DOC restaurant always seems to fly under the radar, but they produce good food in a unique environment. Walk through the kitchen to enter the dining room, and once you sit down, most of the 20 or so chairs have a great view of the chef in action. Resist the urge to stir a pot, and join the rest of the party. There is convivial atmosphere that encourages discussion between tables; something I always enjoy.
Under the latest team, the food has a new energy. Executive Chef Jobie Bailey and Brian Scibetta create weekly prix fix menus, always taking advantage of the current harvest. Though each dish is available a la carte, I recommend you go for the entire package. The food is an anthem to the Italian style; straightforward, dressed in minimalist attire. My choices from the current menu are the Tillamook oysters with grapefruit and Compari mignonette or the heirloom tomato carpaccio and nasturtium salad with balsamic.
- Address: 5519 ne 30th ave., Portland, OR 97211 Map
- Phone: (503) 946-8592
- Website: DOC PDX.com
- Hours: Tues – Sat 6pm – close. 2 seatings nightly
- Happy Hour: n/a
- Reservation Policy: Open Table
- Noise Level: moderate
- Price: Prix fix – 5 courses $60. Optional wine pairing $40. Also available a la carte
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