“Nel Centro, meaning “in the center,” is the starting and ending point for many a downtown Portland arts excursion. Minutes from the performing arts venues and in the hip and modern Hotel Modera, the classic dishes of Northern Italy and Southeast France meet chef/owner David Machado’s passion for culinary tradition and locally sourced, seasonal food.
A downtown oasis – Nel Centro’s patio is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour. Also available for private events. Our handmade pastas reflect the playful and fragrant side of spring – be tempted by the Tortelli with English Peas & Lemon or the Black Pepper Tagliatelle with Speck, Fava Beans & Pecorino Toscano. Our English Pea Agnolotti with Dungeness Crab and Fines Herbes is already winning standing ovations.”
This is one of my favorite patios in Portland. Very large space, shade in the afternoon, but sunny spots are also available. The fire pits are really nice. No pets.