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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

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% 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 on September 17, 2017

5 of us gathered for a bit of a reunion. Our server was great- let us stay later than expected on a Sat nite knowing we wanted to talk and catch up with each other. All main courses, salads, drinks, and desserts were good to excellent. Price point was reasonable Having been to this restaurant before I can say that the servers have always been GREAT and the good is consistently good. Only downfall for this restaurant is that street parking can be hard to find. Must leave time for a bit of a hunt.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Salads were both tasty, entrees were good and desserts were delicious. Second time back and will definitely return

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

There were two of us, splitting several dishes from the appetizer menu. All were delicious and wonderfully prepared. We shared the scallop with peaches and honey basil cream sauce, ricotta gnocchi with sweet creamed corn, and field greens with almonds blue cheese. Our waiter was attentive and brought individual plates for us to share these three dishes. Although our tab was kept low by the sharing and eating from the appetizer menu, we were treated like customers who were ordering a six course dinner. A great experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

3 Doors Down never disappoints. It's our go-to restaurant for our friend group: excellent cocktails, food, service, and ambiance!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food, experience, and service. Best bruschetta ever!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent neighborhood restaurant! Lots of options on the menu for my fussy quartet. Service was to a tee....professional, timely, friendly.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food at this restaurant was stunningly good. The service was impeccable. Two members of my party commented their particular dishes were "the best" of those dishes they had ever had. I personally woke up the next morning dreaming I was eating the rigatoni! Can't wait to return.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

wonderfull evening, food was above par and met all expectations as this is our go to place. Steak was cooked to perfection. Cavatelli with bolognese sauce is something you can't stop eating it is so good. Gnocchi for an appetizer was exceptional! Service is well above what you would expect. They treat you as though you are in a fine dining establishment but you can be casual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We love 3 Doors Down. It always has exceptional food, and is a bastion of the neighborhood. Wait staff is exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Lovely atmosphere. Great wait service. Thought it would be fancier. Nice casual neighborhood dining. Very comfortable. Food was fine. Gluten free pasta availability was awesome. Drinks delish. Will return.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, People Watching
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Wonderful food and excellent service. Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food in a comfy, neighborhood place. Great place for an evening out.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We always enjoy eating at 3 Doors Down. The servers remember us from previous visits and they have a combination of regular items and new seasonal choices on the menu. They do a lovely job with fish and make lovely, light sauce or broth with creative veggies such as fennel.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Awesome service, and the food is very good, made to order, fresh ingredients. I let them order for me and I haven't missed yet. Must try!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 13, 2017

While the service was friendly and helfpul, the food was disappointing as it tasted warmed-over and not fresh. Arancini was lacking flavor and the risotto tasted like spinach only. Rice was crunchy and not well-cooked. Hadn't visited this restaurant in a while and unfortunately won't be back. Perhaps caught them on a bad Saturday night but many other good restaurants to choose from. Bummer.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Cannot recommend this restaurant since deafening noise level negated all positives: good food, service, value. I was embarrassed to have invited my out of town friends to a restaurant where we could not carry on a conversation.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were here for our anniversary. It's been around forever but we just never have gotten there but this time the remembrance of its existence and our anniversary coincided. They don't need to advertise it was full when we left. We arrived about 20 minutes early and they seated us right away that was nice although there is a bar that one can wait in also. We had arancini with aioli (very good, a little chewy); carpaccio (very good, one of the top three we've had over the years); butter lettuce salad with bacon lardons and a creamy garlic chive dressing (my husband liked it, he finished mine, I got bored with it halfway through); he had steak with potatoes and summer squash (he said very tender and great sauce); I had signature vodka cream Italian sausage rigatoni which was very good (although I make an equally good one myself), there were two whole sausages served, not crumbled up into sauce that was different and nice. We had Spanish wine by glass. No dessert. Two espressos. Came to right around $100. Not bad for a special night out. We could have eaten less appetizers but we like to try things when we haven't been somewhere just to see if we'd want to come back. They have a very good Happy Hour menu Sunday through Thursday that would be worth checking out. They have no trouble filling seats and their reputation did not disappoint. It's noisy but not unbearable. Lively I'd say. And the waitstaff is very competent if a little rushed. All in all I'd say we'd go back and would try Happy Hour sometime.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always love dining at 3 Doors Down. I had the Halibut and it was outstanding. Service was excellent as usual. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland. I love their seasonal menu and homemade pastas, excellent cocktails and their specialty entrees with chicken, fish and steak. So good, and the staff always makes us feel welcome.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Aniversary

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great service and well-prepared menu. The focus is Italian cuisine however locally sourced ingredients are the building blocks. Great wine list. Experienced, knowledgeable wait staff. This is a place to go if you want to be well taken care of.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This has been our go-to restaurant since we moved to Portland in 2000. Friendly staff. Incredible food. One of the best affordable wine lists in the city. Great Happy Hour Tuesday-Thursday in the bar. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Fun cocktails, lovely meal, friendly service. We will definitely be back!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Summary: Still the classic neighborhood bistro that folks should drive from Beaverton for.

I have to admit: I'd been steering clear of 3 Doors Down for some time due to the crowds--I could never get a table. But for some reason, this summer we'd been seeing a lot of slots open on Open Table--maybe all the newer places were sucking the crowds away.

So I went on a friday night with my family, and rediscovered an old friend. It's still pumping out top notch food, quickly and with great service, using local ingredients in season. It's got a great wine list, and it's going to be one of the best values you can find. It may not be the hottest "5 star" place, but it's every bit a 4+, and delivers both gracefully and consistently.

I will be back, and much more often, especially if it remains this easy to get in.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We are regular customers but took our friends there who were visiting from Germany. They both loved the atmosphere and friendly but professional attitude of the staff. They raved about the clam appetizer. The plum tomato sausage pasta is always a delight. Still one of our favorite spots. Although we did not have on this visit the Banna Cream pie is fantastic

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Food was excellent , service prompt and prices reasonable, everything you need for a great dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The first time we went there we absolutely loved our dinner. Our server was amazing and the food was spectacular.
Based on this, we decided to go here to celebrate a birthday. The food was still great, but the service was very disappointing. When we walked in, the hostess pointed us to our table. Our server seemed annoyed by our presence and she was pretty rude through the meal. She seemed surprised when we asked for Parmesan cheese for our pasta (there were 5 of us there). She brought a little ramekin of Parmesan. We asked for more and she begrudgingly brought us one more. All in all, we were pretty disappointed, but the food was still delicious...especially the banana cream pie!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful food and service, but wish you had a couple more non-red meat options.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Have been to 3 Doors Down three maybe four other times and have not been disappointed yet. Food choices were creative and very tasty! Service was EXCELLENT! Prices seemed fair. Will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Visiting from Chicago looking for a restaurant with good vegetarian options along with meat options. Our table was waiting, the service was perfect, and the food was outstanding. The vegetarian risotto was so fresh and vibrant. The sausage and pepper pasta was great, a really nice level of spice. And they made a special vegetarian pasta for one in our party who didn't quite see what she wanted. Everything was just yummy. A wonderful evening in Portland.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great service, great food, if you never tried this place, it's a must. The scallops were awesome.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We have been going to 3 Doors Down since 2000! We always enjoy the fabulous food and friendly, knowledgeable service. Save room for dessert - the banana cream pie and tiramisu are both justifiably legendary.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and service. Plenty to eat, well-prepared, very tasty.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

As usual: great welcome, great service, grey food. Wonderful restaurant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Service was a stand out. Part of the dining experience is the meal, of course. But attentive service is the other part. e Doors downs wins gold stars and both counts.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Dinner was delicious! I had dinner with friends from work on Thursday night and it was so good I brought my friends in town from LA for dinner on Saturday! They loved it, raved all weekend about how much they love the Portland food scene and that they are definitely coming back for more 3 Doors Down! The gnocchi pesto dish was amazing!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Four of us dined here to celebrate a birthday. Our table was ready upon arrival which I always appreciate. The dining room has a casual upscale feel--nice and comfortable without being too formal or stuffy. The service was excellent. Our water and cocktail glasses never got empty. We ordered several appetizers for the table to share which were very good. Three of four of us followed that with perhaps the best Caesar salad I've had anywhere--fresh, tangy with the perfect amount of anchovy taste. For entrees, three

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at this neighborhood Italian restaurant. The service was exceptional and the food even better. I had the Plum tomato/vodka pasta dish and the portion size was perfect and I could go back for that dish each week. My partner had the chicken dish and said that the flavors were phenomenal. A definite return visit for us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 24, 2017

It's been years since I dined at 3Doors Down, but my good memories were reinforced by the terrifically prepared, extremely tasty dinners a friend and I were served. The service is also excellent, the servers cheerful, friendly, and unpretentious. The atmosphere is elegant but low-key. It was a dining experience I would heartily recommend to anyone.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Three Doors Down is an excellent neighborhood restaurant that can hold its own against any of the trendier places in town. The food's great and so is the service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Cozy
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