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Cafe Nell

1987 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
+1 503-295-2527
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1987 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Reviewed 31 January 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

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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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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I understand that some places do specialty dinners (and pricing) for new years. I also understand that some people go out on NYE that normally don't. With that said, my experience at Cafe Nell was not good. They rearranged, so the tables were close together....More

Thank Stew M
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Great bar menu and wine list reasonably priced. Great starters with puff and pie crusts. Tasty and delicious entree are seafood, meat and vegan orientated and all delicious. Prices good and in the evening there is a parking lot behind the restaurant.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Great for mid day eating. I had a delicious turkey burger. Everything was very good. I will return when I return to Portland

1  Thank NelloDas
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Wandered in here with my aunty on a Sunday morning. No reservations. Came in and politely asked the hostess for a table for two, and she seemed totally flustered. May have caught her at a bad time, but the restaurant wasn't even busy at this...More

Thank 503Jetsetter
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Cute neighborhood cafe with good menu and delicious food is overshadowed by poor service. We waited over 30 minutes for a cocktail, and were not able to order our dinner until we asked to order @40 minutes after being seated. This theme of poor service...More

Thank Bjrem
Reviewed 28 November 2017

My husband and I walked over for drinks and appetizers one night. It was cold and raining, but Cafe Nell felt warm and inviting. We had Vesper martinis and share delicious happy hour fare (shredded pork tacos and amazing Mac n' Cheese). Excellent service too....More

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Rebecca G
10 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
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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