Three Degrees
Three Degrees

Three Degrees

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.threedegreesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5032956166x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:30am, Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:00pm Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Dunklin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering:
    We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.
  • 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.
  • Private Party Contact: Angie Casper 5034233112x
  • Special Events: acasper@threedegreesportland.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montgomery
  • Public Transit: The Portland Street Car stops two blocks away from Three Degrees.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.
A word from Three Degrees
To be honest, the view came first. There aren't many places that command the vantage point we enjoy here at Three Degrees, 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.

Most of all, we like to share. Between well-traveled Executive Chef Tom Dunklin, and Lauro Romero as Chef du Cuisine, Three Degrees 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.

Three Degrees is where food & drink & people always complement each other, and everything goes with the view.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Three Degrees reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (37)great for outdoor dining (31)special occasion (18)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (16)fit for foodies (14)romantic (11)good for groups (9)neighborhood gem (6)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Wonderful seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We ate outdoors on the patio, which is very nice, with a great view of the river. It is also fairly quiet as it is elevated. We had an appetizer which is a baked oyster on crab and melon and it was wonderful with light spice. For dinner I had the Cod, which had a great sauce, and my dining companion had the ribeye which he said was excellent. Waitress was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    mrtadrv
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We celebrated our 47th with a dinner at Three Degrees. It was a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was not full. Our waiter, the food, the window table, and the friendly atmosphere was most enjoyable. We both found aspects of our side dishes wanting. My wife's risotto was undercooked and the chicory, while delicious, was hard to cut with a butter knife. Our server was a highlight and she engaged her customers well. Finally, I thought the host and the bar server were pretty inept. We had mentioned our anniversary on the reservation and did not receive even a "happy anniversary" from the staff. Bottom line: we will go back and our 47th was a very nice evening thanks to Three Degrees.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great for a fancy group lunch. Wait staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strange & Expensive
    Yum1VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great being outside with the view etc but the food was just so so. Very strange combinations. Chef trying to out-chef himself. Waiter Michael was very accommodating. Lovely spot but just drink
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • classy brunch
    anie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    When we want to go out for a classy brunch with friends, we often chose the 3 Degrees. I love having linen tablecloths and nice china. The view of the water adds a nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining and happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I love to take out of town friends here on sunny days. I know the food is always good, they have a nice wine list and craft cocktails. Great atmosphere, service and dog-friendly too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great River View
    nau2
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The service was great. We were in an out-of -the way table, but were never forgotten. The menu is fresh and local and is very interesting. The food was tasty and the ambiance pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful location but poor service
    waterlover2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great potential and nice location but poor service. The restaurant was mostly empty but we barely saw our waiter. Nice views and tasty food, but part of my food was cold by the time we were served. What a shame !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • happy0123
    happy0123
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The four of us selected different items and we were all satisfied. The appetizers, the salads, and the entrees were all very tasty. I had the crusted halibut and the halibut was as good as any I have recently had. We also needed to get in and out and make it to the play at the nearby Keller Auditorium and did so. So, the food, the service and the ambience were all very good and the location was quite convenient for going to the play.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated dining, great setting
    heartworker
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This restaurant is set in a lovely spot, and there is valet parking available. The outdoor seating affords a view of the marina. Wait staff are pleasant and efficient. The menu is interesting, if a bit esoteric, the entrees well prepared and beautifully presented. Few options available for alternate menu items, and the only soup available without a shellfish base included frogs legs! No milk was available, and the bar doesn't have a blender, so no blended margaritas can be had. Dinner for two was $120, plus tip, but we did have wine. Nice for a special dinner, but check out their menu online first, to assure that it meets your preferences, and fits your purse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining!
    Dave
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Good food and a beautiful place to have dinner on a warm summer evening in Portland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A View of the River AND Great Food!
    Iris
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    From the minute my friend and I walked in, we knew it was going to be a nice meal. We were in a semi-rush because we were heading to the Keller Auditorium within an hour. We needn't have worried. The service was quick and friendly. The food was delish! The dessert was over the top good. I set aside my rule of only a couple of bites, and vacuumed it up! This restaurant was a great surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great after work spot
    JessStallone
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I've been to Three Degrees before for Happy Hour, so my team and I decided to give it a try for dinner. We were blown away by the unique menu options and drink choices. I will definitely be returning to Three Degrees.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect egg benny!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We love coming here. Perfect boardwalk view for anytime of day, but especially at sunrise. The food and service is great. The place is huge. The bar is stunning. It's a hidden gem that rarely has a wait!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Mediocre" food & that's generous
    ToughLove
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Salmon was moist, tender, and tasteless. Eggplant cannelloni tough. Caesar salad did not even closely resemble a decent Caesar and was not pleasing. Will not go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ImaVegan
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I needed a place to take out of town guests for lunch on a lovely day. Three Degrees is in the River Place Hotel, and its handsome restaurant and bar overlook a marina and activities on the Willamette River. Service was friendly and good, except for an order of excellent fries that didn't arrive until we were almost finished our meals. Three of our 4-person group ordered fish and pronounced it delicious. With some assistance from the staff, I was able to obtain a vegan lunch, but there was no entree on the menu that was vegan without making adjustments. I will probably return to Three Degrees, because it is so pleasant, but I'll probably have to order the same dish and request the same modifications.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kstad
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Three Degrees is an excellent and convienent spot for business lunches. I have not been at another time of day but I assume it is just as inviting and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch before play at the Keller
    girlsluv2brunch
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Perfect spot to catch breakfast/brunch prior to seeing a matinee at the Keller. Free valet parking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Food
    MiloVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was our first visit to their restaurant and it was very nice. We went for the view and location. The food is not your typical lunch spot menu, but we like to try different foods. We were surprised and satisfied with our selections and our server was prompt and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's the location
    table42VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The best thing about Three Degrees is the location. Situated right on the waterfront on a beautiful spot coupled with a large open and airy dining room make it a very comfortable place to go. That said I really wish the food was better! It's not that the food is bad, it just underwhelms me.... consistently. My husband and I have been there numerous times and each time we leave with the feeling of "eh..." So why do we go back? Again the location, free parking and generally happy, upbeat staff. Please put a chef in the kitchen that excites the palate and then you might have something worth talking about!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My husband ordered the salmon and was disappointed that no selection of rice or pasta to accompany his salmon, only fingerling potatoes. My rib eye steak was very flavorful. A little disappointed on lack of selection of food/appetizers.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK, nothing wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was fine, not exceptional, except for the oyster sliders which were truly superb. Service was very friendly but slow and inattentive. It took forever to get our order and forever to get our food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner + Romantic Atmosphere
    favfood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This was a treat for my wife and I. Understand, we have 2 kids who we love and adore and we never have adult time away so we took the opportunity of her birthday to go away and had dinner at # degrees and oh my. Lets start with the outdoor sitting.... amazing, weather... gorgeous, server... wow talk about service, Sarah you attitude, demeanor, smile and conversation are second to none, did I mention an adult outdoor piñata. That's right I mean 3 degrees blew us away. So if you are looking for a great romantic place to have dinner that's outdoors look nowhere else than our new fav 3 degrees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed patio dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We ate in peace on a quiet thursday evening while the sunset and rowing practice for the rose festival dragon boats was going on around us. the food was tasty and the wait staff attentive. really enjoyed our anniversary dinner at 3 degrees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    Johnnyp
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Overall everything we had was excellent, we each had steak which was perfect. Staff was attentive but not over bearing. If the weather is nice outdoor dining was great view of the marina and river is great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views, great service, ok food
    GuardGomezVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The views and service from this restaurant were great! The waitress that worked with me did a great job. However, the food was left a lot of be desired. My chicken was dry and over done. The side dish was also dry.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's day
    Judy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The staff were very kind to my mother and her experience was very positive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Three Degrees on Mother's Day. Very attentive staff, great food, and excellent view of the riverfront. We all had breakfast meals and very happy with our choices, including our teenage boys. A nice touch of having free Memosa's for Moms added to the special day. We plan to go back and enjoy the restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    HayWi
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to Three Degrees for Mother's Day brunch. The view did not disappoint, but the food was mediocre. I had the egg white scramble which turned out to be cooked egg whites with the other ingredients on the side (avocado, kale, tomato, etc was all on the side of the eggs, not scrambled in). The quinoa side was extremely watery and bland. Mom had the lemon pancakes which were definitely better than what I had. Husband's mom had bacon and eggs which seemed fine, but it's hard to mess up bacon and eggs. The service was slow, but it was personable. In a city of amazing restaurants, this place is going to have to improve to make it. View alone will not do it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is Lacking
    York123VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Three Degrees has a great menu and the food continues to impress me. However, this is the third and final time I will dine at Three Degrees because of the service. The hostess is friendly and seats your table promptly. The table servers are not managed well. They seem to be short staffed and always running around. Additionally they are not very friendly, likely because they are feeling the pressure of unhappy customers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 352 reviews are from the Three Degrees reviews archive.
  • Awesome find!
    Pilisa
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I booked a reservation because I was staying in the hotel the restaurant was located in and I wasn't sure how busy it was going to be when I would want to eat. I really didn't need the reservation, as it didn't get busy until later on. The food was fresh and tasty, and so much better than I expected from a hotel restaurant. The food arrived promptly, and it was still hot and exactly to order. The service was prompt, consistent without being overwhelming, and very friendly. The waitress explained to me that all of the paddlers I saw out on the river were practicing for the dragon boat races in June. It was fun to watch them practice as I was eating alone. Since this is a hotel restaurant, I'm looking forward to my remaining meals while here.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner experience
    foodhog
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Excellent food and service. We were pleasantly surprised. It was quiet which we loved and appreciate.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood ...with a killer view
    karlthecat
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Beautiful outdoor seating. Good for a slightly older crowd. Our favorite dishes were the market ceviche, hamachi with crispy ginger and blue marlin. Service was very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch experience
    jschkade
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great food, loved the view of the river from the patio where we dined. Server was great, very attentive but not intrusive. Enjoyed it and look forward to visiting again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great unexpected experience !!
    Skeeter
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Everything was very good from the service to the quality of food ! Keep it up !
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service and staff ever!
    elsiesmom
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We were a party of 4 having cocktails and dinner before going to the Keller Auditorium. We were treated like family and had a wonderful time. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Ask for Sara - 5 star personality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful staff and good food
    woodduck
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Two things are of prime importance for my enjoyment in dining out: pleasant staff and good food. Three Degrees has both. Each staff member, from hostess to waiting and kitchen staff, is friendly and good-hearted. And the menu reflects a good choice of slightly unusual offerings, as well as something for those less adventurous. Being of the less adventurous type, I can vouch for the great flavors found in the chicken and pork entrees. There's also a bit of playfulness in some of the food.....a lovely Italian custard, topped with cocoa puffs, for one. A wonderfully quiet atmosphere, and a great view of the river with the dragon boats practicing. We return to this restaurant whenever we visit Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, not enough to show for it.
    tp2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service and the beautiful view were nice. Food was good but we were both disappointed with how little there was to eat. We were both starving when we left and had to get some fast food to fill our stomachs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    Samily
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I like to take our kids out to a new restaurant every weekend. This last weekend, on Valentine's Day, we took our kids to Three Degrees, not realizing it was going to be pretty busy everywhere due to the "holiday" (quotes because we don't really celebrate Valentine's Day). The restaurant was pretty full and the staff was extremely busy, however, we never got the impression that we were not the only table in the restaurant. When our server, or anyone else who came by to tend to us, was at our table, we were the only table that mattered, making sure our needs were met was the only concern. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back...maybe without the children next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for vegetarians
    DisappointedVegetarian
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    There is no menu for vegetarians, so I ordered crawfish tortellini. Admittedly it's my own fault for making reservations before checking the menu, but I am not to blame for the size of the entree I ordered. My 3 year old eats more then the portion I recieved on a regularly. I ended up eating some of my husbands chicken. I was rewarded with a bone I honestly thought broke a tooth. It took our server longer the. It our server awhile to say she could bring our table some house bread. I ate almost the entire loaf to myself. The staff is friendly and the ambiance is nice, if you don't eat meat/fish this isn't a restaurant for you. If you like caveman size portions of chicken and sausage(what my husband ordered and loved) you'll like it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate