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3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge, Portland, OR

3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

4.7
4.7
1761 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
"Inclusive from the moment you grace the doorway, 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge 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 barrel to bar wines by the glass), flowing effortlessly to the inventive starters, big bowls of pasta and shellfish, perfectly grilled fish and meats. 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge offers a doff of the hat to Mother Italy and a harmonious affair with locally procured Pacific Northwest cuisine. Come in, sit down, and eat!"

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary American, Northwest
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 236-6886
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Zach Beach
  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Cross street
    SE 37th Avenue at Hawthorne
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Tri-Met Bus Route #14,<br />Bicycle Oasis at SE Hawthorne and 36th,<br />10 minute cab ride from Portland city center
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,761 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Italian

  • Portland

    Best Value

  • Portland

    Great for fine wines

  • Portland

    Italian

1,761 Reviews
  1. Scott

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious, and the staff is friendly!

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  2. John

    Portland

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best small neighborhood restaurants in Portland that's been around for 20+ years and has always been consistently good. We've been enjoying the food and service at 3 Doors since they were a small bistro in half the space they currently occupy, and they have been one of our go-to Italian dining spots for many years.

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  3. Drinky

    Portland

    185 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are on Three Doors Down's email list, and learned of a special pasta they are serving this month - rye tagliatelle, cranberry beans, carrot, parmesan brodo, aged provolone and winter greens, so we had to try it. It was delicioius! The tagliatelle was cooked perfectly and the savory sauce was wonderful. We also shared seared scallops atop a silky parsnip puree served with a fabulous frisee salad with poached prawns. Amazing! We started with the bread and white bean spread (can't dine here without ordering this) and some nicely crafted cocktails. Our server was great, and everyone working there was super friendly. Looking forward to returning soon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good wine selection and great pasta dishes. Service was excellent even though the restaurant was full.

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  5. birdie

    Portland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We needed an east side dinner venue prior to a concert at Revolution Hall. 3 Doors had an opening so our family of 4 took it! What we appreciated the most was the courteous and kind service of every person we interacted with. We felt very cared for. The food was delicious and generous. Each of us had a pasta dish and each enjoyed our respective choices. I had the short rib pasta which was flavorful and great comfort food for a windy rainy Portland evening. I shared a Caesar salad with my son which was fresh and ample for sharing. Pricing was reasonable. We will return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With all of the shiny new comers to the Portland food scene over the years it’s easy to forget about this venerable Hawthorne neighborhood gem. Not a huge menu but the food was great, people were friendly and the space was warm and inviting.

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  7. Esmarelda

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We both gave the food about a 5/10 for flavor. The appetizer plate were paltry, the salad was okay, my risotto was mediocre and my husband liked the scallops. Dessert was a pudding, okay but certainly not super. I like the place as a neighborhood restaurant but could be better.

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  8. Dubbya

    Portland

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have yet to be disappointed at 3 Doors Down. While the menu is more limited these days, the dishes change frequently so you won't get bored. On this visit, both our gnocchi and black cod with clams were excellent while the Panna cotta was super smooth and creamy - as it should be. The Roero Arneis, a nice semi-dry Italian white wine from Piedmont, was new to us and proved very enjoyable. As always, service was efficient and friendly. What's not to like?

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  9. Bonnie

    Portland

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All positive and good varied menu. Good for celebration dinner.

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  10. DonH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. The dining room is quiet and warm.

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  11. MQrvw

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites. Always welcoming & delicious. The current special-the sole- is absolutely fantastic!

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  12. Al1708

    Portland

    39 reviews

    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Since 3 Door Down was sold the quality of the food has been just mediocre.

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  13. FlawlessGirl27

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very nice and answered all our questions.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 Doors Down has been our spot for special family dinners for many years. Glad to see that it is thriving and it's just as excellent as always. 

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  15. Dexter

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 Doors has been a favorite restaurant of mine since it opened.

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  16. Portlandnative

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food with a broad menu. Fresh pasta , great fish entree and wonderful Caesar. The bar offerings are excellent and creative. I highly recommend Three Doors Down

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  17. michaelesq

    Portland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Three Doors Down is consistently great; the seafood linguini in a tomato based sauce was hot and tasty; it is my favorite dish and the special seafood of the night was petrale sole and it was hot and tasty as well according to my wife. The restaurant was busy but the service was still timely. We were belatedly celebrating out 53rd wedding anniversary and we were not surprised. We go to Three Doors Down for all our important birthdays and anniversaries. Michaelesq

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  18. DorenE

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Italian food in a eclectic atmosphere. Excellent service too.

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  19. JRWolf

    Portland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, amazing service & equally delicious food in a lovely atmosphere!

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  20. badladyk

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, what a gem. Took my college-aged kids to celebrate the beginning of the semester——on a rainy and cold Sunday night. The service did not feel like a dreary Sunday night but rather a total delight. Friendly greeting, friendly server, and fare that was more than friendly on the palate. Yum. We ordered a range of dishes, and each was deluxe, from start to dessert. Will come back in a heartbeat the next time I'm in town.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful experience. The staff was attentive and the food was outstanding. Definitely will be back for more.

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  22. Scott

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner and the staff. Thank you for coming into work during a wicked ice storm. The menu was great. What a bonus having a Manhatten on tap! We will come back again.

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  23. ChristinaG

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a little slow getting started. Would be nice to get cocktails sooner. Or be told it’ll be just a bit while we finish up a few tables. All else was excellent !!!

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  24. DonH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with great food, wine & service.

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  25. NancyE

    Portland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Special pasta + wine deal on Wed + Thurs is great idea. Small portions, food delicious but not hot. Wine excellent. Full bar and lovely menu + wine list. Interesting antipasti and starters.

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  26. JohnB

    Portland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the New Years Eve special. The food was excellent. The shrimp salad was the best ever. My wife had the beef risotto and I had the seafood version. Both were excellent. The dessert was superb. We shared a bottle of prosecco to celebrate. It was a good evening

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  27. Live2Eat

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always had great meals at 3 Doors Down, until last night. We celebrated NYE with the prix-fixe menu, which we were looking forward to enjoying. Sadly, the overall value was extremely poor. Between the two of us, we were able to sample most of the menu, but we left unsatisfied — the first time for us as this characteristically wonderful restaurant. Course one was good but far too small, and was essentially a regular offering at a much higher price. Course two was excellent (salad and soup). Course three was also excellent (two types of very well crafted risotto). Course four was the most disappointing: desserts that were at best blah and felt like an afterthought. Overall, the cost in no way matched what was put on the table. It’s impossible to get everything right, and we will be back for the regular menu, but not for a prix-fixe menu ever again.

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  28. Lulu

    Portland

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for their New Year Eve's set menu. It's hard to judge a place via a set menu, but it was very good. The service was excellent, and I like the table arrangement (tables had plenty of space between them) and ambience. The main course was various risotto dishes, and I chose the seafood one. I'm not a risotto fan because it's usually overcooked but was willing to try it from a long-standing Italian restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised: the risotto was al dente, and the seafood was tender. Surprisingly the next day the risotto was a even better texture - NOT mushy or clumped together. The appetizer and cauliflower soup were excellent. I loved the scallop garnish on the soup. The butter cubes were a bit much to eat whole, but once melted added a wonderful flavor to the soup.

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  29. Justeatingwhatstastesgid

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are never disappointed with 3 Doors Down! Excellent service, always delicious food, fantastic wines not commonly found, and if you don't have the white bean dip you are truly missing a specialty of the house!

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  30. KarenR

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this neighborhood restaurant! Excellent food, attentive service, relaxed atmosphere.

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  31. JonathanR

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three Doors Down was once égaux exceptional. We had beets and Bibb lettuce salad. And then two incredible pasta dishes. Tiramisu with the Amaro pairing. Perfect all around.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food, great staff. Make sure you order the banana cream pie!

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  33. ScottH

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful! The food was delicious… Will be back!

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  34. rosie

    Portland

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are always treated like family when we come to dinner. It is a delightful experience. The food is. without fail delicious. and my husband regularly craves the banana creme pie.

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  35. NealN

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend 3 Doors Down.

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  36. DianaW

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have never been disappointed in any way at 3 Doors Down.

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  37. Joyjoy

    Portland

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Picked up friend at PDX, 4 pm arrival. As we live in NW Portland, Washington County, we wanted to eat on E side as our neighborhood restaurants are very limited. Choose this option and we’re very pleased with menu and intimate but not crowded space. Will go again

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly excellent food. Had the pate, vodka sauce pasta, and duck breast. So flavorful! Really enjoyed the ambiance and friendliness of everyone there.

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  39. elizabethL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and the best staff. Loved the duck breast special, cooked perfectly and the cod was amazing light a flakey.

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  40. ChristineH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic, the people are nice, and there is real Miro’s on the wall. What more could you ask for?

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 236-6886.

3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 1761 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

1429 SE 37th, Portland, OR 97214

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    SE 37th Avenue at Hawthorne
  • Neighborhood
    Southeast Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary American, Northwest
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Tri-Met Bus Route #14,Bicycle Oasis at SE Hawthorne and 36th,10 minute cab ride from Portland city center
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Zach Beach
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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