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Nel Centro

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1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Salem, Oregon
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend took me to Nel Centro for Sunday brunch and it was a perfect experience. Our server was attentive but relaxed and never rushed us. Perfect for a Sunday morning. The herbed omelet was delicious, as were the eggs, potatoes and housemade sausage. Ambience was very nice and the restaurant stayed busy but not full, which added to the... More 

Thank LegacyPlanner
Manhattan, Kansas
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on a rainy day, so could not sit outside. Happy hour menu has variety. Pizza and meatballs are very good. Friendly staff. We did not sit in the restaurant, just the bar area, more casual.

Thank rose k
West Lafayette, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the variety of the menu and the chefs selections! We ate breakfast and dinner at this establishment and really enjoyed each dish. Our daughters also found selections they enjoyed so the entire family really appreciated going there.

Thank Carrotkrazy
Tokyo, Japan
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330 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast and dinner. Completely satisfied with both. Excellent ingredients and rich flavor. Go if you have the chance.

Thank Amya M
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As guests at Hotel Modera attached next door, we were pleasantly surprised by Nel Centro's menus (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and firelit lounge service on the patio. Our bartender the first night was friendly, but our server the following day for lunch for AMAZING (unfortunately cannot remember his name!). He was a perfect combination of affable, attentive, and professional! We... More 

Thank Sam D
Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit while in Portland. Loved our meal and several that attended our conference ate at Nel Centro multiple times.

Thank gblind
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The salad was lightly tossed with a flavorful but light vinaigrette that was refreshing in its lightness. The desserts were excellent. Just loved that the food was just stellar enough to make the meal special and enhanced being there with a group of close friends.

Thank Valerie H
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Am not sure how you blow it so badly on a breakfast order, but both times I have been here they have gotten my border wrong. who..... hard boils a poached egg?

Thank Ed S
Centennial, Colorado
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This restaurant was really cool with really cool people. Food was excellent and the wait staff was superb. Service could not have been better. They also have a large outdoor patio for dining which was beautiful. I think alot of people going to the theater dine at this restaurant given how crowded it was at an early hour. In spite... More 

Thank dgundli
Fair Hill, Maryland
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We had two breakfasts at Nel Centro. The hostess is very slow to seat people which is odd because the aren't that busy at breakfast. Many items on their menu are things I can't even pronounce, so I probably should not have eaten there twice. Only one menu item was what I'd call standard - eggs, bacon, hash browns &... More 

Thank Cindy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Bar, Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 15034841099
Fine dining in Theater District of Downtown Portland. Adjacent to the Hotel Modera. Close to Portland State University.

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