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1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404 (Downtown)
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Ranked #135 of 3,597 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Associated with Modera Hotel
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Clemmons, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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242 reviews 242 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 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
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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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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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San Diego, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Excellent customer service just like the hotel it's in, Hotel Modera. I stopped in for coffee and dessert. The server recommended the special dessert of the day which was a coconut tart, lightly drizzled with caramel; it was small, delicious and perfect.

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San Francisco, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stopped in for dinner while at a business conference. Began with the goat cheese starter, crusted with hazelnuts. Flavor was great, but the crostini made from focaccia was too crisp. Main app was pappardelle with wild boar ragu. The pasta was good, but the boar wasn't as tender as it should have been. Dessert was a chocolate croissant bread pudding... More

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Homer, Alaska
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104 reviews 104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It was great last year and again this year. Both the food and service at Nel Centro are fabulous. Sitting out on the patio having a glass of wine at the fire pit is also wonderful. I highly recommend the sweet corn bisque and the roasted beet salad. You can't go wrong with the warm hazelnut crusted goat cheese appetizer... More

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Prineville, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were there on a Wednesday night, but it was busy, so we opted to dine on the patio...temps were perfect, so it was difficult to remember that we were in Portland ! We were greeted promptly and advised us to sit anywhere we liked. Since they were so busy, service was a tad delayed...probably could have had more staff.... More

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Additional Information about Nel Centro

Address: 1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
Phone Number: 503-484-1099
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza, Contemporary

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