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Salty's On The Columbia River

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3839 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211-2129
+1 503-288-4444
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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
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great meal along the Columbia River. I would recommend sitting outside if possible and weather permitting. Very family friendly and fresh seafood options.

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Thank CynthiaL1963
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the Steelhead, and it was absolutely wonderful. The white chocolate cake is to die for. The view of the Columbia is outstanding and the service was spot on.

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Thank NormDavis
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite Portland restaurant. Fantastic view on the Columbia River with creative drinks and yummy entrees. Tab pricey but for that special dinner...worth it!

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Thank bestevez66
Ripon
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I read that this was a bucket list place in Portland. I had a few hours in the airport, so I took an uber over to Salty's. I was disappointed that on Saturday afternoon, all they were offering was a $42 brunch buffet. Over priced. Over rated.

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Thank 130mgm
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We sat on the first floor with a nice view of the river. Our server was helpful and attentive. I had the fisherman's stew and my wife had salmon, both very good if a bit overpriced. On the whole we enjoyed it and would go back.

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Thank Crawfish Boil
Boise, Idaho
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Salty's was hopping last Friday night. It was too hot to sit outside, but we had a fun table upstairs by the music. The atmosphere was fun and the views were great. Our service was fantastic. Now to the sad part. All three of us had terrible dinners. The seafood chowder was cold and too thick with flour. The cioppino... More 

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Thank Mary N
Greenville SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had lunch at Salty's. We sat out on the balcony, which was very enjoyable and a great view of the river. I had a delicious shrimp and crab louie salad. My husband had the halibut fish tacos and said they were great! Service was good. Other comments were about it being pricy, but we felt it... More 

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Thank Kim G
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at Saltys, they provide valet parking which is complementary. Public parking is very limited along the Columbia river. You need to reserve a table. Staff is very kind and helpful. Food is great, prices in the upper level, but ok for the nice location along the river. The Menue has it all, also for the not so big... More 

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Thank Thomas G
Rochester, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a seat mate on our flight to Portland. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Our meals were very good but I feel overpriced. Dungeness crab was $70 with a side of grilled asparagus. My wife had the halibut and enjoyed it very much, but the piece was rather small for $40. Would I recommend Salty's? Probably.

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Thank CapnJohn1969
Washougal, Washington
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated hubby's birthday tonight at Salty's ~ our first & likely last visit. The view is spectacular, service friendly and attentive. But the food is "just ok" & the price points way too high for the quality. I had a simple fish dish (about 3x3" square) that ran $40. What came with the entree? 1/2 baby carrot sliced thin &... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$21 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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
Description
The best seafood and steak restaurant in Portland isn't downtown, it's on the Columbia River.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?