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Salty's on the Columbia, Portland, OR

Salty's on the Columbia

4.7
4.7
6633 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Salty’s on the Columbia River serves award-winning Pacific Northwest Coastal Cuisine with astonishing waterfront views, service and smiles. 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. We are open for year round outdoor dining in our cozy and elegant glass-like tents. Beautifully decorated to lift your spirits, we welcome you to take in the amazing waterfront and mountain views and fresh air of the Columbia River. 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. Our Northwest wine menu has won the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence since 2003. We are proudly independent, family owned and operated with woman ownership.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 288-4444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Josh Thorburn

  • Catering

    Whether you are planning a quiet affair or a lavish celebration, Salty’s will make your next banquet, private dining or special event memorable. From our breathtaking view of the Columbia River and majestic Mt. Hood in the background, to our award-winning Northwest cuisine, to our impeccable service — Salty’s has everything you need to create the perfect party, wedding reception, anniversary, birthday, holiday party or corporate event. Please contact us at 503-282-2208. We look forward to serving you.

  • 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 ext. 4108

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Portland

  • Parking details

    Free private lot available.

  • Public transit

    Airport, James Gleason Boat Ramp <br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,633 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Seafood

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Scenic View

  • Portland

    Most Booked

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  1. SM

    SierraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our 5th year anniversary and they dressed the table up with rose petals and even wrote us a card! Free piece of cake on the house. Absolutely amazing and our waiter was the best we've ever had. Been going there 3 anniversaries in a row and always amazing. Customer service is on point they know how to make you feel welcomed.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Slightly dated but beautiful view, loved the vintage fishing gear.
  3. C

    Capitolacath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the beginning, the Valet was so kind - Im sorry I don't remember his name. We were there at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 30th. Jackie the hostess was just so sweet and she carried on a great conversation with my 90 year grandmother - my grandmother's name is Jackie too- they both live in Vancouver and while the staff was preparing our table the two Jackies had a great time talking . :) Our view was fabulous! The food was fabulous and our server- Holly was amazing - so patient and so kind. We can't say enough about Holly! The entire evening was so wonderful! Thank you all so much!❤️❤️❤️
  4. A

    Amy44

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and views. Always a winner with consistent high attention service and tasty menu.
  5. LS

    LSnPJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The view was spectacular as was the ambiance. The only downside was that the noise level was quite high for such a high-end restaurant, making it hard to hear our guests directly across the table.
  6. RM

    RobertM

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent place for a special evening or event. We experienced such a welcoming and friendly staff from the valet parking attendant, the hosts and everyone servicing our table. Even the general manager stopped by our table to greet us - so nice. Besides the gracious service the atmosphere is relaxed with an elegant vibe. The view of the river is panoramic, but even the non-view areas are nicely done. We loved the candles and table cloths which seem to have become rare in restaurants today. The food was fantastic. There were three of us and we all ordered various things including an appetizer and desserts. Every dish was delicious and served beautifully. Observing the plates that were served around us it was obvious that anything you order here is going to be good. This is definitely the place for that cozy, candle light dinner with a great view and memorable service. I would recommend a table by the water about an hour before sunset - it's unforgettable. We've already booked our next reservation and can't wait.
  7. PP

    PeterP

    Miami

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    This was recommended by a tour guide but no where near expected. The clam chowder was the only thing that was very good. We ordered two dishes with salmon and on both, the salmon was over cooked. Not impressed.
  8. E

    Elle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing, efficient, answered questions about food, where the oysters came from. Perfect table with a view but away from others. delicious food, they didn't skimp on the clams. Expensive...sigh...but worth it. My only suggestion for improvements is more light in the ladies bathroom.
  9. LW

    LadyW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salty’s is a great place to bring out of town guest for good food and views if the river. Enjoyed an evening with out of town guest, but we wouldn’t be able to afford to eat hear very often.
  10. EK

    EmeraldK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, and service. Great views. Highly recommend!
  11. SW

    ScottW

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As alwaysthe food was fantastic the service was over the top and as always a great dinning dining experience
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was smooth. The Waitress deserve a pay raise
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good experience, I wish the menu had more options, and our server Jonathan (sorry if name was incorrect) was excellent. We were celebrating our Anniversary and received a complimentary slice of delicious cake, a Alittle congratulations card and rose petals. But.. there was a fair amount of bugs. Flys and fruit flys that were a-little distracting. But overall a good experience.
  14. AE

    AndreaE

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my fiancée Rick’s birthday and had wonderful service and amazing food. The table was decorated with confetti and a card for Rick, which was a nice touch. Michael was an excellent server and was incredibly attentive. The view and the ambiance were incomparable. We’ll definitely be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was AMAZING!
  16. MP

    MalaP

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there with my husband for our anniversary. Food was great and the staff are awesome! Will will definitely be back! Thank you for the nice gesture with petals in table n free cake!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! The view was incredible too.
  18. JD

    JaniceD

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Need more options, for non seafood eaters please!!
  19. JC

    JohnC

    Portland

    208 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    208 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Upon entering, negative impressions with crowded lobby and dining room in sad need of decor and furniture refurbishment. There was a long delay between appetizers and entrees. Hot food temperatures were less than ideal suggesting a long time waiting for pickup. It is still a great location on the Columbia River.
  20. PI

    PIhiker

    Boise

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great lunch as usual. We sat outside and there were a lot of yellow jackets which made it hard to relax and enjoy the meal.
  21. EC

    EngagementCelebration

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They took such good care of us while we celebrated our engagement! There were lots of special touches and well wishes. We happened to go on a Thursday, when they're having $2 shucked oysters and $3 glasses of champagne, which delighted us. The atmosphere was exactly what we were hoping for for the evening, and it was abundantly memorable!
  22. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The staff was attentive and supportive, with excellent service. Kitchen: The main dish ( King Salmon) NZ ( came with sliced red potatoes and Broccoli) $$ Food arrived cool; potatoes were mushy-old ( broccoli was crisp and good --just cold) King Salmon from NZ (finished with a hint of dirt, sorry about lacking a better description). I wondered at the time if the NZ Salmon was farmed and mislabeled as wild. I eat wild salmon, fresh Alaska, copper river, and NW salmon. The NZ salmon was not of the same quality and taste as Pacific Northwest wild salmon. It could have been a poor-quality lot of NZ salmon. The Desserts were WONDERFUL, and the coffee was hot and fresh after dinner. We had cream Brulee and White chocolate mouse cake. WONDERFUL deserts
  23. SG

    SoniaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The drinks were delightful. The ambiance was perfection. The service was amazing. Recommend 10/10
  24. K

    Kim2937

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our server Aaron was friendly, knowledgeable and made out experience super fun! Fish Taco and martini...awesome
  25. DG

    DeniseG

    Key West

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salty's on the Columbia is our FAVORITE date night, not to mention-it's the place where our kids always want to celebrate any occasion! Staff is always attentive and genuinely happy to take care of us. HIGHLY recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was really nice, just a lot of airplane noise, which isn’t the fault of the restaurant.
  27. DP

    DinePwr

    Grand Rapids

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The seafood was excellent, the service was equally appreciated. the environment was nice on the deck (the weather was perfect), but there was quite a bit of noise (from a couple of tables near by and the planes roaring overhead).
  28. J

    Jewels

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Apps & dinner with the sunset view was fabulous. Favorites were coconut shrimp & calamari, smoked salmon pasta & chili prawns & scallops. Crooked Creek Rotating Tap was great & wait staff were friendly & attentive.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had a great table by the window. Menu was fairly limiting and very pricey. Old fashion cocktail was great and service was nice. It was our anniversary and one birthday so we ordered lots of food and deserts. We enjoyed our time though the food was fairly average and very expensive.
  30. AT

    AllTR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was such an amazing experience! We celebrated a birthday here, service was great. The food was absolutely delicious. Beautiful view. 10/10 would recommend
  31. FH

    FredrickH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Jill, was fabulous. She was there when we needed her and not while we were enjoying the wonderful food and ambiance. The food was so good I wanted to lick the plate.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great crab cakes. Wonderful birthday celebration
  33. TV

    ThomasV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Used a gift card. No problem. Went on an off time and there was plenty of room. Great service. Terrific food. Great view of the river.
  34. BD

    BrianD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Live Jazz, right on the water, incredible food.
  35. LR

    LyndaleaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dinner was lovely, service great. View terrific. Music way toooo loud, not pleasing at all. Almost ruined an outhouse wonderful evening. Observed others leave the restaurant because of the music. Would have been appropriate about 8pm Thanks for asking.
  36. CH

    ChristopherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was impressed by my dinner at Salty's. I had recommended it for a place for seafood as I am Catholic and as such avoid meat on Fridays. My sister & brother in law who were kind enough to treat me for dinner accompanied me. I recommended based on having been invited to dinner to a friend's father's birthday celebration. I ordered fish tacos, my sister ordered a shrimp scallop rice dish and my brother in law ordered a salmon steak. I enjoyed the fish tacos which were mildly spicy but flavorful and served with tortilla chips & fresh salsa. My sister enjoyed her meal. My brother in law was not as impressed by his salmon. I generally avoid seafood apart from Fridays and even then usually limit myself to a few items, fish & chips, fish tacos, tuna sandwiches and other fairly pedestrian fare. Therefore, I would tend to defer to my brother in law who really enjoys salmon.
  37. LH

    LoriH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very happy with our visit. Had a long time to enjoy before our plane took off. The staff was very understanding about that - we never felt rushed even though it was a Friday night with a primo table.
  38. JT

    JillianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning. Everything was FANTASTIC. Went for our 4th wedding anniversary and were treated with such genuine kindness and care. Would recommend to everyone.
  39. AM

    AnnM

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had a fun business dinner. This is a nice place for visitors to Portland. My dinner was ok I ordered the shrimp and scallop entre. The oysters were delicious and the chowder was ok. I might be spoiled from San Francisco chowder. The view is great.
  40. JH

    JosephH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a good experience with the restaurant and the person serving our table. But when when we got home, We noticed we were charged for a wrong item. We ordered the spinach dip and they charged us for Crab dip. ( I do not believe it was the same price.)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Salty's on the Columbia does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Salty's on the Columbia also 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 6633 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today
Google Map for Salty's on the Columbia

3839 NE Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97211

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free private lot available.

  • Public transit

    Airport, James Gleason Boat Ramp

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Josh Thorburn

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 288-4444

  • Catering

    Whether you are planning a quiet affair or a lavish celebration, Salty’s will make your next banquet, private dining or special event memorable. From our breathtaking view of the Columbia River and majestic Mt. Hood in the background, to our award-winning Northwest cuisine, to our impeccable service — Salty’s has everything you need to create the perfect party, wedding reception, anniversary, birthday, holiday party or corporate event. Please contact us at 503-282-2208. We look forward to serving you.

  • 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 ext. 4108

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