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Cafe Nell

1987 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
+1 503-295-2527
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1987 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Though service was super friendly it was a little on the slow side especially given that the place wasn’t all that busy. But, food was excellent. The vegetable and sausage hash as well as the mushroom risotto were both excellent along with a delicious brownie...More

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few friends and I visited Cafe Nell for brunch. The restaurant was not overly packed, but the service was still noticeably slow. We were given menus by the host when seated, but a server did not greet us for another 5-10 minutes though she...More

Thank Worldly2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Japanese Gardens, we made our way downtown and found Cafe Nell. The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was so cozy and relaxing, and our server Dave was wonderful. There were many diners outside, but as it was very warm out, we chose...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I have been here on a few visits to Portland but have not reviewed. However I should have reviewed it in the past. My latest trip to Portland to visit friends brought me back to Nells and once again I was very satisfied with everything....More

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We sat outside amidst a passing parade of various dog breeds out for there evening stroll. The food was amazing, we shared the beet salad and chauctrere board, followed by the steak frites. A lovely meal on a beautiful evening in a great city

Thank 4101Cindy
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had come to Nells for our last night Portland visit. Very small spot with lovely windows. Daffodils on the sidewalk. We intended to sit for dinner & drinks but our table was so small, it was sized for drinks. We opted out of dinner,...More

Thank snowbirds259
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The pear and grilled cheese sandwich was delicious! The Monte Cristo was good but the bread could have been more crunchy it wasn’t fried. It seem more like French Texas size toast. The brownie caramel dessert was the BEST thing I’ve tasted in a long...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Known for their brunch we delved into their dinner menu. We arrived just after happy hour and had a delicious quiet fireside dinner. Summer has cozy outside tables for warm nights. Perfect for date night!

Thank ZenDark30
Reviewed 1 February 2018

As soon as I saw Nell, I was determined to like it. Located in a leafy, mostly residential area of Portland’s Northwest side, it looked like just the kind of little bistro you wish you had in your neighborhood. Serving French accented Pacific Northwest fare,...More

1  Thank EdgarCosset
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Had an ok meal at Cafe Nell on a Friday night. While I was not impressed with the charcuterie (and do NOT recommend), others in our Group did like their Burgers. The Nell burger was a bit greasy but adequate. The service was ok, they...More

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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, Romantic
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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