THE OSWEGO LAKE HOUSE

$$$ 300 H

40 N Lake St, Lake Oswego; 503-636-4561
oswegolakehouse.com
Typically the only way to play in Lake Oswego’s water is to pony up for one of the massive homes along its shores. But it’ll only cost you a drink to enjoy the ripple-filled view from the Lake House’s expansive shoreline patio.

AQUARIVA

$$$ 40 H ^

0470 SW Hamilton Ct; 503-802-5850

aquarivaportland.com
Planted on the western banks of the Willamette River, where it gently curls around Ross Island, Aquariva’s two patios give a quiet, calm perspective on our iconic waterway. And the rich veal and pork meatballs provide a delicious perspective on meat.

SALTY’S ON THE COLUMBIA

$$$ 100 H

3839 NE Marine Dr; 503-288-4444

saltys.com/portland

A visit to this classic Columbia River steak and seafood house is practically a Portland rite of passage. Stake out a spot on the wraparound deck as the sun slips below the West Hills and raise a glass of Oregon pinot (there are more than 50 on the wine list) to the passing boats and barges.

ISLAND CAFÉ

$ 100 H ^

250 NE Tomahawk Island Dr; 503-283-0362

islandcafepdx.com

If you can fry it, you’ll find it on this Columbia River restaurant’s menu. But you’ll also discover an experience that can’t be had anywhere else on the Columbia: tables that gently bob along with the current on a floating tiki-themed dock. —KC