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The 15 Best Restaurants With a View in Portland (Hands-Down!)

The 15 Best Restaurants With a View in Portland (Hands-Down!)

Nothing beats enjoying a good meal with a jaw-dropping view, and lucky for you, Portland has the perfect mix of city vibes and natural beauty to make it happen.

We’ve picked some of the best restaurants that not only fill you up but also treat your eyes to some serious beauty. Eye-candy, am I right?

Portland City Grill


Address: 111 SW 5th Ave 30th Floor, Portland, OR 97204, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-450-0030

Operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Wednesday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM | Saturday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Portland City Grill provides a stunning backdrop with panoramic views of the harbor and moorings in a relaxed space. It’s also quite close to the historic 19th-century Skidmore Fountain and the nearby Saturday Market makes it the ideal spot to unwind after a shopping spree.

Open for both lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a menu featuring modern American cuisine crafted with gourmet ingredients. For lunch, indulge in options such as sandwiches, burgers, and light entrees, while for dinner, you can enjoy more hearty choices like the yellow-fin tuna.

If you opt for their private dining, you’ll be treated to captivating views of the Burnside Bridge!

Departure Restaurant + Lounge


Address: 525 SW Morrison St 15th Floor 15th Floor, Portland, OR 97204, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-802-5370

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

With its cool, modern, all-white look (with pops of orange from umbrellas and chairs), the rooftop decks at Departure on the top floor of The Nines Hotel are easily some of the coolest outdoor dining spots in the city. 

The views are killer, looking out over Pioneer Square, the West Hills, the Willamette River, and the chill neighborhoods of East Portland. 

No matter where you sit, you’re in for some Instagram-worthy scenery. And if you snag a spot inside by the big windows, you’ll still get some awesome city views.

You’re in for a delightful Asian cuisine experience here with a menu featuring sushi, dim sum, and. Kushiyaki. There are also the Chef’s recommendations such as Miso Scallops and Koshihikari – both of which are nothing short of taste explosions!

Amaterra Winery


Address: 8150 SW Swede Hl Dr, Portland, OR 97225, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-961-6057

Operating hours: Tuesday – Thursday, and Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Quiet afternoon eating? Chill out on the patio at Amaterra Winery, which sits pretty on Swede Hill. The views are breathtaking – you have the vineyards, West Haven-Sylvan, and the lush forests all around. 

Whether you’re kicking back on the patio or hanging inside, you’re in for some serious eye candy. Seriously, this versatility is what makes this place one of our favorites!

By the way, members here get to play around with Oregon and Washington wines or dive into full-on dinners featuring wild Oregon Chinook and Willamette Valley pinot noir. 

It’s worth noting that reservations are recommended, and members have the perk of bringing up to nine friends along for a dining experience with a view.

Noble Rot


Address: 1111 E Burnside St Fourth Floor, Portland, OR 97214, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-233-1999

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

On East Burnside Street in Portland, you’ll find Noble Rot, the seafood spot that’s basically serving up edible art. This cool spot in Portland not only hooks you up with tasty dishes but also gives you a modern, fancy vibe with stunning views of the city and harbor.

They offer top-quality scallops, salmon specials, and steaks that easily rival those from ultra fine-dining restaurants. And if you’re into wine, they have a tasting game going on too.

Not a fan of wine? Why not explore their wide range of cocktails? If you’re in the mood to sip with a view, we recommend checking it out.

The Deck


Address: 2901 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-283-6444

Operating hours: April – September: 11:00 AM – sunset

Open from late April to the end of September, this restaurant at McCuddy’s Marina in Northeast Portland is a floating gem right on the waters of the Columbia River. 

Picture a relaxed setting, American seafood galore, and some tasty sandwiches and burgers – all with views of yachts cruising by. Feels like your little piece of Santa Monica, right? 

It’s a family-friendly spot too, so consider taking the partner and kids here for some weekend timeout. They have a separate menu for the little ones, and for the grown-ups – let’s just say some fantastic cocktail options are waiting for you. 

Radio Room


Address: 1101 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-287-2346

Operating hours: Monday – Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Friday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM | Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Imagine the spires of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church popping up above the lush treetops, with the West Hills creating a distant backdrop. That’s exactly what this place offers!

While this panoramic scene from the rooftop dining area at Portland’s Radio Room may not scream “sky-high spectacular,” the cozy view offers a unique angle to soak in the artsy, vibrant neighborhood

If you’re into people-watching, the second-floor spot also doubles as a prime location for that. 

In terms of food, Radio Room offers options for brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner every day of the week. Plus, they have you covered with meal-appropriate paired cocktails, draft beer, and wine. 

Roof Deck at Revolution Hall


Address: 1300 SE Stark St #110, Portland, OR 97214, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-776-5500

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM | Sunday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Experience one of the finest city views in the central Buckman neighborhood by dining at the Roof Deck at Revolution Hall. 

Take in the grand panorama of downtown and the hills to the west, the distinctive silhouette of Mount Tabor to the east, and the lush, wooded neighborhoods of Portland all around. 

This sunny, open-air spot operates seasonally from April to October (if the weather permits!). You can relish in burgers, pizza, beer, cocktails, and other laid-back, delicious options served up from the Show Bar downstairs.

Salty’s on the Columbia River


Address: 3839 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-288-4444

Operating hours: Monday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Friday: 12:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM | Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Nestled on NE Marine Drive in Portland, you’ll find Salty’s on the Columbia, a seafood haven dishing out upscale delights like seafood and steaks. Of course, these meals are served with the sweetest views of the riverfront.

Swing by for brunch, lunch, or dinner, and don’t miss out on their stellar signature cocktails, red wine, and draft beer. 

Their menu offers options from appetizers and soups to salads, side dishes, entrees, and desserts – all crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. But make sure to dive into must-try dishes first like prime rib, lobster, and surf and turf!



Address: 15 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-770-0500

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 4:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Nestled atop downtown’s Hoxton Hotel, Tope is a chic, stylish haven for tequila and mezcal-centric cocktails, natural wine, and tacos. Its rooftop perch offers excellent views across the city, making it a good spot for city watching. 

Whether you’re chilling in the minimalist indoor dining room or soaking up the vibes on the lit-up patio, you’re in for a treat. Look down, and you’ll catch the buzz of West Burnside and the historic buildings of Old Town Chinatown.

If you gaze east, you’ll see the Willamette River, East Portland, and Mount Hood stealing the show, with the Portland Stag just a few blocks away.

Island Cafe


Address: 250 NE Tomahawk Island Dr #22, Portland, OR 97217, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-283-0362

When Island Cafe is in season, it becomes the perfect spot for a relaxed lunch or dinner with a view over the Columbia River. Portlanders come here for a laid-back meal featuring shrimp cocktail, ahi tuna tacos, and refreshing sips like margaritas and virgin piña coladas. 

For the ultimate experience, snag a seat right by the water on the open-air wooden deck. The area is adorned with vibrant umbrellas, where you can enjoy serene views as boats drift by. 

While you won’t get a glimpse of a crystal-clear turquoise ocean, the sights of the mighty river are just as spectacular.

The Xport Rooftop Lounge


Address: 1355 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-306-4835

Operating hours: Sunday – Thursday: 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM | 4:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Whether you’re out for a weekend night or just chilling during happy hour, The Xport Rooftop Lounge is a fantastic choice. What makes it good? The views of downtown, West Hills, the Willamette River, of course!

If it’s comfort you want, we’re sure you’ll find it here. We’re talking about the glass fire pit outside, with the sleek highrises towering around you.

Beyond the views and vibes, it’s the inventive cocktails, continental classics with an exotic Eastern twist, and some seriously tasty bar grub that make it a unique and fancy spot all around.

Il Terrazzo


Address: On The Esplanade Overlooking The Harbor, 315 S SW Montgomery St #340, Portland, OR 97201, United States

Contact Details: +1 971-302-6691

Operating hours: Sunday – Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Wednesday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Nestled along the tree-lined pedestrian esplanade, Il Terrazzo sits, stretching from South Hawthorne Waterfront Park down to the South Waterfront. 

Here, you can grab a seat on their sidewalk and sit right by Riverplace Marina. Of course, the views are best matched by their menu filled with seasonal and classic Italian dishes

While you enjoy your meal, catch the view of the Hawthorne Bridge, watch boats cruising in and out of the marina, and soak in the riverside vibes. The feeling is quite close to that Italian comfort you’ll find in Milan patios.

Feel free to stroll in any time you’re in the mood, but if you’re rolling with a crew of six or more, it’s a good idea to give them a ring and lock in a reservation before your visit.

Chart House

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Address: 5700 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97239, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-246-6963

Operating hours: Monday – Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Wednesday – Saturday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

At the top of Terwilliger Boulevard, Chart House seafood restaurant is where you can munch on some of the best seafood in Portland while soaking in amazing views. 

You have the gorgeous Willamette River below and, on a clear day, the sight of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams – it’s basically the Pacific Northwest’s version of majestic!

If you roll in around December, you’ll get a front-row seat to the Christmas Ship Parade cruising down the Willamette River. You can experience all these from the restaurant’s dining room, so we recommend coming early to get the best seats. 

Dough Zone

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Address: 1910 S River Dr, Portland, OR 97201, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-446-3500

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Portland’s Dough Zone isn’t just about its mouthwatering xiao long bao – it’s also popular for its dining room with a massive wall of crystal-clear windows. Can you already imagine the sweet view of the Willamette River through these? 

On top of that the chill vibes of the peaceful scenery pair perfectly with the menu loaded with dumplings, noodles, and other classic Chinese dishes. Good food, good views – that’s exactly what you can get here.

And if you’re still craving more views, the room also treats you to the beautiful sights of the Marquam Bridge. Plus, in the background, you can catch a glimpse of the Tilikum Crossing, with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) right across the way. 

Lakeside Bar and Grill


Address: 6233 NE 78th Ct, Portland, OR 97218, United States

Contact Details: +1 503-408-6647

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Want a good eating spot with a view of a little lake? The Lakeside Bar and Grill inside the Radisson Hotel Portland Airport is a cool place for that!

What makes this restaurant even more unique is that you might even catch some wildlife action. You might see blue herons and bald eagles in the area while you chow down.

Now for food, they offer breakfast to dinner, so no matter when you show up, you’re set. If you’re in the mood for some drinks, head to the bar for daily happy hour specials – you can get some of the restaurant’s popular dishes at a cheaper price during these hours!

But if you’re into al fresco dining, the place also has outdoor seating during warm weather. After your meal, you can take a leisurely stroll along the lake to sum up the whole experience. 

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