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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

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4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (48)
Good for a Date (33)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Special Occasion (23)
Authentic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Casual (19)
Cozy (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 14 hours ago

Server was awesome, food is amazing and great wine selection

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been frequenting 2 Doors Down for the past 18 years and the food and friendly service has continued to be superb. A great place for authentic Italian food, nice wine list and excellent service and value.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

We always like our dinners at Three Doors Down. It's on our list of favorites.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic. I've been visiting 3 Doors Down since I moved to the neighborhood in 2002. Always a favorite, always a pleasure to dine there.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

3 Doors is consistently a great experience from the great food, very attentive staff and especially enjoy the energetic and friendly bar tender. Will continue to remain a favorite.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Enjoyed this gem of a restaurant which is close to the Hawthorne Theater(walking distance)
Would recommend this for a scrumptious Italian meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food, service was not its usual greatness unfortunately. Still love dining here though!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service, I love the atmosphere. The food is amazing. The staff is the best, fresh food. Must check out this gem.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! My favorite place to dine. Can’t say enough. The food is superb and the service is even better. Never fails to over achieve in all areas love it. And PS. The best bartender in Portland. Leslie

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very warm and friendly environment - including staff. Plus very eatable food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

There's a reason this restaurant has been a Portland fixture for so long. Good, well, priced, reliable dining, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, in a space where actual conversation is possible!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is our fourth visit and we've yet to be disappointed. It truly is a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Sole was wonderful and great pastas are always a great choice. My “go to” place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Restaurant was a bit noisy for conversation at our table. Food was very good! We enjoyed our waiter, but felt the service was a bit slow, probably because they were so busy! It also was a bit chilly in there for my 93 year old mother!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A really delightful experience as always!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This has been one of our go-to dining options for well over a decade. I have almost never had a bad meal here, and the service has always been outstanding. The pasta dishes are invariably tasty and quite often creative. The entrees change from time-to-time and there is almost always something delicious to entice. The peaches and scallops are the signature dish that, when available, you simply must have. The banana cream pie is the best in town by a wide margin. Chase it all down with one of their fantastic blood-orange sours and you'll be full and content. We keep coming back, despite the fact that it is not at all geographically convenient for us, because they so consistently and persistently leave us delighted with the decision, and do so for a reasonable amount of money. Portland is a city where fine dining is increasingly associated with an obscenely high bill. 3 Doors Down is proof positive it doesn't have to be that way.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love, love, love this place. Amazing food, service and wonderful drinks. Best Old Fashion in town. Highly recommend. Try the gnocchi!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

It was not very crowded this Wednesday evening. The neighborhood around 37th has changed for the worse since our last visit. I hope this was not the reason as we have always enjoyed dining here. We did not feel unsafe but be careful. The sidewalk in front of Powell's was strewn with junk, as well as the corner of Hawthorne and 36th.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The wait staff is always incredibly knowledgeable, but totally down to earth. The food is delicious, and the Manhattans on tap (or otherwise) are a unique treat. The Happy Hour menu has some different options that are also fantastic… this is consistently great food and service, Enjoy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love having family birthdays here. Our waiter was awesome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had friends visiting us from out of town and wanted to take them somewhere we could count on a great meal, great service and a friendly atmosphere. Three Doors Down didn't disappoint on all three points, but then it never does, which is why we chose to go there! The wine recommendation was spot on and all five of us were very happy with our respective salad and entrée choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As always the food and service was great. This our g-to place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

3 Doors Down never fails! Wonderful evening! Great staff, excellent food! Perfect Tuesday night anniversary dinner out!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 25, 2017

3 Doors Down is out go-to restaurant for a delicious, casual but upscale dinner. One in our family is vegetarian and one is gluten free. Our gluten free kiddo has never been sick after eating at 3 Doors Down thanks to their careful attention.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a great experience. The staff was great and the service was too. We all enjoyed our meals and the wine was fantastic (2012 Gigondas, Domaine Les Chenes Blanc). Also, the restaurant had no problem with us changing our reservation from 6 to 4. Thank you! Can't wait to return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding service and hot, delicious food. Really comfortable restaurant to relax and enjoy a great meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We always enjoy our experiences at 3 Doors Down. The food never disappoints and the staff is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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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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vip
 (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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