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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

92% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (165)
Scenic View (153)
Special Occasion (138)
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Good for Anniversaries (123)
Good for a Date (104)
Worth the Drive (98)
Good for Birthdays (95)
Great for Outdoor Dining (88)
Great for Brunch (84)
Romantic (76)
Sunday Lunch (63)
Good for Groups (57)
Business Meals (56)
Casual (55)
Great for Lunch (54)
Fun (49)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Local Ingredients (46)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Happy Hour (38)
Authentic (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Cozy (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
People Watching (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Seasonal (22)
Kid-friendly (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Healthy (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Hot Spot (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Live Music (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Great Beer (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Saturday brunch was fantastic! All you can eat with traditional breakfast favorites and WAY more! Choices for any taste palette and a seafood lover's heaven. Not only was the food amazing, the service was fantastic as well. Bottomless mimosas were truly bottomless- our server didn't let us get to the bottom of the glass before filling up again! Even when they got busy, our server was fantastic. Truly a great dining experience and no better comparison out there. Also, the reservations made the day go even smoother.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service and food. We are bringing in a larger group for our family Christamas celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went for Saturday Brunch. View was terrific. Wait staff was fabulous. We would have enjoyed more salad options but the prime rib was fabulous, the omelettes terrific and of course the seafood was tasty. All in all it was a great time. Much better than Sunday for brunch because it wasn't quite so crowded.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a good choice for dinner with friends. Menu has changed a bit, and with it, a big price increase. Be ready for that!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was our first time and we'll be back. We had the rockfish and the smoked beet-brined steelhead trout and both were excellent. Super views and service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was great. We will be coming back soon " I hope"
Thank you again.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everyone was very polite and friendly. I especially liked the young lady making the crepes. It was amazingly delicious and I had fun talking to her while she was making mine.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

this was my first visit to Salty's and really enjoyed the Sunday brunch. Price for what was on the buffet was outstanding and I got to enjoy multi types of foods so there was something for everyone. Our service was outstanding but never overbearing, our server was never far away and came back to fill our beverages at the right times. Definitely will return in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Super nice view of the water with a excellent selection of food, went for there famous all you can eat brunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

EXCEPTIONAL!!! A little on the pricey side. Anniversary dinner for two was a $160 tab, but so worth it! From drinks and apps all they way through dinner to dessert exceeded our every expectation, not to mention the incredible service too. Our food was absolutely perfect and the best meal we’ve had out in years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great view! The food is good, but expensive for lunch

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The Louie salad dressing wasn’t fresh. The waiter was not attentive to filling waters/ Coffee. The view is superb.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Salty’s was fun to visit on Halloween. Most of the waiters dressed up in costumes. Very flavorful, tasty seafood appetizers and entrees. Service was great.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great Hostess. Great Food. Nice and Quiet for the Business Meeting. All in all it fit exactly what we were looking for. Weather was stunning and not part of the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

There is a wonderful waterfront view of the Columbia from this classic seafood restaurant. We celebrated a birthday and I have never seen such good customer service, including cake and champagne. Hats off to Salty's for not just a good meal but also for making it such a festive occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was good as always. The waiter seemed as if he didn't want to help us. We didn't get drinks until the middle of our brunch which we ordered when we sat down. He told us not to ask him to steam our crab and that's the only way we eat our crab. The waiters downstairs told me to just ask my waiter to steam my crab and it should be no problem but after that I didn't feel comfortable asking for more crab to be steamed so we ate what we had at the table and then left. This isn't our first time in for brunch and we've never had service like this. I was a bit disappointed and just wondering if he was having a bad day. I still left a tip but thought really hard about not leaving one.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went to the buffet for my husbands birthday. Delicious seafood and prime rib. Lots of choices. Very good.

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We came here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It was wonderful. Service is just outstanding. We absolutely love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We liked our server and the food was very good for the most part. The partially cook potatoes au gratin without cheese was a detractor. I also thought most of the meals were over priced compared to the competition. Also I would have liked more locally sourced seafood dishes.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Expensive menu, but amazing food! Great view (if you can see it). You decide ~

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great Beer, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was our 1st time there together on our 4th anniversary together. A bit pricey for us but we enjoyed ourselves very much & in the end, we were very pleased with absolutely everything & thought it very worth it. We enjoyed our hostess. Thought the food was excellent . Service was great. Even answered questions were appreciated. Very friendly. Would like to make it our special occasion place to go .

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were so excited to come here! $30 for 2lbs of crab with soup & salad. Alas, we had to wait upon arrival (even though we made a reservation) once seated it took aver an hour to get our crab, we ordered it steamed. When it arrived the butter was cold & the crab was Luke warm. Ate some of the crab but it was so cold that it didn’t taste good after about 5 minutes. The chowder, salad & wine were great. Service was great, we were checked on way too many times in the beginning and a long wait in the end to pay. Good atmosphere but I’ll go to Zach’s crab shack next time:(

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The view of the waterfront is wonderful. Be prepared to spend a bit of money.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I've been coming back here several times a year for nearly 20 years. I live in Northern California and travel here about 3 times a year just to enjoy the best brunch I know of! The service is and has always been Excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Casual, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wow Brian the waiter was like extremely extra and I freaking loved it. I truly felt like he was my friend best service i have ever received like ever best dude ever. Kept my mimosa truly bottomless I was like bruh I'm not even done yet but once I was finally drunk I was like keep em coming homie best service ever. Truly will come back hoping to meet up with Brian again. The homie

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place to go for birthday brunch!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic food and selection. Clean place with nice view. We will be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have been Salty's customer for many years (since when it was by the Sellwood bridge/Willamette river.) I have seen a deterioration of the value of the dining experience. You get today less, with just fair quality food, for very high price. However, their brunch is still good--I would recommend it.

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Salty’s brunch is always epic! We’ve been to it several times but today was probably the best we have experienced.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We chose Salty's Restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We were early so we decided to have a drink in the bar and no one noticed us. After 5 minutes, another customer noticed and flagged over a server. That was the only down point of the evening. The food was delicious, view amazing and service was good. We have never been disappointed at this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful time here celebrating our anniversary. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding and we were treated very special for our occasion!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love to bring out of town guests here - great view! Prices have really gone up since I was last there but the food was very good.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food and drink at a great place overlooking the Columbia River.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of my top restaurants in the country. I always make an effort to go when in Portland area

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Location on the Columbia River is hard to beat. Great food and great servers make this one of Portland’s best dinning experiences!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fun, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The three of us were all unhappy with most of our food choices. Two of us were vocal about it and had our bill adjusted accordingly. The third person just vowed not to go back after getting fish and chips that weren't cooked well. The place itself is very pleasant with a view of the Columbia. Noise level interfered at times as everyone wants to sit by the window.

This might be a place I go to meet a friend for a drink. I'd think twice about having a meal there.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We were visiting from Alaska . Came to see our Grandson's first Ice Skating competition which was held in Eugene. Having the family time at Salty's after a long weekend was just delightful. The view of the Columbia River at sunset was a highlight to a very delicious meal.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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