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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
We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. This time was no exception. The service was great and the food thoughtfully prepared. Our guest was visiting from NOLA and is used too and likes spicy food. He ordered the clam linguini with lemon butter sauce. He said it was excellent though VERY spicy with hot pepper flakes. I tried it and my eyes watered and I choked a bit. Lovely, dish, bit maybe a tad too much pepper flakes? Anyhoo,the two other dishes were perfect.
After reviewing the open table reviews by customers of this restaurant went there with great expectations (open table reviews rated the restaurant very highly). First off trying to find parking in the area in the evening is very frustrating. The restaurant is located in a neighborhood where local residents use up almost all the available parking. If you can find parking the restaurant is nice in side - what you would expect of a local neighborhood restaurant. Nice wine list and very attentive service. The food is okay but nothing to rave about. This is by no means a fine dining restaurant. Would suggest making a reservation as can be full on a weekend night.
Awesome place right off of Hawthorne. Incredible atmosphere that allows you to enjoy your food but still do some people watching. The food was amazing. Only way to describe it. The staff was attentive without being overbearing or pushy. We will definitely return for more!!
Lovely food in an adult but not stuffy setting. Service was perfect and the food was better. Prices were also very reasonable. We split a duck confit appetizer that was perfectly prepared. We each ordered one of the pasta dishes and both were exquisite. If you want a lovely dinner in a relaxed but elegant setting where wearing jeans is fine, this is a place to go.
We've enjoyed 3 Doors Down for years and they continue to serve delicious food. They serve fresh bread with a warm bean dip that is wonderful. Scallops and gnocchi are my favorite appetizers because they change the preparation depending on what's in season. Although I usually have their fish selection, I had a chicken breast with beans and Cipollini onions and a fantastic but light sauce.
The staff are attentive and friendly, remember we've dined there before and remember and ask how our adult children are doing.
The parking situation at 5:00 p.m. is terrible. There is nothing anyone can do about that except drive around and hope. I kind of feel sorry for the neighborhood. All in all, it is well worth the drive ( from Hillsboro ) and the parking problem. The 4 of us had appetizers: oysters, scallops and chicken liver pate, all excellent. We also had for entrees: New York steak, pork chop and risotto all really good. My New York was a little chewy but very tasty. All the drinks were also very good. Definitely will go back. Our server Jacquie was pleasant and efficient.
We stopped in because we were in the neighborhood and they happened to be having happy hour. We ordered a selection of items from the happy hour menus and made up our own tapas-like menu. Just about everything was very good, the one outlier was a simply buttered pasta that my son ordered which was just OK. My daughter is a vegetarian and her eggplant parmigiana was outstanding. Would definitely return.
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.
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