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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (109)
Scenic View (107)
Special Occasion (101)
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Good for a Date (88)
Good for Anniversaries (74)
Great for Brunch (73)
Worth the Drive (61)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Romantic (54)
Good for Groups (48)
Sunday Lunch (46)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Fun (39)
Business Meals (37)
Great for Lunch (35)
Casual (35)
Local Ingredients (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Cozy (26)
Seasonal (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Authentic (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Notable Wine List (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
People Watching (11)
Healthy (10)
Live Music (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Great Beer (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Friendly and professional staff, great food, and a beautiful view!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Came for a belated Valentine's dinner. Salty's was recommended by a number of community members. Restaurant is upscale without being stuffy. Service is impeccable and staff is friendly and efficient. The seafood chowder is divine! Hubby's surf and turf was delicious. Our drinks were light and tasty as well. The view is phenomenal! Be prepared to pay a pretty penny for the experience, but as an occasional treat this is a wonderful place to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 2 days ago

Best waitress named Emily and the manager Laura is amazing! She always stops by and says hi and always seems to give us a special treat while we are there because she knows we are getting a night out from the kiddos.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome experience. The cocktail napkins seem a little immature for the venue.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed out Stuffed Salmon dinners very much, Unfortunately, our entrees beat our starter plate to the table. Loved the crab cakes on the starter trio but, calamari was a little overdone and chewy. The salmon main course was very nice but, the same or better quality dinner can be had elsewhere in town for less than the $95.00 a person we spent here.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely restaurant, fantastic service & great food. Friday night live jazz was an unexpected pleasure! We’ll be back!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our business dinner. Our server was showed great professionalism and enthusiasm. He was very knowledgeable about the menu items and the restaurant. He kept us
well taken care of . The menu choices were great for everyone at the table and everyone raved about how delicious everything was.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

The overall experience was very pleasant.

I made reservations for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Waited around 20minutes to be seated (it was on Valentine’s Day) so I understood the wait time.

I received quick service, the staff were very nice as well. A waiter nearby causally sang along with the live performer. I loved it!

I ordered the NY Steak. It was PERFECTION! I requested that the cream blue cheese be on the side and unfortunately it arrived on the steak. I then didn’t make a fuss about it and went on and tried it. Normally, I despise blue cheese but for some reason it worked very well with the flavors in the meat.

The whipped potatoes were delicious, flavorful and filling. The broccoli... O.M.G!

Only downfall... well just a slight downfall, their portion sizes are not huge. For the price, you would think you’d have a little more filling to the plate. Besides that, perfect!

Overall, I had a great visit and will be back soon for brunch. I heard it was amazing!

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

I was at that restaurant before and the food was always awesome.
We went for a Valentines dinner with my boyfriend and my daughter. The food was afoul. Cold and over cooked.
The valet parking it's tooks us almost 30 minutes wait to get our car.
I don't think I'll be ever be back to that place again.

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

$70 for a 7oz New York steak and three prawns that upset my stomach definitely not worth it. It was much better two years ago.

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

if you want a lot of “happy valentine” hype , it was okay. But personally the true measure of this restaurant and and it’s extensive food selections are best enjoyed on a regular evening. Ambiance and service of course were wonderful.

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Very relaxing evening dinner. Steak was fabulous! Dungeons crab was great! And a wonderful view of the Columbia river

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Overall a good experience, food was good and portions ample. Service was friendly and relatively efficient.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We went for an early Valentine's day (on the 12th, to beat the crowds). This worked out great as the restaurant was comfortably busy rather than a food-factory sardine can. The desserts were disappointing but the entrees more than made up for them.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Celebrated Valentine’s Day here with my hubby and it was amazing. The lobster and filet mignon were cooked perfectly and you can never go wrong with creme brûlée! A must dining experience.. however be ready to spend some extra money... it is worth it though!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyed a nice brunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. Very popular, quite crowded and a bit loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved the place! Right on the Columbia, interior very nicely designed. You can tell they worked on every single detail!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food! Great service! Great views! Great place! We went to brunch on Sunday for Valentine’s Day because I was going to be gone on the accrual day. It was fantastic as always. We have been a few times and absolutely love it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always look forward to the buffet. Service is always excellent. Busy place but very organized.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My family and I always try to find an excuse to come to saltys. We love the service, the food, and the ambience here. It's always our number one choice when we celebrate anything! They also have free valet ;) keep up the great work people of Saltys!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous server Brian.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff was remarkable and very attentive through out the service. And would love to go again, but the prices were a bit high for the normal working class. That would be the only reason we could not come back for a year. The waitress was amazing. Towards the end of the meal the waitress brought a piece of cake with a candle for my fiancee's belated birthday. It was a surprise for both of us. Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I ate at Salty's on the Columbia on Saturday and it was pretty good for a buffet. I prefer table service though and they do not offer that on the weekends for some reason..

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

You can’t get better than this for brunch. Obviously we picked a busy weekend right before Valentines Day, so it’s expected. Food was fresh and plenty of options for even people with food allergies. Server, Tiffani, was wonderful and on top of our drink refills and clearing plates. I was worried about navigating the stairs since I’m clumsy but managed just fine. All and All wonderful.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was very tasty. The service was great and the view very nice! We will try it for lunch soon to see the views during the day.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a wonderful business dinner. Food and service were excellent!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Took my wife here for our 9th anniversary. We had a fun time, though we don't get out much so a fun time for us is easily had. Great view of the Columbia river, Very friendly and patient service. We had the appetizer trio with calamari, prawns and a crab cake, then we both had the new York steaks which were cooked perfectly to our order. Didn't even need the old A1 sauce, very flavorful as it came. The mango and peach lemonades were delicious and not over sweetened. They brought us a piece of white chocolate mousse cake on the house, very nice of them, which was absolutely delicious! The only regret we had was paying $158 for everything. I mean, its not like we ordered anything so special that it should cost a lot, we're talking about steaks here, nothing rare or complex. I'm confident we could have just as satisfying of a meal elsewhere for $100. That's the only reason we wouldn't go here again. Even if I was rich I would still feel like the value to cost ratio is too far apart at their advantage. That's just my feelings on the experience, hope it helps you.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fun, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was fantastic! Service was very good. View was interesting and overall experience was very good although a little expensive. Great place for a special occasion but a little expensive for more than a couple special occasions per year.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

All the food was awesome and the service was great!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Gift cards as a wedding present brought us in, the experience we had will definitely bring us back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waiter was GREAT! His name was Justin and was very attentive (but not annoying) and friendly but professional.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This place is excellent. From ambiance to food. I highly recommend this place!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I just LOVED this place! We had reservations, but still had to wait 20 minutes or so but was SOOOOO worth every penny!! We will be back and bring family for sure!

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Early Valentine’s Day

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We ate early (4:30) and we treated warmly by all staff. Excellent service. Great food

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Salty's in Seattle & in Portland have been a great location for business dinners. Both serve excellent food & have great service. That's why we keep going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Make reservations early for best seating. For this special occasion lunch, the smoked trout brined in beets was awesome! Salty's menu always has something new to try and I'm never disappointed.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

LIke all Salty's locations, this one is wonderful. The food options were great and the wine list was adequate. Great place for a business dinner.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Our waiter was awful, pretentious and rude. My friend and I were having a girls night and he acted like he had already decided that we couldn't afford to eat there, which is ridiculous. We could hear other servers giving specials and making suggestions. Ours was notably absent and disinterested. The reason I would still go back is that I mentioned the poor service to the hostess as we were leaving. The manager came out and apologized, gave us each a gift card and invited us to come back and have a better experience. I was gratified that she was so nice, seemed to appreciate our feedback. I have been to the brunch before and loved it, have also been there for dinner, this is my first bad experience and I won't let it sour me.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The staff was so kind and helpful. The food was incredible. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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