it was hard to converse with our friends from out of town."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I love this place, always have. But, the lunch menu was limited and prices are very high. Four of us for lunch with 2 drinks was $195 including tip. I used to love to go to brunch here, but again, prices have gone thru the roof. Still for a special occasion you can't beat the views."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great food all around. Chowder is excellent. I had the small steak and half lobster tail dinner. Both were great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We loved the view and the ambiance of the out doors, we had the perfect corner outside table. our waitress was over the top and patient with us as we kept visiting with our friend instead of ordering, she continued to keep checking with us to see if we were ready yet, she didn't make us feel like we had to be in a hurry and order, she aloud us to enjoy our visiting. The food was exceptional from the appetizers to the dessert. I have never had clams and they were wonderful as well as the calamari, will definitely order those again. The grilled seafood was very good, I would have liked some garlic butter with it, my fault for not asking for some. going for brunch Sunday."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Salty's is a great place to eat. The food is impeccable and the place is beautiful. The scenic views outside the windows is very relaxing."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It is hard to find fresh, well-prepared local seafood these days. Salty's does it right and has a lot of options for all tastes. True, it's not cheap, but you can choose a chain restaurant if you don't care about quality."
    Dined on 7/5/2014