King Tide Fish & Shell

4.4
175 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
To be honest, the view came first. There aren't many places that command the vantage point we enjoy here at King Tide Fish & Shell, so we like to make sure it lives up to Portland.

We do that with a blend of the traditional and the non, the comfortable and the slightly twisted, the satisfying food and the swinging drink.

King Tide Fish & Shell embraces the Shared Plate philosophy that encourages more people to enjoy more flavors in more ways than any single plate can accommodate. And because we're Portland, we make it as local as possible. When we see water we think fish, so you'll find plenty of it on our menu. Basically, we just like to keep it fresh.

King Tide Fish & Shell is where food & drink & people always complement each other, and everything goes with the view.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7AM - 10:30AM
Breakfast: Sat-Sun 8AM - 11AM
Brunch: Sat & Sun 11AM - 2PM
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30AM - 2PM
Dinner: Daily 5PM - 9PM
Bar: Daily 11:30AM - 11PM
Bar Bites: Daily 2PM - 5PM
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Phone number
(503) 295-6166
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lauro Romero
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Private party facilities
At King Tide we do big, as in full-scale weddings, small, as in your own private dining room, or somewhere in-between, as in renting our legendary patio for your social function. Whatever your special event needs, we're here to help you pull it off in style.
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Private party contact
Josh Tart: (503) 423-3145
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Catering

We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.
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Cross street
Montgomery
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is available breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner based on availability.
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Public transit
The Portland Street Car stops two blocks away from King Tide.
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Special events & promotions
josh.tart@riverplacehotel.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 175 People Are Saying
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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our 20th anniversary dinner at King Tide Fish and Shell. Our server, Jonas, was just perfect. He was very friendly, and his food knowledge was excellent. It was quiet when we were there, so we got plenty of attention without it feeling like too much. The manager (Melissa?-so sorry if I’m wrong) came and visited a few times- she was wonderful, too. The food was excellent. I was craving some fresh grilled salmon, and it came with a bulgur wheat terrine, grilled asparagus, and salsa verde. We also had a beautiful flatbread and the konpachi. Our compliments to Chef Lauro and his stellar staff! Oh- don’t miss out on Chef’s housemade hot sauce.

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RT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

we had sunday brunch so menu was limited. however, view of the river was great and service was excellent.

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JD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food delicious. Our primary waiter Brian was engaged, friendly and professional. Nice Evening !

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NW
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch with great seafood. Nice atmosphere

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SS
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our dinner on the occasion of our anniversary was good, the service was great, the view was wonderful, but wow! that dinner was SO expensive! You may want to talk about revising some of your prices.

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LF
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. But they were forgetful and service was slow. We were staying at the Hotel and not in a rush, but the slow service was still very much noticeable. I was disappointed by the food... maybe I came with too high of an expectation based on other reviews. The clam fries were too creamy and heavy. The view is nice. I’d go back for drinks and HH but most likely not for a full meal.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wine and service. A truly special meal

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N
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for our 24th wedding anniversary. Crab cake appetizer was outstanding as was the lobster tortellini. Halibut was very good just a tad dry. The deviled eggs were recommended which were good but the crab on top tasted a little fishy. Wine pour was a bit small. Overall great greeter, waiter, atmosphere and we’ll go again!

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RM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were on a short trip to Portland, OR and enjoy dining at local restaurants. This restaurant was very good. It was not very busy but steady. The restaurant is situated on the riverfront area of Portland. The food was wonderful and great tasting. My only issue would be that the food arrived somewhat warm and not very hot. The wait staff was very and knowledgeable and the menu selection was fabulous. The crab cakes appetizer were some of the best I’ve had.

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GT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Food was very good, excellent service yet poor ambiance. No booths or comfortable furniture.

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PO
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Food delightful. Setting lovely. Price a bit high. Overall, I shall return.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food; nice setting. Lobster roll was super tasty. Service was a little rough around the edges, but pleasant (timing/communication needs refinement). All in all, a nice evening meal!

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful waterfront view, great, attentive service, seafood cooked to perfection. I chose this restaurant for my birthday and was not disappointed. I was surprised to find a place that had such a nice view/location that didn't rely on just that.

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KH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid brunch place. Pickled deviled eggs were fantastic. Followed that up with a Kedge seafood platter for two. Great, fresh seafood. Smoked mussels, oysters, shrimp and ceviche were plenty for the two of us.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite Portland Restaurants. We were a little nervous when the restaurant changed from Three Degrees to King Tide, however, the chef works his magic well! I love the menu change and the patio is probably the best in Portland!

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NB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Service and Food were both exceptional. The Chef had special seafood touches and menu options that are rare finds. There was a wide variety of seafood choices, with preparation and sauce choices as well. Nice OR/WA wine selection.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only input would be on slow service. The drinks took a long time and the food as well. The restaurant wasn’t very busy at this time. Otherwise everything was great.
Server was knowledgable and friendly and food was delicious, but it just felt a bit slow.

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WA
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, very good food and drink, nice outside patio dining on a warm summer evening. Patio is above the riverwalk, which gives a bit more privacy from the passing crowd.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! We went there to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had been there once before and really enjoyed the experience so I selected this for his birthday dinner. We were not disappointed! Crab cakes, clam chowder (a special presentation) and deviled eggs are amazing and must have dishes. King Tide Fish and Shell is a real winner!

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D
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Highly recommend the smoked mussels. Very innovative menu.

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

King Tide Fish & Shell was very accommodating right from the start. We spoke with the super nice Hostess an hour before our reservation requesting a special table and she came through with flying colors. The service was everything you would expect at a high end hotel restaurant. Brian, our waiter, did an outstanding job of taking care of us without hovering, he was there when we needed him.
My wife had a salad and crab cakes which she enjoyed very much. I had a Caesar Salad and the Lobster Tortellini, both were absolutely amazing. The wine list is made up mostly of Oregon and Washington choices which suited us just fine.
We will definitely be back!

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TB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Not a fan of the atmosphere. Indoor seating open to the kitchen, almost feels like a casual breakfast spot in the hotel. Outdoor seating better but not by much. Rock fish was NOT appetizing. Nothing special about the poke. Chocolate cake was yummy . Overall, I won’t be dining with them again. It was a meh experience along with the food.

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SP
Portland
69 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fried calamari is fabulous and the serving is quite plentiful, with an excellent sauce to accompany it. One guest had the gnocchi, and the other two of us had the salmon, and all the dishes were beautifuly presented and very tasty. One guest had the "chocolate cake for two" and absolutely loved it.

We ate on the deck, so it was very pleasant and not noisy at all.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service snd great tasting food!

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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Party of four shared the "catch" - a four pound turbot. Beautiful patio overlooking the Willamette

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LH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent seafood dinner, beautifully presented, fresh, and cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend their ceviche, clam chowder with clams in their shells, halibut, salmon, and chocolate cake for two.

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B
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We came here for a late dinner before viewing the fireworks. Food was fine, but not exceptional, and the somewhat limited menu seemed even more limited to me because I’m celiac and can’t have any gluten. I finally settled on their deconstructed clam chowder, but failed to see the point. I had to shuck the clams, and the other ingredients, served to the side, didn’t have time to soften or integrate with the chowder. The salad was fine, though, and I know my daughter and husband enjoyed their hamburger and fish and chips.

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CC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been coming here for 30 years and this by far the best incarnation of this restaurant. We stayed for four nights and ate repeatedly in this restaurant. The food is superb! The staff excellent! Oysters Rockefeller and Ahi poke are fabulous appetizers. The fish (halibut)was perfectly cooked and the three sauce choices (we had all three on the side) were an excellent addition. Vegetables were cooked with care and attention. The hamburger is far beyond normal expectations - delightfully drippy and delicious. They have house made croissants that are so good we had them every morning. The prices are reasonable and the view of the river from the outside deck is unmatched. We will return here often.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my fiance's birthday and Jonas was our server. He had a wide knowledge in regard to the menu and was attentive and friendly. I ordered the salmon and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. Crispy skin and delicious veggies. We were gifted a free birthday dessert and split the chocolate cake with coconut sorbet. We were so pleased with our experience here and will definitely be coming back!

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DB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was a little difficult for us to find since we're not from Portland and familiar with the surroundings. We were immediately sat at a table shortly after arriving for pur reservation. The appetizer selection is both unique and delicious! Dinner also did not disappoint. Service was excellent from beginning to end. If we're ever in the area again we'll surely stop by King Tide for a meal.

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OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We sat on the patio which was next to the water & a beautiful early evening. I ordered the King Salmon, my son the Halibut, they both were cooked to perfection & delicious! Our guest ordered Ribeye which she had to send back because it was raw but she enjoyed the 3 varieties of Oysters for her appetizer. We have the a pass on service as new owners took over just 2 months ago & they were still working out the bugs. The Manager was very attentive & worked hard to make our experience a pleasurable one. I would go back!

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J
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the past we had tolerated average food for the nice view. Now the food is so delicious that we don't need to make that trade off. The staff was extraordinarily friendly and competent. We all ordered different variations on rock fish and were all very satisfied. The waterfront location is so lovely. I'll be back!

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The presentation of all of the food was excellent. Each dish has wonderful unique flavors. We did not want to leave on bite on the dish. Simply wonderful!

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SP
Portland
69 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have long been fans of Three Degrees and the entire staff. The reformatted restaurant, now King Tide, continues to provide excellent food and service, but at an even higher level. Lauro and his team are presenting wonderful, creative meals, combined with friendly service. We eat out in PDX 100+ evenings each year and find King Tide among the best of our current favorites. Congratulations and thanks.

Paul & Lory

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but felt very overpriced. Service was erratic, over attentive too soon, then nowhere to be found, really wasn't in tune with the guests. One entree also took substantially longer than others, compensated for with a dessert. Overall experience was mediocre, for the cost I would go elsewhere.

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R
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Great Food. Horrible Service. I hesitated to write a review, yet in the hopes management will read this, I will. The food was well designed, holding unique flavors, and enjoyable combinations of local ingredients. I would go back for the food. I may not go back given how poor the service was. The staff was incredibly friendly. They clearly have not been trained on how to work in the front of the house. It took 15 min to get water, another 10 to take our drink order, and our wine with dinner never arrived. At least three different people would come by the table to talk with us, yet it was pretty clear they weren't clear who was to take orders. A lot of walking by the table to not stopping to complete a simple task like taking an order or bringing drinks. I'd say it is likely poor front of the house management or a serious lack of training. Too bad. Great spot...we ate outside looking out over the river which was lively.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tried this restaurant for the first time on my birthday. There was no wait and the staff were wonderful. Combine the incredible view with their amazing fresh and local ingredients, and you have a winner! I will definitely be going back and recommending to my friends.

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OT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed dining outside. Environment was comfortable. The server was excellent. Food was good. Everything was fresh, including the fish. Presentation was excellent. Overall, the food was good, but I’ve had better. Oddly, I’ve never found a restaurant in Portland, OR where I felt the seafood was superb. King Tide Fish & Shell is probably better than most and I will likely eat there again.

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EO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious grilled fish, which can be served as your option of a plate, salad, taco. Attentive and friendly service. Easy meter, parking garage or valet parking. Eat inside or out. Great spot on the River.

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c
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant and bar right on the waterfront. Sadly, the best part of the meal was the service and the view. Our craft cocktails were very muddled -- my primarily gin drink was brown in color. The food highlight were the oysters which were cold, well-shucked and very fresh tasting. The grilled octopus tartine had very chewy octopus served on top of bland bean puree. To the restaurant's credit, the chef came and talked to us and the item was removed from our bill . The servers and chef were really pleasant. I wish the food was as good as the space deserves.

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