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Island Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Cafe
250 NE Tomahawk Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217-7938
+1 503-283-0362
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“halibut tacos” (8 reviews)
“mango chicken” (4 reviews)
“soft tacos” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
250 NE Tomahawk Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217-7938
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We’ve gone to Island Cafe and everytime has been wonderful! Great food, service and right on the river🙂

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This was a great restaurant with a very fun vibe. We had to wait almost an hour to be seated because they don't take reservations but we sat on the pier with drinks from the bar and the time went very quickly. The food was...More

Thank nicko4
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I Love Love Love the Island Cafe! I cant get enough of this place....always makes me feel like I'm away somewhere on vacation. The location is fantastic sitting on a floating dock on the Columbia River...and the ambiance incredible. Now add great food, drinks, and...More

Thank sarahsbeach7
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Sure looked good on the menu, but all that showed up was a small piece of steamed chicken breast, some gooey rice and veggies that were both overcooked and undercooked at the same time. That and the lower GI problems that showed up about 20...More

Thank obankestrel
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Warned previously, we arrived 10 minutes before a 11:00 a.m. opening to find 20 people in line. In just a few minutes after opening, the cafe was filled. Our server arrived quickly, took our drink order and returned with drinks. Our guest then ordered a...More

Thank Sunnyhillfarm
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We were pretty excited to find a restaurant on the water before our flight out of Portland. The service was okay, the views were nice...but the food was sub-par ‘bar’ food. The Shrimp Poboy and coleslaw lacked flavor, would not recommend.

Thank Lindsey L
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Another visit to this Island Cafe. It's beautiful and the location cannot be beat. Views of houseboats, sailboats and water activities are there to enjoy. Not only was our server excellent, she was also friendly. Orders at our table included several orders of coconut shrimp...More

Thank Willy W
Reviewed 21 August 2018

On a nice Summer day, we really enjoy eating outside and especially if their is a view of water. Located at McCuddy's marina, it is a bit of a walk down to the restaurant. It would be difficult for someone who has difficulty walking to...More

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Awesome restaurant right on the Columbia River. Nice atmosphere and good beer selection. Our waitress was Annie and she recommended the fish tacos, where were the best I've had. Overall, we enjoyed everything!

Thank ElConquistador000
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Expect a wait here. This is one very popular place. After you park there is a short walk down a ramp to the marina area. Then out to the end where you will find this little gem of a restaurant. Our wait was going to...More

Thank ssparlin
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27 August 2018|
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Response from dlwinger | Reviewed this property |
As the others have noted, they have indoor seating in addition to their outdoor deck seating.
Donna L
23 August 2016|
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Response from Barb H | Reviewed this property |
Not aware of handicap parking. Also, have to walk down a boat ramp to get there.
Kevin G
1 April 2015|
Response from Kevin G |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 NE Tomahawk Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217-7938
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-283-0362
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