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Salty's On The Columbia River

#124 of 3,282 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
11:15 am - 8:30 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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 241
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location, just good food

The location is amazing, the service and ambient is great Now, appetizers were great I order the day special and my grill Alaska fish was cook to perfection, but the potatoes were disappointed, undercooked and cold Again is a great location

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
wesajo
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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504 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Port Townsend, Washington
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Prices were high. The food was very good. I liked my crab melt. My husband wasn't as impressed with the fish tacos. Service good. View wonderful.

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Saint Paul, MN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Salty's is offering an interesting appetizer -- 3 oysters on the half shell with just a little bit of toppings paired with champagne for one oyster, vodka for the next (oyster was topped with Bloody Mary mix for this one), and ale for the third. It's a little boozy, but fun. I had the seared halibut with saffron rice cake... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

First place we ended up after a long 9 hour flight, what a delight, food was great! View was peaceful, staff was excellent, highly recommended.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Appetizers and soup were great and so was dessert. Main entrees were edible. We had a good table with a great view. Service was horrible and the restaurant was slow, so no excuses for volume. Definitely not the 4 star reviews I read elsewhere.

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Salty's coconut shrimp is Awesome!! The breading has the right amount of crunch and the dipping sauce is great. The bar tender James is so nice and makes sure I have every thing I need. Besides great food, and service the atmosphere is very relaxing.

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dublin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were a family visiting Portland Oregon and booked in advance Easter Sunday Lunch at Saltys,. It was very busy when we arrived and we were shown to a table upstairs. We had small children in the group and as this is a self service eat all you can buffet, the stairs is dangerous for young children. The buffet was... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The location is amazing, the service and ambient is great Now, appetizers were great I order the day special and my grill Alaska fish was cook to perfection, but the potatoes were disappointed, undercooked and cold Again is a great location

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Chehalis, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great food and their seafood chowder is excellent. overall a good if not great meal but we have had as good or better for half the cost. great location but we came for the food.

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Canton, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very close proximity to the airport, makes this one an easy stop on the way in/ out of town. Located right on the Columbia River, the views are wonderful. Good, friendly service, nice/ eclectic food selection. The calamari appetizer was excellent. Stopped in for lunch, but likely a nice quiet spot for dinner after dark as well.

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

As we were a party of 5, we could not have a window table but still enjoyed the beautiful Columbia River views from our round table in the center. My rockfish and prawn piccata was delicious, and the fish and chips got a good report. The steelhead main dish was tasty but a small portion. I even got a slice... 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, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

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