Holst Architects, along with chef/owner David Machado, created a classic downtown destination eatery. Warm and light-filled, the space features Italian white marble floors and deep, rich, walnut walls. Plush leather booths have reclaimed Douglas Fir tabletops. A huge four-sided bar with eco top countertops looks out onto a large patio with outdoor seating, fire pits and a living wall. Hand blown, multi-colored lighting fixtures dot the room.
Nel Centro is located within the Hotel Modera, a warm, minimalist, mid-modern showcase – one of Portland's sleekest and hippest boutique hotels.
Nel Centro's culinary lineage is rooted in the French and Italian Riviera, specifically the cities of Nice and Genoa. Regional classics like Salt Cod Croquettes, Pansotti with Walnut Sauce, Ravioli Nicoise with Butter and Parmesan, Beef Daube with Red Wine, Olives and Fried Panisse are rapidly gaining passionate fans from Portland and beyond.
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