Hotel Modera Recommended Restaurants

Hotel Modera would like to recommend a few unforgettable Portland restaurants. Known for its foodie culture, as well as its boutique hotels, Portland features memorable dining experiences that cannot be matched anywhere else! If you are staying at Hotel Modera and wondering where to eat, just ask any of our knowledgeable Front Desk staff or read on for some delicious local restaurant recommendations!

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Nel Centro

Our number one pick for local restaurants is Nel Centro. Located onsite at Hotel Modera, Nel Centro offers fresh and delicious dishes inspired by the French and Italian Riviera. Directed by Chef David Machado, Nel Centro has become a popular spot with locals, as well as downtown Portland hotel guests. With a fabulous outdoor patio situated around three inviting fire pits, Nel Cento delights all of the senses. Nel Centro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday, and brunch and dinner on Sundays. Nel Centro also features a daily Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm. Room service for Hotel Modera guests is also provided by Nel Centro.

Veritable Quandary

Veritable Quandary offers a truly authentic Portland experience. This Portland landmark has been a consistent mainstay of Portland’s dining and social scene since 1971. Serving specialty Northwest cuisine, VQ plates a wonderful variety of fresh, locally inspired dishes. From the beautiful flower-lined patio and glass-walled dining room, to the charm of the Old Portland-style bar, VQ truly is an intimate gem. VQ is located near the best downtown Portland, Oregon hotels, only minutes walking from Hotel Modera.


Andina is a short street car ride from Hotel Modera. A Peruvian restaurant and Modera staff favorite, Andina was rated #1 on TripAdvisor for restaurants in Portland. Andina features a native Peruvian cooking staff, representing both traditional culinary styles and the latest incarnation in ‘Novoandina’ cuisine. Novoandina aspires to revive native, pre-colonial ingredients and techniques and incorporate them into a modern presentation, held to the highest international standards. Those who dine at Andina love the nightly live-music by celebrated and rising local musicians.

Screen Door

Located on Portland’s east side, Screen Door is a survey of the south, from South Carolina low-country cuisine to soul food and refined Creole and French preparations native to New Orleans. Screen Door explores all methodologies and preparations, from the historical to the modern, cutting across class distinctions to get at the heart of the matter… the food. In tune with Portland’s sustainable ideals, Screen Door serves local, organic produce and meats, maintaining the connection between farm and plate. Screen Door always receives rave reviews and promises to satisfy any soul food craving you may have while visiting Portland. As with our own Portland hotel deals, we recommend you get in early, because the demand can be high.

Food Carts

Visitors who stay at the best hotels in Portland, can’t resist the hundreds of Food Carts found in clusters throughout the city. Our food carts are a Portland foodie icon. There are carts for myriad cuisines, from Vietnamese to Caribbean to Ethiopian to Fried Chicken. You will find what you are craving. Have a particular diet? There is a food cart specializing in your needs. Try the The Heart Cart if you’re gluten free, or the MoMo Cart for vegan dumplings, or Little Piggy if you want great Bar-B-Que. New carts are added regularly, just like we add new Portland hotel specials. Check out the latest and greatest.

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