McCormick & Schmick's Harborside - Portland

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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Too noisy, food wasn’t hot and misrepresented. (I’ve never seen a filet one half inch thick. It also tasted old, possible freezer burned). My wife enjoyed her crab and I enjoyed my bloody Mary’s so all was not lost. For the price I was expecting a lot more classy place.

JV
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service s like slow
Bring back the pre fixed menu !

TC
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We chose Harborside to celebrate a special birthday because of its ambiance, menu, and location on the waterfront. We had a large group and we were well taken care of by our server. The appetizers were fabulous and the entrees were better than average.

TS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Was a great experience! The atmosphere was quite and soft and the server was attentive.

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location, great view of the river! Excellent food. It is pricey, but it is a more upscale restaurant and that is expected.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Great view and good service. Food quality was very good but portions were small for the price.
A safe bet, but value for dollar could be better. Same meal can be found cheaper elsewhere, but not with the same view.

k
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant needs an update but overall I always enjoy the food, service and atmosphere at the location.

MW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall, we didn’t have a wait for our food. All the food we ordered was tasty. One thing though, when we asked if there was cheese in the mashed potatoes, our server said no. However, when we tasted it; tasted like cheddar. Our server is not too knowledgeable about that part. Serving type can be shared with 2 people only. Calamari and fries are very tasty!

F
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch food and service. The chocolate bag dessert is to die for!

L
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We would prefer not to be seated in the bar area unless requested. This is the first time that our reservation has not resulted in dining room seating, which was disappointing and less enjoyable.

PM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

GM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Mostly fried foods, very salty. The special Thanksgiving feast was deli-style thin-sliced turkey with 3 sides and a little gravy, not very special, truck stop fare. Three stars for excellent service, nice location and great view.

AP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with our family there. It has a wonderful view of the river from a large percentage of the tables which was very nice. The food as well as service was perfect. Plus, two of our party didn't want a traditional turkey meal and they were able to get what they wanted. This was our third Thanksgiving at this restaurant.

C
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service as always.

l
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our food arrived cold. Waiter took it and returned quickly with hot food.

GH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Went Thanksgiving day. Ordered the traditional turkey dinner. The turkey was very dry and the top piece or two was curling on the edges and dark. The dressing was supposed to be cornbread dressing but tasted and chewed like ground up cardboard. My son ordered a seafood plate and said it was good.

In the past my family and I have been to many Thanksgiving dinners at Harborside and they have all been very enjoyable in every way. This year was a disappointment. There are only a couple of us left in the area now for various reasons but we probably won't be back for Thanksgiving.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was about as expected. The decor: dated, and what I would have been expected at a Marie Callendar’s. Absolutely nothing standout about the experience overall. The service was ok, but felt rushed.

The view is very nice!

RF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The filet mignon is a must have. No steak knife required. We also had the seafood trio, delicious, and surprisingly large portion for the price.

We told our server that we were heading to a show at 7:00 and she made it a point to check on us often and to have our meal to us in plenty of time for us to enjoy it, while ensuring we’d have ample time to get to our show.

We will definitely be coming back soon!

CC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food over all was good except for my fish . I like salt but it was to salty and over cook not to enjoyable.

A
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, the customer service was phenomenal and the food was very good too. I could tell that the fish was fresh. Thank you for a great lunch experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overpriced for small serving portions. Upset stomach possibly from the strong smelling spoiled crab tower. Overcooked Pan seared sea bass was served on cold grains and asparagus, misleading think it was a hot dish. Pairing did not go well. Not worth the $130 for 2 drinks, 2 appetizers and 2 dinners!

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing!

FH
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I bought my wife a gift certificate two years ago for Christmas. She finally used it to buy me a birthday dinner. Great food. Great service. The music was a little young for my taste but it wasn't blasting and the restaurant was relatively quiet. We loved the decor and our server was incredible.

AG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My husband ordered the fish and chips. He is an Irish immigrant and orders the same meal at every seafood venue. His fries were way too salty and the fish (which had clearly been frozen), contained water with most every bite. The wine was a great value (1/2 price on Thursday nights). Crab cakes were awesome as was our attentive server.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience on all levels, our server was particularly professional, personable and patient. I would rate this place above others in the area for value.

NH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice dinner!

GO
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went because veterans were given a free meal. Great table, nice waitress, excellent food.

HB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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KW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and customer service. Thank you. I will come back again for sure.

f
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was excellent...………………………………………….

D
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful view. good staff, great foods. Love the dessert.

M
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

May be the best clam chowder I've ever had! We enjoyed the calamari appetizer which was a surprisingly large portion for two. Their bread is delicious and I really loved my cedar roasted salmon too. Service was outstanding...all in all, a very satisfying experience and we will be back again.

j
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Thank you to the restaurant and staff for welcoming us on Veteran's Day! Was a treat!

R
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We return each year. This is where I proposed to my now wife 16 years ago-outside after a great meal.

TA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, Excellent service and good ambiance. Good viewing of the river.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Veterans day

a
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Everything was wonderful, except we asked for a window table, told they were reserved, nobody sat at 2 tables all thru our meal and no one there even when we left the restaurant.

JJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Veterans. Thanks

JV
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected from McCormick & Smick's, the food at the Harborside location was excellent. It is a great place to go with family, friends, or as a couple.
The Salmon Rigatoni was very flavorful and had a an abundance of perfectly cooked pieces of salmon, artichoke and mushrooms in a great creamy sauce over the rigatoni pasta. It looked and smelled as good as it tasted.
The restaurant was pretty crowded at noon but not too noisy and the staff was VERY efficient.
Service was quick and attentive without being overly so and very accommodating to this disabled veteran's eating disorder.
My spouse had Fish and Chips. It had large pieces of solid cod with just the right amount of coating. The fries that came with it were not to her liking though as they were seasoned with Old Bay. The waitress quickly resolved that with a freshly prepared order that was only lightly salted.
We actually had enough for another meal!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely location with great food.

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