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The Riverhouse Restaurant
The Riverhouse serves soups, sandwiches, and shellfish that will leave you—and your cardiologist—swooning. A bucket of steamer clams, simmered in garlic butter, parsley, and vermouth, lends new meaning to the term “rich.” The deliciously fragrant clam chowder comes spiked with paprika and laced with cream. If you still have room, try the Dungeness crab or Pacific shrimp sandwiches, broiled open-face on a French roll and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. 34450 Brooten Road; 503/965-6722 or riverhousefoods.com
The Tides Tavern
Noisy, friendly, and right on the water, The Tides serves terrific Alaskan halibut fish-and-chips, a fine clam chowder, and a variety of craft beers. The outdoor deck overlooks the harbor. Boaters can tie up at The Tides dock, even overnight—a boon for those who might lose count of their beer intake. 2929 Harborview Drive; 253/858-3982 or tidestavern.com