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DOC focuses on farm to table, Italian inspired cuisine. Unique and well crafted wine pairings and cocktails available.
Portland, OR 97211
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
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
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.
Killingsworth, Northwest corner of intersection
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Quaint neighborhood with street parking available.
Trimet 72, 10, and 9
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Our intimate dining room is available for private and semi-private parties including rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and holiday parties.
DOC Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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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