Nel Centro Fall 2018 Newsletter


Nel Centro Fall 2018 Newsletter


Dining at Nel Centro | photo by John Valls

The fall arts season is here!

The 2018 fall arts season is a special and magical time for Nel Centro and downtown Portland. As a proud supporter of Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Portland Opera, Chamber Music Northwest, the Oregon Symphony, Portland Youth Philharmonic, NW Dance Project, and Third Angle New Music, we’re working to keep the performing arts alive and vibrant in our city. From the beginning, these partnerships have meant the world to us. As each new season arrives, we celebrate anew. Come see a show, and join us for dinner.

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Nel Centro ‘Top Workplace 2018’

Nel Centro team a winner Top Workplaces 2018

Today, team Nel Centro is standing happy and proud. Our restaurant was named by The Oregonian as a Top Workplace for 2018. What an amazing recognition of the hard work and commitment to a positive and professional workplace that our entire crew brings every day. We love what we do. Our wonderful guests are a huge part of why we love working here. Great big thank you’s to our staff and to our patrons for making it all possible.

Chef Luis’ autumn delights

Chef Luis' hand made pasta

As the leaves turn and the rains finally arrive, our chefs are looking to present you with delicious seasonal menu items. Traditionally, our fall menu will highlight our handmade pastas made with fabulous fall ingredients as well as Chef Luis’ signature braised dishes. Please help us welcome our new sous chef, Gavin Braid. Chef Luis and Chef Gavin both have roots in the San Francisco culinary scene and bring a fresh, modern approach to our old-world Riviera cuisine. Here’s the full menu >>

The return of Kristin Sands. Sweet!

Goat Cheese Cheesecake at Nel Centro

Pastry chef, Kristen Sands, has returned to Nel Centro after opening our sister restaurant/cafe, Citizen Baker. Her new dessert menu includes a beautiful Brown Butter Almond Cake with Mascarpone Ice Cream and a Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Blackberry Apple Compote. A dessert not to be missed. Welcome back, Kristen!

Helping to feed homeless young people

In addition to our support of the arts, Nel Centro provides lunch for homeless youth. We partner with the dedicated folks at the creative mentoring program p:ear, who have been mentoring homeless youth in Portland for over 15 years. We are proud to support them. Thank you, p:ear for the important work you do.

Dine, and waltz to a show

Steak dinner at nel centro

As you make your plans to see OBT’s Napoli (Oct 6 – 13), Oregon Symphony’s Star Trek Beyond (Oct 6 & 7), or Portland Opera’s La Traviata (Nov 2 – 10) be sure to make your dinner reservations. Visit our website or OpenTable for easy, online reservations. Or, just call us at 503-484-1099. Convenient valet parking is available at the adjacent Hotel Modera. Easy parking, close to theaters, fabulous dinner – a perfect evening in downtown Portland.

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People are talking about Nel Centro

“Found this place online searching for best Portland happy hour, really enjoyed it. Sat at the bar as most tables were full. Our bartender, Justin, was excellent. I had the littleneck clams with chorizo and my wife had the special pizza, both were very good. Lively atmosphere with trendy decor. I’ll certainly be back next time in town.”

~ Google Review

David Machado Restaurants

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Tanner Creek Tavern seasonal, approachable Tavern fare with inspiration and flavors from around the world.
The classic dishes of Northern Italy and Southeast France meet David Machado’s passion for culinary tradition coupled with locally sourced, seasonal food.
Altabira City Tavern is a rooftop, beer-centric restaurant, and bar, with smart pairings of food and drink in a modern, yet casual setting.
Citizen Baker is an urban bakery-cafe offering handmade, hearth breads, select pastries, fine coffees, hot breakfasts, soups, salads, and sandwiches.

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Portland, OR 97201
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