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7 River View Restaurants in the Portland Area

Published Aug 13th, 2019

Where can you find river view dining in the Portland area? Our picks include a floating restaurant, fine dining, classic American food, a movie location and more. Check out these 7 favorites.

Clackamas River at Cazadero Restaurant
The View from Cazadero NW Grill & Bar

Big River Bistro (St. Helens, OR) – Located on the Columbia River, in the renovated Muckle Building, the Big River Bistro features carefully sourced, quality food that is simply and expertly prepared.

Cazadero NW Grill & Bar (Estacada, OR) – The Cazadero is a historic, classic American restaurant with beautiful Clackamas River views. The restaurant is named after the Cazadero dam and train station. The interurban train brought passengers from Portland to enjoy the area’s beauty.

Island Café (Portland, OR) – Floating among the sailboats and floating homes of the North Portland Harbor, Island Cafe is the perfect getaway for couples and families to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Choose from a menu that features everything from classic sandwiches and healthy salads to seafood.

Salty’s (Portland, OR) – Anchored right on the river with sweeping views of the mighty Columbia and majestic Mt. Hood in the background — every seat at Salty’s offers an inspiring view with its two-story decks and walls of windows. Salty’s brings delicious Northwest seafood cuisine and attentive friendly service.

Sextant (Portland, OR) – Since 1973 the Sextant Bar & Galley has been serving delicious food and drinks with beautiful views of the Columbia River. You can watch the sail boats race and the annual Christmas Ship parade right from the restaurant.

Stone Cliff (Carver, OR) – Where tradition and cutting edge meet to deliver an amazing culinary experience with beautiful Clackamas River views. Stone Cliff was also a backdrop for the blockbuster movie, ‘Twilight’.

Twigs Bistro (Vancouver, WA) – Located on the shores on the Columbia river in downtown Vancouver, guests have he ability to enjoy indoor and outdoor seating where they can view the beautiful sights and sounds of the bustling river park.

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