Nel Centro voted downtown Portland’s best happy hour

From The Oregonian
September 9, 2014
by Samantha Bakall

Downtown Portland’s best happy hour: Our readers pick their favorite

Last week we named downtown Portland’s 10 best happy hours, the second chapter of Bar Tab, our first-annual bar guide, before turning over the question to you.

photo: Nel Centro's courtyard patio. (Stephania Yao/The Oregonian)

Nel Centro’s courtyard patio. (Stephania Yao/The Oregonian)

With votes spread out across the board, and plenty of write-ins, Nel Centro, Southwest Portland’s Italian-French restaurant attached to the Hotel Modera, won by just a vote, just beating out The Nines’ rooftop bar/restaurant, Departure.

Here’s what we wrote about Nel Centro in Bar Tab:

With arguably the best Westside hotel patio that’s not 15 stories up, David Machado’s flagship restaurant is the go-to happy hour for many office workers set free from the surrounding buildings. You can sit among green maple trees while gazing at the gas-fueled fireplaces, sipping $5 gin & tonics (well: Gordon’s).

Read the complete review in The Oregonian.

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