Salty's on the Columbia

4.7
6107 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 6107 people are saying
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TNT66
Portland
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our 27th anniversary for a special dinner.
The staff did not disappoint on any level. The food, cocktails, service and setting was superb!
We always enjoy dining at Salty’s!

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LadyWhoLunches
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was a fantastic server as always. The food was great. We sat outside. The weather was perfect.

Salty's continues to be our favorite lunch spot!

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vipMarkC
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome!!! Great view of the sail boats that were out sailing.

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TonyF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service was great , so was the steak, grilled halibut and crab cakes. nice to be outside and see all of the sailboats and the sunset.

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TomI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food and excellent service. Will be back soon

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded a day ago

Tomi, thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate this review and look forward to your next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been coming to Salty’s for years. The quality of food seems to have slipped a notch. The coconut shrimp was tuff. The fish taco’s we’re average, not exceptional

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vipcherylg
Portland
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the ambiance right in the river was so beautiful. We all ordered Crab Louis salad. It was good, but quite ordinary, both in presentation and taste. The chowder was delicious. We also ordered key lime pie, which we all agreed was some of the best we had ever had. . I would like to come back and try a fish dish.

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Shelleybear
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, great service and, as always, amazing food!

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jimmyr
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty's is a very nice place the food and service is top notch. there dinner menu is great always fresh they have an appetizer deal during happy hour which is fun and there Sunday brunch can not be topped. a bit spendy but a very good value for a nice meal its a place i go to celebrate an event or whenever out of town guest come in. they have a full bar with a wide selection of drink selections and a wine list as you would expect at a high end restaurant. high end food and drink and a friendly helpful staff.

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Maria
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot just how awesome Salty’s was. Absolutely perfect lunch! We enjoyed our steelhead, garlic prawns, calamari, seafood chowder (thick and full of goodies), fresh raw oysters (small and tender), and a huge piece of carrot cake that was not too sweet.
Our waiter, Michael was very knowledgeable and helped us make our choices.
It was a perfect day to sit outside in a shady area.

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Wunderlust
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Fish & Chips ever! We flew here to celebrate a birthday from San Diego! Worth the trip and then on to the wine country!

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volrath99
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside with heat lamps. Our three year old loved watching the boats and planes go by. The planes came times be loud but you can still hear over them. The service is the best I've had. They are very accommodating, helpful and available without being pushy or annoying. Excellent wine service. The food is a little pricey but for the most part it is excellent. Great seafood. You can easily spend over $80 or as little $30 depending on what you pick. Kid's menu is actually very reasonable and my child loved everything he got.

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Tori503
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Salty’s for an early Mother’s Day celebration. The food was out of this world, plating was beautiful and our food was delicious. I don’t care to go out much because we are a family of great cooks - there is no way I could replicate our meals.

Save room for dessert, it’s worth it too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for mother’s Day brunch and had a wonderful time. The service was stellar and the food was fresh and wonderful. Will definitely go back again.

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CurtD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and view, too many refreshing choices! Great way to spend our 37th Wedding Anniversary.

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AprilDawn1980
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised with a slice of birthday cake for our birthdays!

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JoanneP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have SO enjoyed dining at Salty's. We have a favorite server, Kyle. Greets us with
our drinks of choice and we always enjoy the food options. Of course, you can't beat the river views. Always a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was very polite and very professional as he recognised my partner was not drinking when he offered us a celebration drink on the house for our anniversary which was very nice and thoughtful of restaurant. Food was delicious I would definitely come again!

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Debe
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside because of Oregon’s new ruling due to an upsurge in Covid cases. The patio was noisy with the planes landing and taking off. It was a little hard to talk. Other than that, we had an excellent meal, with a wonderful waitress named Christian taking very good cate of us. We hope to return when we can be seated inside. We really miss Salty’s Sat & Sun Brunch.

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NickA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

totally excellent location on the river with a really good chef and well-trained staff that provides spot-on service.
Nick Atkins, Certified Executive Chef

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Irishay
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining here isn't like other outdoor dining. You not only get that amazing view you get to be shielded from not only wind but rain. I was lucky enough to get in on a day with some rain outside and I was extremely happy with my visit.

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GeorgiaQ
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a wonderful dinner was had. Salty’s is our special occasion restaurant. It never disappoints. Unfortunately we were told the day of our reservation that they were back to outdoor dining. It wasn’t an issue at all since the patio was covered and there were plenty of heaters to keep us warm. I have to use a walker and they couldn’t have been more helpful!
The three of us are so looking forward to our next celebration.

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GeoffC
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent. Helped us make the right food selections. Thank you.

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VernW
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

every thing was very well presented and the food wasvery tasty compliments all around.

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Nick
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast spot awesome service

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SeaneenB
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and sat out on the patio due to covid. Staff made our night feel special and food and drinks were amazing. Even provided a complimentary dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Attentive to the details. The fish was cooked perfectly.

JJ
JJames
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food is way overpriced and not enough bang for your buck

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vipJimReston
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must see stop in Portland. Right on the Columbia with great sunset views. Food is good. My wife made a meal of the Dungeness crab legs and I had the smoked steelhead. Both were great

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salty’s is always a great experience! We had a lovely time.

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JjjjjjjjJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Please update the furniture in the restaurant. Other than that pretty good place.

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DemeitraF
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend 15th birthday dinner with the family

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vipMarkC
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had an awesome meal plus the server was double awesome. THANKS

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Sima
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 41st anniversary at Salty’s. We enjoyed our lunch recieving a friendly service in a caring environment. Food is fantastic and e verthing was worth the value.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was all good! Very nice place and people.

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GinnyH
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Shrimp cocktail was generous (5 or 6 very large shrimp) with spicy sauce. The fish and chips were hot and crispy while the fish itself was tender, moist and lightly flavored. I may split the F & C with my husband next time and then get one of more of their side dishes. The crab legs looked very tempting.

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SuperK
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and our server were outstanding! Salmon and crab legs were delicious. My husband was amazed by the number of prawns in his prawn pasta. The front was a little less outstanding - hostess was okay, but not as professional as the rest of the staff.

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JoeW
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience friendly staff and the food was amazing!

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on April 28, 2021

Joe, thank you so much for joining us! We appreciate reading your feedback and are glad to hear you enjoyed the experience! We hope to see you again soon.

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Natasha
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best dining experiences in Portland. Service and food, always amazing.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on April 28, 2021

Natasha, thank you so much for leaving such wonderful feedback. We appreciate having you as our guest and look forward to your next visit!

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vipBlackhawk
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent Pino noir and pino gri wines. My wife had an outstanding smoked steelhead. I had a superb hamburger with some of the best fries either of us had eaten. While the prices were a bit high, this was fine dining with high quality food. Service was very attentive (note: we were there for lunch). We plan to return.

Salty's on the Columbia
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you so much for dining with us and leaving such kind, detailed feedback. We are so happy to hear the smoked steelhead and Salty's burger met expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

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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 6107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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