Enegetic Crowd but excellent food a
A little bit busier and louder than we expected, and the tables were very close together. Despite those issues, the food and service were fabulous. The only thing, is if I am paying $25-$30 for plates and have candlelight, I prefer to hear my date better and not to accidently elbow the table next to me.
Again- food excellent, service excellent, the ambiance just was not our style - it however did fit a hip Urban crowd like Papa Haydens, with a little bit less room to manuever.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best halibut I have ever
The best halibut I have ever eaten. Exceptional service and quiet.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
3 Doors Down is one of my
3 Doors Down is one of my favorite places when in PDX. This restaurant consistently provides excellent food, service, and ambiance. One of the persons who ate at this establishment on this evening is also a foodie and comes from a big city replete with great restaurants--she loved 3DD as well. I recommend this restaurant with only one reservation, which has been the same: they need to place some kind of noise absorbent material on the walls as it gets too loud inside. That qualification should not deter someone from looking for an excellent dining experience, however.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an excellent dinner
We had an excellent dinner - great food, wine and service. We hadn't been to 3DD in a couple years as it is just too loud - hard to have a conversation with all the noise.
Will for sure be going back - would be nice if they could do something about how loud it is, though.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A definite place to go
Outstanding place to go. Do yourself a favor and have dinner here.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh Pasta and lots of Love!
The staff and food at 3 Doors Down never disappoints! We love to go there for the fresh pasta and great drinks! If you want something a bit meatier, try the brined pork chop...It's a melt in your mouth piece of happy pork!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I stumbled upon
My wife and I stumbled upon 3 Doors Down while visiting Portland 2 years ago. We had never heard of it had no idea we were going to have such terrific food. Our next trip to Portland this past weekend had 3 Doors Down as a top priority for one of our dinners and it was well worth it. I want to mention our great server, Zac, who was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable about the menu and wines and even went out of his way to try and find us some plastic utensils so we could take a slice of their banana cream pie back to our hotel. If yo live in Portland and haven't tried 3 Doors Down or if you ever take a trip there, you must try 3 Door Down as it is well worth it.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would have given the restaurant a 5 star if it were not for the slow service. We were virtually ignored for the first 20 minutes after we had been seated and it wasn't until we complained that the manager took over. After that the service was impeccable. The food was amazing and the experience overall was good enough that I would give it another chance.
As an aside, they appeared to be shorthanded and the manager insisted on comping all of our drinks (4 glasses of wine between us).
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dark, noisy, and delicious.
At peak hours, this place really buzzes. So if you're looking for a great conversation over dinner, this ain't the place. Nor should should you take your older glasses-wearing relatives here, unless they're prepared to squint in low light. But make no mistake, the kitchen knows what it's doing. Fish and fowl cooked to perfection. Vibrant side dishes and pastas, all well-presented. This is one of the best modern Italian restaurants in Portland.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
very nice experience
we enjoyed our dinner so much. piping hot, well prepared entrees. great drinks!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
One of the best Italian restaurants in Portland. Great attentive service and awesome food. The pasta with vodka sauce and sweet Italian sausage is my favorite. Pork chops; NY steaks and halibut cooked to perfection. There is nothing we did not like. Here usually once a week.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been going here for years and they continue to create super interesting and high quality small plates. They do offer a few main courses, but we prefer to order about 2 small plates per person for all to share and get such wonder variety for everyone.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and drinks (try the blood orange sour) . Limited sidewalk seating but great for people watching. Food is yummy! Highly recommended!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and wine. We very much enjoyed dining at 3 Doors Down. Wonderful attention to detail. They helped us order a wine that fit our tastes and the food.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food off Hawthorne
The halibut was amazing, cooked to perfection and the starters and pasta were great. The canoli is the best in town and the wine options are pretty good from solid budget wines to special occasion wines.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Above average food, great service,
The food was presented well and tasted good; however the lamb ragu pasta was overpowering with mint flavor. Not what I expected, but it did taste better once I realized that it was too much mint that was a miss in this dish. The eggplant caprese was good, but needs to be seasoned more. The cannoli were well done desserts (not quite to Sicilian grandmother standards) but they need to drain the ricotta more to get a thicker, creamy, less liquified texture.
Service was great. Wine list was agreeable, but inside was too loud.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
They were quite busy for early on a Saturday night, and it never let up while we were there. The food was quite yummy, and the service was great, just right. It was perfect for date night, it was not noisy, so one could hear who one was with. The food seemed fresh and was cooked well. They have creative cocktails and a great wine list.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality & Consistency
3 Doors Down remains a high-quality, neighborhood gem. The service is friendly and knowledgeable and the food is divine. The decor is very pleasing.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Service
We each tried our the 3 course meal offered during June and both of us had a wonderful meal. Our waiter Jeff was courteous and knowledgeable and did not hover too much, but was always nearby if we needed him
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for upscale dining, fun bar with bold stand out DRINK EAT DRINK. Happy hour specials and cocktail of the day on tap. Dinner was amazing; thick pork chop was memorable; tender seafood with pasta was outstanding, bread fresh and chewy with a white bean savory spread.
Last minute reservation change landed us in the more open space at entrance; ambiance not quite the same as the main dining area, but we were happy to be seated on a busy Wednesday night.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
party of 6...
I know we were a loud bunch, and I appreciated how kind everyone was towards us regardless! it was a wonderful meal with fabulous service and great recommendations.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our reservation was ready for us upon our arrival. Our male waiter was very informative on the food and beverages and the service was very good. The food was very good. The only negative comment was the noise level was high generated by fellow diners. However, we would certainly return to try different food dishes.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing appetizers, okay pasta
We took two out-of-town guests here for the Dining Month special. The appetizers were incredible, 5 stars all the way. The lamb pasta had nice flavoring with a touch of mint in the light ragu, but the vegetarian pasta just wasn't very good. With fried capers, artichokes, and parmesan, it could have been incredible with a drier preparation, but it came in a salty broth, and we were very disappointed.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't miss at 3 Doors Down
While it may be very easy to miss since it's not right on Hawethorne, 3 Doors Down is worth the find. Food is always excellent and service is even better! I've never left anything but fully satisfied by the entire experience. Best tiramisu ever!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
They consistently have a great
They consistently have a great scallop appetizer and a really good fish entre.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service. Consistent
Good food, good service. Consistent as always. Been coming here for years and we love it. Chicken liver pate is the best in town. Vodka sauce pasta is superb. Pork tenderloin and pork chops a regreat when they are on the menu.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steamer clam appetizer was
Steamer clam appetizer was outstanding. Brined Carlton Pork Chop was tender and delicious; accompanying green vegetables and mashed potatoes made the dish a generous comfort entree.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was a little disappointed
Was a little disappointed since it was our 46th anniversary and I wrote it down on our reservation as well as telling our waitress and didn't receive a free dessert or anything.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem, reviews don't match quality
The first restaurant I ever dined at when I arrived in Portland 12 years ago, and it remains my favorite. While it never receives the buzz of the newest food find, the dinners here rival anything in Portland. Seasonal cocktails are highlighted. The pasta dishes could be the best in town but it's hard to get beyond the signature vodka pasta with spicy sausage - it's addictive. I've been disappointed with steaks at El Gaucho, but never here at a more reasonable price. The seafood is always top notch while salads and appetizers are fresh and plentiful. The steamed mussels or scallops are outstanding. Order the house made Banana Creme Pie with caramel, I truly believe it's the best dessert in the city.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Chef and The Bartender
Have eaten here many times in the last few years and the cocktails (best Mai Tai ever for example), the food (pasta with sweet Italian sausage in red sauce is always excellent) and the genuinely friendly service are what keep me coming back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a winner!
The wait staff at this restaurant are so nice and accommodating.
I love it that they are fine with everyone sharing and that they even remember to provide serving utensils for the shared dishes.
The pork chop entree was so amazing and the banana cream pie was unusual but extremely popular with our table.
i am never surprised that this restaurant has lasted so long in such a fickle business.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always on our top favorites list
Noise level is quite high,and the air-conditioning was a little extreme, but shawls were provided for those in need. That was a nice touch. It's a great SE neighborhood restaurant. We have never gone away disappointed., and have recommended it many times to friends. Our two favorite pasta dishes are: the" fresh prawns, sea scallops, mussels & clams in a traditional spicy fra diavolo sauce of plum tomatoes, chili flakes, kalamata olives, cherry peppers & fettuccine" and "the plum tomatoes, vodka, cream, chili flake & sweet italian sausage with tortiglione."
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
To die for
Run, don't walk to 3 Doors Down in August to order the pan-seared, grilled peach appetizer in an amazing sauce. Every bite is divine!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite neighborhood restaurant
3 Doors Down never fails to offer great food and service. This is a place you can feel comfortable bringing picky friends from out of town. My favorite is the pork chop. I believe it is brined - oh - so good. My husbands favorite is the seafood fra diavolo over pasta. And we always get the bibb lettuce salad - Yum!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always perfectly consistent!
When I go out for dinner with close friends that I adore, we go here. The food is always perfect, the service is beyond compare, and the staff bend over backwards to make your evening just as perfect as they can. Our server brought wine tastes before we settled on our choice, he brought a soup sample to taste and when the steak was a little too blue, our server swiftly brought it to the kitchen and returned perfectly cooked and freshly replated. In all the years I have been coming in, I cannot recall an imperfect evening. This little gem if often overlooked for newer restaurants, but it really is one of the best in Portland.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time family comes to town...
3DD is a must visit. Hands Down the best that the Hawthorne area has to offer. They manage both lively and romantic, and their food is unmatched.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had their wonderful chicken
We had their wonderful chicken liver pate followed by two pasta dishes. All were tremendous. We always get outstanding service at the restaurant.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous vodka sauce pasta!
We had a wonderful dinner! Most of us got the vodka sauce pasta with sausage and were extremely happy with our choice. The service was kind, accommodating and all around fantastic. Great salads to start, wonderful fresh bread to begin...it was a lovely evening! We came on a Tuesday, and it was not crowded and very relaxing. Highly recommend!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite neighborhood spot for a great dining experience. Great service!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than the band!
Great place for date night. Really good friendly service. Comfortable space, busy on a Friday night but not super crowded. Menu has a nice variety. I would say that it was a little on the spendy side. I would go back and bring friends or family.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the décor and vibe of
Loved the décor and vibe of the restaurant. Service was great and food delivered timely but not rushed. Portions were good sized with option to order smaller which was well received by the gals in the group of 6. Wine selection was very good. Would definitely recommend to friends and look forward to going again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 Thumbs up!
We always enjoy dining at 3 Doors Down. The food is always spot on. Our two favorite dishes are the brined pork chop and ricotta cavatelli pasta with bolognese. Service is always great too!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely neighborhood gem
Upon entering the door, my husband and I were greeted by several of the staff--all very welcoming. We were promptly seated and given attentive but not overbearing service. The menu here has many nice selections for carnivores and vegetarians alike. It's a cozy and romantic space that has good energy flowing throughout the bar area and restaurant, making it quite a vibrant scene. We like the neighborhood feel of 3 Doors Down and the food is thoughtfully prepared, nicely executed and delicious. Oh, and the yummy bread is served with housemade white bean dip, that is warm and unctious. A great way to begin the meal along with a glass of wine from their lovely wine list with selections from California/Oregon/Washington/Italy/France. Bon Appetit
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place, a bit noisy.
Very nice place, a bit noisy. Food was very good, will definitely go back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't judge a book by its cover
Walk inside of Three Doors Down and you are taken away by the beautiful ambiance. Everything from the gnocchi appetizer and the radicchio salad to the wine to the ground chicken pasta was sublime. A must do for you and a definitely will return for me. One other thing... the bar is fabulous for drinking but also for eating. WIde and smooth cooper top, it gave us the perfect spot to eat, sit close together and enjoy. Hooks under the bar make it easy to hang your bag and coat. TIl the next time!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Right up ther with OX
From the cocktails, to the salads, main course, and finally dessert, all four of us were ecstatic with our meals. The dessert menu was so good that all four of us wanted our own dessert. We usually share. The radicchio salad with smoked pears was out of this world. My husband hadn't had a Tiramisu that good in years. Our waiter was a gem. We definitely will be going back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eaten here many times, always great food. They also have my favorite drink, a blood orange sour! Wait staff is very attentive and pleasant! I highly recommend. PS, Sunday is spaghetti and meatball night.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I needed a restaurant near the Helium Comedy club for drinks and dinner before the show. Unassuming exterior and inviting interior. quick friendly service and since we only had an hour we were seated immediately and they got us in and out without feeling rushed even through we were. Tried the special pasta/shrimp dish and it was tasty. I was kidding my date, she usually take home a doggie bag.. not this time!
I will go back, it was a good value and very tasty. Definitely recommend it.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Great service.
Great food. Great service. That's why we come here often. hicken liver pate is the best in Portland.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Place, a Little Noisy
We had an enjoyable meal. Our server was personable, attentive, and professional--even though the restaurant was full and they were scurrying. However the kitchen was slow; we waited a long time between salads and entrees. The Caesar salads were light and flavorful, and the pasta dishes were well done and reasonably priced.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM