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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.

1429 SE 37th
Portland, OR 97214
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American, Northwest

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Bar 11:00 pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm


Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
SE 37th Avenue at Hawthorne

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 236-6886

Website:
http://www.3doorsdowncafe.com/

Public Transit:
Tri-Met Bus Route #14,
Bicycle Oasis at SE Hawthorne and 36th,
10 minute cab ride from Portland city center

Executive Chef:
David Marth

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Check our website for our special menu New Year's Eve menu as the date gets closer!

3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (46)
Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (23)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Casual (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Romantic (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Happy Hour (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Fun (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

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.)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Been coming for nearly 25 years. That speaks for itself, eh?

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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food5
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service3
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent just right “care" by our waitress. Genuine. Great Smile. Comfortable personality.
Sorry, forgot name, but we sat in north window alcove for 2.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love this restaurant...consistently good & great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing good as always!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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food4
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is always fabulous. Chef Dave is quite talented & consistent! Always excellent!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I was so pleased with the friendly and skilled service we received. I had a mushroom risotto that tested so fresh, and wasn't heavy. The environment was warm, conversation was easy, and the whole experience relaxing and enjoyable.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Server was awesome, food is amazing and great wine selection

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been frequenting 2 Doors Down for the past 18 years and the food and friendly service has continued to be superb. A great place for authentic Italian food, nice wine list and excellent service and value.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We always like our dinners at Three Doors Down. It's on our list of favorites.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic. I've been visiting 3 Doors Down since I moved to the neighborhood in 2002. Always a favorite, always a pleasure to dine there.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

3 Doors is consistently a great experience from the great food, very attentive staff and especially enjoy the energetic and friendly bar tender. Will continue to remain a favorite.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Enjoyed this gem of a restaurant which is close to the Hawthorne Theater(walking distance)
Would recommend this for a scrumptious Italian meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food, service was not its usual greatness unfortunately. Still love dining here though!

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food5
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service, I love the atmosphere. The food is amazing. The staff is the best, fresh food. Must check out this gem.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! My favorite place to dine. Can’t say enough. The food is superb and the service is even better. Never fails to over achieve in all areas love it. And PS. The best bartender in Portland. Leslie

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very warm and friendly environment - including staff. Plus very eatable food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Fun
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food4
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

There's a reason this restaurant has been a Portland fixture for so long. Good, well, priced, reliable dining, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, in a space where actual conversation is possible!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is our fourth visit and we've yet to be disappointed. It truly is a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Sole was wonderful and great pastas are always a great choice. My “go to” place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Restaurant was a bit noisy for conversation at our table. Food was very good! We enjoyed our waiter, but felt the service was a bit slow, probably because they were so busy! It also was a bit chilly in there for my 93 year old mother!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A really delightful experience as always!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love, love, love this place. Amazing food, service and wonderful drinks. Best Old Fashion in town. Highly recommend. Try the gnocchi!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love having family birthdays here. Our waiter was awesome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As always the food and service was great. This our g-to place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

3 Doors Down never fails! Wonderful evening! Great staff, excellent food! Perfect Tuesday night anniversary dinner out!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 25, 2017

3 Doors Down is out go-to restaurant for a delicious, casual but upscale dinner. One in our family is vegetarian and one is gluten free. Our gluten free kiddo has never been sick after eating at 3 Doors Down thanks to their careful attention.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding service and hot, delicious food. Really comfortable restaurant to relax and enjoy a great meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We always enjoy our experiences at 3 Doors Down. The food never disappoints and the staff is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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