3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

4.8
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1121 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 cuisine. Come in, sit down, and eat!

Reservations are for dining only.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, staff was kind and courteous

WP
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous drinks, food, and service. Everything you want in a nice place to eat out.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date location!

j
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super great food. The bread and white bean spread was delicious. Everything was perfect

d
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were greeted by one of the owner and seated promptly and a very nice table in the dining room. Our waiter was very nice, cordial but for me was a little too chatty and over attentive. But on the other hand guess that is better than Not Attentive,

We had 3 for 33.00 and everything ordered was delicious.
We will be back soon!

Dave and Steve

B
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was amazing. Restaurant was full and noisy.

SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had no clue there was such a great restaurant within walking distance. It is a great restaurant. It is one where you can carry on a conversation without shouting. It's beautiful inside. Our server was attentive without being obsequious; very pleasant and helpful.

Overall a wonderful experience. I heartily recommend it.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing !! Informative professional !! Made our night !! Wish I knew her name wait it’s was Kerry !! She is awesome very cool!!

TT
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

3 Doors Down has been around for over 20 years and it is still very excellent and dependable in both food and service. The menu and prices are great! I would go weekly if it was in my neighborhood! It is still one of my favorites in PDX.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I thought the food and service were excellent. My comment is that you don’t get a lot of food. I think they could do better by increasing portion size.

SW
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to 3 Doors Down Café for 25 years and it never disappoints. The fish preparation is the best in the city. And the pastas and risottos are superb. The staff are incomparable.

B
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough good things! Great waiter and wonderful evening !

BB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. This was our second visit and we will be back for sure.

B
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal . Everything was perfect never disappointed . Food was amazing like usual . We all had different entrees each one just as good as the others . Service was excellent .

MR
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, from the bread and bean spread to dessert, it was wonderful. Highly recommended. I’m

DS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great! The carpaccio was excellent. They were very prompt about filling our water glasses when needed. We never had to ask.

OT
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, and it was wonderful!!! Our server was extremely informative, and attentive, the food was delicious!!! Cocktails were just what the doctor ordered! Lol. Definitely will be coming back!

CM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun restaurant! Casual and neighborhood-y with lovely food. We had three different pasta dishes, each had its own unique depth of flavor -- which indicates to me that all were made with care and expertise. Our server was fantastic.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Portland classic. Always excellent food and service

DB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is great. Clams are best on West Coast. Chicken always roasted to perfection. Handmade pasta. What more could you want?

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great presentation. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Great for pampering yourself.

h
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner before a show. Great food, professional, knowledgeable waiter, comfortable, nice dining room.

CO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service & great food

PG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Environmental slightly boring

MG
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Portland, but we were disappointed with the food on this occasion.

ON
Portland
71 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food using fresh ingredients. Friendly and casual, tables well spaced. Shared appetizers of chicken liver pate with grilled bread, capers and onions plus fried marinated mushrooms. Mains of squash soup, ricotta cavatelli with meatballs and broccoli raab, and a very lightly battered Petrale sole. Excellent! We all noted that each dish was good. Desserts - banana cream pie, tiramisu. Will definitely return. Shout out to our server who magically refilled our water glasses while remaining almost invisible, who was so helpful with recommendations and with who we had a lovely chat when leaving.

AV
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis was an excellent server! We truly appreciated him and his service! Thank you!

SL
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Bland food - nothing special about the menu. Nice salad.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new staff!

TM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I were delighted with our dinner at Three Doors Down. Our table was cozy right by the window. We were greeted warmly by the host and server. My squash soup was fantastic and my husband thought his rock fish was delicious. We would definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal and service. The new owners are off to a great start. The scallop appetizer was excellent. They are known for the vodka sauce, and it is delicious. The Manhattan and the blood orange sour were both tasty cocktails. I’ll be back.

PB
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner came to the table to ask how everything was. Food was delicious and we were able to take our time without being rushed out. A++

5
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We made reservations for a 60th birthday. I noted that it was a birthday in the opentable reservation. It was a little disappointing when we got there because we waited at least 5 minutes until someone spoke to us about a table - and there were staff passing us by. At no time did anyone acknowledge the birthday. That said, after we were seated, the service and food was very good - but a bit pricey. It is a noisy place. I remember when it was smaller and cozier.

D
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was very enjoyable until the noise level made it difficult to hear one another at our table of four.

MN
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. We really like the new waiter, Kay Ray (sp?). Good hire!

t
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service wonderful! We will definitely be back.

C
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to 3 Doors Down for years. We returned this weekend for an anniversary dinner. The place is still stellar. Excellent food, service, and environment. Highly recommend this restaurant.

LM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite in our family, we've been regulars here for years; food and drinks are always top-notch, but it's really the people that make this place special. Recently, I had the pleasure of celebrating my mother's 73rd birthday here and the 3 Doors crew went out of their way to make it special - thank you!

J
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 Doors Down is one of our favorite restaurants. We've been going there for 10 years, and it has been consistently great; from cocktails to appetizers to pastas and entrees, we have never had anything that wasn't wonderful. And yes, they don't lower the quality when it comes to deserts...I've never been a big fan of banana cream pie, until I tasted the one they serve here. It's really something.

DS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and staff are outstanding. We make it an annual event to dine at 3 Doors Down for a birthday. I will say for us, the only negative is the neighborhood. Parking is terrible and there are shady characters to deal with. There also was a homeless person sleeping not far from the front door. If 3 Doors Down was in a better neighborhood, we would dine there more often.