Restaurants with a View in Portland

From rivers to bridges to sparkling city lights, Portland has got some killer restaurants with a view. As the nights grow longer and the setting sun glows orange and warm, locals and visitors flock to these restaurants with the best perches for taking it all in.

Updated: July 02, 2010

Dinner with a View in Portland: No Fuss Restaurants

Island Cafe

250 NE Tomahawk Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217

One of Portland's best kept secrets, this floating cafe is docked in McCuddy's Marina on Hayden Island. Seafood baskets, burgers, salads and fruity blended cocktails make this a great restaurant for a casual lunch on a cheerful riverside patio.

Skyline Tavern

8031 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97229

As the sun sets in the west hills, locals in the know head up to Skyline for backyard BBQ, beers on the patio and a killer view of Portland.

Dinner with a View in Portland: Casual Restaurants

Beaker and Flask

727 SE Washington St, Portland, OR 97214

Generally speaking, you?d be hard pressed to consider a view of Sandy romantic, but this is no everyday restaurant with a view. Slide into one of the tall U-shaped booths and enjoy a menu where meat sings, cocktails are meticulous and rounded floor-to-ceiling give an exotic sheen to Sandy Blvd.

Thirst Wine Bar & Bistro

0315 SW Montgomery St, Portland, OR 97201

See the South Waterfront up close and personal from the dining room of this cozy wine bar and bistro. One of the lesser known choices for a casual summer dinner and a flight or glass of wine with a view.


701 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

It might seem like an unoriginal choice for an early dinner, but this 5th-floor cafe offers an interesting view of Pioneer Square and the heart of downtown Portland.

Dinner with a View in Portland: A Night on the Town

Three Degrees Restaurant & Bar

1510 SW Harbor Wy, Portland, OR 97201

Snag a spot on the patio at this riverfront bar and grill and enjoy the sun setting against some of Portland's most beautiful bridges.

Salty's On The Columbia River Seafood Grill

3839 Ne Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211

Salty's is classic riverside dining. Take a date or the whole family to feast on fresh seafood and sparkling views of the mighty Columbia.


525 Sw Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

See Portland from above at this ultra-chic concept restaurant with a view. From the flight deck on the 15th floor of the Nines, you'll sip high-end cocktails among the pretty people and watch the summer sun sink into night.