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King Tide Fish & Shell ft. Lauro Romero

The “local and seasonal” ethos comes naturally to Chef Lauro Romero. Growing up on a small farm in Mexico, it was just how things were done. Lauro credits his mother with stoking his passion for cooking, launching a career that began when he got his first restaurant job in Salt Lake City at just 14. Since then, Lauro worked his way up the ranks at restaurants including Bambara in SLC and Portland’s Three Degrees, where he became Executive Chef in 2016. Today, Lauro puts his farm-grown sensibility to work in the King Tide kitchen. 

01-01-2019 | The People


15 Essential Portland Seafood Restaurants

This new restaurant in the Riverplace Hotel may be the best downtown waterfront dining you can find, and though the restaurant provides classic preparations, King Tide shines with dishes given a twist of Mexican, French, and Japanese flavors...

11-02-2018 | Eater Portland


5 Ways to Make Better Tacos

“Think about texture in your toppings,” says Lauro Romero, the executive chef at Portland’s King Tide Fish and Shell and the man behind the Tacos + Tequila popup on the city’s waterfront. “Salsa and guacamole are great, but look to mix it up with fresh radish, chicharrones, or pickled onion. A fresh, warm tortilla is made better by a crunchy counterpart.”

09-13-2018 | Outside Online


Chefs get creative with summertime lobster dishes

Chef Lauro Romero of King Tide Fish and Shell in Portland, Ore., gives a traditional Northwest-style lobster roll a subtle refresh with the addition of squid ink to the brioche roll. While the change is mainly for the striking color the ink gives the roll, Romero says it does add a subtle flavor to the bread.

08-17-2018 | Nation’s Restaurant News


10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Portland, Oregon

King Tide Fish and Shell is one of the newest seafood restaurants in Portland, located inside RiverPlace hotel with stunning views of the river. King Tide offers classic American seafood classics dishes, like clam chowder and lobster rolls...

08-10-2018 | USA Today


Restaurant operators double down on seafood sustainability

Chef Lauro Romero built his entire menu at the newly opened King Tide Fish and Shell on the waterfront in Portland, Ore., around sustainable seafood. Among his signature sustainable seafood options is wild line-caught Oregon rockfish, which he offers three ways on his menu: as part of his signature fish n’ chips, as a ceviche and an entree.

05-18-2018 | Nation's Restaurant News


RiverPlace Hotel: Expert Review

While King Tide Fish & Shell will be more of an upscale dining experience, they also plan to host a summer pop-up along the waterfront with more casual dishes like fish tacos and ceviche.

04-27-2018 | Fodors


15 Most Anticipated Portland Spring/Summer Restaurant Openings

Replacing Three Degrees in the Kimpton RiverPlace, King Tide will serve American seafood classics, including a raw bar. Powell’s cocktails will be mostly fish-friendly and bright, with some dark spirits as well. Summer pop-ups will return to the waterfront, but no word on exactly what that means yet.

03-08-2018 | Eater Portland