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About 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge
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 prosecco on tap and 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.
Portland, OR 97214
Italian, Contemporary American, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar 11:00 pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
SE 37th Avenue at Hawthorne
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Tri-Met Bus Route #14,
Bicycle Oasis at SE Hawthorne and 36th,
10 minute cab ride from Portland city center
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge Ratings and Reviews
This is my third time to dine here and I have loved it each time. My partner will choose Three Doors anytime I want to take her out. We look forward to the next opportunity we'll have to go out to dinner. (We're from St. Paul and so are willing to drive through Portland traffic to get here. That should say something.)
I love this place. I’ve been going for 20 years or so. Really nice people, great food, consistent, varied menu. Reasonably priced.
I have a family of four kids (now grown) with one that’s fussy about ingredient origin, another that does not like meat, and the other two that have big foodie type sophistication and it this place is loved by all of them.
Waiter was rude. After telling us the specials he said, "I understand if you just want salad." I thought about that and dismissed it. When we paid the bill, I used a $50.00 gift card on a $78 bill. I also put $44 cash in for a total of $94, which is a little over 20% tip. He ran after us after running the card saying there was not enough. When I said the card was 50 he looked again and realized he read the ticker wrong that the balance after the card was 28 and there was plenty of cash to cover. I should habe pulled my tip at that moment. It is not like we went to dinner is sweet pants. I was wearing a sweater and jeans with dress shoes and my wife had a black dinner dress on. The gentleman obviously judged us as undeserving for some reason from the start.
Still a neighborhood gem, still worth the drive, still with top-notch food delivered flawlessly by a long-standing professional staff, and every bit the great place we know and still love. It's not cutting edge, but that's no knock--it does what it does exceptionally well, and I've never had a bad meal here.
The hostess was friendly and the waitress was pleasant and had suggestions if you aren’t sure what wine to get. I love it when the waitstaff lets you eat and doesn’t pop in 4 times during each course to see how things are. They let you mangia and finish your plate before approaching about the next course. The cavatelli was
Phenomenal and the fettuccine with shellfish was great too! For an East Coaster missing my easy-to-get-everywhere-Italian food it really hit the spot. Quick service and definitely good portions! As we left it was starting to get crowded and you could tell this place would be roarin’ later!
Three Doors Down had been on my list for some time, and it did not disappoint. We had an eclectic group of four, with one vegetarian. Our dinners were tasty, reasonably priced, the service was excellent, and the wine list extensive. The atmosphere is quiet, but not too quiet, dimly lit but not dark, and attentive without being pretentious. I will be back!
Three Doors Down has been a favorite for many years and continues to be. Always welcoming, always delicious and the ingredients are well-sourced and seasonal. It is central for friends to meet up and I never hesitate to recommend it to locals and out-of -towners alike.
This has been one of our go-to dining options for well over a decade. I have almost never had a bad meal here, and the service has always been outstanding. The pasta dishes are invariably tasty and quite often creative. The entrees change from time-to-time and there is almost always something delicious to entice. The peaches and scallops are the signature dish that, when available, you simply must have. The banana cream pie is the best in town by a wide margin. Chase it all down with one of their fantastic blood-orange sours and you'll be full and content. We keep coming back, despite the fact that it is not at all geographically convenient for us, because they so consistently and persistently leave us delighted with the decision, and do so for a reasonable amount of money. Portland is a city where fine dining is increasingly associated with an obscenely high bill. 3 Doors Down is proof positive it doesn't have to be that way.
It was not very crowded this Wednesday evening. The neighborhood around 37th has changed for the worse since our last visit. I hope this was not the reason as we have always enjoyed dining here. We did not feel unsafe but be careful. The sidewalk in front of Powell's was strewn with junk, as well as the corner of Hawthorne and 36th.
The wait staff is always incredibly knowledgeable, but totally down to earth. The food is delicious, and the Manhattans on tap (or otherwise) are a unique treat. The Happy Hour menu has some different options that are also fantastic… this is consistently great food and service, Enjoy!
We had friends visiting us from out of town and wanted to take them somewhere we could count on a great meal, great service and a friendly atmosphere. Three Doors Down didn't disappoint on all three points, but then it never does, which is why we chose to go there! The wine recommendation was spot on and all five of us were very happy with our respective salad and entrée choices.
We had a great experience. The staff was great and the service was too. We all enjoyed our meals and the wine was fantastic (2012 Gigondas, Domaine Les Chenes Blanc). Also, the restaurant had no problem with us changing our reservation from 6 to 4. Thank you! Can't wait to return.
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