Whether by land or water, cleating off at the Island Cafe is a tropical treat. Located on Tomahawk Island in NoPo, this floating dine and drink spot serves up some great food and good times right on the river. While the Columbia River is a commanding presence anytime of year, the summer rules at the Island Cafe. The recent remodel opens the place up to the water and light that bathe the location. The menu offerings are expanded and draw on local sources. The burgers lead the charge but the salads and seafood compete nicely for deserved attention. The staff is all about the island party and keeps things moving when things get busy. We love to cruise in on our boat on a sunny afternoon for a late lunch and craft brews all around. When they open all the big garage doors, you feel like you're in the galley on your own party boat. Set sail over land via Tomahawk Island Drive and look for the Island Cafe sign at the entrance to McCuddy’s Marina. Then its heave ho for food and fun floating on the North Portland Harbor.