10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Portland, Oregon

Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Portland, Oregon has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for seafood. It doesn't hurt that they also have access to a constant supply of fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. 

Roe creates spectacular seafood dishes, but you will need a reservation to dine here. More common places that do not need a standing reservation and tourists love are the popular Cabezon Restaurant & Fish Market and Jake's Famous Crawfish, both major players in the field. Little Bird Bistro does not specialize in seafood like some of the restaurants on our list, but they offer a fish of the day that is always beautifully prepared and delicious. 

You must visit one of the 10 best seafood restaurants while in Portland to truly appreciate fresh Pacific Northwest seafood and so you see what all the fuss is about! 

Northeast Portland


A taste of New Orleans in the Pacific Northwest. That's what you'll find at this intimate bistro located in the northeastern section of the city. From classic Cajun and Creole favorites like seafood gumbo jambalaya, fried soft shell Louisiana...  Read More

Southwest Portland
Little Bird Bistro


Little Bird Bistro is a beautiful, intimate French restaurant in southwest Portland and chances are you are familiar with its more expensive sister restaurant Le Pigeon. It's a perfect place for a lunch or dinner date. Here you can find unique...  Read More

Southwest Portland


Seasons & Regions is a quaint local eatery renowned for its spectacular seafood lunches, dinners and weekend brunches. On a charming heated patio, patrons enjoy swift, smiley service and fresh seasonal dishes bursting with unique flavors....  Read More



Overlooking the sprawling Columbia River, Salty's is a Portland landmark renowned for its award-winning Sunday brunch buffet. Whether seated in the casually elegant dining room or on one of two gorgeous balconies, every diner enjoys striking...  Read More



Named after the Scorpion fish a predatory coastal fish, Cabazon preys on appetites with an innovative menu of seasonal seafood sensations. A fish market by day, this well-loved neighborhood seafood bistro features a cozy bar area and rustically...  Read More

Southwest Portland


Paiche, named after an extremely large Amazonian fish, is a small Peruvian restaurant in southwest Portland with incredibly fresh seafood. Chef Jose Luis de Cossio originally from Lima changes the menu seasonally and specializes in cebiche....  Read More

Southeast Portland


Chefs Trent Pierce and Patrick Schultz prepare creative dishes, utilizing innovative and classic techniques from an open kitchen located directly in the dining room. They offer an ever evolving prix fixe menu with options in each of four...  Read More

Financial District


A downtown Portland icon for more than a century, Jake's has been delighting diners with fresh, simply prepared seafood and unmatched service since 1892. In a gorgeous yet casual dining room lit by antique chandeliers, patrons savor perfect...  Read More



Set in Portland's vibrant Cultural District, Southpark boasts an ever-changing menu of fresh seafood as well as an extensive, award-winning wine list. Happy hour is a hit in the chic yet comfortable wine bar, while more extravagant feasts are...  Read More



King Tide Fish and Shell is one of the newest seafood restaurants in Portland, located inside RiverPlace hotel with stunning views of the river. King Tide offers classic American seafood classics dishes, like clam chowder and lobster rolls,...  Read More


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