3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

4.8
1224 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 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.

Support 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1224 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindsayW
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in a long time. Service was impeccable.

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MarioN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All of the staff are very friendly, accommodating, food was great, but portions were a bit small (polenta for the osso bucco).

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Turnip
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great people.
And it's been that way for what? 30 years??

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PDXpatti
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and it just keeps getting better and better! Extremely fresh food, new recipes regularly show up on their menu, the cocktails are excellent and great value for the money, and the owners/staff are wonderful.

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vipCarol
Minneapolis
57 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the service and the food was great. Happy to have had a gluten free pasta choice. Cute little neighborhood place and wish the weather would have been warmer, so we could have chosen the outdoor seating. Thanks for a terrific dinner!

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JudyC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portion size is just right. Specials and specialty cocktails are always delicious.

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Heavyside
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We randomly chose to go to 3 Doors Down, as this was our first time eating there. We were looking for an Italian place that was open to dining in.

We chose to sit outside, the owner greeted us, sat us down, turned on the heater for my date, and was very pleasurable to talk with. Wait Staff was very quick and efficient, knew the menu well, made recommendations, etc. Food was served relatively quickly, more quick than anticipated. Even with a mistake on the order, there was a very quick turnaround preparing a new plate. Oh...and hand crafted pasta!! If you know, you know!

After dinner, we chatted with the owner a bit, and we were very pleased overall. I highly recommend this establishment!

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RoadLessTravelled
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The dishes are creative, not your "run of the mill" fare. The marinated beets were succulent, the chicken liver pâté might have had more liver flavor to it but still was tasty on grilled toast. The complementary bean spread that came with the bread was terrific, enough to call for more bread to spoon up the last bit (but then they brought more spread with the second plate of bread!). Our main course, tajarin (the "j" pronounced like a German "j") with lamb ragu was superb. The texture of the pasta was perfect, and the ragu was very savoury with a touch of heat. Lovely. The weak part of the meal was dessert: the banana cream pie was not very banana-y or otherwise flavorful, and the Meyer lemon tart had an excellent filling but the crust was tough. Still, all in all, the meal as a whole was very satisfying and the staff was attentive and responsive. This place bears a repeat visit.

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Foodsnob1
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

of course, it was quiet , on a rainy , early Sunday evening.
Despite the fact that restaurants are quiet, now- nice vibe, great food- spendy wines, so be careful of what you order. Food was delicious, though

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another fantastic evening at 3Doors Down. One of our favorite locations for a date night !!

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Mike
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating at 3 Doors Down since year one in 1994. It has been nothing but amazing every time. Thank you.

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SAFF
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Portland. I'm a vegetarian but my guests are not, and we all had excellent choice selections. The service, as usual, was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant for vegaterians as well as non-vegetarians.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time out to dinner since Feb 2020. A great experience.

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KristenL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great experience despite still dining during the pandemic. Our food and service we great. I hadn’t been there in years and am so glad that they’re still here. I’m definitely going back! This place is a gem!!!

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LetsEatInPDX
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our experience at 3 Doors Down Cafe & Lounge. The owner and staff went out of their way to help us celebrate our friends' recent engagement. The quality of the food was amazing and portion sizes were generous. Our server was super friendly, helpful, and fast! The ambience/atmosphere was quite enjoyable and we felt more than safe with all of the restaurant's COVID precautions in place.

We will DEFINITELY be returning soon! I'm 99.9% sure that we will quickly become 'regulars' at 3 Doors Down Cafe & Lounge.

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MaryA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to this restaurant for 25 years and the big test was going back after the ownership change last year. It continues to have all the old favorite items, plus a few good additions to the menu. They have setup a great outdoor space. We will definitely continue going to this great restaurant for many more years.

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vipConnieC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great time! The Osso Buco is so tender and delicious. The best dirty martini my husband has had in a while (perfect amount of olive juice. The service was great, and all the staff is very friendly and professional. They have warm outdoor seating and spaced indoor seating. We recommend!

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vipgrizgirl
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to hit Three Doors every time we come to Portland. One of our favorite places anywhere in the country.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Their vodka sauce was to die for. We also had the yogurt cheesecake with wine pairing which was also superb. The ambiance was lovely and the service was top notch. All covid precautions were taken and we felt very safe. Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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Loren
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My boyfriend and I ate here recently and had a really good experience. The food, the ambience, and the service were all great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and go back there too.

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Dedi
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined inside. Owner very gracious, welcoming, and sincere and maintained excellent COVID-19 mitigation. Staff familiar with menu, and long with 3 Doors Down, quite warm and friendly, which is hard standing 6 feet away, all wearing masks except active diners. House salad super delicious but overpriced ($13), pork tenderloin very good-tge big surprise was pizza-FANTASTIC! I will go again and get it again-very Italian crust-light, hot, ingredients it soggy and incredible!
In these early days, plain bread maybe free, wine pours a bit bigger, just an idea. You can’t go wrong, here!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

the host was very kind and easy going. We had a wonderful meal, and would come back

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Patv
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Three Doors Down! No concerns about COVID, the staff has safety protocols in place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Mask policy of putting one on when any staff approaches the table is ridiculous. No-one is doing that and it annoying. Made a big deal about uv air system. Ridiculous. Won’t be back till you change that stupid policy

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rattlebrain
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love the heated patio at 3 Doors Down. It allows us to experience fine dining and good service from the friendly and very competent staff, at an airy outdoor table. We especially love the fresh pasta and the wine selection!

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MichaelH
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good drinks with an excellent bartender and servers.

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Robert
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong here.
Marvelous staff AND delicious dinner ❗

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vipTheWeedman
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places... Always a hit!

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vipLanceC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Covid safety and delicious food qnd cocktails.

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LawrenceP
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside a couple of nights ago and had a wonderful time with friends. Everyone at 3 Doors Down made sure we were warm and comfortable.
Our server (I am sorry but I can not recall her name) was so nice and so good. She really took such good care of us and made sure we had everything we wanted.

Our food was really great and everyone enjoyed their choices. We have dined here before and surely will do so again soon.

Well recommended! Enjoy the great hospitality and great food and excellent cocktails!

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Thomas
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great pleasure to return to one of very favorite Portland restaurants after indoor dining restrictions were lifted. The service and attention to safety were first rate. The food was even better.

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vipHayleyD
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS ALL AROUND! Definitely will be going back soon! Food and drinks were fantastic, and the service was 10 stars!

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KarynT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was phenomenal, as always. Little bright and sparse, but I'm not going to complain in covid times :)

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AlyseM
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Great outdoor dining. Covered but open and warm.

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DebbieL
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first inside dining experience since the pandemic hit. I have to say I was a little bit nervous but they were excellent. They would stand about 10 feet away giving us a chance to put our masks back on before they would approach the table. They had installed partitions in between the tables to make it even more safe and they weren't ugly. All in all, I recommend this restaurant. Especially now.

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KarenN
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, with heated and ventilated outdoor dining - very comfortable.

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vipTandT
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was ok but they make you put your mask on every time they approach the table even outside! I get the COVID thing but this is not a nice way to dine. I understand putting on a mask to go the restroom and to come and go from the restaurant but all through the meal is too much and very annoying and disruptive. The other restaurants that we dine with do not do this. We will not be going back.

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GreggS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 Doors Down was awesome. Food and service was great. AND, they have an amazing set up for Covid. Lots of heaters and protection. It was fantastic.

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GettingOutAgain
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed 3 Doors Down and we have missed eating there. As usual, the food was great, as was the service. The Spanish coffee with dessert was especially nice.
It was warm with the heaters on & we hope to go back soon.

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 4.8 stars by 1224 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.