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Salty's on the Columbia, Portland, OR

Salty's on the Columbia

4.7
4.7
6623 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 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 6,623 people are saying

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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

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Seafood

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Scenic View

  • Portland

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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.
  3. AE

    AndreaE

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was AMAZING!
  5. MP

    MalaP

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 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!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    JaniceD

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    JohnC

    Portland

    208 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    208 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  9. PI

    PIhiker

    Boise

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  10. EC

    EngagementCelebration

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  11. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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
  12. SG

    SoniaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    Kim2937

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    DeniseG

    Key West

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    DinePwr

    Grand Rapids

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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).
  17. J

    Jewels

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great crab cakes. Wonderful birthday celebration
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and the staff paid attention to detail making my mom’s birthday celebration a memorable occasion.
  31. SA

    ShevawnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was delicious, and the entire experience was a treat. Thank you to Justin, our waiter, and the entire staff.
  32. F

    Fran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful! Staff went out of their way to help my family celebrate the birthday of a recently passed loved one. It was a wonderful evening, and we can't wait to come back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I treated myself to dinner and had a fantastic time. The service from entrance to exit was amazing, all the team members were helpful with smiling faces. The bartender sure knows what she is doing 😆 I was feeling very good after 2 Huckleberry Lemon Drops. I enjoyed the 3 course Scampi Feast and it was so tasty. The seafood chowder was thicker than I like but very flavorful. I thought the scampi would come as advertised-slathered across the mound of potatoes is the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 but those prawns sure lived up to its name. So juicy and cooked to perfection. I haven’t enjoyed the cake yet because the first two courses filled me up. The place was clean and neat inside and out. Noise level was minimal even with Monday Night Football back in action. The weather was slightly chill with a little wind but I sat at the bar and enjoyed my view. I will for sure be back to dine solo and with family/friends.
  34. LB

    LibbyB

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very nice to sit outside overlooking the water. Staff attentive and friendly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Staff was top notch
  36. M

    Maggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We took our friend out to celebrate her birthday. You made it very special with the small touches, the handwritten card, the confetti, and the cake at the end. Salty’s remains one of the best special occasion restaurants in the Portland area. Glad you survived Covid.
  37. SD

    SherryD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner, Mel Brown and his Trio were the best We got to visit with, take photos and reminisce about old friendships Just an excellent evening for my father and his significant partner! Thank you
  38. C

    Cherylk

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and our waitress was great! Food was very good but expensive. Given post Covid and all of the price increases it’s not surprising.
  39. EC

    ErinC

    Portland

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a birthday dinner at Salty's for my now 94 year old father. He needed a direct route to a table with no stairs and Salty's kindly obliged. He doesn't walk well and generally refuses a wheelchair or walker. My husband and I had the blackened fish tacos which were excellent. First good fish tacos we've had since moving to OR a year ago! My father had the salmon which he pronounced very good. The only thing there... and apologies to the chef, but I eat primary vegan and clean my plate of veggies and I wouldn't have eaten this either... he didn't like what we all called a 'broccoli tree'. Moved that off his plate. It was a large (large) piece of broccoli and the problem there is the stem was over an inch in diameter. One has to have a steak knife to even start to take that on. Then cooking the stem properly caused the top of the broccoli to be overcooked. It did not look appealing in any way, shape or form. I'd HIGHLY recommend the restaurant rethink that one. It wasn't pretty, it was simply unappetizing and somewhat intimidating. Bread was delicious (we love Grand Central bakery) and honestly... despite the broccoli debacle, we truly enjoyed the restaurant and will definitely go back. They were very kind to put some birthday confetti on the table with a card... and the cake they brought my father he consumed faster than the salmon (which he adores) so huge win there!
  40. SG

    SamG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has the AHI lunch today. Was scrumcious and well presented.

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 6623 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 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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