3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

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1073 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 and our spaghetti and meatball Sunday suppers. 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge offers a doff of the hat to Mother Italy and a harmonious affair with locally procured Pacific Northwest and American cuisine. Come in, sit down, and eat!

Reservations are for dining only.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The scallops were outstanding, as was the Tiramisu. My entree of pasta in vodka cream sauce with Italian sausages was very good, but my friend did not find her pasta with clams as flavorful or as interesting as mine. The waitress was very nice, but the service overall was not nearly as outstanding as my last visit when I had an older gentleman who waited on us. She forgot to refill drinks, replace silverware, and completely forgot the coffee I ordered with dessert. Perhaps she was waiting on too many tables. I wasn’t upset with her, just a bit disappointed. Overall, a very good and relaxing place to spend an evening with friends.

VH
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing as is the service...never disappointing!

K
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband, mom,brother and me all dined on Friday evening. The food and service were excellent, as always.
The absolute highlight was desert. 3 doors down has the very best tiramisu and banana cream pie in Portland, and possibly the whole US.

h
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackie (sorry if I misspell her name) was, as usual, outstanding. Wonderful food. My two guests (from Saint Louis, another excellent food town) were both happy with the experience--food, service, menu, everything, except:
Only the noise level troubles me about my meals at 3 Doors Down. I wish you could soften the hard, echoing surfaces...

JP
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a real gem. I have taken visitors here and without exception, they always rave about it. Spaghetti and meatballs special on Sunday's is to die for.

AW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, romantic setting, BANANA PIE ❤ good wine, service was a little slow, but that was ok gave us time to talk, transients sleeping on the street around area was DISGUSTING, but that's Portland..

CQ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pate and Steamer Clams (and its broth) very good. Carlton pork cooked perfectly. Lastly, Banana cream pie very velvety. A dinner experience to enjoy!

JH
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always! Been coming here for roughly 20 years and never disappoints.

r
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always Great must go to appreciate, the best. Not to be missed.

My favorite

B
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, as always!!!

PA
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our favorites. Great food, Great service. Great atmosphere.

SB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A neighborhood gem, with very good food, wine, and exceptional service.

B
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, as usual, was terrific, even better than terrific. Great scallops, fabulous halibut, and etc. We love this place.

b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always excellent - BUT the SERVICE pushes this place so far over the top. Portland has great places to eat but the service here always makes us want to go back!

S
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a hidden gem. Great food with great portions is a rarity these days!

OT
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service every time.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating here! This time we brought out of town friends. Great food and the menu always has interesting selections.

t
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They’ve been around a long time and they really do a good job. Nice atmosphere , thoughtful service, delicious food. Go for at least three courses. You will want to come back.

RW
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are amazing & the food is delightful. I am a big fan of the of their cocktails.

AS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite walk to restaurant in our ‘hood. We been going to three doors down for years.

BR
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal - wonderful choices of appetizers and main courses. We wanted to order one of each, but thought better of it and choose three appetizers and each ordered a different main course - all were wonderful. Will gladly return soon.

K
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely place, great service and food, way too noisy. A bit of fabric hanging from the ceiling would go a long way toward making conversation enjoyable.

D
Portland
55 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We never fail to be disappointed at 3 Doors Down. We could keep coming back for the bean dip, but there is so much more. The special on Saturday, fettucine and shrimp with squash and a tomato cream sauce was excellent. We will be back before long.

AF
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here to treat a friend for her birthday. The service, food and drinks were all very good. I recommend reservations as it is not a huge place. I would come back here for sure.

OT
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service. We enjoyed our meal.

EB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are still top notch after many, many years. Dishes are seasonal, fresh and flavorful.

D
Portland
99 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our first time here. We were promptly seated and service staff was timely and friendly. The meals were tasty and but lacked any real flair to set this place apart. The dining area seemed a bit cramped so it was somewhat noisy but that was at the peak of the dinner hour. Our experience was good but just not great.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at 3 Doors Down. Great food, service, and atmosphere. We’ll be back for sure. It won’t be soon enough!

SS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service, and portions. Close to Hawthorne and easy to find.

MM
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Father's Day dinner --- great food, wine, service and ambiance. During dinner a glass of wine was spilled on my husband. The staff were so kind and apologetic. And we received a call from the restaurant staff the next day. We felt very well cared for.

AS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious, the staff is warm and friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. It’s a bit on the noisy side, but hard to find places that aren’t these days.

JV
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and the atmosphere was relaxing, would certainly go again.

K
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal; colder than anticipated and wonderful food. Will return

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always such good food, just wish it wasn’t quite so noisy.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Birthday🎂

T
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Portland spot!

BK
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our third time here and they didn’t disappoint. Wonderful service, super delicious food and nice atmosphere (although a little too well air conditioned). The only flop was the cannoli we got to-go. We would definitely return and recommend!!

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was exceptional.

OT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Appetizers - carpaccio, burrata, gnocchi were very good.

SS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a good neighborhood place for a slightly dressed up occasion. (We heard Happy Birthday sung at least twice the evening we were there.) Food is excellent and inventive. Service attentive without hovering. Huge wine list for those who care to indulge. Overall ambience was fine also. We were there on a week night, so I imagine it could be quite noisy when in full swing. Prices reasonable for the quality, so we would definitely go again and also recommend to friends.

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