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3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge, Portland, OR
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3 Doors Down Cafe and Lounge

4.8
4.8
1574 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

7:00 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 1,574 people are saying

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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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Italian

  • Portland

    Italian

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  1. KS

    KellyS

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second time here in a month. Their homemade pastas make all the difference in the world! Everything has been amazing!!
  2. p

    pdxpauls

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places in Portland - so great to go back again!
  3. G

    Giraffe

    Seattle

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had dinner at 3 DoorsDown. We have eaten there before and once again we cannot offer enough praise. The food is truly excellent. The service is friendly and competent. The wine menu is really good. Highly recommended!
  4. SS

    SethS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good. The four of us each loved our dinners. I've been here twice before and will 100% be back again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers celebrating a birthday. Excellent eggplant dish! Husband really liked his pork loin dish. Very nice employees, good service. Complimentary bday chocolate dessert was outstanding. Would definitely go back.
  6. n

    nancys

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My flight was delayed from Ca to Or so we were a little late for our reservation. This place was amazing from the minute we walked in until the minute we left. Everyone working there is so welcoming and professional. The food was delicious. From the spring salad to the eggplant Parmesan to the homemade sausage with in house made pasta bake to the wine everything was perfect. This dinner was just what the doctor ordered. We will be back. Thank you for a perfect Friday evening.
  7. KS

    KariS

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood treasure. Service and food is always top-notch - best place for dates, business, friends, a great meal.
  8. HS

    HarryS

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have been to 3 Doors Down on several occasions. This is the first time, post-COVID. Still a great experience and food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Delicious and the service was excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic service!
  11. G

    Gerribo

    Portland

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Mostly good food but don’t love the bread ! Bolognese was just fair but pasta , Caesar salad and banana cream Pie wonderful!!
  12. AF

    AlyssaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and atmosphere were all lovely. And the owner Jeff was a gracious and friendly host.
  13. MR

    MichaelR

    Portland

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, wonderful neighborhood spot. Fantastic food. Highly recommend
  14. k

    krrdad

    Portland

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a superb experience. Pâté, bibb salad, special ragout, pork, eggplant, tiramisu all beautifully conceived and executed. Attentive service.
  15. GC

    GrantC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely incredible meal and the ambience was off the chart. Make sure you take a look at the Wonderful artwork. Very friendly staff also. Overall, a memorable dinner!!!
  16. SW

    SallyW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great but the ambiance could improve
  17. SH

    SteveH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No sides on Halibut . Portion too small. Sausage on linguine sauce was way too hot with no warning . Coffee cold and weak. 89 bucks for nothing. DO NOT EAT THERE
  18. DC

    DC7223

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My sister had the cod and I had the pork, both were very good! Would happily go back.
  19. e

    eddy

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great as alwat great as always ys
  20. L

    Lovely

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love 3 Doors Down and have been here on multiple occasions over the years. We will be back again!
  21. M

    Marc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Staff was nice with great ambience. Both my wife & I thought food was good but not great.
  22. NO

    NellieO

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Never disappointing. Friendly staff
  23. MB

    MarkB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to 3 Doors Down to celebrate our anniversary. We haven't been in years and were hoping it was still a great restaurant. It definitely is! We immediately like the atmosphere (great art hanging on the walls, by the way) and from the owner who greeted us to the wait staff, everyone was wonderful. The food was fantastic, the champagne was just what we wanted, and they "comped" our desserts because of our anniversary. A great dining experience...
  24. RR

    RavenousRose

    Portland

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful restaurant: the food, the ambience, the personable service. 3 Doors Down is a magical place. You are sitting surrounded by beautiful art, you are made to feel valued as a diner, and you are fed extraordinary food. You leave sated and content and happy to have experienced a Portland jewel.
  25. CJ

    ClaireJ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. I had the seafood dish and my husband had the evening special, both were superb. Dessert was delicious. Our server was helpful with recommendations for my starter salad and prompt with the food and drinks. The owner chatted with us before we left - he is engaging and a fun personality. We will be back!
  26. F

    Foodies

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always find dining at 3 Doors Down to be exceptional, and last night was no exception. Beyond the great food, it is how wonderfully they always treat guests. From the elaborate outdoor setup installed to make guests warm and comfortable during cold weather, to the staff’s gracious accommodation of us last night as we changed our reservation time and our seating preference. Thank you!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and amazing food! Consistently stellar and always delicious.
  28. l

    littlevandal

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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]
  29. A

    Aglo16

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Birthday dinner. Seafood was very over cooked and the pork ragu needed salt/seasoning
  30. 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.
  31. RB

    RichardB

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

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

    Dubbya

    Portland

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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,
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was lovely, would go back.
  39. 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.
  40. JS

    JeffreyS

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great small intimate /romantic restaurant

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 1574 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 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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