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Salty's on the Columbia, Portland, OR

Salty's on the Columbia

4.7
4.7
7743 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
  • Great for scenic views
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for outdoor dining
Salty’s on the Columbia River serves award-winning Pacific Northwest Coastal Cuisine with astonishing waterfront views and endearing hospitality. 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. 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 ranked as one of Portland’s best restaurants winning honors as 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 100 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Northwest, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 288-4444
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Josh Thorburn
  • Catering
    Whether you are planning a quiet affair or a lavish celebration, Salty’s will make your next banquet, private dining or special event memorable. From our breathtaking view of the Columbia River and majestic Mt. Hood in the background, to our award-winning Northwest cuisine, to our impeccable service — Salty’s has everything you need to create the perfect party, wedding reception, anniversary, birthday, holiday party or corporate event. Please contact us at 503-282-2208. We look forward to serving you.
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Northeast Portland
  • Parking details
    Free private lot available.
  • Public transit
    Airport, James Gleason Boat Ramp <br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,743 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Great for scenic views

  • Portland / Oregon

    Seafood

  • Portland / Oregon

    Most Booked

  • Portland

    Great for brunch

  • Portland

    Great for scenic views

  • Portland

    Most Booked

7,743 Reviews
  1. Robert

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    over priced for food and drinks. either badly managed or are gouging customers

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best service around! The food is always good and the view is amazing.

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  3. EndOfTheLine

    Portland

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wife had a glass of wine (average), two oysters (good), prawn pasta (a bit sauce heavy but good), and Italian Chocolate Mousse for desert (good). Son had a Portlander cocktail (very good), a Huckleberry Mule (average), a cup of clam chowder (thick/good), Harvest Salad (average), seared ahi (good), and the Italian Chocolate Mousse (good). I had an Aperol Sprtiz (good), a cup of clam chowder (too thick for my tastes but good), a slab salad (very good), and Halibut (good), no desert. The three of us shared a crab/artichoke dip with bread and tortilla chips (average). Overall impression: Wife and I ate at Salty's near the Ross Island Bridge many years ago before moving to the Bay area for two decades. Our recollection is that the menu was broader and delivered with more subtlety and creativity than the short menu available this time on the Columbia. Also, both the patrons and the facility seemed to have taken a step down toward the more middle rung casual type restaurant in decor, maintenance of facility, and attire. This was a bit disappointing as it was our 39th anniversary dinner. It was also quite loud. Still, it was B-ish, and nothing was bad. The one thing that had not stepped toward the middle rung was the price. $313 plus 20% for the very good service producing a $375 tab at the end. The one fail, and it is uncertainty who might have been responsible, was that our notation on our OT reservation mentioned that it was our anniversary. A couple in front of us received complimentary deserts for their 10th anniversary, so being overlooked at 39 year was a small eye roll. But mistakes happen and it was not a big deal to us. Just something for someone to be more attentive about going forward. Just a note. We were spoiled in the Bay Area where $$375 still buys a great meal. Have yet to really encounter that on our return to the Portland area.

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  4. LynelleN

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The added thoughtful touches made it a unique experience. Birthday confetti and a birthday card and cake! Our waiter KenDale was great!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic view and service! Loved my warm seafood salad!

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  6. CaMatt

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I sat outside where the view and the temperature were perfect. My server had a great personality. I was a bit disappointed because I was there for the king salmon and they were out. She provided me with a number of tempting options, but I really wanted salmon. I ended up going with the crab Mac-n-cheese which was very good. Sitting along the Columbia River, drinking wine, enjoying a great dinner, and watching the sunset is difficult to beat. She comped me a Caesar salad since I couldn’t get the salmon I wanted. It wasn’t necessary, but greatly appreciated. Those are the little things that bring you back as well as recommend the restaurant to others. I’ll definitely go again when I’m back in Portland.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. A bit noisy but tolerable

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  8. RitaE

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding as well as our service. Had a wonderful evening!

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  9. Dominique

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always an extraordinary time at Salty's! It is a favorite of my family and me. The food is spectacular, the wine recommended was delicious, and the staff is always amazing. The view is devastatingly beautiful in the summertime.

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  10. JohnS

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience considering they had lost power early in the day. I would say they recovered beautifully. Had no affect on the great service and food we enjoyed. Would definitely go back if in town again.

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FAQs

Salty's on the Columbia 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 7743 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 100 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Salty's on the Columbia

3839 NE Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97211

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Northeast Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Northwest, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free private lot available.
  • Public transit
    Airport, James Gleason Boat Ramp
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Josh Thorburn
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 288-4444
  • Catering
    Whether you are planning a quiet affair or a lavish celebration, Salty’s will make your next banquet, private dining or special event memorable. From our breathtaking view of the Columbia River and majestic Mt. Hood in the background, to our award-winning Northwest cuisine, to our impeccable service — Salty’s has everything you need to create the perfect party, wedding reception, anniversary, birthday, holiday party or corporate event. Please contact us at 503-282-2208. We look forward to serving you.
  • 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
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