Salty's on the Columbia

4.7
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Located on the Columbia River with sweeping views, Salty’s wins annual awards for Portland’s best seafood, best view restaurant, best outdoor dining. Whether dressed up or casual, in the dining room, on the deck, or in private dining rooms, guests love Salty’s for fresh Northwest seafood, wild Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, live Dungeness crab, fresh Northwest oysters, clams and mussels, USDA prime charbroiled steaks, gourmet lunch salads and sandwiches and refreshing creative cocktails. Live jazz in the Café-Bar on Fridays. Happy Hour is 7 days a week in the Café-Bar only.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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Mobile
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Salty’s on multiple occasions and this visit certainly did not disappoint. The food was excellent and Rachel did an excellent job guiding through this visit. You also cannot beat the view of the Columbia River. This was another great experience and I hope to visit again soon.

TR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Salty’s! Went on a Monday night for the first time and the crowd was light. Had the Cioppino and it was delicious.

LB
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent! Our thanks to Brian for being so attentive to all of our needs and then some. The food was also excellent. You pay more here than the average restaurant but you get way more than you expect! The view was really nice and the ambiance of the restaurant was welcoming and warm.

JA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wonderful service.

TE
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing brunch! Very fresh seafood! Make your own Bloody Mary bar is a great idea!

TW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch and service is excellent. I love the crab.

SS
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice dinner with excellent service and attention to our experience by the wait staff.

V
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The main course fish soup we ordered was brought to the table not warm enough. While the waiter took it back and had it heated further, the restaurant should have done something to make this right. At a minimum they should have offered a free dessert but a finer restaurant would not have charged for such a gross mistake. The meal was otherwise fine.

EP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, service, and ambiance were perfect. Will definitely return.

M
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Saltys has THE best brunch in the city! The choices of tasty foods are plentiful and delicious. It is our go-to place to go for family celebrations.

CM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty's is airways a good choice! The food is fantastic, and they have the best brunch in town. Great views too.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, there view is gorgeous and our service was excellent.

AC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Mediocre at best. Definitely NOT worth the price tag ($55 Sunday Brunch/$65 w/bottomless mimosas). Very noisy, overcrowded, service suffered because it was so busy, food was average buffet quality, and the point of a reservation here is basically moot. My reservation is to guarantee a spot in the restaurant in general?! What’s the difference between a planned ahead phone call/ appointment and someone just walking in off the street and giving their name? Oh, nothing. Asinine.

m
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!!!

CL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I'm not certain if making reservations are done in order. But to make a reservation and get the back of the top floor looking at the parking lot doesn't seem to be the greatest experience. Food was good, however.

M
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic time at Salty’s for brunch. It’s definitely the Best Brunch in Portland hands down. The servers are all so polite and accommodating. You just can’t go wrong here.

JB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, The view was spectacular! We can’t wait to go back.

WR
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Justin was very attentive. The omlettes were delicious. My favorite are the apple dumplings. Like the room arrangement since the last time we were there

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always

DD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I've been to this establishment a number of times. The food is always good and the service is always great. Celebrated my anniversary there this year since I am familiar with the menu and knew I would be full and satisfied when leaving. I tried to get something special for the anniversary but was unsuccessful. I was told I'd at least get a window seat which I didnt. Wasn't a horrible experience by any means but celebrating my anniversary could have been a little better there.

RJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Before I moved to the Pacific northwest, I tried to include Salty's on every trip north. Now that I live here, I'm planning to be a regular. Food and service are exemplary.

DJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never write reviews, but always read them. We were very happy with our experience at Salty's. We went here for New years eve and it was perfect. The food was amazing, somewhat high priced from what we are used to, but worth it. (My husband is still talking about the oysters). The atmosphere and service were great. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The hostess accommodated my request to sit by the window, which was why I made a reservation. We will definitely go here again. I want to try their brunch, so we can see the wonderful view of the river during the day, although the lights on the river were pretty spectacular as well.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good but prices are a little to high. The service was excellent

n
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening

SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great views of the river and most importantly it's quiet enough to have a conversation.

L
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The best brunch in Portland. Always our first pick for a special occasion. Great for kids.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

GD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved the experience. Hesitated because it's a pricey brunch tab BUT the food was sooo good, well prepped, tender cuts of beef and ham, sweetest fruit, great variety of everything! And very attentive, friendly wait staff--instant service. It was a fabulous experience! I'd warn that the Columbia river restaurant has stairs to a second level, with buffet on the 1st level. They were happy to accommodate us by moving us downstairs due to mobility issues. Definitely go again.

l
San Francisco
137 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Friends from Nevada recommended Salty’s so I made the half hour trip from my hotel in the Pearl District. They must have visited a long time ago when the restaurant was possibly good. For $75, I received one pound of red crab legs that were still in the shell and served at room temperature. The only accompaniments were drawn butter, some unremarkable potato pieces (again, at room temperature) and a really horrid “finnocchio” sauce. When I inquired about bread, I was told there would be a $5 charge. I hated to have to tell my friends how disappointing the experience was. Didn’t stay for dessert.

SD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and view was lovely. Staff was very helpful and helped us celebrate a birthday

P
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice evening!

SP
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty's is great! Delicious food, great service, and beautiful views.

MG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unbelievable. We saw Santa and he was the best Santa we've seen this year. Price is VERY high not sure if we will go next Christmas because of the price but the service and food is always great at Salty's you can't beat it.

d
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were extraordinary.

j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My mother in law got sick after eating here (she had oysters and the scallops) and my veal shank was not as tender and flavorful as expected. The risotto also lacked flavor. For the food and amount we paid, I think we might find a new restaurant for the holidays. We have yet to try the brunch. Maybe one more try will determine if we’ll be back.

DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations at 5 pm. I believe there were only two other couples seated and all were along the window. First thing we noticed was it was very very cold. When I looked at their limited menu and heard the special I was so disappointed as I was looking forward to a special "white" fish dinner - their were none. The Salmon and Smoked Steelhead they had was terribly over priced. We got up and left and did not order

RN
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We typically travel to Portland near Christmas every year to spend time with family. We ALWAYS reserve Salty's for Sunday Brunch as the food, and ambience are the best. AND like some prior years, our SERVER WAS TERRIFIC, anticipating our every need before we even know what it would be.

DM
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was totally amazing! We had an amazing table and Santa was wonderful! The room was beautifully decorated and can’t say enough about the delicious food! We opted for the champagne brunch and it’s was sooo good.

RD
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We love Salty’s and go there often, but this last time the Dungeness crab was a disappointment.

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