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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
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Springfield, Missouri
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Salty's is a Portland favorite. Its a classic joint that is nestled along the Columbia River on the Northern edge of the city near the airport. The Chowder is fantastic. Lots of seafood, great flavor and they offer a splash of Sherry with it as well, I recommend that. The Prawns and Scallops were served over a mushroom risotto and... More 

Thank Mike S
North Port, Florida
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking was tough but it got better after that. We had no reservations but still asked for a table with a view overlooking the river. We were positioned in the corner 4 top and because of the shape of the room and the position of the table 4 chairs simply were not comfortable. In that there were only two of... More 

Thank Joey M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been to this restaurant twice before when visiting Portland. I don't remember it being so expensive. While the view is spectacular (overlooking the Columbia River), the prices are over the top. A hamburger is $19. When we got over the initial shock, we ended up ordering just soup and salad ($50). The bread that came with the salad was... More 

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White Salmon, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going to Salty's for many years. It is one of the premier restaurants in the greater Portland area. They go above and beyond to provide an excellent environment to entertain their guests. I highly recommend this establishment!!!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both my husband and I were amazed at the quality of the food and the wines for this event. We expected appetizers and it was really a fabulous meal choice disguised as an appetizer. The wine choices made for a wonderful evening. We will do this one again!

Thank Mary R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Salty's on a Friday afternoon for a birthday lunch with my daughter and my week old granddaughter. We got a great table with a view of the river. The furniture is very dated but functional enough. We all ordered different entrees and an appetizer, and the food was wonderful. It just took forever for it to arrive, and... More 

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East Freetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like the view makes the food taste better. I actually don't eat seafood, so I hoped they'd have at least 1 thing that wasn't seafood, but they didn't. So keep that in mind if you have picky eaters. I did end up ordering the crab mac and cheese and it was good. The big chunks of crab were disconcerting... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely outdoor deck view of Marina and sunset.Service was excellent but a variety of HH food experienced by our party of 5 was below the quality I have experienced elsewhere. The plate of "prawns" for HH were the size of salad shrimp(no larger than a quarter).Perhaps they shrink but I have never seen anything like this considered a prawn or... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended by our Hotel in Vancouver, WA. It as a great meal. Oysters, Mammoth King Crab Legs & a 7oz Filet. We were given a window seat & watched the boats go by on the Columbia River & planes landing at the nearby airport. The food & service was excellent in a beautiful restaurant. Next time we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner one night with my parents. We got seated right by the front window which had an amazing view of the Columbia river. I had the special which was seafood risotto and we shared 2 desserts (the sundae and the white chocolate mousse). Everything I ate was amazing. Definitely higher on the price side but worth it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:15 am - 8:30 pm
11:15 am - 8:30 pm
11:15 am - 8:30 pm
11:15 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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
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?