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About Salty's on the Columbia

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.

3839 NE Marine Dr.
Portland, OR 97211
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
DINNER

Mon-Thur 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Fri 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Sun 4:30pm – 8:00pm

LUNCH

Mon-Fri 11:15am – 3:00pm

BRUNCH

Saturday 9:30am – 1:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 1:30pm

HAPPY HOUR

Mon-Fri 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Fri / Late 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Sun 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 288-4444

Website:
http://www.saltys.com/columbia

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Fridays 7:00pm - closing

Catering:
Freshest Northwest seafood, prime steaks, friendly service. View Salty's menus online at www.saltys.com/portland/menus.asp

Parking Details:
Private lot is also available.

Public Transit:
Airport, James Gleason Boat Ramp

Executive Chef:
Josh Gibler

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Salty's on the Columbia Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (139)
Scenic View (130)
Special Occasion (121)
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Good for Anniversaries (99)
Good for a Date (90)
Good for Birthdays (79)
Worth the Drive (78)
Romantic (68)
Great for Brunch (63)
Great for Outdoor Dining (61)
Sunday Lunch (54)
Business Meals (50)
Good for Groups (49)
Casual (47)
Great for Lunch (47)
Fun (42)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Local Ingredients (37)
Happy Hour (36)
Authentic (30)
Cozy (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Notable Wine List (23)
Seasonal (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Healthy (17)
People Watching (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Live Music (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Disabled Access (8)
Great Beer (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding service! Food was perfect! Definitely recommending this place to friends and family. Thank you Cresencio for your outstanding service!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed our dinner at Salty's on the Columbia river.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous brunch. Our server Christian was great as was the entire staff. They keep the food on the brunch refilled and fresh.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

The evening was amazing, great service, food and ambiance. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent staff, wonderful river view. There were four in our group and all our meals were yummy! We didn't really have room for dessert, but ordered one to share anyway, and cleaned that up too! Good drinks and a very nice wine list.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fun, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very expensive and super small portions!! My husband came home and ate another meal because he was still hungry!! My fish was mushy and cold!! we won't be going back!!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

Met 4 friends for Saturday Brunch as a Pre-Holiday get-to-gether. It was great. As always, service and food were excellent. Can't wait to do it again!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was extremely disappointing for the amount of money we paid and the expectation from the reputation of this restaurant. $18 for 6 shrimp appetizer which was bland and soggy, $60 for a steak that wasn’t trimmed well or seared, I couldn’t eat half of it, and $30 for add on half pound King Crab legs which turned out to be about 4 oz of meat that was overwhelming salty. This place felt like all hype and flash. The clam chowder and service was amazing, but not worth going back for.
-Rachel

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyable lunch with good friends, good food, friendly service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very nice meal. Very busy restaurant! Still, very good service even though it was crowded. Well worth the drive along the Columbia River.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

While we did get a window table to watch ships it was along the side, not a good viewing the river/Christmas ships. Waited ALONG time for our mediocre food

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Outstanding food and service, beautiful setting, great view, and free valet parking if lot is full. Nice for watching sunsets.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We love Salty's for an occasional festive lunch, alone or with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

A classic Portland restaurant that never fails to please.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Waiter was incredible! He made it a fun and special birthday experience for my daughter. Expensive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was just delicious and the service was excellent. I loved the chocolate fountain for desserts...yum! And Santa Jim obliged me with request for photo with him...ho ho..We will be back next year. We did the Xmas boat parade and dinner last year!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great brunch, great food. We had a great view of the water and sailboats racing too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Eight friends gathered for a birthday brunch buffet. Food was delicious, variety was plentiful, and special attention by our food server was exceptional. Wonderful experience!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were visiting my brother and sister in law in Vancouver, Washington. We flew in from California. We had heard of the Christmas Ships for many years and finally we made it. The staff made a special effort to seat us at a table to see the parade of ships while dining. Our waiter, Terry was very good and very attentive. We had the Salty Trio appetizer which included crab cakes, calamari and coconut shrimp - all delicious. We enjoyed our cocktails as well. Dinners were smoked steelhead( Terry's favorite), fish and chips and pasta with grilled shrimp. All delicious and generous servings. It was a lovely dinner and of course the ship parade was the bonus. Loved the Open Table reservation process!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

- atmoshper was good
- over priced for the taste
- food quality was better before

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had friends in town from out of state and wanted them to experience true "Northwest Cuisine". Salty's on the Columbia gave us a great brunch including many local seafood items as well as incredible desserts. Local wines didn't hurt our experience either. Our friends left having experienced true Northwest Cuisine along with really attentive service. We will continue to have Salty's as our "go-to" Northwest restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very great

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Salty's is a Portland mainstay, and a nice spot for group meals. But on my last few visits, I've found the food to be overpriced and not very good. It's not "bad" per se, but the ambiance is of a high-end restaurant which doesn't match the quality of the food. A salmon special was nearly $40, salad extra, and I'm still not sure what were the "sides" mixed onto the plate. The virgin bloody Mary had plenty of veggies, but the tomato juice was watered--I'd have been upset if it had vodka in it. Overall: I'd recommend Salty's for the view and convenience, but not for the average-tasting food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is our second time visiting Salty's. We live out of town in Southern California and were here for Thanksgiving. We had visited Salty's 18 months ago and knew that it was an exceptional find. Our son and daughter-in-law live in Portland and had never been there and they were amazed to have found this new gen and a great place for date nights for them! Salty's has eclectic and interesting decor, a lot to look at, and so much fun! The food was as good the second time as it was the first time. We all ordered something different and all agree that our selections were outstanding. The wine was delicious, an Oregon white wine recommended by our server. Our server, Ahmed, was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant was decorated for Christmas and it was a misty rainy night and we thought the Ambiance was fabulous with the view of the river . It was very festive and really a fun place to go ! We would definitely come back here again!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a really good time at Salty's for our Anniversary dinner! The view us amazing, our server was excellent, and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend it. They also had the exterior decked out with holiday lights, which were lovely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I had been one time before and my experience was amazing. It’s the reason we came back. I came all the way from a different state and waited all year for this experience. But this visit was t even close to what we received the first time around . It took 10-15 mins for anyone to greet us and get us waters and beverages. I didn’t even know who our server was because there was no formal greeting. His name started with a C and it was a long name. I had to wait for a refill on my coffee as well. He visited our table 3 times in the few hours we were there. I was highly disappointed for spending that much on brunch, just to get that kind of service. Not sure if I’ll be back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

More food choices than you can imagine. Some people seem to spend the whole morning or afternoon there. It seems to be pretty tight if it is busy. Recommend brunch on Saturday rather than Sunday for that reason.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving buffet 2017. They had EVERYTHING, Lots of Seafood, Prime Rib, pasta dishes/ desserts! So amazing. Food is always fresh. Lots of choices, drinks are always yummy and "consistent" ! We've celebrated our birthdays, our anniversaries, holidays here AND brought family *from Missouri)for dinner when they came to visit. They want to come back (not sure if its to see us or to just go to Salty's LOL ) Either way, its all good with us. Thank you Salty's. See you soon.
Norman and Ramona Berymon, Vancouver

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner was terrific!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was fabulous! The black cod special was the best I've had ever and the service was excellent. I highly recommend Salty's.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Alaskan King Crab was amazing! The wine was perfect! Our wait staff was excellent. It took a little too long for dinner to be served.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

This place was recommended to us when we arrived in Portland. The view of the Columbia River is lovely. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff is super friendly and helpful. This is one place we will revisit again and again when we are visiting the Portland area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

As has always been our experience Salty’s on the Columbia is an enjoyable place to go for great food and great service. I’ve had all variations of the menu and everything is fresh and prepared to order.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

It is the most fabulous brunch in Portland, Oregon. The service is excellent

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had a wonderful time. Our server was great! My parents had a wonderful 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you for the great service and food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a lovely experience; made a couple special requests and Salty's pulled it off flawlessly. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Attentive service but mediocre Seafood.,. Congealed seafood soup, over salted. Not up to standards of other seafood restaurants we tried in Portland.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was very impressed with this visit to Salty's. Not being a Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc., I found the service excellent, the food outstanding, and the view impressive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We came for Sunday brunch and it was my husband’s birthday. Jonathan, our server, made me laugh the entire time we were there. He was very attentive to our needs. The price for brunch, $58 a person, was well worth the price. So many choices of food to pick from. The staff kept everything fresh and full. Would definitely return!

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had an absolutely amazing experience for our Anniversary at Salty's! Christian was a wonderful server with top notch customer service skills! She made sure everything was perfect! We appreciated it so much that we already made reservations for our next visit 😊

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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