March is Portland Dining Month

March 2018 is Portland Dining Month Portland Dining Month runs through all of March. Portland Dining Month lights up the local dining scene with three-course menus for $33. Our menu gives you a choice in each of the three courses with vegetarian options available. Make a reservation Menu First Course choice of Mesclun Greens with Fresh Herbs & …

Happy Valentine’s Day 2018 from Nel Centro

Just when winter starts feeling a little long, here comes Valentine’s Day, like a favorite song. Promise yourself—and your beloved—that this year, it’s all out. Flowers, a show, and a romantic dinner. And why not add a PDX Jazz brunch to the mix? We have two dates to choose from. Our new Executive Chef, Luis …

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Menu Specials

Hours for New Year’s Eve dinner are 5pm – 10pm. Hours for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day brunch are 8am – 2pm. Nel Centro will close after brunch on New Year’s Day. In addition to our regular menu we will offer the following specials: New Year’s Eve Dinner 2017 starter Beef Carpaccio with …

Christmas Eve Menu Specials

Hours for Christmas Eve dinner are 5pm – 9pm. Nel Centro will close at 9pm on this evening. Featured items for Christmas Eve Stoneboat Farms Greens with Goat Cheese, Apples, Pomegranate, Candied Pecans & Honey-Apple Cider Vinaigrette $12 Grilled King Salmon with Sauce Béarnaise, Caviar, Butter Poached New Potatoes & Braised Baby Root Vegetables $32 …

nel centro holiday hours

nel centro holiday hours Christmas Eve menu special are here. Stay tuned for our 2018 New Year’s Eve menu Christmas Eve — Sunday, Dec 24 brunch    8am–2pm happy hour     4pm—6pm dinner     5pm–9pm Restaurant and bar close at 9pm Christmas Day — Monday Dec 25 breakfast      7:30am–10:30am Closed for the rest of the day New Year’s Eve …

Late Summer 2017 Newsletter

Nel Centro Late Summer 2017 Newsletter 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 …

Eater PDX puts us on the map again — best restaurant and bar patios

EaterPDX put us on their map of Portland’s best restaurant and bar patios. (Thanks, Eater PDX!) They love us. You will too. “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 …

PDX Eater puts us on the map…best downtown lunch restaurants

EaterPDX put us on their best lunch restaurant map. (Thanks, EaterPDX!) We think they pretty much nailed it: “Here, the swank dining room and professional attitude have power lunch written all over them. Choose from the many booths in the dining room, or when it’s sunny, from the tables on the tree-shaded patio. Find handmade …

Portland’s Best Summertime Patios for Outdoor Drinking

DrinkPortland loves our patio. We think you will too. Here’s what they said: “Secluded from the hubbub of downtown, the patio at Nel Centro gives an oasis feel to the urban environment. Verdant trees and umbrellas provide shaded areas, and fire-pits keep the patio warm all evening.” Stop by. The patio is open! Read the …

Storyteller-in-chief: David Machado

Oregon Business by David Machado May 4, 2017 Below is the article in its entirety from Oregon Business. You can read the article online here. People always want to know how I became a chef. Was my mother a fantastic cook? Did I spend time with her in the kitchen? Was food preparation an important …