Salty's On The Columbia River Seafood Grill

★★★☆☆
Perched above the Columbia River, this seafood spot offers a majestic view with its two-story decks and walls of windows.
  • 3839 Ne Marine Dr

    Portland, OR 97211

    Cross street: 33rd Drive

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  • 503-288-4444

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My wife and I went to Salty's in Portland last week for our wedding anniversary. The food was amazingly good. The atmosphere was relaxing and the view of the Columbia river was beautiful. The only shocker was the prices. It was one of the

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I went to Salty's in Portland last week for our wedding anniversary. The food was amazingly good. The atmosphere was relaxing and the view of the Columbia river was beautiful. The only shocker was the prices. It was one of the

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Good food great view, good service but expensive

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★★★★☆

Good food great view, good service but expensive

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Overpriced and under portioned!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Overpriced and under portioned!!!

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As always they did it again 100% Plus. Always beyond expectations!! I can not say enough about the -- People -- Service -- Food and Atmosphere!! We will be back at every opportunity.

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★★★★★

As always they did it again 100% Plus. Always beyond expectations!! I can not say enough about the -- People -- Service -- Food and Atmosphere!! We will be back at every opportunity.

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Salty's is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Portland and Vancouver. The food is presented well and tastes great. Coconut prawns are wonderful! The staff are always pleasant and helpful. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm and the holiday decorations are festive and makes going to Salty's fun. I have never had a bad meal here. Thanks Salty's. You are doing great!

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★★★★★

Salty's is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Portland and Vancouver. The food is presented well and tastes great. Coconut prawns are wonderful! The staff are always pleasant and helpful. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm and the holiday decorations are festive and makes going to Salty's fun. I have never had a bad meal here. Thanks Salty's. You are doing great!

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The food is so good, yet the service is what stands out. Everyone remembers you, and everyone pitches in to make sure you have what you need without being superficial. I often dine alone and have always been treated exceptionally well, never rushed. They do change the menu, which I do appreciate. I love trying new dishes and have never been disappointed. I've ben to the brunch, dinner, lunch and happy hour. I've enjoyed them all!

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★★★★★

The food is so good, yet the service is what stands out. Everyone remembers you, and everyone pitches in to make sure you have what you need without being superficial. I often dine alone and have always been treated exceptionally well, never rushed. They do change the menu, which I do appreciate. I love trying new dishes and have never been disappointed. I've ben to the brunch, dinner, lunch and happy hour. I've enjoyed them all!

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So, I should say that I never rate or comment on anything, but I am compelled to come to Salty's aid because of some terrible and, frankly, questionable reviews that I noticed.\n\nI grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast and we had our pick of classy seafood establishments like the Pelican Club, Clary's and Shern's. Salty's could give any a run for their money. \n\nIt's not pretentious, I like the tasteful seafood house decorations (I want that sailboat model!), the waitstaff is 100% professional (you can tell they need a gastronomic C.V. to get hired) and incredibly accommodating. \n\nOh, and the food is terrific, too. Fresh, well prepared and worth every penny. Is it expensive? Perhaps some items are...but then you are ordering the surf and turf...which is by definition a little on the spendy side. But I don't see any cheap chain restaurants with anything close to Salty's menu perched in such a fine location.\n\nLet me tell you about the last time I was at Salty's: I had a moment of accidental popularity when I invited a bunch of people out on my last day of my previous job. I figured a few would show up and we could cozy in at the bar, but....and this should be a testament to how good the place really is...the place was packed with regulars and other parties....and then more of my people showed up than I expected.\n\nI saw the staff start to look worried, but then, like the consummate professionals they are, buckled down, opened up more space reserved for larger parties, and kept the drinks and oysters flowing. Every time a new guest showed up, the front desk carefully directed the person to the correct party.\n\nSo defending Salty's from some of these other attack reviews is my way of saying thanks and showing my appreciation for a job well done every time I come back.\n\nIf you want swanky digs that follow every fashion trend including ambivalent waitstaff, there are plenty of options in the Portland region. If you want a classic seafood restaurant with great service and great food...Salty's is your place.\n\nPS I would recommend calling ahead for parties of more than a dozen!

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★★★★★

So, I should say that I never rate or comment on anything, but I am compelled to come to Salty's aid because of some terrible and, frankly, questionable reviews that I noticed.\n\nI grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast and we had our pick of classy seafood establishments like the Pelican Club, Clary's and Shern's. Salty's could give any a run for their money. \n\nIt's not pretentious, I like the tasteful seafood house decorations (I want that sailboat model!), the waitstaff is 100% professional (you can tell they need a gastronomic C.V. to get hired) and incredibly accommodating. \n\nOh, and the food is terrific, too. Fresh, well prepared and worth every penny. Is it expensive? Perhaps some items are...but then you are ordering the surf and turf...which is by definition a little on the spendy side. But I don't see any cheap chain restaurants with anything close to Salty's menu perched in such a fine location.\n\nLet me tell you about the last time I was at Salty's: I had a moment of accidental popularity when I invited a bunch of people out on my last day of my previous job. I figured a few would show up and we could cozy in at the bar, but....and this should be a testament to how good the place really is...the place was packed with regulars and other parties....and then more of my people showed up than I expected.\n\nI saw the staff start to look worried, but then, like the consummate professionals they are, buckled down, opened up more space reserved for larger parties, and kept the drinks and oysters flowing. Every time a new guest showed up, the front desk carefully directed the person to the correct party.\n\nSo defending Salty's from some of these other attack reviews is my way of saying thanks and showing my appreciation for a job well done every time I come back.\n\nIf you want swanky digs that follow every fashion trend including ambivalent waitstaff, there are plenty of options in the Portland region. If you want a classic seafood restaurant with great service and great food...Salty's is your place.\n\nPS I would recommend calling ahead for parties of more than a dozen!

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The people that review on here must be crazy or competitors trying to bring them down, because we have had nothing but great times!\n\nWe went for anniversary then went back to try their brunch. The seafood is definitely local and the service is exactly what you would expect from a classy place. \n\nWe brought my parents when they visited Denver and they loved it! We always brag about the Portland food scene and wanted to impress them. There are plenty of cheaper, non-impressive places to choose from... but why risk it. \n\n

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★★★★★

The people that review on here must be crazy or competitors trying to bring them down, because we have had nothing but great times!\n\nWe went for anniversary then went back to try their brunch. The seafood is definitely local and the service is exactly what you would expect from a classy place. \n\nWe brought my parents when they visited Denver and they loved it! We always brag about the Portland food scene and wanted to impress them. There are plenty of cheaper, non-impressive places to choose from... but why risk it. \n\n

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We went to Easter brunch on Saturday at Salty's this year. We received a phone call from the restuarant the day before and we were informed that we would only have the table fo 1 1/2 hours. We were seated at 1:00 and then told that they would be tearing the brunch down at 2:00. When items ran out they did not refill them. There were no salads or fresh fruit. The food was boring and cold. The floors were dirty. They charge $45.00 per person for this brunch. This is the most over priced and worst brunch I have ever been to.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Easter brunch on Saturday at Salty's this year. We received a phone call from the restuarant the day before and we were informed that we would only have the table fo 1 1/2 hours. We were seated at 1:00 and then told that they would be tearing the brunch down at 2:00. When items ran out they did not refill them. There were no salads or fresh fruit. The food was boring and cold. The floors were dirty. They charge $45.00 per person for this brunch. This is the most over priced and worst brunch I have ever been to.

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The company I work for buys a lot of gift cards for it's customer from this place. I recieved a gift card and took my wife out for a nice dinner. I am not into seafood, so I orderd the best steak I could. I belive it was $50 or so dollars. They brought out the steak looks great and what i could saw off of it tasted good. I had the server bring out another knife and still couldn't cut into the steak. I had the steack sent back and the server cam out and said the cook had a hard time cutting the steak and they said they would bring out another steak. Well after my wife was done eating a very small steak arrive not cooked to how I had orderd it and it was just as tough as the first one. I let the server try to cut the steak so he could see how tough it was. He was extremly embarrased with the food and even more embarrased when he talked to the manager. They didn't remove or discount anything for the meal. They gave us a 15% coupon off of an appetizer the next time. This happen a couple of years ago but I was just talking with some friends and told them about the service, when they complained about a recent outing there.

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★☆☆☆☆

The company I work for buys a lot of gift cards for it's customer from this place. I recieved a gift card and took my wife out for a nice dinner. I am not into seafood, so I orderd the best steak I could. I belive it was $50 or so dollars. They brought out the steak looks great and what i could saw off of it tasted good. I had the server bring out another knife and still couldn't cut into the steak. I had the steack sent back and the server cam out and said the cook had a hard time cutting the steak and they said they would bring out another steak. Well after my wife was done eating a very small steak arrive not cooked to how I had orderd it and it was just as tough as the first one. I let the server try to cut the steak so he could see how tough it was. He was extremly embarrased with the food and even more embarrased when he talked to the manager. They didn't remove or discount anything for the meal. They gave us a 15% coupon off of an appetizer the next time. This happen a couple of years ago but I was just talking with some friends and told them about the service, when they complained about a recent outing there.

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Friend's Birthday, looking for that special dinner. Sevice = great. Drinks = we had plenty. Appetizers = $30. Ciopinno's *2 = good. Surf and turf *2 + 2 raw lobster tails @ $45 each = do over for chef. Grand total = free dessert. Didn't expect comp, but did expect dinner to be right the first time at that price.

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★★☆☆☆

Friend's Birthday, looking for that special dinner. Sevice = great. Drinks = we had plenty. Appetizers = $30. Ciopinno's *2 = good. Surf and turf *2 + 2 raw lobster tails @ $45 each = do over for chef. Grand total = free dessert. Didn't expect comp, but did expect dinner to be right the first time at that price.

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My Husband & I spent Valentine's Dinner at Salty's and were so disappointed we will never return. We usually spend Valentines, our Anniversary & New Years Eve but this restaurant has really changed for the worst! The service was awful 2 1/2 hours to eat .The Valentines dinners included a salad or appetizer, dinner & only 1 dessert available. We did not feel full when we left & were hungry an hour later. I had waldorf salad with apples, walnuts & bleu cheese. This was spinach stems & was hard to eat(where were the greens), 1+ walnut, no bleu cheese & 4 - 1/2 "" slices of apple.\nMy Salmon was brown & dried out with a few fingerling potatoes. The dessert was 2 small pastry tarts which was hard to cut.\nMy husband had scallops & greens, for the price was terrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

My Husband & I spent Valentine's Dinner at Salty's and were so disappointed we will never return. We usually spend Valentines, our Anniversary & New Years Eve but this restaurant has really changed for the worst! The service was awful 2 1/2 hours to eat .The Valentines dinners included a salad or appetizer, dinner & only 1 dessert available. We did not feel full when we left & were hungry an hour later. I had waldorf salad with apples, walnuts & bleu cheese. This was spinach stems & was hard to eat(where were the greens), 1+ walnut, no bleu cheese & 4 - 1/2 "" slices of apple.\nMy Salmon was brown & dried out with a few fingerling potatoes. The dessert was 2 small pastry tarts which was hard to cut.\nMy husband had scallops & greens, for the price was terrible.

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Ate in Saltys last night for the first time. I'm a visitor in town visiting some friends who live here in Portland, who had not eaten in Saltys either but knew of it's reputation for great seafood.\n\nOn arriving the valet parking was a nice touch, and the desk staff very welcoming, however, the restaurant itself was drab and shabby, I'd say it hasn't been refurbished since the early nineties. That said, great view on the water, and hey, we were here for great seafood, not interior design. \n\nOur server was friendly and took our drinks order after passing out menus, which is about sixty percent drink, with the balance being food. This could have been a good sign, a short menu, allowing the chef to focus on a few dishes, and ensuring really good food, however, this was not to be.....and the stale bread served to us should have served as a warning.\n\nTwo our the group shared a seafood combo for two to start......shrimp, calimari, and crab cake, all deep-fried and pretty much tasteless, and a pretty mean portion for $25. For my entre I treated myself to surf and turf, lobster tail and beef fillet, lobster was fine, steak tasteless, and a potato cake that was inedible. I suspect it was frozen and deep fried. Oh, I forgot the chowder, they offer it to everybody in such a way i thought it was complimentary - it's not - and it was very average and ""gloopy"". So, back to the surf and turf, in short, very average, and get this, $53.99!!!\n\nIn summary, a huge disappointment, very average, in need of a facelift, over priced, and trading on a reputation that is not remotely deserved.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ate in Saltys last night for the first time. I'm a visitor in town visiting some friends who live here in Portland, who had not eaten in Saltys either but knew of it's reputation for great seafood.\n\nOn arriving the valet parking was a nice touch, and the desk staff very welcoming, however, the restaurant itself was drab and shabby, I'd say it hasn't been refurbished since the early nineties. That said, great view on the water, and hey, we were here for great seafood, not interior design. \n\nOur server was friendly and took our drinks order after passing out menus, which is about sixty percent drink, with the balance being food. This could have been a good sign, a short menu, allowing the chef to focus on a few dishes, and ensuring really good food, however, this was not to be.....and the stale bread served to us should have served as a warning.\n\nTwo our the group shared a seafood combo for two to start......shrimp, calimari, and crab cake, all deep-fried and pretty much tasteless, and a pretty mean portion for $25. For my entre I treated myself to surf and turf, lobster tail and beef fillet, lobster was fine, steak tasteless, and a potato cake that was inedible. I suspect it was frozen and deep fried. Oh, I forgot the chowder, they offer it to everybody in such a way i thought it was complimentary - it's not - and it was very average and ""gloopy"". So, back to the surf and turf, in short, very average, and get this, $53.99!!!\n\nIn summary, a huge disappointment, very average, in need of a facelift, over priced, and trading on a reputation that is not remotely deserved.

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We have been going to Salty's since the late 1980's. We always loved taking our customers to Salty's for a enjoyable dinner. Our business moved out of town so we have not been at Salty's in the last 5 years. \r\n\r\nWe had some out of town guest yesterday and decided to treat them to wonderful seafood and go to Salty's. \r\n\r\nWe were shocked to see the quality of our food. I ordered the special, Salmon with asparagus/mashed potatoes. My salmon was so dry that I wasn't sure if it was even salmon. My mashed potatoes were so old that they had a crust on them. Plus, there wasn't asparagus on the plate. It was subsituted with extremely salty spinach. My husband also ordered salmon with spinach. He said his salmon was just ok but very dry. The spinach was so bad that he couldn't eat it.\r\n\r\nMy friend ordered the Halibut Oscar. I looked at his plate and thought it looked really old. He said it tasted good but he was eating it very slow. I think he was being polite and not make a fuss. \r\n\r\nThen, to our horror, we found out this morning that our friend was sick all night.\r\n\r\nThe waitress was fine. She did a fairly good job. The only complaint I have is that once our dinner plates were set down, we didn't see her again until it was time to clear the plates. I would have told her sooner that the food was bad. When I finally saw her and told her she said she would take my meal off the bill.\r\n\r\nSo, I told her that I was still hungary and wanted dessert. I ordered the chocolate toffee cake. I love chocolate but not sure what the hell that was...it wasn't cake. It was more like a chocolate mouse with a extremely hard toffee crust.\r\n\r\nThe only thing that was good about the dinner was the view and the bottle of wine....oh yes, and the bottled water was good too.\r\n\r\nWe will NEVER NEVER go back to Salty's. We are very disappointed with the food.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have been going to Salty's since the late 1980's. We always loved taking our customers to Salty's for a enjoyable dinner. Our business moved out of town so we have not been at Salty's in the last 5 years. \r\n\r\nWe had some out of town guest yesterday and decided to treat them to wonderful seafood and go to Salty's. \r\n\r\nWe were shocked to see the quality of our food. I ordered the special, Salmon with asparagus/mashed potatoes. My salmon was so dry that I wasn't sure if it was even salmon. My mashed potatoes were so old that they had a crust on them. Plus, there wasn't asparagus on the plate. It was subsituted with extremely salty spinach. My husband also ordered salmon with spinach. He said his salmon was just ok but very dry. The spinach was so bad that he couldn't eat it.\r\n\r\nMy friend ordered the Halibut Oscar. I looked at his plate and thought it looked really old. He said it tasted good but he was eating it very slow. I think he was being polite and not make a fuss. \r\n\r\nThen, to our horror, we found out this morning that our friend was sick all night.\r\n\r\nThe waitress was fine. She did a fairly good job. The only complaint I have is that once our dinner plates were set down, we didn't see her again until it was time to clear the plates. I would have told her sooner that the food was bad. When I finally saw her and told her she said she would take my meal off the bill.\r\n\r\nSo, I told her that I was still hungary and wanted dessert. I ordered the chocolate toffee cake. I love chocolate but not sure what the hell that was...it wasn't cake. It was more like a chocolate mouse with a extremely hard toffee crust.\r\n\r\nThe only thing that was good about the dinner was the view and the bottle of wine....oh yes, and the bottled water was good too.\r\n\r\nWe will NEVER NEVER go back to Salty's. We are very disappointed with the food.

Pros: View is wonderful

Cons: Bad quality of food

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We were looking for a special place for our 45th anniversary and decided to give Saltys a try. When I called in for our reservation I was asked if were celebrating any special event and I told the lady it was our 45th wedding anniversary. She congratulated me and made the res. \nFrom then on it was all downhill.\nWe were about 10 minutes early but that was ok since they seated us 10 minutes past our 6:30 time slot. We did get a table right next to the window which was nice but it was so close to the other tables that we really had to fight to squeeze into our seats. Anytime someone moved next to us they bumped the back of our chair.\nThe next thing we noticed was the noise, this is a very loud place when it's busy and since they cram people in so tightly the sound level is bad.\n\nOur waiter stopped by briefly to say hello and that he would be right back. His name was Jerry and I he and I have a totally different idea about what right back means. It was almost 15 minutes before we saw him again. We ordered a bottle of wine before dinner that was another 10 minutes ( at least we had some water to sip on) He finally brought the wine and served us each a glass then told us he would go get something to put the wine in to keep it cold. You got it another 10 minutes before he made it back with the ice bucket. We ordered our food right away since we couldn't be sure when he might come in for his next landing. I will say that it looks like he had several tables and they have to run up and down the stairs for everything at this place (don't get in their way or you will get run down) so I am sure he was very busy. Why they don't have more help is beyond me.\n\nMy wife ordered the shimp which she enjoyed ( she said the cocktail sauce was the best she had ever had) and I had the ""fresh"" Salmon, if it was fresh caught it must have taken a long time to get to the kitchen. It was tasteless and a bit dry, I guess I was lucky that they serve such small portions. \n\nMy wife and I both enjoyed the garlic mashed potatoes but the string beans had a wax like texture were covered in oil and had no flavor. \n\nFrom the time we ordered to the time we were served was very reasonable so that at least was a big improvement.\n\nWe decided to keep going and have some dessert since we were both still hungry. She ordered a Strawberry/Chocolate special that she loved and I went for one of my favorites the Creme Brulee. Of course It took another 15 minutes for the desserts to arrive (they must have had to send out for something). My Creme Brulee was the worst I had ever tasted, overcooked and bland, I couldn't eat it, they did credit the bill for it at least.\n\nNow all we needed was the bill and someone to take our card, oh well whats another 20 minutes.\n\nI am still wondering why they go to the trouble of asking you if you are celebrating a special occasion when you call in? I did see some tables with balloons and one table got a lighted cake but I guess anniversaries don't count as special, especially if you eat at Satlys.\nAfter 45 years together I can say that it did not spoil our evening we have had many worse disappointments in our lives than a bad restaurant experience.\nAll I can say for this place is\n\nNEVER AGAIN!\n

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★☆☆☆☆

We were looking for a special place for our 45th anniversary and decided to give Saltys a try. When I called in for our reservation I was asked if were celebrating any special event and I told the lady it was our 45th wedding anniversary. She congratulated me and made the res. \nFrom then on it was all downhill.\nWe were about 10 minutes early but that was ok since they seated us 10 minutes past our 6:30 time slot. We did get a table right next to the window which was nice but it was so close to the other tables that we really had to fight to squeeze into our seats. Anytime someone moved next to us they bumped the back of our chair.\nThe next thing we noticed was the noise, this is a very loud place when it's busy and since they cram people in so tightly the sound level is bad.\n\nOur waiter stopped by briefly to say hello and that he would be right back. His name was Jerry and I he and I have a totally different idea about what right back means. It was almost 15 minutes before we saw him again. We ordered a bottle of wine before dinner that was another 10 minutes ( at least we had some water to sip on) He finally brought the wine and served us each a glass then told us he would go get something to put the wine in to keep it cold. You got it another 10 minutes before he made it back with the ice bucket. We ordered our food right away since we couldn't be sure when he might come in for his next landing. I will say that it looks like he had several tables and they have to run up and down the stairs for everything at this place (don't get in their way or you will get run down) so I am sure he was very busy. Why they don't have more help is beyond me.\n\nMy wife ordered the shimp which she enjoyed ( she said the cocktail sauce was the best she had ever had) and I had the ""fresh"" Salmon, if it was fresh caught it must have taken a long time to get to the kitchen. It was tasteless and a bit dry, I guess I was lucky that they serve such small portions. \n\nMy wife and I both enjoyed the garlic mashed potatoes but the string beans had a wax like texture were covered in oil and had no flavor. \n\nFrom the time we ordered to the time we were served was very reasonable so that at least was a big improvement.\n\nWe decided to keep going and have some dessert since we were both still hungry. She ordered a Strawberry/Chocolate special that she loved and I went for one of my favorites the Creme Brulee. Of course It took another 15 minutes for the desserts to arrive (they must have had to send out for something). My Creme Brulee was the worst I had ever tasted, overcooked and bland, I couldn't eat it, they did credit the bill for it at least.\n\nNow all we needed was the bill and someone to take our card, oh well whats another 20 minutes.\n\nI am still wondering why they go to the trouble of asking you if you are celebrating a special occasion when you call in? I did see some tables with balloons and one table got a lighted cake but I guess anniversaries don't count as special, especially if you eat at Satlys.\nAfter 45 years together I can say that it did not spoil our evening we have had many worse disappointments in our lives than a bad restaurant experience.\nAll I can say for this place is\n\nNEVER AGAIN!\n

Pros: Great location and view

Cons: Service, price, food

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Salty's has one of the best brunch menu's I have ever been to. It is all you can eat and includes such things as crab legs, salmon, omlettes, crepe bar amongst many more delicious items. You can't beat the beautiful views of the river which you can see though the ceiling to floor windows. THis is one you do not want to miss.

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★★★★★

Salty's has one of the best brunch menu's I have ever been to. It is all you can eat and includes such things as crab legs, salmon, omlettes, crepe bar amongst many more delicious items. You can't beat the beautiful views of the river which you can see though the ceiling to floor windows. THis is one you do not want to miss.

Pros: Excellent selection of fresh fish

Cons: Must make a reservation

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My family has been going to Saltys Easter brunch at least 10 years and has always been extremely happy with the service and the quality of the food. This Easter was a much different story. The service was good: we were seated right away; the wait staff was not as attentive as in past years. This year had to wait for champagne or coffee refills and to have our dirty dishes cleared from the table. Champagne used to be included in the price of the brunch but this year they charged an additional fee. Since I was paying this year for the champagne I would have hoped they would keep it going but only was given 1 refill. The server was very friendly but I believe probably had to many tables to server everyone well. The main problem this year was the quality of the food. Not up to par with years past. The oysters were small and had very little meat in them. The shrimp was rubbery, appeared to be over cooked and not divined, impossible to peal. They said they had prime rib on the menu but I have never seen a piece of prime rib look like that. It wasn't very appealing. I guess thats why they gave you a piece that was only 2 bites. I told my family we will have to find another place for brunch next year. Some sad as this has been a place we've looked forward to going.

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★☆☆☆☆

My family has been going to Saltys Easter brunch at least 10 years and has always been extremely happy with the service and the quality of the food. This Easter was a much different story. The service was good: we were seated right away; the wait staff was not as attentive as in past years. This year had to wait for champagne or coffee refills and to have our dirty dishes cleared from the table. Champagne used to be included in the price of the brunch but this year they charged an additional fee. Since I was paying this year for the champagne I would have hoped they would keep it going but only was given 1 refill. The server was very friendly but I believe probably had to many tables to server everyone well. The main problem this year was the quality of the food. Not up to par with years past. The oysters were small and had very little meat in them. The shrimp was rubbery, appeared to be over cooked and not divined, impossible to peal. They said they had prime rib on the menu but I have never seen a piece of prime rib look like that. It wasn't very appealing. I guess thats why they gave you a piece that was only 2 bites. I told my family we will have to find another place for brunch next year. Some sad as this has been a place we've looked forward to going.

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My family had a reservation for Easter Brunch at Salty's. We were seated about 20-minutes late, but we maintained a pleasant and professional demeanor as we were seated and began our $45.00/person brunch experience. I wish that I could say that the management at Salty's maintained a similar professional & pleasant demeanor. After we had been enjoying our brunch for about 70 minutes, we were approached by a manager that told us we had expired our 1.5 hour limit and we needed to be leaving!!! Mind you, we were seated late and had NOT been there 1.5 hours. Additionally, when we told her that we were seated late and did not leave, she sent another manager over to bully us out of the restaurant... REALLY, this is FINE DINING?!?! I don't think so. Sorry Salty's, if you are going to claim to be & charge for fine dining - you need to put a higher emphasis on customer service. Perhaps you need to re-think your goal of serving 1700 guests in one day... your greed is compromising your ability to serve your customers. I am more than happy to pay for a nice Sunday brunch, but I expect to be able to enjoy my experience without being bullied out of the restaurant. This waterfront dining experience really missed the boat!

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My family had a reservation for Easter Brunch at Salty's. We were seated about 20-minutes late, but we maintained a pleasant and professional demeanor as we were seated and began our $45.00/person brunch experience. I wish that I could say that the management at Salty's maintained a similar professional & pleasant demeanor. After we had been enjoying our brunch for about 70 minutes, we were approached by a manager that told us we had expired our 1.5 hour limit and we needed to be leaving!!! Mind you, we were seated late and had NOT been there 1.5 hours. Additionally, when we told her that we were seated late and did not leave, she sent another manager over to bully us out of the restaurant... REALLY, this is FINE DINING?!?! I don't think so. Sorry Salty's, if you are going to claim to be & charge for fine dining - you need to put a higher emphasis on customer service. Perhaps you need to re-think your goal of serving 1700 guests in one day... your greed is compromising your ability to serve your customers. I am more than happy to pay for a nice Sunday brunch, but I expect to be able to enjoy my experience without being bullied out of the restaurant. This waterfront dining experience really missed the boat!

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My wife and I have a Special Dinner every Time we Visit Portland. The Lobster is excellent and the atmosphere is breathtaking. For a night to remember check it out!

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★★★★★

My wife and I have a Special Dinner every Time we Visit Portland. The Lobster is excellent and the atmosphere is breathtaking. For a night to remember check it out!

Pros: A view to remember and Fantastic food

Cons: Tooo far from Home

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Lets start with the $7.50 draft beer ! Lets add in the $25.00 for a small piece of overcooked halibut. Lets add in the $45 for a bottle of average table wine. And we'll finish with a $9.00 dish of ice cream ! Need I say anymore ?\n\nYou have to be a Kentucky Fried Idiot to ever go there a second time.\n\nIf you recommend THIS place to anybody but your worst enemies, you really need to get out more.

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★☆☆☆☆

Lets start with the $7.50 draft beer ! Lets add in the $25.00 for a small piece of overcooked halibut. Lets add in the $45 for a bottle of average table wine. And we'll finish with a $9.00 dish of ice cream ! Need I say anymore ?\n\nYou have to be a Kentucky Fried Idiot to ever go there a second time.\n\nIf you recommend THIS place to anybody but your worst enemies, you really need to get out more.

Pros: Average food and beverages, dumpy Columbia river setting

Cons: Holy Crap can you say OVERPRICED TOURIST TRAP ???

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Salty's is just a great spot, the view is nice, too bad it's way out by the airport. I am shocked at the reviews about it being overpriced and pretentious. There bartender, Todd, has been written up in a couple magazines for his ""special drink"" served with a rock candy crystal. I love there wines, very knowledgeable staff. Food is always good, desserts are to die for. I'm looking forward to going to brunch one of these days.

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★★★★☆

Salty's is just a great spot, the view is nice, too bad it's way out by the airport. I am shocked at the reviews about it being overpriced and pretentious. There bartender, Todd, has been written up in a couple magazines for his ""special drink"" served with a rock candy crystal. I love there wines, very knowledgeable staff. Food is always good, desserts are to die for. I'm looking forward to going to brunch one of these days.

Pros: Drinks and wine

Cons: too far away

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Great place for family brunch. Highly recommended!\nEven allows reservations and window seating upon request. \nEasily best breakfast in Portland!

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★★★★★

Great place for family brunch. Highly recommended!\nEven allows reservations and window seating upon request. \nEasily best breakfast in Portland!

Pros: great seafood brunch!!

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Recently the weather was very hot and my folks called me at work to see if I wanted to meet for dinner.My choice of rest. I thought some place on the river would be nice. Salty's came to mind. BAD IDEA. I love to eat good food and I don't mind paying alot for a little as long as it tastes as unique as the price. Aside from the stiffling heat inside, I almost choked when I oppened the menu. ""damn proud of their food"" comes to mind. We decide to have an appetizer then try someplace else for dinner. Again, BAD IDEA! I mean come on, fourteen dollars and change for six shrimp on ice. Maybe if the atmosphere were better I wouldn't complain but the seating was back to back and full. Good for them, bad for us. The service was blazee' at best so we were ok with going someplace else. the sad part was when the seperate checks arived. Neither came with a break down of what was ordered, just the total due. The menu price was $14 and change for the shrimp coctail but my bill was for $17 and change and did not show that a tip had been included yet. Payed the bill but will not return and wont recomend to anyone else. Go to Beaches or enjoy the A/C at Portland City Grill. Way better service and atmosphere at comparable prices

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★☆☆☆☆

Recently the weather was very hot and my folks called me at work to see if I wanted to meet for dinner.My choice of rest. I thought some place on the river would be nice. Salty's came to mind. BAD IDEA. I love to eat good food and I don't mind paying alot for a little as long as it tastes as unique as the price. Aside from the stiffling heat inside, I almost choked when I oppened the menu. ""damn proud of their food"" comes to mind. We decide to have an appetizer then try someplace else for dinner. Again, BAD IDEA! I mean come on, fourteen dollars and change for six shrimp on ice. Maybe if the atmosphere were better I wouldn't complain but the seating was back to back and full. Good for them, bad for us. The service was blazee' at best so we were ok with going someplace else. the sad part was when the seperate checks arived. Neither came with a break down of what was ordered, just the total due. The menu price was $14 and change for the shrimp coctail but my bill was for $17 and change and did not show that a tip had been included yet. Payed the bill but will not return and wont recomend to anyone else. Go to Beaches or enjoy the A/C at Portland City Grill. Way better service and atmosphere at comparable prices

Pros: free valet

Cons: stuffed shirt atmosphere. menu price differ from bill

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I went to Salty's tonight. Never been before. Wife had the the Salmon with stuffed crab. She was not to enthuised. I had the Lobster. Fantastic!\r\n\r\nWe were starving when we arrived. No bread for us. After we were served my wife noticed that all the other patrons were served bread. Not to be nitpicky here but when you spend 300.00 bucks on dinner and wine for two. I want my bread. With reservations for over a week we were sitted in one of the worst spots. Next to the fireplace closest to the staircase on a slow night. Listen. If your dead, give us a better table. I'm not a rich guy so when I go out to take my wife out for something special I want it to be nice. Very disappointed with Salty's staff. The waiter asked my wife if she wanted a drink at the beginning and she was still trying to figure out what she wanted. I wanted a drink right then but waiter walked away. \r\n\r\nOverall I think my food was good. My wife thought it was okay and after spending 300 bucks I feel like a shmuck for not taking her somewhere where the service was a bit better. I would not want to go here when it was busy. \r\n\r\nI will not go there for the money ever again. Back to Ruths Chris where we the get the service, the steak and the seafood right.\r\n\r\n Take my review with a grian of salt. If my wife would have been happy I would have been happy. Little ticked that I spent so much for subpar service. I know it happens from time to time. But it never should at places and prices like these.

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★★★☆☆

I went to Salty's tonight. Never been before. Wife had the the Salmon with stuffed crab. She was not to enthuised. I had the Lobster. Fantastic!\r\n\r\nWe were starving when we arrived. No bread for us. After we were served my wife noticed that all the other patrons were served bread. Not to be nitpicky here but when you spend 300.00 bucks on dinner and wine for two. I want my bread. With reservations for over a week we were sitted in one of the worst spots. Next to the fireplace closest to the staircase on a slow night. Listen. If your dead, give us a better table. I'm not a rich guy so when I go out to take my wife out for something special I want it to be nice. Very disappointed with Salty's staff. The waiter asked my wife if she wanted a drink at the beginning and she was still trying to figure out what she wanted. I wanted a drink right then but waiter walked away. \r\n\r\nOverall I think my food was good. My wife thought it was okay and after spending 300 bucks I feel like a shmuck for not taking her somewhere where the service was a bit better. I would not want to go here when it was busy. \r\n\r\nI will not go there for the money ever again. Back to Ruths Chris where we the get the service, the steak and the seafood right.\r\n\r\n Take my review with a grian of salt. If my wife would have been happy I would have been happy. Little ticked that I spent so much for subpar service. I know it happens from time to time. But it never should at places and prices like these.

Pros: Can't mess up a Lobster.

Cons: Service not all there.

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A friend and I go to Salty's regularly on weekends for Happy Hour and the Mel Brown Trio. The seafood chowder and calamari are outstanding! The drinks are excellent as well, strong but not too strong. The waitstaff is always friendly and attentive, without hovering. Last time the bartender even made me a custom drink when I couldn't decide between two on the menu. The view from the bar upstairs is unbeatable and the patio is great during warm weather. The Mel Brown Trio is always excellent, and really adds to the relaxed, friendly atmosphere at Salty's. It is one of my favorite places in town to relax with a drink, listen to music and catch up with friends.

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★★★★★

A friend and I go to Salty's regularly on weekends for Happy Hour and the Mel Brown Trio. The seafood chowder and calamari are outstanding! The drinks are excellent as well, strong but not too strong. The waitstaff is always friendly and attentive, without hovering. Last time the bartender even made me a custom drink when I couldn't decide between two on the menu. The view from the bar upstairs is unbeatable and the patio is great during warm weather. The Mel Brown Trio is always excellent, and really adds to the relaxed, friendly atmosphere at Salty's. It is one of my favorite places in town to relax with a drink, listen to music and catch up with friends.

Pros: awesome happy hour

Cons: a little pricey- go during happy hour!

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We went to Salty's for a birthday dinner for some friends. We have eaten at the Salty's up in Seattle and liked it , we thought the same about this one in Portland. It is nice during the summer to sit and watch the boats go by.

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★★★★☆

We went to Salty's for a birthday dinner for some friends. We have eaten at the Salty's up in Seattle and liked it , we thought the same about this one in Portland. It is nice during the summer to sit and watch the boats go by.

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Just took my wife to Salty's for her birthday. Salty's may be reknown for their seafood but as for their steaks......save yourself some money and go to Black Angus or some other chain restaurant. I'm dead serious about this. I paid $60 for 2 steak dinners that was sub-par, smothered with bleu cheese. If you want to taste the steak scrape off ALL the cheese in order to savor the flavor of the meat, which was about 3/4"" thick. Sorry Salty's, I see that your proud of your meat but as they say ""Pride goeth before the fall"". If you keep up this up, given the current economic situation, you may be in the corporate bread line like Curcuit City.\r\n\r\n spud\r\n\r\n \r\n

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Just took my wife to Salty's for her birthday. Salty's may be reknown for their seafood but as for their steaks......save yourself some money and go to Black Angus or some other chain restaurant. I'm dead serious about this. I paid $60 for 2 steak dinners that was sub-par, smothered with bleu cheese. If you want to taste the steak scrape off ALL the cheese in order to savor the flavor of the meat, which was about 3/4"" thick. Sorry Salty's, I see that your proud of your meat but as they say ""Pride goeth before the fall"". If you keep up this up, given the current economic situation, you may be in the corporate bread line like Curcuit City.\r\n\r\n spud\r\n\r\n \r\n

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I made a reservation for my husband and myself for our anniversary. When I called I requested a table by a window. ""Sure, no problem"", I was told. They even asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. Around noon on the date that we had the reservation for I received a call from Salty's confirming our reservation. I was impressed that they took the time to do this. Unfortunately, between the time of that phone call and when we arrived for dinner, our reservation somehow no longer existed in their system. There was one other reservation for someone with the same last name at the same time but ours wasn't there. They were able to seat us about 10 minutes later at a table way back near the kitchen. When I mentioned that I requested a window seat I was told that there weren't any available at that time. At this point I was steaming mad and we almost walked out. The hostess must have gone to her ""superior"" because a lady (who I assume was a manager, she never introduced herself) came to our table to explain what must have happened. ""What probably happened was that someone probably called in to cancel a reservation and yours accidentally got cancelled instead."" When I mentioned that I requested a table by the window I was told that ""window tables are first come, first served"". Hmm, maybe they should inform their hostesses (or whoever answers the phones to take the reservations) of this fact. In the meantime a table had been cleared by the window and the manager did ask if we'd like to move to it. Sure, that was fine, but the ""Christmas Ships"" were running on the Columbia that evening and by the time we did get our window table the boats had already passed by. We both ordered the fish and chips and no drinks (just water). I wasn't in the mood to give them any more of our money after the big mixup. Yes, the fish and chips were good, but not worth the $19.95 they charged per plate. I don't think we'll be making a return trip to Salty's anytime soon.

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★★☆☆☆

I made a reservation for my husband and myself for our anniversary. When I called I requested a table by a window. ""Sure, no problem"", I was told. They even asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. Around noon on the date that we had the reservation for I received a call from Salty's confirming our reservation. I was impressed that they took the time to do this. Unfortunately, between the time of that phone call and when we arrived for dinner, our reservation somehow no longer existed in their system. There was one other reservation for someone with the same last name at the same time but ours wasn't there. They were able to seat us about 10 minutes later at a table way back near the kitchen. When I mentioned that I requested a window seat I was told that there weren't any available at that time. At this point I was steaming mad and we almost walked out. The hostess must have gone to her ""superior"" because a lady (who I assume was a manager, she never introduced herself) came to our table to explain what must have happened. ""What probably happened was that someone probably called in to cancel a reservation and yours accidentally got cancelled instead."" When I mentioned that I requested a table by the window I was told that ""window tables are first come, first served"". Hmm, maybe they should inform their hostesses (or whoever answers the phones to take the reservations) of this fact. In the meantime a table had been cleared by the window and the manager did ask if we'd like to move to it. Sure, that was fine, but the ""Christmas Ships"" were running on the Columbia that evening and by the time we did get our window table the boats had already passed by. We both ordered the fish and chips and no drinks (just water). I wasn't in the mood to give them any more of our money after the big mixup. Yes, the fish and chips were good, but not worth the $19.95 they charged per plate. I don't think we'll be making a return trip to Salty's anytime soon.

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Salty's has by far the best seafood around. the fresh crab is great. the prices are high but not if you share you large meal with somone. Also the desert kind of sucks. I recommend everything except the dessert. Go across the river to Beaches after your meal and you have a perfect date.

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★★★★★

Salty's has by far the best seafood around. the fresh crab is great. the prices are high but not if you share you large meal with somone. Also the desert kind of sucks. I recommend everything except the dessert. Go across the river to Beaches after your meal and you have a perfect date.

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\r\nI agree with others that say Salty's takes itself too seriously. The fee for spliting a plate is little much and gives the impression that this type of behavior is frowned upon. For me, personally I would suggest the River Place . The prices are little more accomodating. The ambience supperior to Salty's with tha addition of trees to a gorgeous view of the Coluimbia. The wait service personnel do not as if they are doing a favor to acept your money as they do at Salty's. And they have a piano player in the restaurant proper. --Much more customer friendly. However, If you have a stick up your rectum and want to give the impression of faux class, well Salty's is the place for you..

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\r\nI agree with others that say Salty's takes itself too seriously. The fee for spliting a plate is little much and gives the impression that this type of behavior is frowned upon. For me, personally I would suggest the River Place . The prices are little more accomodating. The ambience supperior to Salty's with tha addition of trees to a gorgeous view of the Coluimbia. The wait service personnel do not as if they are doing a favor to acept your money as they do at Salty's. And they have a piano player in the restaurant proper. --Much more customer friendly. However, If you have a stick up your rectum and want to give the impression of faux class, well Salty's is the place for you..

Cons: pretentious

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I thoroughly enjoyd Salty's the two times I went. It was wonderful, the fish was fresh and tasty. and . The service was great with several people checking in to see if you needed anything. The accompaniments of salads, soups and vegetables were all very good too. I think it is a wonderful place for a special occasion because of the view . It is a little more expensive than a place most could frequent but definitely worth it.\r\nRegarding the previous review, the soda nor the iced tea had charges because of the refills and we all had 2 - 4 refills. I am very interested in trying it for lunch and I head their Sunday brunch was great too.\r\nWe called ahead because there was a birthday and they had a decoration at the table and a wonderful cake with candle. Special touches like this make a place memorable.

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★★★★★

I thoroughly enjoyd Salty's the two times I went. It was wonderful, the fish was fresh and tasty. and . The service was great with several people checking in to see if you needed anything. The accompaniments of salads, soups and vegetables were all very good too. I think it is a wonderful place for a special occasion because of the view . It is a little more expensive than a place most could frequent but definitely worth it.\r\nRegarding the previous review, the soda nor the iced tea had charges because of the refills and we all had 2 - 4 refills. I am very interested in trying it for lunch and I head their Sunday brunch was great too.\r\nWe called ahead because there was a birthday and they had a decoration at the table and a wonderful cake with candle. Special touches like this make a place memorable.

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My husband and I took a couple of friends to Salty's to try it for the first time. It looks like a wannabe upscale TGI Fridays. Not being very hungry we split the $20.00 cod fish and chips. We got two peices of Cod for $20!?! It was good but not $20 good. The waitress was horrible and rude. My husband finally got a refill on his soda when we were done with the meal. Oh then the best part... the check came.... $4.00 to split the 2 pieces of cod we got. Oh and rember the soda refill that finally came? an extra $2.75 for a soda refill!\r\nIt is unfortunate because the food was good but everything we went through with the bad service and outrageous prices, we are sure to NEVER go there again. Be warned

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I took a couple of friends to Salty's to try it for the first time. It looks like a wannabe upscale TGI Fridays. Not being very hungry we split the $20.00 cod fish and chips. We got two peices of Cod for $20!?! It was good but not $20 good. The waitress was horrible and rude. My husband finally got a refill on his soda when we were done with the meal. Oh then the best part... the check came.... $4.00 to split the 2 pieces of cod we got. Oh and rember the soda refill that finally came? an extra $2.75 for a soda refill!\r\nIt is unfortunate because the food was good but everything we went through with the bad service and outrageous prices, we are sure to NEVER go there again. Be warned

Pros: tasty food

Cons: VERY EXPESIVE - Bad service

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Love Salty's for special occasions. They know how to fix lobster and all other seafoods. They have fish and poultry too but you come for the fish. Their Sunday brunch is to die for. High priced but worth it.

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★★★★★

Love Salty's for special occasions. They know how to fix lobster and all other seafoods. They have fish and poultry too but you come for the fish. Their Sunday brunch is to die for. High priced but worth it.

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if you haven't been to salty's lately, you are missing out. they have a new 3 course prix fixe menu for $19.95, something different every night. ribs, salmon, rockfish, seafood pasta, the list goes on. my wife & i have been in twice in the last week & a half. first time we had the pork spare ribs with a fuji apple BBQ sauce, & a dungeness crab thermidor, the second time we came in for the 3 for $19.95. it great to know you & your better half can go out & have a great meal & have a glass of wine for under $50.00.

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★★★★★

if you haven't been to salty's lately, you are missing out. they have a new 3 course prix fixe menu for $19.95, something different every night. ribs, salmon, rockfish, seafood pasta, the list goes on. my wife & i have been in twice in the last week & a half. first time we had the pork spare ribs with a fuji apple BBQ sauce, & a dungeness crab thermidor, the second time we came in for the 3 for $19.95. it great to know you & your better half can go out & have a great meal & have a glass of wine for under $50.00.

Pros: Great variety of seafood with amazing value

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My boyfriend took me here for my birthday our first year here. the food was amazing, they had a piano player, gave me balloons and dessert. Wonderful river view and really great service. I love this place!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday our first year here. the food was amazing, they had a piano player, gave me balloons and dessert. Wonderful river view and really great service. I love this place!

Pros: everything is great!

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I don't like to slam other people's opinions but when it comes to people who think Salty's has the best brunch in Portland I must digress... the food is total garbage! Don't believe the hype. If you want an experience that would be similar to the quality of a place like Izzy's or Old Country Buffet, then Salty's is for you. If you want quality food for your brunch buffet then steer clear of Salty's and head somewhere else such as The Benson. I wish I could have given Salty's a good review because it does have the whole view of the river thing going for it, but sorry Salty's. You need to seriously up your game to compete with the good brunches in town!

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't like to slam other people's opinions but when it comes to people who think Salty's has the best brunch in Portland I must digress... the food is total garbage! Don't believe the hype. If you want an experience that would be similar to the quality of a place like Izzy's or Old Country Buffet, then Salty's is for you. If you want quality food for your brunch buffet then steer clear of Salty's and head somewhere else such as The Benson. I wish I could have given Salty's a good review because it does have the whole view of the river thing going for it, but sorry Salty's. You need to seriously up your game to compete with the good brunches in town!

Pros: on the water

Cons: food quality is horrible!

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This restaurant specializes in seafood but, also has fantastic steak and chicken dishes. I have met several friends here for a nice dinner and an incredible dining experience. They are right on the Columbia River and near the Portland International airport. You will not be disappointed.

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★★★★★

This restaurant specializes in seafood but, also has fantastic steak and chicken dishes. I have met several friends here for a nice dinner and an incredible dining experience. They are right on the Columbia River and near the Portland International airport. You will not be disappointed.

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I believe GORDON RAMSEY would rip these guys a new one...very average food and prices that would raise the eyebrows of bill gates...sturgeon wellington was overcooked...no hint of garlic in the garlic mashed potato...my wifes meal was marred by a bed of rice that could have easily resulted in a broken filling had she continued to try to chew it...I was pelted with better rice at my wedding...our free dessert was very good and well worth the price...unless you're trying to impress someone who knows nothing about fine dining, avoid salty's.

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I believe GORDON RAMSEY would rip these guys a new one...very average food and prices that would raise the eyebrows of bill gates...sturgeon wellington was overcooked...no hint of garlic in the garlic mashed potato...my wifes meal was marred by a bed of rice that could have easily resulted in a broken filling had she continued to try to chew it...I was pelted with better rice at my wedding...our free dessert was very good and well worth the price...unless you're trying to impress someone who knows nothing about fine dining, avoid salty's.

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I was recently treated to dinner for my birthday but was very disappointed with the quality of the food. I was looking forward to eating here as I have heard how Salty's is one of the 'must try' places in Portland; and, at $30 a plate, I expect a minimum standard of quality. There is a view of the Columbia yes. But not spectatcular. White table clothes and a big wine list yes. The menus were wrinkled and has orange swirls and looked like it was something I would expect to see at Joe's Crab Shack (nothing against Joe's, I just don't think Salty's and Joe's are (supposed to be) targeting the same audience), not at a upscale restaurant. Or maybe Salty's is trying for the 'casual' look? Anyhow, it was not working if they were. On to the food. I order something simple - steamed dungeous crab. The asparagus on the side was delicous and seasoned just right. the crab, on the other hand, was VERY dry and has absolutely no taste. I decided to give the crab a try because it said steamed. Not much you can do to mess that up. I was wrong. Steaming should have kept the meat moist and original favor of the crab. This crab was dry like it was bake. I tried to dip the meat in butter to see if that would help, but tasteless meat was still cardboard like. If it wasn't for the fact that someone else was treating me to dinner and I didn't want them to feel bad, I would have returned the plate (not something I usually do but it was that bad). My girlfreind ordered their halibut special and the meat was dry as well. So, perhaps we just had a bad experience. But at $80+ for dinner, it's not something we would want to chance. Jake's, McCormick, or even McGrath Fish House has better food in my opinion.

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I was recently treated to dinner for my birthday but was very disappointed with the quality of the food. I was looking forward to eating here as I have heard how Salty's is one of the 'must try' places in Portland; and, at $30 a plate, I expect a minimum standard of quality. There is a view of the Columbia yes. But not spectatcular. White table clothes and a big wine list yes. The menus were wrinkled and has orange swirls and looked like it was something I would expect to see at Joe's Crab Shack (nothing against Joe's, I just don't think Salty's and Joe's are (supposed to be) targeting the same audience), not at a upscale restaurant. Or maybe Salty's is trying for the 'casual' look? Anyhow, it was not working if they were. On to the food. I order something simple - steamed dungeous crab. The asparagus on the side was delicous and seasoned just right. the crab, on the other hand, was VERY dry and has absolutely no taste. I decided to give the crab a try because it said steamed. Not much you can do to mess that up. I was wrong. Steaming should have kept the meat moist and original favor of the crab. This crab was dry like it was bake. I tried to dip the meat in butter to see if that would help, but tasteless meat was still cardboard like. If it wasn't for the fact that someone else was treating me to dinner and I didn't want them to feel bad, I would have returned the plate (not something I usually do but it was that bad). My girlfreind ordered their halibut special and the meat was dry as well. So, perhaps we just had a bad experience. But at $80+ for dinner, it's not something we would want to chance. Jake's, McCormick, or even McGrath Fish House has better food in my opinion.

Pros: A view

Cons: Food quality not worth $15, not to mention $35

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After dining at the Seattle location, we decided to try the Salty's in Portland. I prefer the Seattle view of city lights and the bay, but view of the river was busy with fishermen, geese, boaters. The food was good but what really impressed us was the service. Everyone was genuine and welcoming. The smoked salmon was delicious, the cioppino was good but could have had more spice/heat, and the desserts were fun- comfort food sweets with nice presentations.

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★★★★☆

After dining at the Seattle location, we decided to try the Salty's in Portland. I prefer the Seattle view of city lights and the bay, but view of the river was busy with fishermen, geese, boaters. The food was good but what really impressed us was the service. Everyone was genuine and welcoming. The smoked salmon was delicious, the cioppino was good but could have had more spice/heat, and the desserts were fun- comfort food sweets with nice presentations.

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After our favorite Beaverton Sunday brunch restaurant closed, we heard about Salty's. We have been there twice and loved the food and experience. We received excellent service by the same waiter (name begins w/letter J & he wears glasses). We will definitely be back for the Sunday brunch.

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★★★★☆

After our favorite Beaverton Sunday brunch restaurant closed, we heard about Salty's. We have been there twice and loved the food and experience. We received excellent service by the same waiter (name begins w/letter J & he wears glasses). We will definitely be back for the Sunday brunch.

Pros: Sunday Brunch

Cons: Tables & chairs placed too close together.

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I work at a local hotel and although I had not actually eaten at Saltys, I always recommend it to our guests. The other night my boyfriend and I decided to eat there. When we first walked in the hostesses seemed uninviting and snobish. Not being a big fan of seafood, I had the top sirloin with garlic mashed potatoes. This dish came thirty minutes after ordering, poorly displayed and to hot to eat. The ten ounce steak was slapped onto a thin slab of potatoes, and filled with whole green and lima beans. I asked for my steak to be very well done, but the first and last bites were bloody and red. The potatoes were filled with skins, which was odd and horrible texture wise. I had to eat little bites to make the potatoes last my entire steak and half my beans were still hard. After eating, we waited another fifteen minutes for our check before I finally asked someone else for it. Eighty dollars later and I was ready to yell at our waitress, who was rude, unprofessional, a looked sloppy and like she just got out of bed. I will never recommended Salty's on the Columbia River to anyone again, nor will I be eating there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I work at a local hotel and although I had not actually eaten at Saltys, I always recommend it to our guests. The other night my boyfriend and I decided to eat there. When we first walked in the hostesses seemed uninviting and snobish. Not being a big fan of seafood, I had the top sirloin with garlic mashed potatoes. This dish came thirty minutes after ordering, poorly displayed and to hot to eat. The ten ounce steak was slapped onto a thin slab of potatoes, and filled with whole green and lima beans. I asked for my steak to be very well done, but the first and last bites were bloody and red. The potatoes were filled with skins, which was odd and horrible texture wise. I had to eat little bites to make the potatoes last my entire steak and half my beans were still hard. After eating, we waited another fifteen minutes for our check before I finally asked someone else for it. Eighty dollars later and I was ready to yell at our waitress, who was rude, unprofessional, a looked sloppy and like she just got out of bed. I will never recommended Salty's on the Columbia River to anyone again, nor will I be eating there.

Pros: Nice location, would make a great house

Cons: Bad sevice, food and prices

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Salty's brunch is memorable. I've never seen such a wide variety of delicious food in one place. The view is to be enjoyed almost as much as the food. A must for taking visitors.

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★★★★★

Salty's brunch is memorable. I've never seen such a wide variety of delicious food in one place. The view is to be enjoyed almost as much as the food. A must for taking visitors.

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We think this place is the best for seafood in Portland or Vancouver (which is just across the river) and on top of that it has a great view of the Columbia. We have a great time every time we go - the servers are friendly and helpful. The seafood dishes are made with finesse and style. You can always find the latest and greatest fresh fish in season - halibut or salmon or mussels and oysters. They have huge appetizers you can share - coconut prawns anyone?with calamari and salmon cakes. Tops. Steaks are prime (which my husband loves). The wine list has tons of Pinot Noir - everything you could want. The desserts are killer great - Key Lime Pie - wow! Have I said enough? The parking is free! They probably handle large groups better than anyone else. Very popular place - so be sure to make a reservation!

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★★★★★

We think this place is the best for seafood in Portland or Vancouver (which is just across the river) and on top of that it has a great view of the Columbia. We have a great time every time we go - the servers are friendly and helpful. The seafood dishes are made with finesse and style. You can always find the latest and greatest fresh fish in season - halibut or salmon or mussels and oysters. They have huge appetizers you can share - coconut prawns anyone?with calamari and salmon cakes. Tops. Steaks are prime (which my husband loves). The wine list has tons of Pinot Noir - everything you could want. The desserts are killer great - Key Lime Pie - wow! Have I said enough? The parking is free! They probably handle large groups better than anyone else. Very popular place - so be sure to make a reservation!

Pros: Mouth-watering great seafood.

Cons: Be sure to make a reservation!

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My husband and I went for our first Sunday brunch there. To our surprise, there was no menu option--it's only buffet. This was the first big disappointment. It was elbow-to-elbow crowded (which was a surprise considering how dismal the food and service was). They definitely had a large selection: steamed king crab, iced snow crab and shrimp, fruits, breads, pre-made eggs benedict, made-to-order omelets/crepes, etc. I tried some steamed king, which was luke warm, rubbery, almost flavorless; then tried the pre-made egg benedict, which was leathery and also luke warm. I tried the mini-croissants. They were very good. My husband tried a made-to-order omelet, which was inedible, then a made-to-order raspberry crepe, which was just as bad. We ordered bloody marys. When we got them, they were literally undrinkable. They were bright red (as though they'd added food color) and tasted like stale generic watered-down tomato juice. We sent them back and asked for the mimosas that come with the buffet. The mimosa was just as bad: The champagne was so cheap it was acrid and had no bubbles it was so flat; the OJ was so watered down it had no pulp and very little orange color. The waitress acted annoyed to have to deal with us the three times she even bothered (including the time she dropped off the ticket). I had to get up to get my own crab fork after they bussed my used one and didn't replace it. This is seriously the 2nd worst breakfast we've ever tasted in our lives; the first was at a B&B in England, where the food was so horrible that we tried to slip it under the table to their geriatric cocker spaniel, but the dog refused to eat it. This buffet was $30! Are they kidding?! Any brunch place in Portland, you can order a fresh plate from the kitchen for less than that (and it'll be EDIBLE). Two hours later, I had horrible cramps followed by an afternoon of horrible loose stools. By dinnertime I was fine, so I assume that it was the brunch crab that caused it.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went for our first Sunday brunch there. To our surprise, there was no menu option--it's only buffet. This was the first big disappointment. It was elbow-to-elbow crowded (which was a surprise considering how dismal the food and service was). They definitely had a large selection: steamed king crab, iced snow crab and shrimp, fruits, breads, pre-made eggs benedict, made-to-order omelets/crepes, etc. I tried some steamed king, which was luke warm, rubbery, almost flavorless; then tried the pre-made egg benedict, which was leathery and also luke warm. I tried the mini-croissants. They were very good. My husband tried a made-to-order omelet, which was inedible, then a made-to-order raspberry crepe, which was just as bad. We ordered bloody marys. When we got them, they were literally undrinkable. They were bright red (as though they'd added food color) and tasted like stale generic watered-down tomato juice. We sent them back and asked for the mimosas that come with the buffet. The mimosa was just as bad: The champagne was so cheap it was acrid and had no bubbles it was so flat; the OJ was so watered down it had no pulp and very little orange color. The waitress acted annoyed to have to deal with us the three times she even bothered (including the time she dropped off the ticket). I had to get up to get my own crab fork after they bussed my used one and didn't replace it. This is seriously the 2nd worst breakfast we've ever tasted in our lives; the first was at a B&B in England, where the food was so horrible that we tried to slip it under the table to their geriatric cocker spaniel, but the dog refused to eat it. This buffet was $30! Are they kidding?! Any brunch place in Portland, you can order a fresh plate from the kitchen for less than that (and it'll be EDIBLE). Two hours later, I had horrible cramps followed by an afternoon of horrible loose stools. By dinnertime I was fine, so I assume that it was the brunch crab that caused it.

Cons: Horrible food, bad service, expensive

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The best variety of seafood. There was nothing I tried that didn't have exquisite taste. Don't put it off, dine at Salty's.\r\nVeda

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★★★★★

The best variety of seafood. There was nothing I tried that didn't have exquisite taste. Don't put it off, dine at Salty's.\r\nVeda

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Had Spanish and Moroccan coffees as good as Huber's and grilled ahi and crab cakes that were simply excellent. The bartender was friendly and helpful with recommendations. Romantic with spectacular views of the river.

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★★★★★

Had Spanish and Moroccan coffees as good as Huber's and grilled ahi and crab cakes that were simply excellent. The bartender was friendly and helpful with recommendations. Romantic with spectacular views of the river.

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I have been to Salty's twice, both when traveling on business and I felt as though I got caught in a business travelers trap. The view is great - but the food is just ok - my standards are high however as I eat at excellent restaurants on a regular basis. I would not make a special trip to Salty's (due the the number of great food elswhere in Portland) but would eat there again if in the immediate area (as there are limited choices).

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★★★★☆

I have been to Salty's twice, both when traveling on business and I felt as though I got caught in a business travelers trap. The view is great - but the food is just ok - my standards are high however as I eat at excellent restaurants on a regular basis. I would not make a special trip to Salty's (due the the number of great food elswhere in Portland) but would eat there again if in the immediate area (as there are limited choices).

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We took my mom to Salty's infamous Mother's Day brunch and weren't disappointed. We had a table for 6 and they accomodated us nicely. However, this is the resteraunt's busiest weekend of the year and it was CROWDED!! The tables were pretty compacted together and they limit your dining time to an hour and a half. The food was great but the lines for it (especially the made to order items like crepes and omelets) were LONG! The chocolate fountain is really a nice touch and the pastry selection is great. The crab legs were plentiful and stocked and the mimosas are included with brunch, which made it worth the hefty $25 per person price tag. I would be more inclined to go back to brunch (which is served year round) on a less busy weekend.

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★★★★☆

We took my mom to Salty's infamous Mother's Day brunch and weren't disappointed. We had a table for 6 and they accomodated us nicely. However, this is the resteraunt's busiest weekend of the year and it was CROWDED!! The tables were pretty compacted together and they limit your dining time to an hour and a half. The food was great but the lines for it (especially the made to order items like crepes and omelets) were LONG! The chocolate fountain is really a nice touch and the pastry selection is great. The crab legs were plentiful and stocked and the mimosas are included with brunch, which made it worth the hefty $25 per person price tag. I would be more inclined to go back to brunch (which is served year round) on a less busy weekend.

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After being apart for 16 years, my high school sweetheart flew in to meet me to see if there were any sparks to be rekindled. At the hotel we picked up a card with a description of Salty's and decided to go for lunch. Upon arriving we thought we were underdressed but felt very comfortable with the atmosphere. We enjoyed the seating out on the deck and the view was amazing. The staff was very courteous and accommodated us to the dinner of our choice while lunch was still being served. The lobster was fantastic! Overall the food was expensive but I felt it was well worth the money. The setting and the company I was with made it the perfect date!

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★★★★★

After being apart for 16 years, my high school sweetheart flew in to meet me to see if there were any sparks to be rekindled. At the hotel we picked up a card with a description of Salty's and decided to go for lunch. Upon arriving we thought we were underdressed but felt very comfortable with the atmosphere. We enjoyed the seating out on the deck and the view was amazing. The staff was very courteous and accommodated us to the dinner of our choice while lunch was still being served. The lobster was fantastic! Overall the food was expensive but I felt it was well worth the money. The setting and the company I was with made it the perfect date!

Pros: Courteous Staff, Great Food, Fantastic View

Cons: Expensive

 

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