Join Nel Centro as we Celebrate Dumpling Week, Valentine’s Day, and Dining Month


Valentine's Day at Nel Centro

Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Nel Centro is the perfect spot to enjoy a memorable meal with your special someone.

Consider bringing your Valentine to a sumptuous dinner at Nel Centro on Friday, February 14th. We will be featuring the following special dishes in addition to our full regular dinner menu. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made on our website.

Valentine’s Day Specials 

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Scallop Crudo with Cara Cara Oranges & Green Olives

Shrimp Bisque with Poached Shrimp & Chili Oil

Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut with Braised Butter Beans, Tuscan Kale & Parsley Pistou

Roasted Pork Loin with Kabocha Squash, Baby Turnips, Heirloom Potatoes & Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette

Chocolate Strawberry Mousse with Hazelnut Cookie

Chef Luis Escorcia
Pastry Chef Kristen Sands

*Our full dinner menu is also available Valentine’s Day.


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Dumpling Week!

Dumplings, Nel Centro

Nel Centro is proud to be included in Dumpling Week again this year! Chef Luis has truly outdone himself with his creation – Duck Confit & Radicchio Tortelloni in a Porcini Parmesan Brodo. Rich and delicious, we feel it’s our best dumpling yet!

These dumplings will be available from lunch through closing, from February 1st through the 8th.

Sleeping Beauty Cocktail Special

The Sleeping Beauty

Oregon Ballet Theatre is bringing back their stunning production of Sleeping Beauty opening on Saturday February 15th and continuing through February 23rd.

Nel Centro bar manager, Nathaniel Stout, crafted a truly special cocktail to celebrate: The Stinging Nettle Vesper. A wicked concoction of New Deal Vodka, Aria Gin & Nettle Syrup – this drink is the perfect complement to a beautiful performance.

Come and try one with dinner before the performance or stop by after for dessert.

Portland Dining Month

Rotisserie Chicken for Portland Dining Month at Nel Centro

Portland Dining Month at Nel Centro

The month of March is always a favorite in Portland with Dining Month bringing everyone out to experience the cornucopia of great dining in our city. Nel Centro’s Dining Month menu will be available during dinner service each night (in addition to our full regular dinner menu).

Dining Month is a wonderful chance to try a delicious three-course meal at a great price of just $33! See below for our Dining Month offerings:

First Course (Choice of)
Mesclun Greens with Fresh Herbs, Focaccia Croutons & Champagne Vinaigrette
Butternut Squash Lobster Bisque

Entreé (Choice of)
Mushroom Ravioli with Porcini Cream & Tartufata (vegetarian)
Rotisserie Chicken with Heirloom Potatoes, Delicata Squash & Pancetta Vinaigrette (gluten free)

Dessert (Choice of)
Ginger Panna Cotta with Green Apple Gelee & Molasses Cookie
Housemade Ice Cream or Sorbet

Chef Luis Escorcia
Pastry Chef Kristen Sands

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Portland, OR 97201
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View and download the Nel Centro Valentine’s Day 2020 Newsletter here.