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Nel Centro

#137 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood: Downtown
American, Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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Nel Centro
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1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
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1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
503-484-1099
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Today
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Associated with Modera Hotel
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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great location for holiday party

We held our company Christmas party at Nel Centro over the weekend. They took very good care of 30 of us for appetizers, all types of beverages and a multi course plated dinner. Delicious food and drink. Food could have been served hotter. The servers were respectful and we're not intrusive. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
JWaker53
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West Linn, Oregon
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Linn, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We held our company Christmas party at Nel Centro over the weekend. They took very good care of 30 of us for appetizers, all types of beverages and a multi course plated dinner. Delicious food and drink. Food could have been served hotter. The servers were respectful and we're not intrusive. We had a raucous gift exchange and they were... More 

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California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It was a great to meet a friend for breakfast after staying at the Hotel Modera. Outside or inside seating, and we have just wonderful service. At night the outside fireplaces and seating is very welcoming.

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

You go to Nel Centro for their cozy vibe. While the food is good overall I do think their regular dining menu is overpriced. It's much more worthwhile to go for happy hour and sit outside by the fire pit. Highly recommended items: any pizza, lamb burger, pomme frites, the desserts. Overall, Nel Centro is the ideal place to catch... More 

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Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Really terrific food and drink menu. The Duck Confit, Gorgonzola & Wild Mushroom Pizza are not to be missed. No room for sharing, order your own, it is that good ! Oh Yes, and let's not forget the wait staff, they deserve kudos for knowing the menu/food and being always present.

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Clemmons, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

convenient @ the Modera Hotel, great food & beer - will definitely return when I visit the next time

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stopped in for happy hour because I saw the good reviews. I don't eat that much when traveling so thought this would be a good choice. Ordered the Hazelnut encrusted goat cheese which included an olive tempanade. It was delicious. The staff was very helpful with listing the specials and services. I would highly suggest coming here for happy hour.

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Bend, Oregon
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244 reviews 244 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The menu at Nel Centro reflects the Mediterranean coast of Northern Italy, so we're talking comfort food for me. Nel Centro is located on the first floor of the renovated Hotel Modera and located within walking distance of most of the major downtown hotels. The dinning room is has clean modern lines and you can enjoy the happy hour either... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The food was excellent here. I ate breakfast here several mornings and also had dinner at the bar one evening. The food is excellent, but the service was spotty (they seemed understaffed while I was there).

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I ate here one night after a late work event. I was staying int the attached hotel so it was a convenient option. Normally these type of restaurants rely on the convenience of the hotel guests and serve mediocre food but this was an exception to that rule. I sat at the bar and the service was great. The server... More 

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Panama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Prices on food very good during happy hour, coupled with a great menu. Drink prices not so great except for the featured cocktail for $5. Restaurant-ate here for dinner and two breakfasts-all very good. Oatmeal was $10, side of rosemary potatoes $3. Everything was tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503-484-1099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene

Description

Associated with Modera Hotel
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?