Salty's on the Columbia

4.7
5892 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
With a magnificent view of the mighty Columbia River and Mt. Hood, Salty’s on the Columbia River is considered one of Portland’s best restaurants. One of the Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants and Top 100 Best Brunches in America by OpenTable, and Eater’s #1 of the 15 Essential Portland Seafood Restaurants.

Come dressed up or casual to enjoy our waterfront decks, dining rooms, and private dining. Salty’s is renowned for our seasonal seafood, Northwest coastal cuisine, and uncommonly warm service. Our Northwest wine menu has won the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence since 2003.

For nearly four decades, Salty’s has proudly welcomed generations of locals and travelers celebrating vacations, engagements, business, or simply a lovely day on the water. Join us for astonishing northwest coastal cuisine, service & smiles!

We are proudly independent, family owned and operated with woman ownership.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5892 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alex
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were fantastic, as was the salmon. The crab and shrimp louie was average, but the appetizer of coconut encrusted prawns was wonderful. The staff was attentive, friendly and professional. Most of the tables have a beautiful view of the river and they cover the outside deck and heat it to give more space for customers.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 22, 2020

Alex, thank you so much for joining us and sharing your feedback! We love hearing what our guests think about the dishes they ordered. We appreciate having you as our guest and hope we get to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there the last day before the holiday covid closure. NOV 17. Food was excellent as always. Their covid policy were in line with the law of it all. We had a good time. No drama

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We appreciate your support and hope we get to see you again soon!

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Bimbo
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had the family special which is only available on monday & tuesday & not on the menu
big enough to share or get two as did & have another meal at home from left overs. Will go again when the 4 week covid shut down is over

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the crab special! Thanks again for sharing your feedback and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

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Briana
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us and sharing this wonderful review! We appreciate having you as our guest and look forward to your next visit.

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EricaI
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food amazing drinks and view. Service is a tad slow but good overall

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 21, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We appreciate you leaving your feedback and we hope to see you soon.

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Jeanie
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jade was great, food was delicious and the oysters were wonderful!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, Jeanie. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Jade is truly a gem to have on our team! We look forward to seeing you in the future.

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LisaS
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty's is phenomenal to have the best brunch in the northwest they have a wonderful wine selection and the ambiance is beautiful.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be seated inside, Ryan, our waiter was excellent.
The food was excellent!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us, Steve. We really appreciate hearing your feedback and are so glad you had great service from Ryan! Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon.

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TeresaP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was sub par mashed potatoes were pre cooked and cold the filet was cooked good but the sause should have been a bit more reduced. There brussel sprouts were good. I ordered appetizer crab cake and calamari...calamari was tough but crab cake was good. Also ordered sode lobster which was pver cooked and stuck to the shell. Had cream brule for desert with a pairing of wine which was the best. The service was supberb and the ambiance was very warming and nice.

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LauraE
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, fun decorations, pretty background music. The free cake for my birthday was really really tasty. Servers were friendly and fast. Overall, would come again.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 14, 2020

Hi Laura! Thank you for the review and for letting us be a part of your special occasion. We loved celebrating with you and we can’t wait to see you again!

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Anonymous
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and felt very safe.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being our guest and for sharing your experience! We can’t wait to see you again.

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RITAE
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food is always fantastic and the service is always good. It’s a little on the pricey side but well worth it!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 14, 2020

Hi Ritae, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Thank you so much for the review and we’ll see you again soon!

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JasonD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not really worth the price - the food was just ok

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JayG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. Wait staff is outstanding and the food even better!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 14, 2020

We’re glad to hear your feedback, Jay. Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We’ll be sure to let our team know and we are looking forward to your next visit!

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DarylH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was perfect. The view of the river was amazing!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for the review Daryl! We’re ecstatic you enjoyed the view! We love to hear our guest’s feedback and we can’t wait for you to join us again.

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MelJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came for our first wedding anniversary. The restaurant put rose petals and a card on our table. The staff was very welcoming and attentive, the food/presentation was impeccable and we received a free dessert in honor of our anniversary. We came back for dinner the next day and were once again met with an outstanding experience. I can’t wait to go back!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 14, 2020

Hi Mel, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Thank you for the review and for letting us be a part of your special occasion. We loved celebrating with you and we can’t wait to see you again!

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BillK
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding Brunch experience at Salty's. Interesting menu - Superb service - wonderful view of the river and sailboats. Expensive, but worth it. Can't wait until the Buffet returns.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, Bill. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We can't wait to see you again!

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fabulous in my experience. The view is an incredible bonus.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 14, 2020

Mike, thank you so much for joining us and sharing such kind feedback. We appreciate having you as our guest and hope to see you again soon.

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Vontice
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wife’s birthday

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vipJimRob
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service was great, staff friendly. You will not be disappointed.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback, Jimbob. We appreciate you dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service better food view was amazing

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We appreciate you joining us and we hope to see you again soon.

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AlyC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going out since before February and my boyfriend and I had a wonderful time.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 6, 2020

Aly, thank you so much for choosing to dine with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and are so appreciative for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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DevonC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place to eat especially on Crabby Mondays! They did ask if we were there for a special occasion and I stated it was my anniversary but they never did or said anything about it and made us sad.

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

My wife makes much better cioppino-not very flavorful

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theresa
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really had a good time! Food and server were great! Thank you!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 6, 2020

Theresa, we are so glad to hear you had a great dining experience! We appreciate hearing your feedback and can't wait to see you for your next visit!

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newleediv30
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Gorgeous view. Strange way to get there. Off the beaten path. But delicious and fabulous.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you got to enjoy the beautiful views of the river while dining. We appreciate hearing your feedback and look forward to your next visit!

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TeresaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for our anniversary. Our table was decorated with rose petals and a card. Dinner was fabulous! We had smoked oysters and clam chowder as an appetizer. For dinner, the fillet and dungeness crab were cooked perfectly! The waitress was attentive. We were gifted the most delicious white chocolate mouse cake. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 3, 2020

Teresa, thank you so much for leaving us such a touching review! We are so appreciative that you chose to dine with us on your special day and had such a phenomenal time celebrating with you. Thank you again for sharing your feedback and we hope to see you again very soon!

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TaylorR
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service but expensive. Go early. The river views are excellent.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 6, 2020

Taylor, thank you so much for joining us and leaving your feedback. We are so glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful river while dining. We appreciate you being our guest and hope to see you again!

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JaniceE
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire Salty’s experience is superb. We’ve been several times and the staff makes our time there very enjoyable and makes us feel as if we are the only ones in the restaurant!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 2, 2020

Janice, thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We are so glad we have been able to live up to your expectations. We appreciate you being our guest and can't wait for your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not dined here before, Portland City Grill was our go to but I am so glad we changed our tradition. We can’t wait to go back! Waiter was very attentive but not bothersome. Food was amazing. Hands down the BEST clam chowder ever!!! They should retail it at a grocery or “club” store.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you so much for choosing to give dining with us a chance! We love hearing what our guests ordered and are so thrilled to hear the chowder exceeded your expectations. We really appreciate you being our guest and can not wait to see you for your next visit!

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BLee
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The scallops were uninspired for their $42 price point. The risotto was nice though. Oysters were good. The jambalaya special with salmon was also not spectacular, although much better than the scallops.

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RandyRanderson
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks are excellent, if fresh, but I'd hesitate to order additional items since they seem to have sat for a while since being prepared. The service was excellent, except for our waiter attempting to rush us out the door for a large party that "really needs the table you're using" after we had only been seated for 30 minutes and hadn't received our food yet.

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DonaldM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding and made my wife's 84th birthday very special.....Don Muma

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 2, 2020

Hi Donald. Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us for such a special occasion. We loved celebrating with you and are looking forward to your next visit!

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SubVet
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place before we went on business travel back in July...we no include it on our schedule every month when we travel from Tennessee to Oregon. Their food is awesome, their chowder is among the best, their mixed drinks are great. We will be back at least monthly. Their service is friendly, polite and helpful.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review. We are so appreciative of your continued support and consider ourselves lucky to have guests like you. Thank you again for dining with us and we look forward to your next visit.

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vipGChilton2626
Oklahoma City
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Portland and we had lunch at Salty’s on the Columbia River. Outstanding seafood and great location. Can’t wait to go back!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you so much for dining with us while you were in town! We are so appreciative to have had you as our guests and we look forward to seeing you for your next visit!

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GailL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly, attentive and responded quickly to anything we requested. The food was delicious and the wine was devine.

We will definitely return.

Thank you,

Gail Leonard

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McKaylaG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had such a lovely dinner and a great time celebrating!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on October 30, 2020

Mckayla, thank you so much for choosing to dine with us for your special occasion! We loved celebrating with you and hope to see you again soon.

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JackieS
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My scallops were awesome
The resteraunt did a good job of being in compliance for social distancing

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on October 30, 2020

Jackie, thank you so much for dining with us. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us and hope to see you soon!

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melanie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i had a delicous window seat and was taken very good care of by theodore. i had oysters, calamari, and a prawn cocktail. it was so tasty and fresh. i enjoyed my time there and i would definitely come back! thank you :)

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on October 26, 2020

Melanie, thank you so much for joining us and leaving a detailed review of your visit! We really appreciate you choosing to dine with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Salty's on the Columbia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 288-4444.

Salty's on the Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 5892 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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