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Salty's On The Columbia River

#122 of 3,304 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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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 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, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 259
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 13
    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
A nice long lunch on a hot day

I've always wanted to stop in at the Portland location for Salty's, but hadn't had a chance. With a few hours to spare, I stopped in with my 3 boys for an early lunch. Not the place to take small children to in the evening! Anyhow, they had shade on the deck outside so I asked for it. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Sarah K
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Maple Valley, Washington
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Portland, Oregon
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went here for a Father's Day Breakfast/Brunch Buffett. First let me say the staff was excellent in every way. From the valets to the bussers, all the service people were friendly, welcoming and helpful. They just could not have been better. Unfortunately, because of the reservations timing, the entry area was crowded and uncomfortable. Likewise the buffett area was... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've always wanted to stop in at the Portland location for Salty's, but hadn't had a chance. With a few hours to spare, I stopped in with my 3 boys for an early lunch. Not the place to take small children to in the evening! Anyhow, they had shade on the deck outside so I asked for it. Great location,... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My child and I are usually pretty picky eaters. I don't usually like buffet style, like all the food just out there and my boy usually only likes home cooked food. Well....we both went to town! All the food is so fresh, there is such variety of food and it's a very family friendly environment. Don't worry, there's not a... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was my 2nd visit in the past 3 months while on business travel to the Portland area. Recommended by a business associate who lives in the Eugene area. Convenient location to the airport if staying in the vicinity. Perched above the Columbia River, the dining room has a spectacular view on a nice day. Menu includes abundant fresh seafood... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

When I made our dinner reservations at Salty's to celebrate our third wedding anniversary, I was hoping for a nice evening of good seafood with a view. What my wife and I received was incomparably attentive, knowledgable, accommodating and friendly service and excellent food and beverages! These days, it's easy to become complacent with so-so service and average food, but... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I wanted fresh seafood and a view of the water for our last day in Portland. We were seated next to the window and we watched a pair of Osprey for the entire visit. Our waiter Kade was very helpful (& we learned later had lived in Denver, so we had a chat about how nice Colorado... More 

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Cerritos, California
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

On our first night in Portland we dined at Salty's based upon a recommendation from the hotel staff. The restaurant is right on the Columbia River. The large windows provided great panoramic views of the river and surrounding tree line slopes in the background. The menu has a great selection of seafood and a good wine list too. I settled... More 

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Richland, Washington
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have eaten at Salty's several times when we visit Portland. Today I had the grilled shrimp pasta entree. The chef outdid himself.....it was to die for. It's Saturday night and Father's Day weekend. We called and they said they could seat us at 6:45. We got there forty-five minutes early and we were headed to the bar when they... More 

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Park City, Utah
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Salty's is located on the Columbia River only 10 minutes from downtown Portland and right by the airport. We ate outside overlooking the beautiful view of the Columbia River. Breanna provided great service. The food was very good and the chef made steelhead specially done for me. Others had the good rock fish and other fish dinners. Fries, both regular... More 

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Grain Valley, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I took SCN committee and spouses out to dinner to show a little appreciation before our conference and the staff was very accommodating as we arrived in several shifts. The food and service was very good, the wine list fairly average but covered our needs. Looked like a great place for date night and large enough to seat 14 comfortably.

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Additional Information about Salty's On The Columbia River

Address: 3839 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211-2129
Phone Number: +1 503-288-4444
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?