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About DOC

DOC focuses on farm to table, Italian inspired cuisine. Unique and well crafted wine pairings and cocktails available.

5519 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday
A la Carte and 3 or 6-course Tasting Menu Options
6:00pm - Close
*last available reservation at 9:30pm

Saturday
Chef's 6-Course Tasting Menu
Two Seatings Available
6:00pm or 8:30pm

We politely request that parties of 6 or more participate in one of our Tasting Menu Options

Cross Street:
Killingsworth, Northwest corner of intersection

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 946-8592

Website:
http://www.docpdx.com/

Parking Details:
Quaint neighborhood with street parking available.

Public Transit:
Trimet 72, 10, and 9

Executive Chef:
Ryley Eckersley

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Our intimate dining room is available for private and semi-private parties including rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and holiday parties.

DOC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (17)
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Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Romantic (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My absolute favorite restaurant - we had the most magical night here. The chef and staff were amazing, the food beautiful and delicious, we were so well taken care of. It was truly an unforgettably wonderful night.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good but our clothes smelled badly from the kitchen not properly ventilated.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Update Open Table details on hours and Tasting Menu

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is such a fantastic dining experience! The chef went out of his way to make a dinner that met one of our diners special dietary needs. As always the food and attention to detail was superb!

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding! These guys really take their craft and love of food seriously and it clearly shows in every dish. Well done!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service is outstanding and the staff is knowledgeable about cuisine and wine. Highly recommend the wine paring with the tasting menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Kind of ehh. The food was beautifully presented, but most of the flavors were not very exciting for my palate. There was a lovely octopus dish, and a nice squash with duck dish. I cannot recall any other dishes that I found notable. The wine pairings were not a good value, and I should have taken my wife's advice and just poured a glass from the bottle she ordered. The sparkling wine they started with the oysters almost ruined the oysters. What is wrong with a nice Sancerre with oysters? I wish I hadn't eaten the desserts - they were not worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Portland. The wine pairing is spot on with wines from small vineyards throughout Italy. The pairs do mean you will be drinking quite a bit of wine. A real pleasant surprise was the bar next door. It's called Nonna and is owned by DOC. their bartender/mixologist made a fantastic champagne cocktail.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

So we came in knowing nothing and left with our mind's blown. It was our engagement dinner. The staff were over the top friendly and knowledgeable. The chef's food was unutterably amazing and paired perfectly with wines that you can't find anywhere. I can't recommend DOC enough. It's totally spendy, but you get your money's worth for sure, if you want a unique, outstanding and memorable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We arrived at the time of our reservation and were sent next door by the chef. He explained they weren't quite ready and told us to go get a drink and they woul come get us shortly. We went and got a drink and waited. And waited. When we were offered another drink we reminded them we were waiting to go next door. After some scrambling, someone from DOC came to get us and asked if we had a reservation. Yes. She said So sorry! We forgot to come for you! We were offered free drinks by Nonna and lead to DOC where everyone was 30 minutes into dinner service. We were then rushed into catching up and certainly didn't get the full experience. The chef never came to apologize for forgetting us. So odd. As the dinner was completed, and we paid (no discount offered)...the waitress grabbed us and gave us our bill for the drinks from next door. They had decided not to come the drinks afterall. So we paid. And left. And they lost two patrons. We came home to an email scolding us for missing our reservation. Explaining how that hurts restaurants, etc. Hey, DOC, we were there!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very Creative thought provoking Cooking. Yet where is the heart with the brilliant mind. Entering is like grandmas off the beaten path in rural Italia. I didn't expect to receive a dining room of high toned hipster. It was more cold and stingy. This may have been our mistake. We were seeking charming sophisticated warmth which this had none of.

$12 for bread... who needs that much bread anyway. wasn't paying attention, yet at $100/person maybe consider little touches that make us feel appreciated. Include the bread fee into the price when spending this much, Serve pastas hot. Dim the lights a bit at 8:30 on a cozy rainy night. Out with the 1980s Depeche Mode Music.

Since its decided to charge a health and wellness fee, present the check verbally acknowledging this. Not a good business practice when not paying attention to the details and then have to tip on top. This charge is still uncommon in PDX.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Came highly recommended but fell short. Nice, quaint environment and great service. Tastings menu was too exotic & unique, strange spices & flavors.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Look forward to coming again! We opted for wine pairing; the meal with wine was not inexpensive, but the meal was one of the best we’ve had in a while. They were very accommodating, adjusting the menu for one vegetarian, one gluten free. Very good meal!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of the finest tasting menus in Portland. The wine pairings are awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

GReat food. Staff seemed disinterested, space was noisy, and there were gnats flying around our table and on the walls.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

As usual, DOC excelled. Fabulous, interesting food, beautifully presented. We chose the mini-tasting menu, all of which was delicious, and our waitress assisted with a wine selection that perfectly paired with the entire meal. One of the best in Portland.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) is pricey, but worth it

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wow! Quality, service and creativity blew us away. Stellar seasonal flavors expertly combined and artistically presented. Wine pairings were a virtual 300 level class in taste and history. Beautifully done all around. Price is not for faint of heart- but worth every penny. An experience not to be duplicated. Yum!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I've been here twice....once last Fall and the other time last week. I truly enjoyed the food, and the wonderful edge based ambiance, but the value quotient is absent. In a city chock full of talent and venue seduction, this is a high priced mid-range option. A Cena was a third of this price (the night before) and had better food, better wine options, and service. Figuring I could eat at a Cena three times for the price of one precious evening here in the trend zone, I can't see it. I also can't see DOC lasting much longer without some programmatic and pricing changes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service and ambiance was great. Drinks were great. We weren't crazy about our meal. The risotto was described as having shrimp and clams, but ended up having sausage and the shrimp were bay shrimp. More like a paella. It wasn't bad, but could have been better described on the menu. Won't keep me from coming back!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

3 couples on a random Wednesday night. We did the tasting menu which far exceeded our expectations. Amazing wait staff, cute kitchen at the entrance viewable through the whole meal. Great ambiance, romantic, lovely. We tried countless dishes with pasta, shellfish, pork, salmon, polenta, salads.. and 3 kinds of dessert. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Too noisy. Hard to even hear the servers, or be heard. Not easy to have a conversation at our table.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were a little bit surprised at the price for the two of us...$350 for dinner, wine pairing and tip but I tell you what, worth EVERY penny...I would and WILL go there again. The food was amazing!!!!!!!!! Service...amazing!!!! Only small issue was it was a little too warm but it was a 95 degree day outside. Definately must visit DOC!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Uh? MAZING!!!! We were visiting from out of town and asked our concierge to get us into Ava Gene. They were booked (thankfully!), but he recommended DOC. We were super impressed. This was the BEST meal of the year!! There were 5 courses...practically 10! When they brought out a course for me, my husband had a totally different course. We could watch the chefs in the open kitchen, which was really cool. They work their magic and you can see that they are super passionate about what they do. If you are a foodie, you will enjoy this place! We will recommend DOC to any of our friends visiting the Portland area and we will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had the Friday fixed menu and wine pairing. Spectacular, seasonal and local ingredients combined in unique and delicious ways. We enjoyed our server as much as the food. A truly memorable evening.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Phenomenal dining experience celebrating the last night of our visit to Portland.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is a very good restaurant, but put aside most of your normal expectations of what that means. Four of us went there to celebrate two wedding anniversaries and two birthdays that happened to coincide. We saw the online menu: tasting menu at $85 and accompanying wines at $60. Plus 20% tip. So it was expensive, but this was a very special occasion, we had heard good things, and decided it was worth the splurge.

We found a small, plain restaurant in a modest NE Portland neighborhood. We arrived 5 minutes early, and had to wait until they were finished setting up before we could be seated inside. (There is also sidewalk seating, which was pleasant on a nice evening, but we preferred inside.)

Having ascertained that we wanted the full menu plus wines (not clear that anything else was available), they started out with excellent WA oysters + prosecco + fine sourdough bread from Ken's Bakery (the best in Portland). There followed five more courses in Italian order (antipasti, primi, secondi, formaggi, and dolci), each with small servings of three different dishes, which the four of us at the table had to share: a few bites for each of us. Each dish was imaginative and excellently prepared (except for roast pork that was too lean and dry, as is so often the case). Each course came with small pours of two different wines, mainly from unusual Italian grapes, well chosen by DOC's sommelier who was also our waitress - a very lively, pleasant, well-informed woman.

The total amount of food and drink was just about right. The total cost, which we knew going in, was about $700. That's a lot more than we would normally have to pay for a meal of equivalent quality in Portland. But it was a very special evening, so we felt it was definitely worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

I've always had nothing but amazing dinners at DOC, so I imagine I went on potentially an off night.

The food was still good, but not on par with past experiences. Over-powered flavors or flavors that took away from the dish.

It was also ridiculously loud that night due to a 5-person party who felt no need to be quiet, killing the ambience of the restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

A thousand times yes. Always an amazing meal perfectly paired with delicious wines. Our favorite spot for a great night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent food. Service staff is spread too thin. Dinner with the tasting menu took 4 hours

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Fantastic meal with an outstanding array of flavors and ingredients, but always grounded in the Italian tradition. Also really great variety of wine pairings.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent 6-course tasting menu - executed well with good presentation and great local flavors. Great bread, too! Would recommend for a special occasion or if you are visiting from out of town. I've been here a few times now and it never disappoints.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

DOC is always incredible in every respect. We've been twice over the years to celebrate wedding anniversaries and left both times feeling euphoric. It's definitely very expensive, but for those most special of occasions its an amazing experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

DOC is tucked away in NE Portland and is WELL WORTH the drive if you happen to be staying downtown. Walking in through the kitchen and then indulging in one of the most creative and satisfying menus leaves one wanting MORE! Every dish, every libation...perfection! Don't be shy...let your waitperson take you on the most amazing journey you could ever imagine. Can't wait to return again and again and again.....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 23, 2017

DOC is still one of our favorite Portland restaurants: the service, the quality of the ingredients, the presentation, you name it. I will say that usually we love everything they serve, but this time there were a couple of dishes that weren't up to the typical standard. Also, I don't know when they started playing rock music, but that really distracts from the ambience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The ambiance is very nice and the people are friendly. The food was ok, but certainly nothing special.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The 8:30 seating didn't happen until a little after 9 pm but the staff was exceptionally good and kind and apologetic. Food was amazing. The sommelier was wonderful and the wine pairing was PERFECT. Will go again for sure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food at DOC was amazing. We were a bit surprised that our only option was the tasting menu, but we were okay with that. Each course was original and delicious and we loved experiencing every bite. Unfortunately, the place was extremely load (large party seated just behind us). This was a bummer because it was our anniversary dinner. Also, shortly after the check was put on our table (which was before dessert had been finished), we were asked to pay because another party was waiting. Given that the bill was $250, I was really disappointed. Also, I felt this was unfair because they took a long time (30 minutes +) between courses. If they needed to have us finished for a next seating, they needed to do a better job at keeping the meal going. The food was great, but being asked to pay and leave really left a bad impression. Not sure we'll go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I count this one of the top five dining experiences of my life, which includes some great restaurants in France and Chez Panisse in Berkeley. The menu was creative, the flavor combinations adventuresome and intriguing, the portions just right, and everything was served attentively. While not inexpensive, it was a good value as you get six different courses for only $85 and the wine pairing for $60: that is more than the average good restaurant but less than other tasting menus. The wines were wonderfully paired, as well, with some unique rare Italian varietals served to pair with a soup of cucumber, shrimp and pea shoots or the lamb with merguez and pistachio. The only odd thing: we were the only diners on a Saturday night! We are regular visitors to Portland and finally thought ahead to make reservations. When no one showed up, we thought maybe the quality had gone downhill and we had made a mistake. But course after course exceeded our expectations. What is up with that Portland? What were you all doing instead of having an incredible dining experience? Is it that people are worried about committing to a tasting menu rather than selecting from a range of options? You should know that each table gets a variety of different dishes for each course (unlike Chez Panisse), so you will undoubtedly find a number of things you like. Since we were the only diners, we did get to know our waitress and the chef very well: they both had lots of knowledge about the eclectic ingredients to share plus their own culinary adventures. We will definitely plan to go back, and we've also learned that sometimes you might actually be able to show up at a place like this without reservations since sometimes people don't show up when they've reserved a table. Just make sure you're there right at 6:00 (or 8:30) because you don't want to miss a single course!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Visiting Portland

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