image courtesy of cepalm's Flickr page Portland, OR – The common myth regarding beer is that not only does it fill you up, but it’s not exactly something you would drink with baked seafood. Salty’s is yet another seafood spot that is disproving that you can have beer and surf together. Much as did in the past with Pyramid and MacTarnahan’s, Salty’s Chef Dana Cress and Sommelier Matthew Carter, are preparing to host Karl Ockert and his wonderful lineup of Bridgeport beers.

Coming with Karl will be the Stumptown Tart, India Pale Ale, Hop Czar Imperial IPA, Highland Ambush Scotch Ale, and his Bridgeport Porter. Look for these to be paired against Dungeness crab, duck confit, lamb, and cheesecake. For more information regarding the menu or to make reservations see below.

  • 1st Course featuring Bridgeport Stumptown Tart
    Dungeness Crab “Cheese-Cake,” Hazelnut Mache Salad, Stumptown Tart Vinaigrette, Rogue Bleu Cheese.
  • 2nd Course featuring Bridgeport India Pale Ale
    Roasted Piquillo Pepper Dungeness Crab Risotto Croquette, Arugula Toasted Pinenut Aïoli.
  • 3rd Course featuring Bridgeport Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale
    Roasted Mushroom Duck Confit Crepe layered with Mascarpone Chestnut Mousse, Arugula Shaved Fennel Salad, Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette, paired with Hop Czar Imperial IPA
  • 4th Course featuring Bridgeport Highland Ambush Scotch Ale
    Braised Lamb Ragout with Parsnip & Smoky Black Eyed Peas
  • 5th Course featuring Bridgeport Porter
    Mocha Porter Cheesecake with Maple Caramel Foam

About Salty’s on the Columbia:

A Portland restaurant in a class by itself, Salty’s on the Columbia offers an extensive menu featuring fresh seafood, USDA prime aged charbroiled steaks, local produce and delicious house-made desserts. Located on the Columbia River, only 10 minutes from the Portland Airport, Salty’s is the perfect place to enjoy sweeping views of sky and water. Salty’s on the Columbia has been featured in Portland’s Citysearch Top 10 Best Romantic Dining, Best Group Dining, and Best Special Occasion Dining and voted by AOL Cityguide as Portland’s Best Seafood, Best Brunch and Best Waterfront Restaurant. On weekend evenings, guests in the upstairs lounge can enjoy the performance of jazz legend Mel Brown and his band. Salty’s is located in Portland at 3839 NE Marine Drive. Reservations can be made by calling 503-288-4444 or visiting

January 28th, 2010 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM *end time approximate
Bridgeport BeerMaker Dinner, Salty’s on the Columbia
3839 N.E. Marine Drive Portland, OR (503) 288-4444 $65


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