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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Portland

Portland, true to its name, has always served as a major port for seagoing vessels, despite its inland location. That's because this Oregon city sits along the mighty Columbia River with waters wide enough for ships to travel upriver from the sea. With the sailors come the seafood, making Portland a mecca for fresh fish. Seafood lovers can take their choice of local Pacific Northwest salmon or classic downtown oyster bars. In the Rose City, hip neighborhood restaurants specialize in the catch of the day. So where are the smartest, savviest seafood lovers getting their fix in the PDX? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists, Portland edition. We've pulled data from thousands of Portland-area restaurants to find the top seafood spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Grab a reservation and get ready to feast on the freshest fish in Portland.

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The OpenTable Team
16 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:La Moule, Bar Casa Vale, Cabezon Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:French American, Spanish, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Southeast Portland, Northeast Portland
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La Moule

$$$$
French American
Southeast Portland
4.4
824 reviews
This Southeast Portland sensation draws upon French and Belgium cuisine for inspiration in terms of food and bar offerings. Chef Aaron Barnett’s menu bursts with classic dishes fused with local ingredients and global flavors, like the Korean style mussels, served with miso, white kimchi, and pickled chiles. Belgium brews and creative cocktails match perfectly.

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Bar Casa Vale

$$$$
Spanish
Southeast Portland
4.7
401 reviews
The cornucopia of the Pacific Northwest translated into Spanish style tapa plates is the focus of Bar Casa Vale, an Eastside hotspot for seafood. Look for classics like Spanish Paella as well as house specials like the Spanish octopus, served with winter citrus and Calabrian chiles. Dishes at Bar Casa Vale come with suggested wine pairing based on both classic Iberian varietals and the pinots that the Oregon wine country is famous for.

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Cabezon Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Northeast Portland
4.8
1942 reviews
Located in the Hollywood area, this neighborhood seafood bistro and fish market laser focuses their menu on freshly caught Pacific Northwest fish, shellfish and other goodies from the local waters. Expect local takes on classics like Cioppino as well as fish based large plates like the Wild Striped Bass, served with celery root puree and blue oyster mushrooms.

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King Tide Fish & Shell

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.0
491 reviews
Sharing sized plates of freshly caught seafood dishes combined with local and seasonally fresh produce based ingredients draws the crowds to this downtown Portland hotspot. King Tide Fish and Shell’s oysters on the half shell are available all day long while dinner menu items like the squid ink and oxtail tortellini showcase what caused the buzz in the first place.

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Southpark Seafood

$$$$
Seafood
Southwest Portland
4.6
2325 reviews
Serving certified sustainable fish and shellfish for over 20 years, Southpark Seafood is a Northwest Portland neighborhood institution. Besides offerings from the oyster and raw bar, Southpark diners rejoice over menu choices like whole Dungeness Crab and the Grilled Halibut Collar, served with cucumber kimchi. The restaurant is devoted to ecological practices and employs full scale composting and recycling programs that make it one of the best seafood restaurants in Portland for diners who care about supporting the sustainable seafood industry.

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Jake's Famous Crawfish

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.6
6221 reviews
A downtown Portland historical landmark, Jake’s Famous Crawfish has been serving up fresh seafood to the masses since 1892. Expect local specialties like the Northwest Salmon Saute as well as in house classics like the crawfish tail penne pasta, served in a mushroom and cajun cream sauce.

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RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

$$$$
Steakhouse
Northwest Portland
4.8
6024 reviews
The West Burnside old school steakhouse is one of the best places in Portland to enjoy local seafood specialties alongside a bottle of great wine. The six-decade old restaurant serves hearty items like King Salmon with bacon and mussels, and boasts, at over 600 bottles, one of the largest wine selections in the city.

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Portland

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.7
2140 reviews
Everything from Alaskan King Crab to Maine Whole Lobster come sizzling out of the kitchen of Morton’s, which does seafood with as much gusto as their famous steaks. The downtown Portland area eatery sports an elegant dark wood interior and is right across the street from the opera and ballet house.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Portland

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.7
1841 reviews
This award-winning steakhouse chain located across from Pioneer Courthouse Square also serves a full seafood menu based on quality fresh items. Enjoy choices like the sizzling blue crab cakes or Chilean Sea Bass served with sweet potato and pineapple hash. An extensive wine list spans the globe and by the glass pairings with each dish can be done at the table or in the popular bar area.

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Copper River Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
American
Hillsboro
4.6
986 reviews
Made from scratch items and local and seasonal produce and products are the focus of the menu at this Hillsboro area bar and grill. The expansive offerings include regional specialties like the parmesan bacon crusted Northwest Steelhead, served with basil cream sauce and seasonal vegetables. Seasonal features are listed on their own menu and change rapidly depending on whats fresh but include items like the fresh bronzed halibut with mango salsa, served over an arugula salad.

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Chart House Restaurant - Portland

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.5
5764 reviews
The snow-capped peak of majestic Mount Hood rising over the city is gloriously seen from the dining room of the Chart House, located in Southwest Portland. Coastal specialties including the Black and Blue swordfish and the Honey Harissa King Salmon, which is seared and glazed and served with a cucumber salad, are just two of the seasonally fresh items on the menu here.

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McCormick & Schmick's Harborside at the Marina - Portland

$$$$
Seafood
South Waterfront
4.2
3416 reviews
Signature fish dishes like Herb Broth Sea Bass compete with seasonal specials like the Chesapeake Buttermilk Fried Shrimp on the menu of this national seafood restaurant chain. One of the best seafood restaurants in Portland to enjoy freshly caught items over spectacular water views, McCormick and Schmick’s is located right on the Willamette River in the River Place Marina.

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Portland City Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.5
8601 reviews
Located on the 30th floor of the “Big Pink”, the Portland City Grill is one of the best seafood restaurants in Portland for those looking for freshly caught items served over a bird’s eye view of the city. Small plates including seared rare Yellowfin Tuna, served with kimchi, and Black Tiger Shrimp tempura, served with ginger plum sauce are meant for sharing over cocktails and the spectacular view.

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McCormick & Schmick's Grill - Tigard

$$$$
Seafood
Tigard
4.5
2493 reviews
Fresh seafood and shellfish are served alongside the classic steakhouse offerings at this upscale chain bistro, located in the Bridgeport Village shopping center in Tigard. Fresh salmon, Dungeness crab stuffed shrimp, and grilled shrimp combine together for the McCormick’s Seafood Trio while the ancho chile charred octopus awaits spice lovers over on the appetizer menu.

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Salty's on the Columbia

$$$$
Seafood
Northeast Portland
4.7
6720 reviews
Pacific Northwest fresh seafood served on the outdoor deck overlooking the rolling Columbia River draws diners in the know to Salty’s, located in the far north of the city. Oysters and clams sourced from local Oregon and Washinton beaches come fresh and on the half shell while live Dungeness crabs and Maine lobsters greet guests in lobby saltwater tanks before they are cooked to order in the kitchen.

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Rudy's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Salem
4.5
2187 reviews
Considered one of the top steak houses in the Salem area, Rudy’s is also one of the best seafood restaurants in Portland’s greater vicinity to try some local Pacific Northwest salmon. The restaurant does both a classic salmon fillet drizzled in lobster sauce and a decadent Salmon Neptune, which is stuffed with bay shrimp, Dungeness crab, and a garlic herb cream cheese spread. Afterwords, finish it all off with a marrionberry infused cocktail or a slab of house made marrionberry cobbler.

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