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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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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent selection for happy hour menu. Prices were very reasonable. Service was very good. Pizza was yummy and very filling. Loved the gazpacho!

Thank Mary F
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service here is great! There were just a few things that I wasn't impressed with. I ordered the pork chop, which is "spit roasted". It came out looking completely unappetizing and was cold. The only thing going for this dish, was the salsa verde that circled the plate. The New York steaks were delicious and so are the frites.... More 

Thank Monika G
Fox Island, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called around to find a good place for dinner that was close to the Keller auditorium. This place was amazing. The staff was totally on top of their game, they worked as a team and the food was delicious. My Sister in law had the gazpacho and alas which was amazing. I had the heirloom tomatoes and succotash and... More 

Thank 477valeriewhite
San Diego
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Food exceeded my expectation for a hotel restaurant. Only reason for 4 stars...mediocre wine list and very slow service.Would go back.

Thank TrippyLawyer
Asuncion, Paraguay
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599 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If lunch and dinner are half as good as breakfast, this place is not to be missed. We hadn't the chance to have a proper meal here, but were certainly impressed by the poached eggs on grilled polenta and the omelette. Way to go...

Thank apalmero
Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant place for a work lunch. Had a Tuna Nicoise salad that was quite good, and reasonably priced. Good downtown location, I'll be back.

Thank CMBfromPDX
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to happy hour after work on a hot day, and sat outside on the patio. Service was prompt, drinks were great, and ordered two kinds of pizza, and both were really good. This place might be my new favorite!

Thank carpnta
Ashford, Washington
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Housed in the Hotel Modera in downtown Portland, Nel Centro provided excellent lunch, appetizer, and dinner offerings during a recent visit in business. Very pleasant staff.

Thank Rainier66
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Nel centro is my go to for a business lunch. The food is good, noise level allows for conversation and the service can get you in and out in an hour, should that be the goal. Parking is tough but the street car is close by.

Thank Jan N
Austin, Texas
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I've eaten at Nel Centro, the restaurant that happens to be in the Hotel Modera, several times. It is spectacular! They have outdoor seating with fire pits. I had amazing appetizers and salmon. My friends loved the desserts of local cherry pie and carrot cake with pineapple ice cream. I've been to Nel Centro several times over the past 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Gluten Free Options, Italian, Pizza, Contemporary
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, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?