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Three Degrees
Three Degrees

Three Degrees Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.threedegreesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (503) 295-6166
  • 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: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • 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 (503) 423-3112
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Good food and a beautiful place to have dinner on a warm summer evening in Portland."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Perfect spot to catch breakfast/brunch prior to seeing a matinee at the Keller. Free valet parking."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The staff were very kind to my mother and her experience was very positive."
    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."
    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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. We were pleasantly surprised. It was quiet which we loved and appreciate."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Everything was very good from the service to the quality of food ! Keep it up !"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "View was nice. Menu was kind of disappointing, not any choice for any kind of comfort food. Lots of cold choices but it was a cold day and I wanted a warm dish."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "This restaurant was chosen by my friend to celebrate a birthday. He considers it the best place in Portland, OR for excellent food and service. Our wait staff were attentive; brought soda and napkin to the table, when my friend jokingly said he needed to remove a spot on his tie. He corrected the person bringing plates for not approaching from the left side and he expected removal to be from the right (which was done). Our waitress was attentive, helpful with suggestions, and interacted well with an extroverted personality. I found the food to be superb and the service excellent."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our group remembered the delicious food and the ease of conversation and tasting that happens with the small plates; we were sorry to learn that the menu had changed. I think several of the nine of us simply ordered the one thing from the former menu that was still available - the hamburger."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Nice view. No one there.....food was bad, service was slow. Great hotel. Too bad the restaurant wasn't better!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had a great New Years Eve dinner at Three Degrees. We easily got a table at 8pm and the restaurant was relatively empty, though I'm not sure why? The food was great and the service was the best I've had in a long time. Very knowledgable wait staff regarding food and their fancy cocktails. Try the aged whiskey drinks!! Was about a 15-20min easy walk back to the center of downtown to find a bar to count down to 2014. I highly recommend Three Degrees for a casual yet classy evening out."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Top-notch front service, from manager to servers. But the kitchen staff was not capable of handling high-volume New-Year Eve demand. One particular appetizee (hamachi) was excellent, but the other dishes from salad (balnd dressing) to steak (tough) was unsatisfactory. May not return."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Came here for christmas brunch with the family, staff was very friendly, food took awhile to make but not too long and it was very well made and delicious. the sauces that came with my pancakes were delicious- ginger maple syrup and fresh blueberries. it's a bit pricey but would recommend. the view was fantastic, we took a walk on the waterfront after our meal."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Had excellent service. Description on brunch menu made everything sound so good, but a few of us made a wrong selection (salmon) and, although tasty and lovely to look at, it was not sufficient for a meal. Our small plate of prawns to share was excellent! Overall, was a bit disappointed with the food."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Went for breakfast, had the pork belly hash and eggs benedict. Food was average at best, but well presented. Portions were quite small and I left hungry. Service was decent until the end of the meal until we were ignored for a good twenty minutes while looking for the bill. Wouldn't go back or recommend."
    Dined on 12/25/2013