3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

4.9
1365 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 1365 people are saying
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vipCathJoll
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
10 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
13 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

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vipRunnerGirl
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third visit and a place I will continue to come back to every time I am in Portland. Exceptional staff and food and interesting wine list along with great martinis.

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GettingOutAgain
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had a great meal with outstanding wine. Our server was Sarah and she did an excellent job.

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CameronD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and drink. Warm, welcoming ambience, competent, professional staff. Great neighborhood restaurant!

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Dubbya
Portland
62 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu has fewer options than pre-pandemic but our two selections were outstanding. They now charge for the signature bread and bean dip and like everywhere, prices have gone up a bit but they are still reasonable. We were pleased to still find the same friendly vibe. We will continue to be regulars.

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DHUDY
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with cocktails and wine selection. Wait people were attentive, knowledgeable and polite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
106 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service, always solid and consistent. A real neighborhood gem that churns out great Italian comfort food.

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KaraK
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner and staff! A little loud. Have been going now for several years.

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MichaelK
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to 3 Doors Down in a few years and decided to try it. It was great. The atmosphere was cozy on a rainy night, the service was good and the food was fantastic.

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Bugs
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food and service. We were outside and the street performer was a little loud

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LoraineS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding and the food w as excellent. Always a good spot and the covid accommodations are very comfortable.

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LISAM
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood spot that always makes us feel special.

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Molly
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years for our anniversary, but missed last year due to Covid. We were surprised that the restaurant has changed hands, but we were pleasantly surprised that most of our favorites were still on the menu and the quality remains excellent! The new owner (Jeff, I think?) came and greeted us personally, which was nice. And bonus that we were dining on a Sunday evening and got 20% off our bottle of wine!

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vipRavenousRose
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 Doors Down is a comfortable place to dine both indoors and outdoors yet it serves food that is elegant and delicious. I try. Something different on each visit and I’ve never had a meal I didn’t enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate here last night for his birthday dinner. It was delicious! Upon entry we were greeted right away by a very friendly hostess and shown to our reserved table immediately. Our waitress was amazing. She was super sweet and very knowledgeable. We ordered drinks and food with beet carpaccio and had to try the pugliese bread and the Italian white bean spread. OMG we were in love. I ordered a barbera to go with my eggplant ragu and it could not have been better. Yummm! The bartender brought our drinks and told us about a bit of how he prepares the mix for the Manhattan my husband ordered. The owner came by to see how we were doing. He was very nice and made sure that all was to our liking. We received our food right away and my goodness all of it was heavenly. My husband had the NY strip steak which looked divine. After the main course, we ordered some amazing dessert. It was wonderful but being as full as we were I don't think we enjoyed it as much as we should have.

All in all it was a perfect night with terrific food and great service. We will definitely be back.

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KenO
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the staff were friendly and the service was great. The outdoor seating setup is also good.

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vipDFT510
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. The short ribs were the best I’ve ever tasted. The combination of foods and flavors were delicious. And the salad was perfectly dressed. Our waiter was engaging, knowledgeable and fun. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, clean atmosphere and fabulous food. Our new go to.

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MaryM
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our food was good overall. My date didn't care for the preparation of the halibut but that was more of a persoanl preference.Our wait person took good care of us, but the noise level was quite high.

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MarthaB
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of 4 had a amazing meal, the food is delicious and freshly made fabulous cocktails and the service was perfect!

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Kenton
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (always), perfect service - happy we chose inside despite a lovely evening as it was quieter. From appetizer to desert, a fabulous evening.

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vipAndyBMD
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch food and super friendly!

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vipCathJoll
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and one of our top 5 in Portland.

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MichaelR
Portland
48 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Covid precautions are taken seriously. Highly recommend.

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RachelW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks and service! We will be back 🙂

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DAVIDF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place. Nothing but good things to say; from the amazing foods, to the friendly & helpful wait staff to the ambiance. Truly one of the greatest Portland restaurants!

We will definitely be back - David

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Reviewer
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ziti is god-tier. The space is lovely yet humble. The staff legitimately care about your experience. The whole meal is comfortably first class. It’s the kind of place you want to protect against a superficial world. I don’t know how else to describe it.

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Fletcheroni
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering that this lovely restaurant is on SE 37th St., on part of the street itself, that is, the ambience is lovely--beautiful floral bouquets, nicely spaced tables. The owners/servers/staff in general--so agreeable and cordial, fun to talk with, sophisticated but not a whit patronizing. We loved the bean spread accompanying the fine bread, and our entrees were elegant, just the right size. One had the pork tenderloin (grilled, $25) with greens and nice mashed potatoes. The other had the scallops from the starter menu, $24, but a good value (a 4th scallop was available for a scant $8). Good rosso di montalcino, $13, a good pour. The scallops were a fine small entree, upon a bed of spinach and serious crab bisque and adorned with fresh corn. Banana cream pie was worthy of a NYC restaurant, a lovely creamy interior without a lot of bananas (NOT your granny's vanilla pudding over sliced bananas, no siree!) Lots of food-knowledgeable folk around to talk tastes at 3 doors down. Italian food, more or less, as good as SF or NYC. We foresee a well-heated area for future dining when the summer heat abates.

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 1365 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.