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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We'd love to see you and your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Please check our website for a special holiday menu after February 1st.

3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
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Casual (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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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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 (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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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 (Portland)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great restaurant. They missed that I had shown up for my reservation and so I got a ding with Opentable. There is a flaw there in their system. But the food and restaurant is great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We have been coming to 3 Doors Down for a while, and the food and wine list is excellent. I appreciate the menu being small and ever changing. The salads are excellent. Even more importantly the servers are spectacular. They are casual and kind, the bust their buns when they need to, they chit chat when they can; they offer excellent suggestions when indecisive, their is a confidence they have, it is just a wonderful place to go. Mom likes it, daughter likes it, husband likes it, and that is a win!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

3 Doors Down is a very consistent restaurant for good food and good value.
The only problem might be finding street parking. I do recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Portland! 23 years and still going strong. No attitude, great staff, the best Bibb salad and right around the corner from my shop!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Had never been here before but what a great spot. Great neighborhood and this restaurant is tucked away in a side street. Matt at the bar steered us in the right direction for cocktails. There wasn't one item on the menu that wasn't delicious. Gnocchi for an appetizer, bib and couscous salad delish and the plum tomato vodka pasta/sausage dish is not to be missed. We had a great time and I would highly recommend!

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 16, 2017

A really wonderful experience. We felt comfortable and well taken care of by the staff. The food was delicious - we had to remember to slow down and savor every bite. Portion sizes are perfect, drinks were great and even the little personal details were well executed. When we got dessert to go, they labelled the carry out box with when we ordered it and what was inside. After a terrible week of work, this was the perfect Friday date spot - and really reasonably priced, too. Will be attending again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The food is very good and the service warm and professional. This has always been one of our Portland favorites.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excelllent, excellent pasta. Attentive service, but very poor acoustics.

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 9, 2017

From antipasto to dessert, delicious! Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere, recommend highly!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for 20 years and it is still a great place! Try it you'll like it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Make a reservation. Great food and service. There is something on the menu for everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We took friends that had never been before and they Loved It!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 2, 2017

One of my favorite go-to restaurants in Portland. The experienced staff members are excellent and really know the menu. The regular items on their menu are fantastic, but their seasonal specials are often even better. And the fresh-made pasta is amazing. You can't go wrong.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 30, 2017

3 Doors down is a go to for us, and never disappoints! Their service is bar none the best. Food is on point and temperature is always piping hot! I can't tell you how nice it is to get hot food with steam coming off of it, as it should be! We visited for my son's 11th birthday, Jen did a phenomenal job, decorated the table and treated him as a king. Thank you as always for being consistently awesome and on point.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The food and service were excellent

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great happy hour, too.

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

From the moment we walked in, we were catered to. Our hostess was outstanding! She was attentive and funny.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Amazing food and service! Appetizers to salad to entree to dessert - absolutely delicious. Top notch service. A great place to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 13, 2017

It was a really relaxed environment and the service was good. I really enjoyed the food and had no complaints on the cooking. However it was most expensive than expected, but really good food and portions for the price.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We count this as one of our very favorite restaurants. The service is always excellent, but not intrusive. The food is delicious , carefully seasoned, and served hot.
While it can sometimes be a bit noisy, that is probably due to the level of enjoyment of the diners!
I could almost make a meal of the crusty bread and scrumptious bean dip.
I wouldn’t change a thing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Very fun time with excellent service and food. We liked that the restaurant was full of people all enjoying it very much.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 9, 2017

3 Doors Down is a longstanding neighborhood favorite of ours and never disappoints. Inventive, carefully prepared dishes and a great wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Lovely decor, friendly staff, great drinks and food. It's unfortunate that they have the TV, but I appreciate that it was quiet and pointed at the bar. We had the tiramisu, which was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I would have given a 5 star review.... once inside? Its great! walking in, well, all the homeless camping on the sidewalk right in front. that i could have done without walking through and getting hit up for whatever i have. Otherwise? I real great place!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 2, 2017

I found 3 Doors Down on Yelp, and was a little skeptical of the value portion of the meals, since the menu appeared on the more pricier side; I was not disappointed. I had farfalle pasta with a very rich and spicy sauce. The portion was fitting, and the appetizer was very good as well—a bean dip with great bread. I would definitely return here for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Took new neighbor to explore this long time favorite. Now it's one of hers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The food here is always top flight. I particularly enjoyed the organic greens salad and my pasta was perfectly prepared. The "on tap" Manhattans are delicious. On Friday the noise level was almost overwhelming which is not normally the case. Nevertheless, this is my favorite Italian Restaurant in Portland.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Delicious food and we enjoyed the ambiance. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Consistently fine food and service. Always welcoming.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer
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