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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
11:30 - 21:00
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All hours
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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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank davemD4551FP
Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to get on the Salty's mailing list to be able to get a reservation for the Thanksgiving Day Buffet. It's worth it. Crab, shrimp, oysters, prime rib, ham and turkey. The food is very good and if you only had one bite of each offering you couldn't possible try every entree. The wait staff is attentive and cheerful... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner here on our overnight in Portland and were pleased with the seafood selections and comfort. I am sure the view in the daytime is nice but it is hard to see when inside at night. Also surprised at the prices---expected lower for the area etc.

Thank IrishFan-80
West Linn, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, large selection of food, inviting to see and good to eat. Senior discount for brunch. The help are friendly and helpful, I asked what some thing was and received a very satisfactory answer that did not make me feel dumb. Brunch is also on Saturday, yum.

1 Thank Milton P
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Sunday brunch never disappoints. It is excellent. Not one item fell below EXCELLENT. The food, the service,the view. It was a total experience that should not be missed. Special kudos to our waiter. He left no stone unturned.

Thank clarson2016
Milford, OH
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201 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting family in the Portland area, and they suggested we have dinner here (Friday night). We had a reservation for 6pm, so we were lucky to be able to get a table right by the window overlooking the river. We had a good daylight view, that turned into a beautiful nighttime view! Planes were coming at us on... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used TA to locate this very popular dining venue. Located on the banks of the Columbia River the views are very nice if it is daylight. The ambiance is pleasant and the service decent. The pricing was definitely on the high side. We had a burger with fat [thick] fries and cod fish and chips. Hope this helps.

Thank Howard P

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?