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Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town - Chinatown
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112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507 (Burnside)
+1 503-227-4057
07:00 - 01:00
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Sun 07:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lamb stew, mushroom risotto, and pot pie were excellent. Jameson Belgium chocolate dessert plus homemade whipped cream is just wonderful. It is so good that it rated getting the last drop via finger around the bowl!

Thank QSLqsl
Namur, Belgium
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped there to follow EURO 2016 football of my team as I as in Portland for work. I arrived at 6am for the kick off and breakfast! Note that they do not serve beers before 7am. I had a good time.

Thank Franfort
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276 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been many years since my rowdy 20's of hanging out here and drinking good beers and listening to good music. We stopped in for a date night and were pleasantly surprised. The service was spot on and the food was tight. Wife had risotto and it was spot on with a nice blend with kale for texture and more... More 

Thank Mraschio
northridge, ca
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate with a large group and we all tried each other's items - the food was delicious. We also enjoyed the live musician who played many favorites from a variety of genres - I think his name was "Danny"? Also tried a flight of Kells beers - I asked the waiter to get me the 4 most popular flavors for... More 

Thank christineess
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We went with friends and wanted good pub food and a fun environment. Exactly what we got at Kells! Food was wonderful, service was great. Fun place with a great live band on the wknd. Music was just the right volumn and they played cover songs which made the night fun. Definetly recommend.

Thank Jennifer G
New England
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525 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Kells Irish Pub is a chain - they are in other cities like Seattle. Their own beers are on tap + others in bottles. They have live music every night - makes it a nice place to stop for a few beers.

Thank riny
Eugene, Oregon
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Portland. Live music, great food, and an awesome atmosphere! You can actually taste the alcohol in your drink. And the staff is always very friendly. They can get a little busy but that's because they're amazing! With the wait. Plus they're in the Pearl District so if you want to walk around and take... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had an hour to kill before our evening cruise and Kells Irish Pub and Restaurant was not far from where we parked. It was similar to walking into an old Pub in Ireland with all the wood and spirits stacked in front of the mirrored wall behind the bar. The bar keep used a ladder on wheels to grasp... More 

Thank 2born4m
Placerville, California
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180 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a beer after shopping and walking for most of the day. Great beer and atmosphere, excellent choice near the market.

Thank SRC1964
Phoenix, Arizona
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch the first afternoon in Portland. The Reuben was very flavorful. One of us had an open faced salmon sandwich that was to die for. Great flavor and nicely presented. Beer choices were superb. We also went to their brewery for a light snack and the Irish nachos were a MOUNTAIN of food. The bacon wrapped... More 

Thank KB9MNN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507
  • Public Transportation: 1st and Oak and Skidmore on Max Line
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-4057

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?