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About DOC

DOC focuses on farm to table, Italian inspired cuisine.
Our team goes to great lengths to source truly unique, small production wines from around the world - allowing our guests to taste flavors of new grapes, vintages, and wine regions that they simply would not find anywhere else in the city.

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

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
FRIDAY
Chef's 3 or 6-Course Tasting Menu
Two Seatings Available
6:00pm or 8:30pm
SATURDAY
Chef's 6-Course Tasting Menu
Two Seatings Available
5:30pm or 8:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday
A la Carte and 3 or 6-course Tasting Menu Options
6:00pm - Close
*last available reservation at 9:30pm
Sunday Suppers
4:00pm - Close
$35 per person rotating family style menu

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

We are a very small restaurant. We understand that plans change.
We charge $40 per guest if you fail to make your reservation, or cancel within 24 hours of your reservation. Please notify us right away so we can offer your table to the next patron.

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:
Brian Christopher

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

Special Events & Promotions:
D.O.C. is available for private parties. Please email info@docpdx.com for information.

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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for a Date (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Special Occasion (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I went to DOC for a date night. We both tried the tasting menu with wine pairing and really enjoyed the food. Each course was presented beautifully and the wine was accompanied with a bit of storytelling about the Italian regions from which each bottle was selected. Really tasty food, comfy ambience. We also really enjoyed watching the chefs cook. Uniquely intimate setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Good but nothing spectacular.
Went for Valentine’s Day, fixed menu with great menu. Food was very good in quality but lacking in wow factor. Most dishes were just warm and not hot, even the pasta, risotto and lamb steak. Desserts were lacking as both were pudding type (budino and Panna Cotta). It was evident that the small kitchen lacks the ability to make much else.
Wines were a bit odd with no solid go to for the night. Tasted several that were different but nothing we loved.
I give them all an A for effort but we left a bit underwhelmed.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Sunday family style dinner. Good, but not as awesome as dining during the week. The entire staff seemed fatigued and overworked.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had the Saturday night early seating. They did a good job of communicating up front about the family style menu and I appreciated the call ahead to confirm any allergies. Overall kind people and well meaning. We ordered drinks soon after sitting down but they forgot to bring them to us and I had to ask about our drinks as the third course was coming out. Food was really great. There was a little mix up on the billing but we figured it out eventually. Not sure I'd spend the same amount of money for that meal again. Very expensive!! But I would go for the Sunday supper which seems like a much better value. VERY NOISY!!!! It was quaint that all of the food prep and dishwashing happened in front of the restaurant for all of the diners to witness but I would prefer a less noisy atmosphere and a little less action during my meal.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The tasting menu shared between 4 friends is an absolutely unforgettable experience. And it has been a reliable go-to for special occasions. Dishes are carefully prepared with deep love and boundless creativity. They called us ahead of our reservation to ask about potential allergies...class act!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The pappadelle pasta was amazing! The space is small, but could easily accommodate disability access.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

As always, DOC is AMAZING. It's is so cozy and friendly that you'll want to have a slow, leisurely meal. A slightly slower pace of food arriving would have been the only way to improve a wonderful experience. Highly, highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Food excellent. Way too expensive. Would not return

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was a totally enjoyable dinner. We did the Tasting Menu and had plenty of food and enough variety to make everyone happy. The food was interesting and well prepared.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had another fabulous dinner at DOC, The risotto was fantastic and different than the usual creamy risotto that I have had. My husband had Steel head and he really liked the way is was prepared. We almost licked our plates clean. Thank you for a terrific meal!!!! the music was a bit loud when we first arrived put as soon as we settled it was turned down to a comfortable level which added to the evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. A little pricey for a regular night out but delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Delicious prix fixe dinner. Great care and service. Relaxed dining allowing us to savor each course and not feel at all rushed. Nice wine pairings.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Best restaurant in town. Can't wait to come again!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Portland. Oh, and I am from here and have tried them all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I had read good things about DOC when I made the reservation but was very pleasantly surprised when we arrived to find a small welcoming restaurant with amazing food and exceptional service. It was a very quiet night for them which surprised me. The ambiance is unique and very pleasant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service was outstanding. Unique experience- would highly recommend

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was good but nothing outstanding and certainly did not stand out. Customer service left much to be desired. I showed up 3 minutes before my reservation and they left us waiting outside in the rain stating they weren’t ready yet and we were early. We finally just went in (since it was past our reservation time and we were cold and wet. The staff seemed perturbed and one even commented “that’s what happens when you show up early.”

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 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 3, 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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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 31, 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 27, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 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 20, 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 20, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 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 10, 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 10, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 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 6, 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 26, 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 23, 2017

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 23, 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 16, 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 14, 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 13, 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 5, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on September 2, 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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