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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
11:15 - 20:30
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:15 - 20:30
Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, beautiful view, we'll trained and courteous staff, great company, what more can you ask for? Top of the line restaurant. We will be back!

Thank Thomas W
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at a Salty's! We were here for dinner recently. Must be a lovely view during the day, a bit of that was lost in the night even though we were seated at a window. The food was great - whether it was the crab bisque, the seafood chowder or the pacific cod. Service was very pleasant and prompt.... More 

Thank SMP1212
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!!! The seafood was fresh and cooked up to perfection. Although my favorite part was the vegetables! The oysters were on point! Love love love!!!!! My steelhead was blackened, not Cajun style like I'm used to, but man oh man can I get seconds! My wife hates seafood and destroyed the fish and chips!!!! Get off the plane and make... More 

Thank Robert J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to Salty's on the Columbia River, beautiful location and view of the river, very friendly greetings, promptly seated and served our meals. Great pricing, clean and well managed. When in the area I will come here again

Thank Jim D
Portland, Oregon
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173 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here for the Christmas holidays. Excellent view and ambience. Food is average. The service this evening was real slow--perhaps because of a staff shortage.

Thank WorldTravelerOR
Vancouver, Washington
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I have eaten at both Seattle locations and been happy with the food, the service and the ambiance. So when we moved to Vancouver WA, I was excited to see a Salty's on the river close to our house. The food was good. The service was unacceptable. When we entered the section, we were the only people there. Our drink... More 

Thank Mary Ann S
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167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This restaurant is about 2.5 miles from Portland airport and right on the Columbia River. We enjoyed the view, even if it was October. Great place to get in the Oregon mood. The food was excellent, especially the clams and the Brussels sprouts. The waiter was attentive and helpful on recommendations.

Thank Lovetraveling99
Dallas, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We visited on a special occasion Salty's looking for excellent seafood, a nice sunset waterfront view and attentive service. While the food was prepared well, we were jammed into a really loud corner crammed between other patrons on 2 sides at a window seat that was stifling in the summer heat. As set sun went down the heat just kept... More 

Thank Maleko1
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Once or twice a year you need to treat yourself to Sunday brunch at Salty's. The brunch menu is served buffet style with made to order omelets and the selections seem endless with lots of seafood selections. Pace yourself and enjoy the view of the Columbia River. Reservations are definitely recommended even on what you may think to be the... More 

Thank EwwfmN
Pasco, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I was fortunate to visit Saltys restaurant as part of his business meeting. Our group had 20 people. We had drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. I rate all of them 5 plus! The entire experience made the trip a highlight of my visit to Portland.

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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
US$21 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:15 - 20:30
11:15 - 20:30
11:15 - 20:30
11:15 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?