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Cafe Nell

1987 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
+1 503-295-2527
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
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All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1987 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is great, whether you are inside or out, the atmosphere invites you to take a deep breath and enjoy the moment. Enjoy

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our monthly supper club went to Cafe Nell on a chilly night. The fireplace was lit and it was quite nice. A bar full of people and the cozy dining room were welcoming to us, friendly patrons too. Tuesday nights are half off bottles of...More

Thank Dick L
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Ate here 3 times in last month. Service was wonderful. Courteous,friendly,warm. Food was great . Good variety. Some thing for everyone.

Thank peter h
Reviewed 17 September 2017

our foursome, including a wine expert, had a lovely dinner at Cafe Nell. the four entrees, and two starters, were excellent, good size portions; no complaints here. service was also very good. our one dissatisfaction came when the requested wine was not available. we were...More

Thank bruce h
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We visited for dinner and made reservations--turned out to be a good idea, as the place got busy. The outdoor tables are not an option when the weather is damp. It's possible to get a great meal here, and the wine list is pretty good.

1  Thank Tenighir
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I have been to Cafe Nell for brunch about 4 times now over the past couple of years, and it doesn't disappoint. I was especially pleased with the menu as we took our out of town family and friends for Easter Brunch. We had to...More

Thank Molly N
Reviewed 12 April 2017

One of Portland's charms is that it has wonderful restaurants hidden away in nearly every neighborhood. We stopped at Cafe Nell for lunch simply because it was close, and we were starving. The fact that it had off-street parking in a notoriously parking unfriendly neighborhood...More

Thank GreenTraveler9
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Locals know that parking in this area can be a problem, so Cafe Nell gets an edge and is always busy. Nice lunch menu and some of the brunch items are carried over including a nice vegan hash.

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 29 March 2017

On a rainy mid-morning we arrived for brunch. It is important, I think, to make a reservation since this is a small case. It has a good feeling and the brunch menu is full of egg type meals. Sadly, for those of us that are...More

Thank zaxes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Went here while walking back from a long walk, it was busy and we took a chance trying to get a table. We were not certain we could due to the dine out portland month. The room has a real warm cozy feeling. The food...More

Thank Dave R
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Rebecca G
11 October 2015|
Response from Twotravelers1935 | Reviewed this property |
I can't say for sure. My wife is a glutten free eater and has had no trouble finding a gluten free item in any place we have dined here in the past year. zThey probably have a sebsite that will be helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1987 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
    (NW 20th Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-295-2527
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