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Salty's On The Columbia River

#144 of 3,638 Restaurants in Portland
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3839 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211-2129
Airport, James Gleason Boat Ramp
+1 503-288-4444
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The best seafood and steak restaurant in Portland isn't downtown, it's on...
The best seafood and steak restaurant in Portland isn't downtown, it's on the Columbia River.
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Visitor rating
  • 223
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and service but pricey...

Salty's came highly recommend by several people in the area and I was in the mood for some seafood, so I thought I would give them a try. I showed up just as they were opening for dinner so the place was pretty empty. They showed me upstairs to the bar/window seats and gave me a table right on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
honeymoonin
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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469 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Salty's came highly recommend by several people in the area and I was in the mood for some seafood, so I thought I would give them a try. I showed up just as they were opening for dinner so the place was pretty empty. They showed me upstairs to the bar/window seats and gave me a table right on the... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was suggested by our hotel since we wanted seafood in a nice location. The restaurant is overlooking the Columbia River ,just west of the airport. The place is clean with a nice decor. The staff were all nice and freindly. However ,the food is very pricey for what you get. I expected a great meal but the fish... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is my all time favorite place to have Sunday brunch! The food is by far the best, and with unlimited mimosas, what's not to love!? Great location on the Columbia river, and very friendly staff!

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Marysville
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189 reviews 189 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Came for lunch with business friends. Great view of the river. Very nice inside. All food was excellent-local made chips, seafood chowder, Firecracker Calamari, and the daily special Orange Rockfish (picture). Service was great. Very nice place with excellent food. Can't beat that.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Hit Salty's for brunch on New Years Day buffet brunch. I have a love/dislike relationship with buffets: Love being able to eat dessert first if I want to but often the quality of the food suffers in a buffet. The dishes I ate at Salty's were all excellent, especially the oysters on the half shell & creme brulee. We were... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, great views of the Columbia River. Created special memories of romantic dinner with a very special man, my husband.

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This restaurant was chosen because I love looking out over the water and especially at night. Rain and I was celebrating 55 years of marriage on this day Dec. 19th, Raina and Tim celebrated their Anniversary in Oct. In Mexico so Rain thought he would invite them to dinner. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

every step of the way, beginning with our call for the reservation. We were hoping to view the Christmas Ship Parade on the river and hoped Salty's would be a comfortable place to do so. They were very informative and responsive, letting us know timing and options in order to see the parade. We received a phone call late in... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I took my family for one of the nights when the Christmas Ships were visible from their stunning view of the Columbia River. The food was fantastic! My wife and friend enjoyed a Filet while I devoured the Dungeoness Crab. Food temp was perfect, and the crab was unbelievably tasty as it was prepared Okette style (sp?). Despite the packed... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have eaten at the Salty's in Seattle and find these restaurants quite good though a bit pricey for my tastes. Keep in mind that I am used to comparable meals at 2/3rd's the price but that is on the East Coast and the restaurants are not so posh. Beautiful restaurant on the river. The staff is professional and attentive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3839 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211-2129
  • Public Transportation: Airport, James Gleason Boat Ramp
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-288-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

The best seafood and steak restaurant in Portland isn't downtown, it's on the Columbia River.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:15 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?