3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

4.9
1389 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
"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 barrel to bar wines by the glass), flowing effortlessly to the inventive starters, big bowls of pasta and shellfish, perfectly grilled fish and meats. 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge offers a doff of the hat to Mother Italy and a harmonious affair with locally procured Pacific Northwest cuisine. Come in, sit down, and eat!"

Reservations are for dining only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1389 people are saying
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John
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Had the pork tenderloin, cooked to perfection. Good wine selection.

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StevenW
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for always delivering fabulous food, fun and top notch service. 3 Doors Down is a special place for occasions, a date or gathering of friends.

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ChristineA
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here!

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KatiB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every time we go!! The service is always so friendly and personable. One of our favorite places!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The food is exceptional and the staff fantastic. From appetizers, to mains, to wine list, this place does not disappoint.

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vipJohnM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ! The staff was excellent. One of our favorites.

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vipmyronwong
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went for the New Year's fixed menu and I came away thinking unrealized value. For $95 it was short a glass ob bubbly and dessert. I'll stick to the daily menu and specials.

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KathyH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. Very satisfying to the palette.

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johno
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve social prize free - limited choices, delicious but not quite up to their usually excellent standard and a bit pricey. The duck confit pasta was tasty but the duck was thin on the ground. The scallops were excellent: perfectly sautéed, firm and succulent. Beet salad was similarly tasty with beetles roasted to the perfect cusp of firm, slight chewiness and a delicate vinaigrette to offset their mild sweetness. Service was efficient (you were requested to be at table no longer than 2 hours.)

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PatrickM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love 3 doors down! Great food and service - and must try the banana cream pie!

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StinaOh
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice greeting, welcoming. Excellent service, attentive but not hovering. Consistently very good food. Pretty expensive, but I understand restaurants are trying to recover.
Entrees are high.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my partner and we had an amazing experience. It is our second time and the service was great and the food was fantastic. Will certainly be going back again.

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BethP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

the restaurant accommodated a change to our reservation (added 4 people to a 3-person reservation), with only about an hour notice. That was much appreciated.
The bread was delicious. Antipasti of sliced meats seemed appropriate for two people. Kids had pizza and gobbled it up. I had fettuccini with a seafood/tomato sauce that was perfectly spicy. My son had scallops and thought they were absolutely perfect. A warmer feel (ambience) would make it perfect.

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Rufus
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A simply wonderful place to have a meal!
Delicious and thoughtful.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables were close. Food and service stellar

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johnvl
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Sarah, was wonderful. The wine list was excellent. The food was quite good.

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ScottR
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit since the ownership change and we were so happy to discover that it is still the place we've loved for so many years. The wine list was excellent, with some affordable options as well as a few intriguing choices. And the soft white bean spread and bread were just as good as before.

Very enjoyable evening and we will definitely be back in 2022.

JR
JeffR
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us friends who previously lived in the neighborhood but now live out of state had a very enjoyable dinner in the bar. Conversation mixed with delicious cocktails and food made for a perfect evening. Don’t miss the bolognese! Service was friendly and attentive. Great to see this wonderful spot thriving! Will definitely return when next in Portland.

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PhilipV
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent experience! Delicious food, fun and friendly hospitality, great environment.

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zacharys
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot and I’ll be back for sure. Our host was attentive and kind. Pork and bolognese was excellent and the Barolo n cocktails were solid

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1anddunn
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service we've experienced in Portland. Wonderful spot...great food.

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MattandMelanieK
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place for a date night! Seasonal menu, excellent cocktails, extensive wine list. The bread and white bean spread is a treat.

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NewOregonianGal
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We began with the chicken liver pate which was glorious..silky and flavorful. Nice touches of pickled onion and big capers on the side along with grilled bread. Highly recommend. The Steak Diane was delicious as were the pasta dishes. Order the bread with the white bean spread. Desserts were also a big hit: banana cream pie, cherry pie, and bread pudding...all delightfully delicious. Great wine list too.

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chezonfire
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Romantic, delicious food, great service, great drinks. I dressed up to enjoy a nice night out, however the table next to me included fleece, jeans, and sneakers. Oh well, it's Portland.

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Michael
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three Doors Down is one of our favorites. We've been going for years and will continue to do so. It's comfortable, the drinks, food and service are terrific. See you there!

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JillT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great place to eat. Never fails to please!!!!!

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vipMaryR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious dinner last night! My husband and I decided on a mid-week date night, and we couldn't have picked a better place. We started with the butter lettuce salad, which we loved. We also ordered bread served with a warm white bean spread, also delicious. Our entrees, the pappardelle and ziti pastas, were just perfect. We cleaned our plates. We ended our meal with a serving of the banana cream pie. It was fabulous! Also, the red wines that we ordered to accompany our dinner were lovely and perfect parings with our dinner. Don't miss this gem in SE Portland!

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vipCathJoll
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This in our opinion is one of the best Italian restaurants and restaurants in general in Portland. We love to dine here, and especially on Sundays when its 30% off all bottles of wine. Plus their Tiramisu is probably the BEST we have ever tasted. We love 3 Doors Down. The ambience and service is great too. Dont miss dining here.

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KellyB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not eaten here in 20 years because it's on the other side of town from me. But I wanted to get out of the rut of going to the same-old restaurants, so we came back for another go. It was fantastic! The scallops were specifically delicious as was the GF pasta w/ vodka sauce and sausage. YUMM!! We'll be back, for sure.

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viplittlevandal
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friends new abode.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service amazing staff awesome food and coming here for 15 years don't miss out on this place epic.

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Carol
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to this restaurant in years and it was lovely. The menu does not have tons of options, but just enough for us and the food was delicious. We are somewhat picky and feel that if we eat out, the food should be great and something that would be tough for us to cook on our own. Afterwards, we both agreed we would go back!

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vipjimbo
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff were wonderful and attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious and the timing of everything perfect. A great night for sure! Highly recommend.

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vipDrinky
Portland
160 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been far too long since we dined at Three Doors Down! We dined indside, and the ambience was lively and everyone appeared to be having a good time and enjoying their food. We ordered the Pearl Bakery bread with the warm white bean spread - not to be missed, a Caesar salad, and the Fra Diavolo seafood pasta. Delicious! They were happy to split the salad and pasta for us. We had a very nicely crafted martini and a lovely glass of Arneis with the meal. Our server was awesome. We had a wonderful time and will look forward to our next meal there.

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Celia
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere with attention to detail. I can see if you were a regular the rapport would feel like hanging with friends.

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MaryB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding customer service. You really feel the staff cares about the customer

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RONR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I scheduled our anniversary dinner at 3 Doors Down . We had the halibut, and it was delicious . When we mentioned it was our anniversary , they offered us a free dessert . We chose banana cream pie, and turned to be a great choice.

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KENO
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bartender personally made sure we had fantastic and generous drinks and server was on point with attentiveness and friendliness. Fantastic experience in all respects.

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vipSusanM
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Halibut and pork tenderloin entrees were delicious. Hadn’t been to 3 Doors Down for awhile and thrilled to be back. Outstanding!

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SarahP
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing set up for Covid and amazing food and service level

FAQs

3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 236-6886.

3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge is rated 4.9 stars by 1389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.