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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 3,555 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Homer, Alaska
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Portland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

From the pizza of the day to the lamb burger to the excellent fries, Duck Leg Confit with Stone Fruit Chutney, good quality wine and beer. This is a go to place for happy hour any day of the week. Nothing is over $7 and plate sizes are quite nice.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice hotel restaurant for both appys at the wonderful seating area outside and full breakfast. Really a notch above.

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carefree
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our stay at Hotel Moderna was exceptional, but the attached restaurant, Nel Centro, was equally good. The place was always hopping-lunch time to late nights. The arugula, gorgonzola and mushroom pizza was outstanding, as was the seared salmon entree. The service was good even though the inside and outside seating was packed.

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Rancho Cucamonga CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stopped here for a quick lunch on our way to boat tour of the Willamette River. The rotisserie chicken salad with hazelnuts and grapes was delicious. My husband ate the steak sandwich with tomato jam and horseradish aoli which was also very good. The server suggested a light white wine for the both of us which paired nicely with our... More

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had a fabulous three hour lunch here, after giving a paper at a conference. We shared a bottle of Oregon wine, had the cucumber gin soup, which was awesome; beet salad -- OK, our most lackluster dish; the lamb burger, wh. was very very good. Our waitress, Natalie, was friendly and a real pro. I returned for lunch with... More

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Boise
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place was a surprise! Stopped in for a drink and a small bite and ended up staying for dinner! The sweet corn and crisp prosciutto risotto was magical, the right balance of sweet, and salty, and cheesy. It was awesome. The pork loin sandwich with mostarda was equally delicious. This sammy was perfectly seasoned and came with the best... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A new bistro located in the downtown area of Portland located close to the theater district. Menu is Italian with a wide range of choices. We felt his other restaurants were better.

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Aurora, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nel Centro is one of the finest restaurants in Portland - and it's inside the Hotel Modero. The atmosphere is wonderful - it's classy, yet casual...exciting, yet calm and orderly. There is ample seating inside and out. From their Sunday Brunch to their dinners - to their cocktails and dessert....all is delicious and interesting! Easy to find a parking spot... More

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