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Nel Centro

1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404 (Downtown)
503-484-1099
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Ranked #137 of 3,541 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Associated with Modera Hotel
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We stayed at hotel Modera and wanted breakfast in the morning so we checked out Nel Centro which we have been to before for dinner and it was great. We walked up to the host stand and it took 5 minutes before someone greeted up. One of the servers had to go find the hostess. We then got seated and... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The best ambience ever...fire pits all over, very hip vibe. The food was good, and there was a good selection of beverages. Public transport right in front of the hotel where this bar is located. Must visit if you are in the area.

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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were seeing a play at the Keller Auditorium, and we went early and stopped in for drinks during happy hour at Nel Centro. We had drinks and a happy hour menu item, which we enjoyed very much. There were a lot of people enjoying the outdoor sitting area that has large fire pits, and we were a bit surprised... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Just had a quick snack- meatballs and fries. I have eaten for breakfast too and have always been pleased.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

While staying at the Modera for a conference, I had drinks and dinner on a Friday night with a group of business associates. Everyone found something they liked on the menu, including two vegetarians. My steak was excellent, and the berry dessert was fantastic. I'd definitely go back again.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had craft beers and pizza on the patio. Beers were great, pizza was delicious, decor was lovely. The fire pits around the tables seem like a cozy way to spend an evening. Relaxing vibe.

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corte madera
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Easily reached with public transit outside the door, this restaurant serves food all day, has a lively bar scene and a very caring staff--get in there!

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Victoria, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A fancy menu with descriptions of things we had no idea what it was but the food was good as well as the service.

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eugene
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We like staying in the Hotel Modera and thought we would give Nel Centro another try. We ordered the fresh halibut to share. Rarely have I had a piece of fish so overdone. It was dry and hard. The chef should be jailed for murdering a fine piece of fish.

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New York City, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I was staying at the Modera where this restaurant is located and ate various meals there. . . all DELICIOUS, innovative and fresh ingredients. Don't miss it!

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