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Nel Centro

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1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3404
+1 503-484-1099
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Forest Grove, Oregon
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner and breakfast after staying in the Hotel. Great food, wait staff is friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is charming cosmopolitan modern.

Thank Jeannine M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the grounds of the Modera Hotel, this is unlike your typical hotel restaurant. Excellent selection of local and international wines, and an even better menu. Definitely one of the best we tried during our visit to Portland. Highly recommended!

Thank marco r
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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130 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the Modera hotel, we were at first sceptical, but very pleasantly surprised. From high quality EVOO and focaccia to the plump mussels in wine broth, the start was headed in the right direction. Pasta was home made

Thank Arthur P
Athens, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beer and wine selection was so-so given the higher price point. I got the duck breast with brussel sprouts and balsamic reduction. Sounds great but it wasn't. The duck was overcooked and dry with no sauce to help. The sprouts were fine but nothing special. The balsamic reduction was about 5 pea size drops on the plate. Over priced for... More 

Thank Tracy B
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245 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

She had a martini, I had a hard cider. (7.00 and 8.00) then we shared a meatballs, small pizza, and a soup of the day, followed by a white wine. Excellent service by the Boston bartender. Great food, made with imagination, in a lovely setting. Total bill was 38.00. We will go again. A gem

Thank Carl R
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is the food great, the preparation is outstanding. What helpful staff, as a party of six we wanted a big booth and none was available, but four people in a booth had really wanted a window table, so the head man talked to them, they moved, we had our booth, and every one was happy. The staff really... More 

Thank portlandbp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining in Portland has really escalated in price and so expectations rise accordingly. The meal was solid here. The place was packed with theater goers owing to its close proximity to several shows. The result of the crowd and the design of the room - this was an extraordinarily noisy place. I could barely make out what my dinner mates... More 

Thank Mike A
Gold Hill, OR
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying at Hotel Modera and I stopped in for a late snack. I was hoping for the mushroom soup, but that was a dinner item no longer available. So I had the squash and hazelnut soup instead. It was ok. I was hoping to have a glass of buttery chardonnay, but they told me that they didn't have... More 

Thank muffin92656
Portland, Oregon
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to eat here as a last minute decision before going to a show at the Keller auditorium at 630 pm. We arrived at 5PM, in the middle of their happy hour. The happy hour is in the bar and outside. The place was packed. The only seating available to us was outside and not by the fireplace so... More 

Thank swj1051
Milwaukie, Oregon
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We were "tourists in our adopted home city" Friday after work and stopped in for dinner after enjoying the Portland Art Museum. The food, I suppose "innovative Italian" is accurate, was perfectly good if not quite up to the expectations set by the menu description. The wine list is varied and manageable, the service reasonably prompt and thoroughly friendly. The... More 

Thank Jeremy S

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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
Italian, Bar, 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, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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: +1 503-484-1099
Fine dining in Theater District of Downtown Portland. Adjacent to the Hotel Modera. Close to Portland State University.

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