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Nel Centro

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1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
+1 503-484-1099
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07:30 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 23:00
Fri 06:30 - 00:00
Sat 07:30 - 00:00
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Seattle
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here with presumably a minimal staff on the day after Thanksgiving, but was pleasantly surprised by the quality for a hotel restaurant. The ingredients were of high quality, services was excellent, and the prices were reasonable. The breakfast selections looked to be more inventive than the average breakfast place - I tried a benedict that used a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so impressed with Nel Centro's menu! Such a great variety without the bore factor! I had the roasted chicken and ate everything off my plate. Subtle yet flavorful. A tad fatty but I'm hoping it was free range.

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Thank ShedaLA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation earlier in the day for myself and my 12 year old daughter. Mentioned that my daughter just qualified for a national event in Cross Country. When we arrived, several staff congratulated my daughter. We were provided with an excellent table, not the usual table for kids. We had a beautiful app of mussels, followed by homemade pasta:... More 

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Thank Sean M
Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner before The Beach Boys concert 3 blocks away. This was our first time here and we were very pleased. First the service was excellent the server we had was very attentive to all our needs and was helpful with our wine selections and other drinks. The portions were just right not to small but not so much... More 

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Thank Stammre
Oregon, USA
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to this restaurant was a light dinner prior to attending a performance at the Keller. We shared an appetizer, salad and ravioli. Bustling atmosphere with lots of activity and chatter, but very comfortable. The service was excellent and the food delicious, especially the pasta. Enjoyed our dinner very much and we will return.

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Thank OregonJoe
Portland, Oregon
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first time we ate her for breakfast, we thought it had potential. It's right in downtown and in Hotel Modera so it has tons of possibilities. But unfortunately, this time I was disappointed with the fruit plate I ordered. The melons had seen better days and the waitress never came back too refill our coffee. I don't think we... More 

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Thank whichcitynow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly ambience and excellent service (though they were understandably busy at 4:00 happy hour). Rosemary focaccia, whiskey sour, & lobster bisque were amazing. Pizza of the day was far too salty (and I LOVE salty food.) Didn't care for draft pilsner or house red.

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Thank MightyMayhem
Sandy Spring
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good wait staff and reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere. We were a table of 6 and was out in an hour. Good portions and no one complained about their entree.

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isle of Palms, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went here before the Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull show which was just 3 blocks away. A nice happy hour selection of drinks and food was presented. Food was better than service; lots of waiting. Also had difficulty making reservations. First they were listed as being on One Table but they had withdrawn their participation. Then I tried to make... More 

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Thank love2live4ever
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Made last minute reservations but had no trouble getting in. Warm atmosphere, very good Italian food with an OK wine selection. Food was very good, and wait staff was extra attentive - without cause - but very much appreciated. Would certainly return next time I'm in Portland.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 00:00
Saturday
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-484-1099
Description
Fine dining in Theater District of Downtown Portland. Adjacent to the Hotel Modera. Close to Portland State University.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?