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Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507
+1 503-227-4057
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb stew” (18 reviews)
“irish nachos” (13 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Kells numerous times when visiting Portland on business from Europe. I've been at both the Downtown original and the BrewPub up on 21st. They're both extremely well run, their own beers would stand up to any craft brewery, food tastes homemade and...More

Thank Hanlor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool place to check out if you're in town. Great selection of whiskey and they brew their own beers. Their stout was really nice and had just the right amount of malts. Live music was fantastic as well. They also have a cigar section if...More

Thank Lupe S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, Service and drinks ! Our server was Joshua and he was great, always checking on us and had a great smile and was easy to talk to. The food was great and he made sure we did'nt run out of drinks !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: - Delicious Kell's Irish nachos, must have - Nice decor - Unique menu however limited selection What we ate: - Kell's Irish nachos - Kell's IPA beer Would recommend the nachos. Best nachos I've ever had the beer was great as well - Smoked...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, comfortable and ample seating & the wait staff are wonderful - be sure to throw a dollar bill up and stick it on the ceiling.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Portland for one night and walked from our hotel to Kells for a late lunch/early dinner. The option is available to order half size portions, that was great as the smaller size sandwich I ordered was plenty big. They have a smoked...More

Thank grandmakate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on wild & crazy St. Patrick's Day this year, so wanted to return at a quieter time. I'm glad we did. It has a Irish pubby-old world atmosphere in a grand historic building. That works for me. Spouse ordered the Reuben; I...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped over in Portland on our way to a further destination and decided to grab a bite of late lunch at Kells. I ordered a garden salad and my dining partner a bowl of clam chowder. While the chowder was tasty and full of...More

Thank mowogray
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a great old bar.... beer was awesome and great ambience.. the beer selection was out of this world.

Thank herewego6366
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to Kells today for lunch. We sat outside in the small patio area under an umbrella. We each ordered a sandwich that comes only with the soup of the day; to substitute fries was $4 extra. It took longer than...More

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Questions & Answers
21 August 2017|
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Response from herewego6366 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, good food but ask about veggie menu.
Don S
12 December 2015|
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Response from RouxTheDay | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer your question directly. I walked, but Kells is within a block or two of the green/orange and red/blue Max lines, so it's relatively accessible from almost anywhere in Portland.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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