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3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge, Portland, OR

3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

4.8
4.8
1547 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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 236-6886

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Zach Beach

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Cross street

    SE 37th Avenue at Hawthorne

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Tri-Met Bus Route #14,<br />Bicycle Oasis at SE Hawthorne and 36th,<br />10 minute cab ride from Portland city center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Italian

  • Portland

    Best Service

  • Portland

    Best Value

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  1. l

    littlevandal

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 Doors Down has a favorite of ours for years. We love the menu, which while simple, has a variety of delicious pasta dishes, usually 2-3 protein based dishes and a nice selection of appetizers and salads. Also there area plenty of options for vegetarians. The porcini dusted halibut is fabulous! On our last visit our friends had the eggplant parmesan and raved about it. The cocktails are always delicious and inventive. We always feel welcomed and are treated as if we are favorite guests [I'm sure everyone feels this way]
  2. A

    Aglo16

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Birthday dinner. Seafood was very over cooked and the pork ragu needed salt/seasoning
  3. BM

    BrianM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff here is amazing, really attentive and pleasant always. Love this place, very cozy and the food is consistent.
  4. RB

    RichardB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great neighborhood restaurant with fabulous ambiance, great food and service. Highly recommend.
  5. D

    Dubbya

    Portland

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a favorite neighborhood cafe (though far from our neighborhood). The entrees are excellent as are the pastas. We love the bean dip, though now one has to pay for it whereas previously it was free. Like everywhere, prices have gone up, but they are still reasonable. On Sunday nights bottles of wine are 30% off.
  6. EL

    EmilyL

    Portland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We have been to Three Doors Down a few times and enjoy it. The food and drinks were fabulous. Halibut main was perfect! The ambience is fine- The only slight complaint was our server seemed disinterested and bored. It felt as if we were a problem she would rather not have to deal with. Believe me- we are not needy customers.
  7. PY

    PortlandYum

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding experience Friday night. I had the short rib special and it was a perfect dish. We sat outside and it was perfectly warm with the heaters in the seating area. The restaurant owner Jeff is so caring and checks in regularly as did our server Sarah. We shared beets and a bibb lettuce salad and my mother had the duck confit. I always have a Matt's tap Manhattan and even though we were outside in November we had the delicious ice cream for dessert. It was a wonderful dinner,
  8. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't wait to go back. All around delightful experience.
  9. J

    Jerry

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have enjoyed this restaurant for years. Keep up the good work. We will be back next month. Wine prices seemed excessive. Just ordered a glass when I would normally have a whole bottle.
  10. J

    John73

    Portland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for 13 years and have never, NEVER, had anything but a great meal. Great cocktails, great salads, and the pasta and seafood were cooked to perfection. The only suggestion I would make is for them to put the steak back on the menu. I don't think it's easy to keep standards this high for 13 years, but they have done it!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was lovely, would go back.
  12. JP

    JackP

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was a little worried because the menu did not have as many items on it, but our choices were yummy. So we came away very happy.
  13. JS

    JeffreyS

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great small intimate /romantic restaurant
  14. PM

    PaulM

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, thru salads and the main course to dessert we were treated like family (in a good way 😊). All of our meals were tasted delicious and our meats and fishes were done perfectly.
  15. J

    Janet

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, great food and a nice experience with friends.
  16. DH

    DieterH

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great service plus tasty cherry ice cream !
  17. G

    Gerribo

    Portland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally wonderful!! Food and service exceptional . Loved the great artwork . Definitely going back soon.
  18. HD

    HeatherD

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 Doors Down never disappoints. The food and service is so perfectly elegant yet homey. A Portland lasting treasure!
  19. PD

    PDXRB

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely meal. The Duck confit with lentils was very pleasing in both flavor and texture. Bread no longer just appears at your table. Just order some....and no worries. The refresh of the interior is very nice. Lighter tones. The house made pappardelle, with beef and pork bolognese was reliable as always. tasty, and not too heavy. The house made fettuccine, prawns and bacon special was decadent. The fatty smoky bacon permeating the sauce and prawns. Another 4 star meal at Three Doors Down. Worth a regular visit.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual our dining experience at Three Doors Down was the best we have in Portland. Our family dines there once a week for our family dinner out and it is never disappointing , Jeff the owner always makes us feel welcome and is 10 stars hospitality! Our server Cartie is stupendous and our every desire is met before we need it ! They are truly loves by our family , cudos 🥂to the chef(s) and other staff as well all are amazing people ! Five stars ⭐️
  21. DB

    DanielleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great service! Everyone was friendly and the food was delicious with good portions Mist try!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we are visiting family in Portland, dinner here at least one night is something we always look forward to enjoying! They always provide a great dinner! The team who works here is consistent and very hard working! The owner is very much involved, and actively assisting his staff. It’s a fun place to go! I wish it was a little quieter is my only constructive suggestion.
  23. S

    Steeliegrande

    Portland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again, a lovely dinner.
  24. FF

    FloF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and nice wine selection- super friendly staff!
  25. j

    janenw

    Portland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a solid choice for us. Good selection of entrees, wines and beers as well. And desserts. Of course, desserts.
  26. RR

    RavenousRose

    Portland

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 Doors Down is always a treat. Since they have relaxing outdoor eating options, we hadn't eaten inside since the Pandemic started. Tonight we did and were immediately bowled over by the Miro prints now enveloping the dining room. It felt very special to be warmly greeted by the owner/manager who remembered us from prior visits. Our server Sara was friendly and upbeat. Our dinner--seafood pasta special & causer salad; gf pasta bolognese and garden salad with blue cheese and almonds, was delicious. My companion wolfed down the crusty bread and white bean hummus. A red blend wine accompanied our dinners. There was no room for dessert, but we shared a piece of the flourless chocolate cake anyway. So So good! Can't wait to go back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! The food was incredible and the service was friendly.
  28. r

    rosie

    Portland

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "Special" homemade fettucini was delicious. Pork tenderloin was well prepared and very good. Tap Manhattan was excellent, as always. Greeting is always kind and friendly and the wait staff are friendly and efficient.
  29. g

    ginag

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the new york strip steak cooked exactly as I wanted and the banana cream pie was heavenly as well as the veggies. Expect a 30 min wait for preparation but it was worth it!
  30. l

    littlevandal

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were meeting with a friend we haven’t seen in a while.
  31. K

    Kenton

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequent 3 Doors Down between 8-10 times a year, and it's one of the highlights of my sister and my time together. The food is great, the service wonderful and it's a great combination of dependable and 'always something new' to enjoy. It's a celebration to eat here!
  32. s

    seattledatenight

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a lovely choice for a casual birthday celebration. The food was delicious and it was nice sitting on the patio.
  33. AM

    AngelicaM

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations (highly recommended if you don’t want to sit outside) and it was amazing from start to finish! We were in a time crunch and let our wait person know and they made every effort to get our food out fast and hot! It was a great experience and everyone working was so kind!
  34. NF

    NaomiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were great!!!! We were seated quick, food was fantastic!
  35. l

    luv2dine

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE their scallops with fresh peaches in a cream sauce. It is one of best dishes ever had! And the banana cream pie and tiramisu was also excellent! Their service is also quite outstanding! And they have a nice patio area that is not super noisy! And they don’t rush you out in hour and quarter as other restaurants do! Great dining experience!
  36. MR

    MarvinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire team is the "Best"! The place is welcoming.
  37. JG

    JonathanG

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our wedding anniversary and we wanted to try a new Portland Italian restaurant. I had the halibut and my wife had the summer pasta special with pork and chicken meatballs. Both were perfectly prepared and enjoyed outside on the patio. We will go again.
  38. a

    acarr

    Portland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You feel the sense of history at 3 Doors Down. Not many restaurants in town have been around as long as they have, and there’s a good reason or two for their longevity. They know their business and their customers and their goal is for satisfaction all the way around. Everyone from the owners to the chef, servers and bartenders are seasoned professionals, you immediately know you are in good hands. You simply can’t go wrong by choosing this restaurant for any occasion or just for a great night out.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful dinner…from cocktails, to entrees, delicious Italian wine, and the very best tiramisu I’ve ever tasted! The service was incredible. My new favorite restaurant!
  40. TJ

    TonyJ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful local restaurant! We have been going to 3 Doors Down for 25 years. Such lovely people and delicious food. Whenever friends and family come to visit, we take them here.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.8 stars by 1547 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for 3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

1429 SE 37th, Portland, OR 97214

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SE 37th Avenue at Hawthorne

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, Northwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Tri-Met Bus Route #14,Bicycle Oasis at SE Hawthorne and 36th,10 minute cab ride from Portland city center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Zach Beach

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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