3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge
Reservations are for dining only.
Wonderful food, people, atmosphere! Too bad they are closing.
Hi DannyH. We're not closing! Just a change in management! We'll be here for you!
Environment was loud and disturbing, and the seating was so tightly packed and uncomfortable. Service was okay; it was busy and I could feel the inattention. The service didn’t feel personable. The kitchen was so backed up that we waited over an hour for our food. While the food was okay, it didn’t warrant the price we paid. We will likely not return.
My gender queer spouse and I had dinner at 3 Doors Down before going to a show downtown. It was perfect. We were greeted warmly, given a table by the window, and our server was friendly and helpful without being overly intrusive. The cocktails were unique and well mixed. The food was divine - from the scallop and peaches starter, to the Caesar salad, main courses, and dessert. We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back.
It was very busy when we arrived. Apparently there were a lot of people arriving at 7 PM. The staff was "in the weeds". We were seated at the bar and the bartender was very apologetic because we had to wait a few minutes longer. I told him we were in no hurry, take his time, we weren't going anywhere. The woman who greeted us was behind the bar and I told her the same thing. They took excellent care of us. The food was wonderful. The one list offered a nice selection and the prices seemed very reasonable. I was there with my ex-wife. We have this odd habit of celebrating our anniversary every year. We have gone to 3 Doors Down in the past, but not for several years. She said we haven't been there in years. Want to see if it is still as good? We did and it was. And whatever delay we experienced was more than made up for by their wonderful staff. We'll go back.
Have been coming to Three Doors Down for years. Most of the time I would say that it was a great meal, this time, however I found it to be underwhelming. First, the bar was out of one of the ingredients for a simple drink, then they forgot to bring one of the drinks out, followed by them forgetting to bring one of the entrees. While the food was good, it was not outstanding. My meat eating friends loved the steak and the pork, but no one thought the pasta dishes where anything special. And, being that this is an Italian restaurant, we all expected better. For a quick bite or happy hour, I would recommend but I will probably choose another restaurant in the future when I am craving Italian food.
My wife I have lived in Portland for years, but didn't discover this yummy gem of a spot until this week. I had the Halibut which was the best I've ever had. and my wife had the pasta with marinara sauce. We started with panko breaded marinated mushrooms dipped in horseradish sauce.We can not wait to go back.
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.
The food is always amazing as is the service...never disappointing!
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.
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...
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.
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..
Pate and Steamer Clams (and its broth) very good. Carlton pork cooked perfectly. Lastly, Banana cream pie very velvety. A dinner experience to enjoy!
Excellent as always! Been coming here for roughly 20 years and never disappoints.
Always Great must go to appreciate, the best. Not to be missed.
Wonderful, as always!!!
Always one of our favorites. Great food, Great service. Great atmosphere.
A neighborhood gem, with very good food, wine, and exceptional service.
The food, as usual, was terrific, even better than terrific. Great scallops, fabulous halibut, and etc. We love this place.
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!
Such a hidden gem. Great food with great portions is a rarity these days!
Outstanding food and service every time.
Always enjoy eating here! This time we brought out of town friends. Great food and the menu always has interesting selections.
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.
The staff are amazing & the food is delightful. I am a big fan of the of their cocktails.
Our favorite walk to restaurant in our ‘hood. We been going to three doors down for years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good food and good service. We enjoyed our meal.
Food and service are still top notch after many, many years. Dishes are seasonal, fresh and flavorful.
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.
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!
Great food, service, and portions. Close to Hawthorne and easy to find.
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.
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.
The food was good and the atmosphere was relaxing, would certainly go again.
Lovely meal; colder than anticipated and wonderful food. Will return