Late Summer 2017 Newsletter


Nel Centro Late Summer 2017 Newsletter

Nel Centro patio | photo by John Valls

Late summer—the words alone signal a poignant turn in the story. But there are still lovely and warm days ahead of us, making this a magnificent time to come visit. Our patio—perfect and beautiful as always—is the place to be downtown. Host your best clients for lunch, join coworkers for happy hour. Or, stop by for a bite before a show. We can’t wait to see you again.


The flavors of late summer at Nel Centro

photo: skirt steak | Nel Centro | photo by John Valls

Mouth-watering late summer menu items just waiting to be paired with a mischevious selection from Guy du Vin’s brilliantly curated wine list.

  • Roasted Eggplant Ravioli with local tomatoes, garlic & ricotta salata
  • Steamed Clams in tomato, white wine & garlic
  • Grilled Skirt Steak with escarole, tomato jam & caper vinaigrette

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A thrilling new fall arts season is upon us

Cioppino | Nel Centro | photo by John Valls

The fall arts season kicked off with the opening night of the Oregon Symphony with George Takei on Saturday, September 16th. Oregon Ballet Theatre opens their season on October 7th with the world premiere of Rhapsody in Blue featuring Portland’s own Thomas Lauderdale and world-renowned Nicolo Fonet. We absolutely love being an integral part of Portland’s performing arts scene. Make a great night out even better. Join us for dinner before your show.

This ‘lush patio’ is perfect this time of year

“This lush patio is a go-to for power lunches, a respite during a busy day shopping, or dinner and a drink before a show at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (or any other excuse to enjoy first-class service with mussels mariniere or a bowl of English pea agnolotti).” Eater Portland ~ Mattie John Bamman, Danielle Centoni, and Chad Walsh

Book the Colosseum Game Room for your holiday party

Gamer Room | Nel Centro | photo by John Valls

It’s not too early to reserve our Colosseum Game Room for your holiday party—we have some prime weekend dates still available. We’d love to host you and help make your festivities memorable. Our manager, Dede Wilson, is ready to help you plan the ultimate holiday party. Give us a call at 503-484-1096 or email Dede at [email protected].

The adjacent Hotel Modera provides the perfect complement to your holiday party with luxurious rooms and superb service. Find out more at

Check out our menus and learn more about private dining here >

David Machado’s Tavern in the Pearl

Tanner Creek Taver | photo by John Valls

We’re thrilled to announce Tanner Creek Tavern, the newest David Machado Restaurant. It’s in the Pearl at NW 9th and Everett. Our new sister restaurant is adjacent to the new Hampton Inn & Suites. Tanner Creek is serving lunch, happy hour and dinner seven days a week.

Chef Trevor Payne leads the kitchen, bringing 15 years of experience at some of Portland’s most celebrated restaurants, including Olympia Provisions, Little Bird Bistro and Taylor Railworks. His menu for Tanner Creek Tavern emphasizes seasonal, approachable Tavern fare with inspiration and flavors from around the world. Starters include harissa-stewed clams with fried potato, roasted fennel, and toast; flatbread with black-eyed pea hummus; and rabbit liver mousse with smoked honey, salt and carrot pickles. The dinner menu features eggplant tortellini with tomato butter and smoked ricotta; roasted chicken Tikka Masala curry with Carolina Gold rice; and a grilled steak and shank with fingerling potatoes, beef and English Stilton. Chef Trevor is looking forward to seeing you.

The full menus are here:

David Machado Restaurants

Tanner Creek Tavern logo
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.

Gift Certificates are available.
Tanner Creek Tavern Gift Certificates
Nel Centro Gift Certificates
Altabira City Tavern Gift Certificates
Citizen Baker Gift Certificates

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1408 SW Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
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