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Nel Centro

#156 of 3,305 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
Italian, American, Pizza, Contemporary
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1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
503-484-1099
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8:00 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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Associated with Modera Hotel

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 6
    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
Contemporary Pit Stop

After a long day at the Gorge, we decided to go into Portland for a drink since its on the way back to Newberg. On our short walk around, we came across Nel Centro and thought that it looked rather nice so we went in. It's a bar and restaurant which is great because my 11 year old nephew was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
ShortyGU12
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Ash, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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oregon
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Five of us recently went to Nel Centro for a business meeting. My husband and I were meeting 2 new people and trying to get to know them. We were catching up with the other person in our party. This was my first visit to the restaurant. The interior is light and bright with modern northwest decor. We were seated... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were looking for a nice restaurant for our family to go to after our daughter's graduation from Portland State that was convenient and (hopefully) not crowded. We had never been there but the reviews looked good. We were 5 adults and one child so we were looking for a menu with variety for different tastes. It was perfect! The... More 

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Ash, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After a long day at the Gorge, we decided to go into Portland for a drink since its on the way back to Newberg. On our short walk around, we came across Nel Centro and thought that it looked rather nice so we went in. It's a bar and restaurant which is great because my 11 year old nephew was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Came for drinks one evening and enjoyed the outdoor patio. The drinks were amazing. The patio is tucked away from the street so has a nicer atmosphere than most.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Have eaten at Nel Centro before on previous trips to Portland and it continues to maintain its standards. Staff are friendly and efficient, food is well prepared and tasty and it also has a great outdoors eating area.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Nice interior and exterior seating. Outside area nice for drinks by fire places. Food was very good. We were at a window table so noise level was low and good for business dinner.

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Seattle
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were staying overnight at Hotel Modera and this separately owned restaurant is connected with the hotel. Lucky for us as we had limited time in Portland so found the large landscaped patio to be a lively spot for the local hipsters and tourists who know a great place when they see one. All the outside tables were taken so... More 

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Depoe Bay, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Went here pre-theater, as did many who were dining at that hour. Staff was a bit frazzled by how busy they were but they managed to get everyone served and out on time. The food was quite good. We had the rib-eye and the spaghetti with crab. Both were something we would have again. Kitchen made an error on food... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

While the food is generally excellent at Nel Centro, the special treat is a Happy Hour menu that beats anything else in the neighborhood. The variety is enough to keep me returning to try new dishes, but the problem becomes one of having too many favorites. It can be quite busy at times, which means a wait, but it's worth... More 

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Vancouver WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had a very good and reasonably priced meal prior to the Opera. Menu offered so many great options, it was hard to decide (guess we'll just have to go back!). Service was attentive and timely as we mentioned we were attending the Opera. Short walk to the Keller Theater so it made for a very nice evening.

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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: Italian, American, Pizza, Contemporary

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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: Italian, American, Pizza, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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