3 Doors Down
3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.3doorsdowncafe.com/
  • Phone: (503) 236-6886
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar 11:00 pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Closed Mondays

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Marth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 37th Avenue at Hawthorne
  • Public Transit: Tri-Met Bus Route #14, Bicycle Oasis at SE Hawthorne and 36th, 10 minute cab ride from Portland city center
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 3 Doors Down
Inclusive from the moment you grace the doorway, 3 Doors Down has a keen acumen for speeding up your wind down, flipping the switch from maddening day to welcoming respite. A playful, thoughtful, and engaging dining experience begins with the dynamic wine list (including prosecco on tap and barrel to bar wines by the glass), flowing effortlessly to the inventive starters, big bowls of pasta and shellfish, perfectly grilled fish and meats and our spaghetti and meatball Sunday suppers. 3 Doors Down offers a doff of the hat to Mother Italy and a harmonious affair with locally procured Pacific Northwest and American cuisine. Come in, sit down, and eat! Reservations are for dining only.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
3 Doors Down reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (49)special occasion (30)romantic (22)notable wine list (19)hot spot (11)good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Reasonably priced, not a large
    CC60yrsVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Reasonably priced, not a large menu but a nice selection. Service wes excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was outstanding. The
    pdxbandman
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Food was outstanding. The knowledge of wine our server had was terrific! Had a nice smooth wine which complimented the dinner splendidly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    The food and service were outstanding as always. We had the pork tenderloing and the chicken and both were great. The chicken liver pate is probably the best in town. A great place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Lovely Neighborhood Treat
    littlevandalVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Three Doors Down is our "go-to" place when we want to feel cared for. Their seasonal menu is always interesting; almost alwasys is a combination of new ideas along with fan favorites; all prepared excellently and perfectly seasoned. Matt is a brilliant mixologist who always has some kind of interesting cocktail to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrated a girl friend's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Celebrated a girl friend's birthday there recently, and even though we arrived in shifts, it seemed the entire staff went out of their way to make the evening special. Food and drinks were fabulous, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food; delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Delicious food; delightful ceasar salad, main dish was outstanding-everything was a pleasure. Service was so friendly-you could tell they believed in their product.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service.
    Mike
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    Excellent food and service. Could not have been better for our table of 5. Loved the wines we had (mostly pinot noir). Comfortable room. The unexpected and complementary desert was much appreciated. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual, the service and
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    As usual, the service and the food were excellent. This has been our favorite place to go for some few years. Everyone should try the place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and atmosphere was terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Food and atmosphere was terrific - croud was lively but respectful of everyone's conversations - the staff was attentive and informed but not overbearing - got us a nice window table, very cozy and the wines and desserts were terrific... take your time there and enjoy the very good food selections and ambiance...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 Doors Down - YES!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Everyone will tell you to get the Vodka sauce, and it really is that amazing, but whatever you do save room for the banana cream pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally made reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/10/2012
    Finally made reservations for our anniversary after walking by the restaurant many times. Vodka pasta was excellent. Service wonderful. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Friendly, fun, and flavorful--Three
    Cygnet
    Dined on 1/8/2012
    Friendly, fun, and flavorful--Three Doors Down is a great place where the food intrigues and the atmosphere embraces. What's not to love about a restaurant that offers music and spaghetti/meatballs each Sunday night?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was terrific and nicely
    MaryPat
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    Food was terrific and nicely presented. Waitstaff was knowledgeable on wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food, friendly environmen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    Fantastic food, friendly environment. Should get more attention in the local press.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is the Portland restaurant
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2011
    This is the Portland restaurant we visit most often.. I had the pork chop and my wife had the steelhead and both were excellent. A truly great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    My wife and college age daughter enjoyed our first visit to 3 doors down. We liked the duck starter. We were also very impressed with the white bean spread for the table bread. We each had very good entrees. We also had good desserts. My wife and I had a half carafe of wine and I had a nice grappa with my dessert. Jeff was our server. He was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3 door down has been fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/22/2011
    3 door down has been fantastic for 17 years - consistently great food and service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service were
    LoriW
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    The food and service were excellent. The bartender suggested drinks that were delicious. And the gnocchi appetizer was like pillows from heaven. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We fo to 3 Doors Down often
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    We fo to 3 Doors Down often and the food is consistently great and the service even better. We love the place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow, what a surprise as we
    jgbrinkVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Wow, what a surprise as we had not visited 3 Doors Down prior and found it one of the most friendly and welcoming staff of the city. The dining experience was great. Both the salads were very tasty and the entree's were well done with unique but very pleasurable tastes. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been to 3 Doors Down
    LuisaPDX
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    We've been to 3 Doors Down several times, and each time have found the food to be very tasty. This time around I had the clams and mussels over pasta in a white wine sauce. It was exactly the (relatively) light dish I was hungering for. My husband had the coffee encrusted pork, which--honestly--isn't a traditional italian dish. But it was delicious. The service was spot on, the restaurant was hopping...so all in all it was an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A definite favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    The people at 3 Doors Down are good at making you feel at home. The food is consistently excellent, prices are comfortably moderate, and the servers have always been thoughtful and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcoming and yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    The hostess and servers went out of their way to make sure we had the best table possible, although the restaurant was full. Service was prompt and gracious. The food was terrific. We split the entre and paid the $3 for the split, each getting more than half a serving. The restaurant is warm and cozy. A bit noisier at the window tables, but worth it for the view of the street and people watching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2011
    We have been to 3 Doors Down several times over the years and it has always been fantastic. The service was particularly excellent this last time we went. Both of our pasta dishes were delicious. The portions are nice and big (we brought home enough leftovers for the next day's dinner). Good options for vegetarians, too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was better before the expansion
    localNWneighbor
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    Was better before the expansion - now not so intimate and quite loud - food and service are great though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been dining at Three
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    We have been dining at Three Doors Down regularily for the past four years. This is my most favored restaurant in Portland. The food is consistenetly good, we get great service, the entire staff is extremely pleasant, and we just enjoy the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very loud. Food ranging
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2011
    Very loud. Food ranging from adequate to very poor. Very nice service though. In a town full of great restaurants, no need to waste your time here!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to 3 Doors Down on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2011
    We went to 3 Doors Down on a Friday evening with our son and some of his college friends. The restaurant was quiet enough to hear one another but loud enough to notice that the other diners were animated and enjoying themselves. We shared several appetizers (steamer clams, duck confit, melted manchego cheese), all of which were great. Everyone had a different entree. I had osso bucco, which was excellent although not as good as my wife makes. The restaurant is in the Hawthorne district, which is a very cool area of Portland. Parking was difficult. Otherwise, everything was great. We will definitely return to 3 Doors Down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are long standing patrons
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    We are long standing patrons of 3 Doors Down and the food is consistently excellent. It can get loud, and that was our experience on our most recent visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always hear rave reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    We always hear rave reviews of this restaurant and decided to try again after a long hiatus. Attentive wait staff and an interesting menu. The food quality was very good but all the dishes were overly rich and heavy-handed for our taste. Not sure we will head back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New reservations policy
    TravelingmanVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    A great Italian restaurant ,with gourmet dishes, not the usual pasta and veal...Since it now accepts reservations,as opposed to come and wait, it is even more desirable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food is always well prepared.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    food is always well prepared. Service is great and you see many of the same servers year after year. Although we probably eat there 5-6 times a year, they call me by name. Love the place and highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate