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Salty's on the Columbia, Portland, OR

Salty's on the Columbia

4.7
4.7
7427 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. 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. In addition to our beautiful dining room, we offer year round outdoor seating on our covered heated patio. 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 84 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Northwest, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 288-4444
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • 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

What 7,427 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

    Great for scenic views

  • Portland / Oregon

    Seafood

  • Portland

    Great for brunch

  • Portland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Portland

    Great for scenic views

7,427 Reviews
  1. stellab

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very attentive to my food allergies. This was greatly appreciated.

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  2. JackB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I made the reservation I let Salty's know it was an anniversary celebration. They placed rose pedals on the table and wrote us anice card and even bought our dessert. Salty's is a class act for sure. I have eaten in fine restaurants in New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles. You won't find a better place for exception food and service. I will be back soon.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been coming to Portland for years and my meal last night was the best. I had the lobster and prawns Bucatini in a champagne vanilla sauce. I would recommend Salty’s as a great place to enjoy a unique seafood menu.

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  4. MaryC

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came on Wednesday for the crab, it did not disappoint. Ordered 2 crabs for 3 people with some delicious chowder and salads, it was plenty of food. Nancy our server was wonderful. Will be returning.

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  5. TomF

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Helpful and attentive staff. Great setting. Wonderful food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Service and environment Been going to Salty’s since 1990 Thank you for always making me feel special

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  7. KaylaG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch is amazing! Great view and fantastic selection.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The quality at Salty’s has declined significantly over the years while the price has increased.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The buffet was amazing. We did get seated in what appeared to be an add on, which wasn’t as nice as the main dining areas.

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  10. JayA

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was good, but the food was just “ok”. For the price paid for the appetizers, entrees and desserts, our expectations were higher for Salty’s. We have had better meals there in the past. Disappointing!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Kendale, was absolutely fantastic. Couldn't have asked for better service! The clam chowder lived up to its reputation and was the best we've ever had. The food was great, the view was fantastic. I only wish they would've had some gluten-free alternatives and perhaps some music in the background we could hear. Overall, I am very happy to have chosen this location for our adult getaway lunch. It's a little pricey, but worth the value. Thank you, Salty's!

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  12. SaraM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The live band was wonderful, our server was fantastic, they wrote a sweet card and put rose petals on our table for our anniversary. They even gave us a free dessert. All the food was phenomenal. I can’t wait to come back!

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  13. NobleFirs

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service have been and continue to be consistently good. We've been dining here on special occasions for over 25 years.

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  14. WallyC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for a superb dining location with great views, Salty's is the place. It's spendy, however you get what you pay for here. Incredible food, attentive staff and nice atmosphere. We were there for my wife's 56th birthday and she had lobster. Grilled to perfection. And the croutons (silly I know) were out of this world good. They make them from foccacia bread from the previous day. Very much worth the drive and money.

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  15. Nayso

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is such a great place to eat with family and friends, and the Sunday Brunch buffet is so amazing. I would recommend to any food lover.

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  16. ToddG

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place on the river. Both bar and restaurant. We really enjoyed it. Thank you!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the place! Took my husband for his birthday and received free cake which was delicious. Waiter was excellent and very attentive we will definitely be going back again.

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  18. TRBerts

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my birthday and would love to say that this is one of our favourite Portland places to visit. The crab stuffed shells were outstanding! Love the little extra they go to, to make this evening special. Amazing cake with a candle even and champagne and tiny little birthday tags on the table. You guys are awesome. We love coming here. Highly recommend you stop and try out this place.

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  19. TeriK

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and great atmosphere !!! Would totally recommend 100%!

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  20. Aylin

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Danielle was incredible! Food was great.

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  21. AprilC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food never disappoints! The staff is always polite, knowledgeable and proud of what they present to you. It's a beautiful venue, fit for any occasion!

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  22. KellyT

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service! Our waitress Jaymes was delightful.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and polite. I’ll be back for sure.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wish there was live music on Valentine’s Day. Other than that, Good service.

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  25. radioadman

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I have been dining at Salty's for years, and we chose it for our Valentine's Day dinner this year. While I understand the importance of keeping a reservation, as well as managing tables through a busy evening, I was floored by a call I received from Salty's a week prior to our dinner. The hostess asked if we were still planning on keeping our reservation, to which I said yes. Next, she noted my request for a window table, and then told me she couldn't promise that would happen. So be it, although the reservation was set quite some time ago. Lastly, she said that we were to keep our dining time to no more than an hour and a half. This sent me into orbit. Our dinner was $204, and I don't want to be told by anyone how fast I'm supposed to eat my very expensive meal. Salty's, you would do well by NEVER making this request of your customers ever again. I like your restaurant, but I have options.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the staff and menu at Salty’s.The courteous Staff has always been a welcoming environment and the food is outstanding. Salty’s is a must visit

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  27. RayM

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife looks forward to your crab mac and cheese.Looked at menu on line and it showed it being served. When we got there menu had been changed for Valentines Day, taking crab mac and cheese off. Wife was very disappointed. Drive time turn around was 2 1/2 hours.

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  28. DonE

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience...free valet parking very helpful as all handicap spots taken. Our waiter was outstanding and made some good recommendations .

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  29. Moonstone

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This meal was the best we’ve ever had at Salty’s.

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  30. DeanM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salty's on the Columbia is always a great place to eat and experience a wonderful atmosphere. We'll be back again and again.

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  31. FrancesH

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food average, price seemed unusually high both for beverages and main entrees

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  32. LindaS

    Portland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good location on the river and a large menu to choose from. We had oysters, crab, lobster, king salmon and filet mignon to celebrate Valentines Day. The food was prepared nicely and the service was excellent. Looking forward to going back in the summer and sitting outside for our meal.

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  33. Bevey

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Beautiful view of the Columbia River. I recommend Salty s

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  34. Familyfoodie

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating at Salty's. Was seated right on time with reservations. Food was amazing. Possibly the best scallops I ever had. Looking forward to another excuse to go.

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  35. Aeptown

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Was there for a romantic/pre valentine dinner but was sat by kitchen with a view of a wall, when I asked if there was a seat closer to the river view I was told was non available but was not true due to watching 5 couples after us being led to window viewing seats? Was confused about lack of listening to simple request of an under capacity restaurant at the time. Food was decent but mood was set to a dennys experience which led to embarrassment on my part facing my date and her disappointment. Heard high class reviews of restaurant but find I will only use as a bar date accommodation if I am in the area.

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  36. DavidH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fun.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful and fun time. Loved the free valet service. The food was delicious, although due to the sheer load of people there, it took time. However, they were so kind and thoughtful, they gave us a free shrimp cocktail to fill the gap. Meghan our server was amazing. Lovely seating beside the fireplace upstairs.

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  38. 808Kane

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an awesome experience! Service and hospitality was perfect. The atmosphere and layout of the restaurant was perfect, the tables were situated perfectly providing that "space".

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started off with the lobster and prawn Bucatini! Always perfect! For dessert we had the white chocolate mousse cake, which is so light and delicious. Dining at Salty’s is always such a wonderful experience. You can sit by the window and watch the river or they have a beautiful fireplace that gives such a beautiful ambience. Twinkle lights hanging from the ceiling. Just gorgeous. Everybody is welcoming and accommodating and we always have the best time. It’s one of our favorite restaurants to dine at.

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  40. Cooperrose

    Portland

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It has been a go-to for special occasions or a crab night out. However, our visit was disappointing. Limited selection, skimpy on the fish/seafood. Food took a while to come out and was not very hot. Didn't seem like the kitchen was prepared for a busy pre-Valentine dinner. Service was ok; we had to ask for items when in the past the check-ins were more timely. Did not like our table location either, by the stairs and bar. We also needed to be on the first level due to mobility issues.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 7427 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 84 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Salty's on the Columbia

3839 NE Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97211

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Northeast Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • 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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