3 Doors Down Café & Lounge

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TUESDAY - SATURDAY: 5 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. | SUNDAY: 4 P.M. - 9 P.M. | CLOSED MONDAY
503.236.6886 | WEBSITE

This Hawthorne District neighborhood joint has been around since 1994 and maintains a wine list that is far better than it needs to be. In a city where wine prices are, on average, significantly lower than in places like San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, 3 Doors manages to tuck under Portland’s lowest average. Here you can pop in for a bottle of cult Champagne producer Cedric Bouchard’s Inflorescence for under $100 or Trevallon’s 2004 Bouches du Rhone VDP for below retail cost. No matter where you live, this is the sort of place everyone wishes was within walking distance.

Known For
  • champagne
  • low wine markups
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
What to drink
Across the board, France is strongly represented—from Champagne through Burgundy and down south—as is the selection of Italian reds.
Neighborhood
Southeast
ProTip
Owner Kathy Bergin has one of the city's best palates, but don't be afraid to ask the 3DD staff for wine suggestions—most of them have worked for Kathy for years and are avid wine drinkers themselves.