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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
Closed 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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280 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was recently staying at the Hotel Modera on business and decided to try Nel Centro for a late dinner. What a pleasant surprise! I sat at the bar and had a fantastic pizza of cheese, and ham. The beer selection was also great as well. I'll certainly keep this one in mind when i'm in Portland.

Thank James L
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here with presumably a minimal staff on the day after Thanksgiving, but was pleasantly surprised by the quality for a hotel restaurant. The ingredients were of high quality, services was excellent, and the prices were reasonable. The breakfast selections looked to be more inventive than the average breakfast place - I tried a benedict that used a... More 

1 Thank Mondalo
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so impressed with Nel Centro's menu! Such a great variety without the bore factor! I had the roasted chicken and ate everything off my plate. Subtle yet flavorful. A tad fatty but I'm hoping it was free range.

Thank ShedaLA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a reservation earlier in the day for myself and my 12 year old daughter. Mentioned that my daughter just qualified for a national event in Cross Country. When we arrived, several staff congratulated my daughter. We were provided with an excellent table, not the usual table for kids. We had a beautiful app of mussels, followed by homemade pasta:... More 

Thank Sean M
Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner before The Beach Boys concert 3 blocks away. This was our first time here and we were very pleased. First the service was excellent the server we had was very attentive to all our needs and was helpful with our wine selections and other drinks. The portions were just right not to small but not so much... More 

Thank Stammre
Oregon, USA
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to this restaurant was a light dinner prior to attending a performance at the Keller. We shared an appetizer, salad and ravioli. Bustling atmosphere with lots of activity and chatter, but very comfortable. The service was excellent and the food delicious, especially the pasta. Enjoyed our dinner very much and we will return.

1 Thank OregonJoe
Portland, Oregon
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first time we ate her for breakfast, we thought it had potential. It's right in downtown and in Hotel Modera so it has tons of possibilities. But unfortunately, this time I was disappointed with the fruit plate I ordered. The melons had seen better days and the waitress never came back too refill our coffee. I don't think we... More 

Thank whichcitynow
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly ambience and excellent service (though they were understandably busy at 4:00 happy hour). Rosemary focaccia, whiskey sour, & lobster bisque were amazing. Pizza of the day was far too salty (and I LOVE salty food.) Didn't care for draft pilsner or house red.

Thank MightyMayhem
Sandy Spring
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Good food, good wait staff and reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere. We were a table of 6 and was out in an hour. Good portions and no one complained about their entree.

Thank Nicole J
isle of Palms, SC
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Went here before the Ian Anderson - Jethro Tull show which was just 3 blocks away. A nice happy hour selection of drinks and food was presented. Food was better than service; lots of waiting. Also had difficulty making reservations. First they were listed as being on One Table but they had withdrawn their participation. Then I tried to make... More 

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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, Pub, 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?