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DOC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://docpdx.com
  • Phone: (503) 946-8592
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Service: Tuesday - Thursday, 6:00pm - 8:30; Friday & Saturday, 6:00pm or 8:30pm. For the Summer DOC will exclusively offer the Chef's Tasting menu. Last seating for the Tasting Menu is 8:30 for all evenings. Friday + Saturday, the tasting menu is served promptly at 6pm and 8:30pm.
    Retail Wine Sales: Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm - close.

    Corkage: $25 per 750ml
    Gift Certificates: any denomination, by email or by phone (someone can assist you beginning at 3:30pm Tues - Sat)

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Northwest, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Brian Scibetta + Jordan Lee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire restaurant is available for private functions, comfortably seating up to 26 people at 6 tables.
  • Private Party Contact: Austin Bridges (503) 869-7825

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Killingsworth, Northwest corner of intersection
  • Public Transit: Trimet 72, 10, and 9
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Quaint neighborhood with street parking available.
A word from DOC
At DOC we embrace the Italian tradition of Denominazione di Origine Controllata, celebrating the quality, sense and very taste of this place that we call home. Chefs Brian Scibetta and Jordan Lee create weekly menus that reflect their love for the seasonal flavors of Oregon. The freshest local produce, wild forages and organic, pasture-raised meats from our favorite area farms are thoughtfully paired with outstanding wines and delicate cocktails to please and delight. A meal at DOC is an intimate experience. We invite you literally to step into our kitchen so that you can see your meal crafted from beginning to end by our passionate chefs. Our wine list takes its cue from the kitchen and is tastefully selected by wine steward Austin Morris Bridges. At just $60 our 5-course tasting menu is an impressive and incredible deal. A table of 4 can experience nearly every item on the menu and, with an additional $45, all of the suggested wine pairings. We look forward to seeing you soon.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The DOC tasting menu - the only option - is simply amazing. Hands down best meal we've had in a long time and every time we visit DOC we remember that it's at the very top of our list of Portland restaurants. The staff is incredibly knowledgable about their food and wine which makes the experience even better. I can't recommend this restaurant enough."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had the tasting menu, which was astoundingly good as usual, with excellent wine pairings. The noise level inside was higher than we had previously encountered at DOC, making it difficult to hear. So we moved outdoors and had a very relaxed meal in their sidewalk seating. Overall, another great meal at DOC."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "As my first time in Portland, I wanted to dine somewhere that was uniquely Portland and came upon DOC. I perused the menu and wine list and quickly read less than 3 reviews to make a reservation. My experience was very positive! Without revealing too much, I will say it is a very lovely restaurant, the tasting menu (with the optional wine pairings) is the best way to go, and the service is absolutely impeccable. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We went to DOC for a special birthday dinner and had a fabulous time. Small place which meant great service and intimate atmosphere. The open kitchen allowed us to watch the chef's cook right from our table...and when the food came out we were so impressed. It was tasty, simple in ingredients, but complex and interesting in flavor. Local, seasonal, fresh produce was the highlight of almost every dish. We recommend DOC to anyone looking for truly good food and lovely night out."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating my birthday. Our son got in on the act because he gave a generous money gift specifically aimed at this restaurant. We loved the 5 course food option We found the glass of Barolo wine at $18 a pop outrageously expensive. And it wasn't even that much wine. thanks for asking."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We've been coming to DOC since shortly after they opened and they nailed it again with amazing food, wonderful service and a fantastic overall experience. The server recognized us as he seated us and asked if we had any questions. After looking at the menu, we asked if wine-pairing with the courses was still available (it's not listed on the menu) and he assured us it was. That's the best way to go, as they do a great job pairing wines with each offering on the menu. The wines that accompanied each course enhanced the food and were labels that we hadn't seen. He also offered that they do retail sales, which I imagine would be great, but expensive. Do yourself a favor, make a reservation and eat here."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • ""WOW"..another wonderful dining experience at D.O.C. We went with another couple that had never been. We opted for the Tasting Menu with the wine paring. Everything was so wonderful. Flavors and presentation were perfect. Austin is gem! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Special occasion dinner and another opportunity to visit DOC. Thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu, food was excellent, service was wonderful and the wine outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Of course the food here is good. Very good even. But the fact is, at that price point it should be fantastic, and it's just kind of not. I live quite close to them and wish it were much better, but for that price there are a number of other spots I'd rather try..."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Second time here and both visits were a total joy. Went with another couple both times and both times ordered the tasting menu. Something like 10-12 dishes come out over the course of two and a half hours, and each member of the party shares family style from a single plate. Portions are small but satisfying; it's really about sampling as many memorable dishes as possible. Of the 24 or so plates that have come out over both visits there has never been a dish that didn't impress or satisfy. Love this place. Want to go back again and again. And Nonna next door is equally enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "As always, this meal was just perfect! Austin always recommends perfect wine paired with each dish and insures our picks are nicely balanced with one another. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We've been to DOC before for special occasions, so we knew what to expect. I made sure to let them know this dinner was for an anniversary and the whole staff did a great job making a fantastic experience for us. Greeted first by the chef with a smile, our waiter welcomed me by name and took us to our seat. We chose the tasting menu with a split wine pairing and it was fantastic! Alaskan oysters with grapefruit were delightful! Salmon was crispy on top and perfectly moist throughout. Lamb was awesome and the duck melted in my mouth. Desert came with a candle and anniversary wish from the chef again! Class act, great food, wonderful range of wines... Perfect for our special night! Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The Chef's Tasting Menu was superb. Looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food and drink we're very good. Sommelier was very knowledgeable but busy. Service was a bit slow and overwhelmed"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was good. Service was better. Restaurant was busy and customers were loud."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband, young daughter, and I had two salads and two main courses. The food was good, one dish actually quite inspired (avocado and chickpeas), but overall not worth the $120 tab (we also had a total of 3 glasses of wine, no dessert). The wine list is phenomenal, and the servers know what they're doing with it, so if your interest is great food and wine pairing, I would highly recommend this restaurant. I have some health issues that don't allow me to enjoy wine as I used to, but I know there was another time in my life that I would have thoroughly enjoyed what DOC has to offer. I just don't think the food is the main attraction here--you've got to have the interest in the wine too for it to be worth the tab."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We got the 5-course dinner with wine pairings. Every course was excellent. The wine pairings were also excellent. Overall it was an outstanding meal. The rap music was not something that I would choose to listen to during a meal. Fortunately either the noise as the restaurant filled drowned out the music or you turned it down."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food here was prepared as you would expect to see and an upscale restaurant with great sauces, seasonings, and overall presentation. Many times, however, an fancier restaurants, the portions are quite small. That was not the case at DOC. I left feeling quite full, and I only had an appetizer and a main course. And it goes without saying, everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I chose this place because it looked quiet (the pictures on their website showed table linen) it was not. The food was meh...nothing outstanding and it arrived cold. We spent over $350 and expected more. I think the DOC was distracted with their sister Nonna, it was really happening next door and the menu at Nonna looked more interesting."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have known about DOC for years but only now have made it there for supper. It was so amazing the food and wine pairing was perfection. We did the tasting menu so you get to try alot of things, hands down the best risotto I have ever had, it would make baby Jesus cry it was so tasty! Everything was really above my expectations and it is alot of food when you do the tasting menu."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "DOC is a gem! If you have never tried DOC you are missing out on one of Portland's finest dining experiences. The food is truly exceptional and they have a great ability to pair the perfect wine with each course. DOC is very small and has a nice romantic feel without being dark and overly intimate. This is also a great place to bring a small group of business associates for a nice leisurely dining experience. There is no rush at DOC. Plan on being there for two hours of perfectly proportioned course's of fine food and a nice desert. if you pick the Chef's nightly selection."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "First of all, we were blown away by the vision of these chefs to even conceive of putting a restaurant into this tiny storefront space. This made the service up close and personal in every sense. Our servers were a delight. The mixed drinks menu was so beautifully put together that we skipped wine altogether. My guess is that the wine list is in keeping with the excellence of the food and drink. There was nothing that we tried that wasn't cause for purring and eye-rolling. A memorable experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were initially taken aback by the "communal seating" since we were escorting an elderly lady (and my husband and I are also seniors), and we're frankly not used to or fond of that kind of seating. However, our guest did not seem to mind -- in fact she engaged the couple next to us in conversation. The food and service were excellent.."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My hubby and I celebrated our anniversary here and it was so yummy. We had the tasting menu which allowed us to try 12 different dishes over 6 courses. Absolutely fantastic meal."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Far and away our best dining experience to date. Amazing food, great wines! We did the tasting menu and it was superb!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We loved our meal at DOC. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing and were not disappointed. Every course was delicious and the wine pairings were perfect. The service was great - very knowledgeable and personable staff."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was quite good and the service was good. The rap music was really loud and out of place in a restaurant full of mostly older caucasian folk. Also, they serve hedge hog which really bummed me out."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Our first visit to D.O.C. won't be our last. From beginning to end, the meal was wonderful. I'd particularly recommend the pasta with chili and sausage, with its great mixture of flavors and textures. The potato appetizer, suggested by our server, was also exceptional, with just the right amount of heat. Our affable server was incredibly knowledgeable about the wines, the food, and the bread (not to be missed), and did a good job of keeping us on track for our concert start time. A great experience!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The tasting menu offered a fantastic variety of flavors and samplings of everything. The creme brule over liver pate was amazing, as was the potatoes and sauerkraut. All of the salads were unique and refreshing. The beef and salmon were moist and cooked to perfection. A few in the party thought that some of the dishes were a bit salty. It was a huge amount of food to consume, and a wonderful experience. It is a great place for a quiet weekday dining experience!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "DOC is a home run. Excellent, creative, and unpretentious - the best of Portland"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Excellent pairing of wine & food. Very interesting wine selections-real commitment & effort by Austin to make it work. I think we may have ruined it for him when we broke away from the perfect sequence of food to order a chicken liver dish. And it could've been ordered for dessert, it was that wonderful."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Was finally able to get a reservation here, after multiple prior attempts. Beautiful and delicious New Year's Eve prix fixe dinner. Interesting in that we got it all--though there were 2 different antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci, my husband and I were simply served one of each and worked it out. (We shared most courses, but my husband quietly ate the polenta, lamb, raisin and pecorino primi without a peep. No complaints: I wasn't eager to share the crab risotto, either. My husband had the wine pairings, which were fabulous (and generous pours)."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The service was a touch cool for my tastes, but otherwise the experience was excellent."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "had a wonderful meal at the restaurant. food service was prompt; dishes were simple yet inventive; and the prix fixe + wine pairing was great. i do admit the sharing of wine glasses for one course was a bit odd. and i would recommend a carafe or something as an alternative. but this didn't get in the way of a great meal."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Intimate dining setting with amazing food. I definitely recommend the Chef's menu for the ultimate experience."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Delightful place. Small in size, limited menu, but good choices and excellent food and wait staff."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Fantastic well conceived and beautifully composed traditional dishes with modern skill and local sourced influences. Trust me and try the tasting menu, then pair with the terrific wine program you will not be disappointed. Flavors were balanced and the wines will challenge your knowledge of Italy for sure, I leave with new found favorites, you will too"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in Portland!! Great food, wine and vibe and perfect presentation by Austin!"
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "The food here is excellent. We went there ready for a great experience as this place was recommended highly by some friends. The waitress was snarky and barely made eye contact with us. The wine guy acted like asking questions was not allowed and gave clip answers when we asked genuine questions. I wanted to love this place but left with a bad feeling and will be trying other area restaurants."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Ate here 3 years ago. Loved it. This time, I was underwhelmed. The tasting menu was completely "chef's choice" (not great for picky eaters, my date), and the wine-pairings only got great at the end. It wasn't terrible, but compared to the first time... Not worth taking the leftovers."
    Dined on 11/22/2013