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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 (118)
Scenic View (106)
Special Occasion (99)
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Good for Anniversaries (78)
Good for a Date (72)
Great for Brunch (66)
Worth the Drive (63)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Romantic (51)
Good for Groups (43)
Business Meals (42)
Casual (41)
Sunday Lunch (39)
Great for Lunch (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Fun (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Local Ingredients (29)
Cozy (27)
Authentic (26)
Happy Hour (24)
Seasonal (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Healthy (13)
People Watching (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Live Music (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Great setting on a sunny day. "All you can eat" Sunday brunch. NOTHING was notable as a particular dish or offering. I would not go back for the quality of the food. If you like a nice, fully filled restaurant, with great wait staff, and an abundance of very standard brunch food, this is the place for you. A one time only for my family. For the price we prefer quality over quantity.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food. Excellent service. The Sunday Brunch was very busy but it was worth it. The seafood was very fresh for a buffet setting, including the oysters which is not easy to do. The rest of the food items were very good as well with the desserts being very impressive in quality and presentation.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Ahmed and David made the night special with amazing service and friendly chats. It felt like being with friends. Amazing place and wonderful food. We will be back soon.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were greeted initially and pushed toward downstairs seating. We asked to have a drink in the bar but to be seated downstairs. We were given probably ten minutes in the bar before a hostess told us we needed to be seated in the side bar area. We were placed across from a couple speaking Russian who were very loud. I was surprised as there were many open tables in the area.

Service was below average. My clam chowder was barely warm. Our table was so small that it couldn't contain the dishes needed for our crab, the shells, the bread, and our wine. I was puzzled why we were seated in such a small table as there were many open larger tables in the area.

We had to request more bread, for the shell receptacles to be taken away, etc. Our wine glasses were never refilled. I had to ask three times to have an ice bucket for the wine so it would be chilled.

We are long-time Salty's customers. We have never been treated in the manner we experienced tonight. It will be a long time before we return, if ever. It makes me sad to see a restaurant that was one of our favorites deteriorate to this level.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My daughters seventh birthday!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome place, always a great experience, good food, lots of choices. Special occasions.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Have eaten here previously. Had a gift certificate to use for this event, and invited another couple to join us. The food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, the service was awesome, and she was very knowledgeable about wines food items etc. Good experience, definitely a spot to go back to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was good (nice staff), but the food was mediocre and incredibly overpriced. The best thing Salty's has going for it is the amazing Columbia River view. Otherwise, much better sea food at a far better value can be found at other Portland restaurants.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a group of 6 for brunch including a diner who eats no seafood. We all left very full and pleased with the fare. Whitney, our server is an asset to Salty's. She was thoughtful, efficient and very welcoming. An 80 mile drive for us and well worth the effort, plan to come often.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Overall great food and great service.

Seafood is fresh. Other items are really good too, from sides to desserts.

Hostesses, waiters, cooks, and bus staff are all professional and do a great job. Have seen some of the same people from previous years, still providing great service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is a lovely restaurant situated on the Columbia River. I have been there for dinner and for brunch on a Sunday. Food is good but very pricey so be prepared.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We chose Salty's as a special family meal, as a way of saying goodbye to our son, who was returning to graduate school. Every aspect of the meal was first class, just as we had hoped. Fish chowder is served with (optional) sherry. Dishes are creatively prepared, with interesting presentations. Service was attentive, with helpers handy to refill water and whisk away empty plates. And of course, the views of the Columbia River were outstanding.

Very close to PDX.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The dinner was quite good and the dessert even better. We had a fireside seat which was nice on such a cool evening.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The best brunch in Portland, without a doubt.

1 person found this review helpful.
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always love it. Wonderful location with awesome food, great service, and wonderful ambiance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Didn’t love the service and wasn’t prepared for the brunch scene but the food was really good and plentiful.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is my second time to Salty’s and I loved it! Such a great place for brunch. The staff are so friendly and kept up with our needs. Love the breakfast options and mimosas!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Salty's made the event special for my parents 50th wedding anniversary with some balloons and hand signed note from the staff. Food took extremely long and we were there with my 6 year old, making it hard to enjoy the meal when it arrived.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Seasonal, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I was pretty disappointed. I paid a pretty penny for my lobster tail and it was undercooked and looked flat. The service was awesome though. We had to go upstairs and wasn’t thrilled with that. Would have liked an option.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great room and nice location to enjoy the scenery, everything after that is just ok.
Extremely arrogant and unprofessional waiter. Our soup and salad showed up after our meal came, and we had to ask for them, and waiter didn’t seem to care. The food was just average, and definitely not a good value for the price.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful place to dine for our short vacation to Portland. We are already planning our next trip to come back to Sally's. Our waiter was incredibly kind and professional and the establishment treated us as VIP'S.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food and service are always top shelf . Christine our server did an excellent job.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fantastic service and the best chowder ever! We will definitely be back!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great experience!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Family Christmas meal after shopping was topped off by a wonderful dinner!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

A perfect location for viewing the Columbia river and Mt Hood.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great view

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great,seafood. We,had lobster and king,crab. Nice ambiance, friendly staff.
Expensive

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is a tough one to review. First we received a perfect window seat as requested and the lights were dimmed for superb viewing if the holiday boat parade. The drinks came quickly but the appetizers took a while. When they came, the food was fabulous and serving sizes were substantial! Then, it was almost an hour before the main entrees arrived. Servings were small for $32 and the salmon at $42 was not edible. Management was immediately apologetic and offered a replacement but it was getting late. They made everything good which is why I still recommend it. Go for the chowder, salad and any of the appetizers- they are almost a meal themselves!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

One of the reasons we chose Salty’s was to view the Christmas Ships Parade. We were not disappointed. And our server juggled several large parties with finesse and professionalism. Loved the food, it was all good. We are already planning to return next year!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Absolutely the best seafood restaurant located on a very beautiful river.

The quality of the food is only exceeded by the excellent service.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our server Brian was fantastic. Food was great! We did not realize the restaurant closed at 8 (our reservation was for 7:15). Not ONCE did Brian or any of the staff let on that they were closing even in the suttle get out of here way that I probably would have. We felt so bad when all the sudden we looked around and the place was empty and realized they were closed. I’m so sorry, but what an awesome team they have there that not once tried to boot us out even though I’m sure they wanted to ;) Thanks again!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

We went to celebrate my 65th birthday and my husband’s 69th birthday everything was absolutely marvelous. We will definitely be back.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Was a fantastic dinner. Good selection of food on menu.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent service and food and attention to our every need. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

As always, perfect...just perfect. The food was scrumptious, the service attentive but not overbearing, the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and we were sat next to a very loud party, my husband and I had to shout to each other....not very romantic. Shrimp came out chewy and dry and pasta was room temp, husbands plate ( pork belly and scallops to salty) all in all we won't be coming back....this was our 3rd visit. Ambiance was wonderful and server was great!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I would recommend Salty's to everyone. The service is wonderful, the food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is extremely nice. I love this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

to expensive for what you get and everything is ala cart example bread basket, salad ect.

Will not eat there again for the same Price Portland City Grill is Much nicer and better, We went for our Anniversary but I wish we would have gone else where,

Tags: Cozy
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