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Salty's on the Columbia

4.6
3965 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Northwest
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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
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Phone number
(503) 288-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Josh Gibler
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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.
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Private party contact
Christine Attwood: (503) 282-2205 ext. 4108
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Catering
Freshest Northwest seafood, prime steaks, friendly service. View Salty's menus online at www.saltys.com/portland/menus.asp
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Private lot is also available.
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Public transit
Airport, James Gleason Boat Ramp
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Fridays 7:00pm - closing
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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
What 3965 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I proposed to my wife at Salty's, and we have come there for 2 special occasions, since. We greatly appreciate the attention to our celebration of special days, the elegant plate presentation and the attentive friendly demeanor of the staff. It was noisy this visit, but not obnoxiously so, just friendly moderately loud voices surrounding our table. We appreciate that it was not made worse by loud music. It was a wonderful evening for us. Thank you.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My guest, a seafood lover, was blown away by this restaurant. Not only was the food excellent, the service stupendous, but the view was incredible from our window table. She can hardly wait to come back for the Sunday brunch. Hats off to you, Saltys!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing brunch, worth the price!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We loved our waiter Josh. He was excellent making sure we had everything we needed. We live the weekend Brunch. The food was excellent.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

This was a birthday celebration and they give us the best table in the restaurant - corner windows facing the sunset. The food was excellent, especially the scallops and the lemon cheese cake. Our server was attentive and very pleasant. We would highly recommend Salty's to anyone who enjoys excellent seafood.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food at Salty’s won’t disappoint!! Best scallops I’ve had in years. Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was spot on. Our group was celebrating multiple Birthdays each special guest recieved a generous piece of complimentary white chocolate mousse cake that was superb. Thank you Salty’s for living up to your 5 star reputation!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I have been looking forward to our night away out of town. We drove 4 hours from Sequim, Wa to have dinner at Salty's. My husband had training years before and he ate at Salty's and raved about it so we planned our weekend getaway around our Salty's dinner.
It didn't disappoint!

We arrived slightly early for our dinner reservation to be seated at a perfect window table. Emily was amazing at making us feel welcome! We met the manager and told him our story and he was very nice and welcoming as well.

We absolutely loved our food we ordered and our special drinks hit the spot.

As a kind gesture, the manager sent an appetizer to our table for which we were pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed.

From the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out, our Salty's experience was amazing and delicious. The food was beyond our expectations and I can't rave enough about our meal. I had the scallops and my husband the halibut. The menu had so many wonderful choices, it was hard to choose.

We are already planning on returning in July for our 23rd wedding anniversary! We will be counting down the days.

Thank you again for such an amazing experience, one we won't quickly forget.

You will be seeing us again and yes, it is worth the four hour drive!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Have been to Saltys for Brunch about 5 or 6 times, I thought food was the best this time.
Great brunch.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always great although I did get a couple frozen crab legs ☹️.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience. Loved the brunch, food was excellent, staff was wonderful

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good so far, but no fresh osters as online menu saus

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I was referred to this restaurant by a coworker, who said that the steak was great. Given the prices, I would have been hesitant to go without a good recommendation. The filet mignon was tender, juicy, and glorious. The environment – right on the river – was peaceful and recharging. All in all, it was worth the money.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nice scenery and nice waitstaff!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

One of the best places around. Always enjoy the staff and the food is great.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

The food is great, little expensive but your paying for the location on the river. Very nice place in summertime. The noise level at times gets out of hand at times, not a real good place to have a conversation when crowded.
When in town, we visit this place at least once. This past visit, it took nearly 50 minutes to be served our dinner after eating our salads. Manager was very sorry, said they didn't expect that much business.
Great food

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Good experience the only thing that really bugged me was the short pours on my beer pints. The pint glasses they have are exactly 16 oz when full to the top.. the very top.

You only get a 12 oz beer

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My neighbor took me to Salty’s On the Columbia for my birthday celebration. Neither of us drink but the drink menu was quite impressive. The variety on the lunch menu was more than adequate to find something that caught our attention. To top it off, the free birthday “white chocolate mousse cake” was too good to pass up. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch ... waterview, quiet dining, great service from our server and free birthday cake. I could do this event several times a year!

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The food and service here was very good but the atmosphere looks tired. Furnishings are pretty old, needs a face lift.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

very good food and service. we had one small problem but it was quickly resolved. we plan to return again in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

So many Gluten Free options as well as bending over backwards to cook separate food to avoid cross contamination...the head chef even made a special desert for my partner who has an auto immune disease.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

If you do not like brunch buffets do not go to brunch here. Was really crowded. Food was good though!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Sunday Brunch was off the chart. our 1st time there and what an awesome experience it was celebrating our anniversary. everything from the food to the drinks and the service and atmosphere is extraordinary. I even tipped the bartender separately. definitely going back again and again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great brunch with excellent seafood options and waterfront location.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Band upstairs was way too loud. Food was great (it always is)

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very tasty dinners . . . one of us had the Alaska King Salmon special and the other had the scallops. Made reservations early and we got a great window table. Just happened to be there on Friday night for the Mel Brown trio . . . a nice dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We requested a window and had a beautiful table overlooking the river. Our server was fabulous, very helpful and perfect attentiveness. The food was outstanding, in particular the Salmon special.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

April grilled Halibut special hit the mark! (All the Halibut special options are Alaskan wild)

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food overall is great, clam chowder soup was cold quick, it needs to keep the warm little longer. Price is high for almost every items in menu, plus the suggested fix tip percentage. Overall, great ambiance for dinner get together, only concern about high price menu.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our server, Rebecca, was fun and knowledgeable. Great service, too. The prawn cocktail came with 5 huge prawns. Although very good, they had the consistency of having being frozen. Cocktail sauce was delightful. My open-faced crab melt was delicious, but a bit too creamy. My friend's shrimp and crab Louie was wonderful! Good house-made chips served in place of bread, and we were offered seconds. Delightful place overlooking the Columbia River. I've heard they have a fantastic weekend brunch which I would love to try sometime! I can also imagine it's a romantic spot in the evening!!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The attraction here is the waterfront, a great view from most tables. Although the food is fresh and ingredients are of very good quality, I feel they could be more creative with the dishes especially for the prices charged. Execution in the kitchen is sometimes irregular. My halibut was flavorful but a little overcooked. The rice pilaf was a sticky, solid mass and not the loose rice pilaf texture it should be. The salmon special was cooked properly and flavorful, but the smashed potatoes were somewhat bland. The lemon flavored white cake with whipped cream filling was a standout.
In the past, I had a fabulous cioppino here that was the best I ever tasted, but alas it is no longer available.
The service we received from Kade was outstanding, attentive and efficient but never overbearing.
I would recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We came from two different parts of So Cal to see my sister's daughter on her birthday. The food was incredibly good starting with the fresh bread which we couldn't stop eating. My niece had the pasta carbonara with seafood. Such a creamy, rich delight, loaded with crab and shrimp. My sister had the amply calamari appetizer which was so good she ate the whole thing. I had the Wild Salmon, with sauce on the side, fresh roasted baby asparagus and roasted smashed golden potatoes. It was exactly what I wanted, pure, cooked perfectly and everything fresh. David Goldman, the manager was on top of every detail without being obtrusive. He made us feel so welcome and pampered. My niece, for her birthday was treated to a scrumptious, light cake with white chocolate and raspberry puree, Fab! And David kindly brought my sister and I a decadent creme brulee to share. It was a beautiful evening and we can't WAIT to go back. Truly a cut above the rest! Thanks David and our lovely server for making our evening such a success.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Incredible! No room for improvement...except for the prime rib- that was a little off. But everything else was beyond fabulous!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We absolutely loved the Sunday brunch. The variety of the offerings was amazing. Our service was top notch. It was our first time at Salty’s but we will be sure to return.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I brought my son here for dinner as he was visiting me from California. We had the best time, best drinks, great food and the Teri miso was to die for. Expensive but worth it.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was as good as you've heard about. Snow crab and oysters were great. Didn't have the prime rib till the end, but wish I would have had more of it. It was reallllly good. Waiters were top notch an very at ententive. The only thing I wish was we got a view from our seat. Next time I'll request one. Will definitely go back. Also the biscuits and grave were awesome, something I wouldn't normally get at a brunch but glad I did. Mini eauclaires and cheesecake also good. Lots of other stuff too. Buthe I'm rambling now

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My main reason for coming to Salty's was for the Pawns and King Crab which they had none of those, what they called Pawns was medium size shrimp and snow crab, I really don't like spending that type of money unless the seafood is worth it. I will not be going back unless someone else will be paying for my meal.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Normally I am very happy with my meal. This last time I ordered the Halibut, about a $60.00 entree. The Halibut was nearly cold and under cooked. I ate it anyway, since we were with good friends, and having a good time, but had i been alone, I would have sent it back.
Our entire dinner for (4) had to be at least $350.00, and they only split a Fish and Chips dinner with soup and a few beers.
Not sure I will return.
I'm just disappointed.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was excellent! Our waiter, Matt, was polite, well informed, and efficient. However, the food was a different story. I would rate the food as mediocre at best. The prices certainly did not reflect the quality or quantity of the food. My husband ordered the halibut and received a piece of fish (tasted like cod) that was about the size of a deck of cards with a small scoop of sticky rice; for this small morsel, we paid $52.00. I ordered king crab carbonara and received a small bowl of spaghetti noodles with minimal sauce covered in baby peas with two pieces of crab about the size of my index finger (I have very small hands), for $30.00. Our dinners did not include soup, salad, a side of vegetables, bread, or even coffee. We are pleased that Portland offers many wonderful restaurants where we can get a good meal at reasonable prices, unfortunately, Salty's is not among them. This dining experience was a true disappointment.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Staff was wonderful. Food was excellent. View of the Columbia River is a real plus.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were seated at a beautiful table overlooking the river at sunset. The service was impeccable (Thanks Brian) and the food was delicious. Special shout out to the mussels and clams appetizer. Really delicious!!

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