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King Tide Fish & Shell

657 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront (4)
  • Good for a Date (2)
  • Creative Cuisine (2)

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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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Contemporary American, Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:30am
Breakfast: Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-11:00am
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Bar: Monday-Sunday 11:30am to 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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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 Three Degrees 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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We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.
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Cross street
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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 Three Degrees.
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Special events & promotions
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 657 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BT17 (Portland)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Really enjoyed the atmosphere. The service was excellent. Food was good but portions were small for the price.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Very disappointing lunch menu. Advertised as seafood fare with limited selections. Had to go to another restaurant to satisfy appetite. Left hungry & paid. $100 for lunch! Seriously.

Jojo (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Restaurant was beautiful inside and had a lovely view of the water, ambiance was lovely. Food was nice a bit overpriced for portion sizes and drinks were very small pours so that was disappointing. Overall it’s worth a visit maybe if the drinks could be a bit more substantial it would certainly help !!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter was spot on. He was extremely friendly, professional and made our night. Excellent food and priced well.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

I ordered the DRY AGED RIBEYE with Chorizo-potato gratin, braising greens, crispy onion, achiote glaze. $38, the most expensive item that I saw on the menu. I love my meat. I ordered it Medium Rare. It came medium at best. The taste was ok. I've tasted the same at sizzler. The gratin was basicly fried mashed potatoes and tasted as much. Mine came with asparagus and no crispy onion. Very disappointing for the price.

My wife and daughter has the STEAK FRITES Flat iron, herbed frites, chimichurri, béarnaise. Daughter was picky so I'm not going to report on hers, my wife enjoyed her but did not think it was worth it.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

This is great place for a special occasion. The staff are friendly and attentive. Food is great. Excellent Wine selection. The view on the waterfront is fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

The poké presentation was not very good. The seared tuna dish was beautiful. Both dishes lacked depth of flavor especially for the price. The service was average not bad at all.

vipJoshua (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

Brunch on the patio during the outdoor dining season in Portland is delightful.
Tasty, generous brunch selections, friendly service, and the views of the river, boats, and people passing by on the promenade make for a perfect weekend repast.

Tninne11 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Our server was amazing, I feel bad I can't remember his name.

Roughgem (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Great choice of creative and yummy small plates made a main course unnecessary. Dessert options were great as well.

vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

I had the Strawberry Gazpacho and the tamal. I thought the food was very average this time, although I have had exceptional experiences in the past. They were great about taking back a special cocktail they were promoting (prickly pear lemonade with rum) and giving me another drink. The service was excellent.

DarkBunny (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

In Portland for a reunion of sorts. Spent a lot of money on meals and accommodations because it was a special vacation for the wife and I. The restaurant did not disappoint Staff very attentive Wine selection good, Entrees all good. Over the Marina... lovely

Lindsey (Portland)
3.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

It's been years since I've been here but I remember the food being MUCH better. We came to Three Degrees to watch the eclipse and for that it was great - awesome view and incredible service. The food, however, was bland and extremely overpriced. $14 for 2 sad eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, and steamed greens? Nah. Portland has SO many great breakfast and brunch options - many with ambiance and a view that compares to Three Degrees - they'll really have to step their food game up if they want to charge that much.

Gonna say it again though - the service was friendly, attentive, and really sweet. No complaints there. Stellar service can't make up for that subpar food and lack of excitement on the menu though.

Sicnarf (Portland)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

We had breakfast on the patio in order to view the solar eclipse. Breakfast was delicious and the view was splendid. The Host was friendly, efficient and very welcoming. Our server was very sweet and professional. It was a fun morning.

vipTheFunCouple55 (Miami)
3.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

A visually lovely spot on the waterfront, gracious but rustic. Our server was very good, conscientious-attentive. The food was average brunch fare. Perhaps dinner has more culinary flair.

vipSambach (Portland)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

One of my two favorite Portland places for special dinners. The food is always excellent and a bit unusual. I love that they have a special drink that they donate $1 to local river cleanup. Most seats have a nice view of the river. Prices have risen a bit more than average lately, but I loved the food.

jbNYC62 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Very mixed dining experience. Reserved on Open Table, and we were seated at the worst possible table in a noisy, but virtually empty indoors dining room. When I asked about other seating availability, the hostess pretended that she didn't speak English, or otherwise understand the request, and suggested only that we re-seat ourselves. The only other party seated after us in our dining area (it was after 8:30 pm) got up and left before ordering. Our waiter was fine, but somehow on a Tuesday evening they had run out of Steak Frites --- but not the RibEye Steak for $6 more. The bill read RibEye Frites, but they never brought any fries. Oh well, the food we received was fine, but they obviously have lots and lots of trouble managing to attract and keep good front-line staff.
It should be noted that they offer a very nice Happy Hour from 4 - 6pm, and if you sit outside, and order the specially priced drinks and food, you'll probably enjoy it a lot. My advise it then to plan to eat dinner elsewhere.

TamsinR (Portland)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Lovely place for dinner - sat outside and was gorgeous:-)

BRollins (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Great Willamette River waterfront restaurant in Portland, OR. Due to higher than normal temperatures, we chose to sit inside in the air conditioning. Great views of the river through the windows. Outside dining would have been great, except for the heat. Food, wine, and service were excellent. Dara was our server and had good recommendations. We really enjoyed the restaurant, location, and service. We were staying at the Hyatt House, two blocks up river. 5 minute walk from the hotel.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

The service was impeccable and the food wonderful. We completely enjoyed our visit and will be back again.

PamD (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

The atmosphere is very nice. The outdoor patio was full so we ate at a comfortable booth inside. Their happy hour is great with special prices on drinks and bar food but, be warned, it was very noisy in the bar area on Friday night at 6pm. My tamal was delicious and my husband said his pork chop was the best he'd ever eaten! Our waitress was really professional and friendly so the whole experience was so good we went back the next two nights while we were staying across the street at the Marriott for a convention. There was no noise issue inside the restaurant or outside, just the bar. It's also a nice, pretty walk around the river area before or after a meal.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

The meal was nothing spectacular but the deck was beautiful. Lovely night, service was good, prices high for what you get. There are other restaurants along the Riverwalk that looked more interesting and will do those next time.

ChrisM (Portland)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2017

Great place! Food was excellent with a very different menu.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

I'm from Portland suburb of Lake Oswego. Took 2 friends visiting from CA for dinner on patio at 3 Degrees. We shared 4 things: crab bruschetta, watermelon soup, field greens salad, halibut. ALL taste sensations! I'm still thinking about the entire meal, especially watermelon soup which was exceptional!

Valerie (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

We got seated at the only table in front of a window without blinds. The sun was beaming in on us and made brunch uncomfortable. Food was good, but it took a long time to get it.

vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

The food was tasty (steak and egg). The patio is great for enjoying the view but doesn't provide adequate shade for direct sun. The service was slow. Overall a 3 stars because the food is great but will think twice about returning because of the service.

IMAC (Portland)
4.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

I thought the food was good and reasonably priced although $4.00 for a cup of coffee was more than I usually pay for a good bottomless cup of coffee. I was disappointed that there was no seeded whole grain bread.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

We enjoyed a very nice dinner and drinks with friends. The food was excellent and service was fantastic! We were pleasantly surprised to see hear one of our favorite bands, Chris Isaak, playing right next to the restaurant during the Waterfront Blues Festival. What a great evening!

We highly recommend Three Degrees!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

This was our first time dining at 3 Degrees and it will not be the last. The salad and bread we shared were first-rate, dressed just enough and the dressing was some of the best I've ever had. All the ingredients were super fresh and bursting with flavor. The homemade crisps we were offered were a very nice touch. The Flat-Iron steak came with a Chimichurri and Bearnaise sauces that came with the steak were absolutely fantastic and a bonafide taste sensation when they ran together. The plate came with some lovely, roasted potatoes as well as some lightly dressed Arugula. I am not a big fan of Arugula usually, but I could wake up dreaming about those greens! The Chef also sent us out a nice taste of the Strawberry Gazpacho which we had asked about and it was wonderful! Thank you all, and keep up the good work!!

vipalwayswonderful (Portland)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

A beautiful location for a pre-theatre dinner on a sunny June day. Walking distance to Keller auditorium. Wonderful cocktails and great service. Magnificent view of marina and river.