The Best Seafood Restaurants in Portland

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:La Moule, Headwaters, Bar Casa Vale
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:French American, Northwest, Spanish
Neighborhoods:SE Portland, Downtown

La Moule

$$$$·French American·
SE Portland
523 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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 fusRead more
91% recommended
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Headwaters

$$$$·Northwest·
Downtown
1,309 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
Named after the “source” of riverways, Headwaters specializes in the vast bounty of the Oregon area, both land and sea. Chef Vitaly Paley’s seasonally changing menu always highlighRead more
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Bar Casa Vale

$$$$·Spanish·
SE Portland
93 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
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 PaeRead more
88% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Portland / Oregon
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Cabezon Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
NE Portland
1,604 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 Read more
97% recommended
Best Food in Portland / Oregon

King Tide Fish & Shell

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
382 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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 TiRead more
83% recommended
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The Hairy Lobster

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pearl District
1,157 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
With a decor inspired by the classic British Pub, the Hairy Lobster is a Pearl District meat and seafood sensation with a menu based on fresh and seasonal ingredients. Shared plateRead more
94% recommended
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Southpark Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
SW Portland
1,031 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
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 baRead more
91% recommended
Seafood in Portland / Oregon
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Olympia Oyster Bar - Portland

$$$$·Oyster Bar·
North Portland
177 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Mexican, Japanese and American flavors and influences all come together beautifully at this Northeast Portland area oyster and wine bar. From the Ceviche Verde based on the catch oRead more
95% recommended
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Jake's Famous Crawfish

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
5,761 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 SauteRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Portland / Oregon

RingSide Steakhouse - Uptown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
NW Portland
5,064 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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 serRead more
96% recommended
Romantic in Portland / Oregon
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3 Sheets at the Harbor

$$$$·American·
North Portland
281 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Panoramic views of the rushing Columbia River and snow-topped Mount Hood await diners at 3 Sheets at the Harbor, located on Hayden Island in North Portland. Menu items including thRead more
89% recommended
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Portland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,940 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 PoRead more
98% recommended
Romantic in Portland / Oregon

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Portland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,561 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 blueRead more
90% recommended
Steakhouse in Portland / Oregon

Copper River Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
Hillsboro
708 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
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 specialRead more
90% recommended
Kid Friendly in Portland / Oregon

Chart House Restaurant - Portland

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
4,828 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 inclRead more
90% recommended
Scenic View in Portland / Oregon

McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland

$$$$·Seafood·
South Waterfront
3,454 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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. OneRead more
92% recommended
Seafood in Portland / Oregon

Portland City Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
7,928 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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 birRead more
92% recommended
Romantic in Portland / Oregon

McCormick & Schmick's Grill - Tigard

$$$$·Seafood·
Tigard
2,397 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 sRead more
87% recommended
Seafood in Portland / Oregon

Salty's on the Columbia

$$$$·Seafood·
NE Portland
5,851 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
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. OystersRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Portland / Oregon

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem

$$$$·Northwest·
Salem
843 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located inside the recently restored historic Grand Hotel and just blocks from the State Capitol building, Bentley’s Grill focuses on a Pacific Northwest fresh menu . From the locaRead more
97% recommended
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The Garden View Restaurant - Oregon Garden Resort

$$$$·American·
Silverton
642 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Enjoy outside dining overlooking the Willamette Valley and the 80 acre Pacific Northwest Botanical garden - part of the Garden Resort it is located within, at this Salem area culinRead more
90% recommended

Rudy's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Salem
882 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 salmRead more
91% recommended
Steakhouse in Portland / Oregon

Portland Seafood Co. - Mall 205

$$$$·Seafood·
SE Portland
619 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
From the crispy coconut red snapper fish and chips to the Cajun grilled Columbia River Steelhead, menu items at the Portland Seafood Company come fresh and creatively seasoned. TheRead more
90% recommended
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Roberts Crossing

$$$$·American·
Salem
225 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Housed in a historic former country store, this family run restaurant specializes in seasonally fresh fare that taps into the local Oregon area’s top farms and producers. From BourRead more
96% recommended
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