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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I love to come into Kells. They have two locations in Portland and there are only 20 blocks separating them. The best location is the original near the waterfront on 2nd ave. The building is historic and the atmosphere is exactly what...More

Thank dnelson_1971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch at Kells Irish Restaurant on our weekend trip to Portland. We hadn’t been there for years but it was just as awesome as we remembered. The sausage roll was very special. Also a must try is their amazing sweet potato fries. The adult...More

Thank K1784WWrichardf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn’t get waited on! We left after 5 minutes there was a bartender and two servers cleaning/ clearing the table behind ours, neither bothered to stop to take an order. Their loss

Thank Latty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely helpful waitress and good plain food. We had the Guinness (it was the law) and the Shepard's Pie. Both were delicious. We wanted to return but ran out of time. They have a great idea for collecting money for charity. One wraps 2x25cent...More

Thank Cally Y
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Really friendly and welcoming bar where there are great times to be had. Authentic Irish Bar with real Irish music and great beer. You can even get a Bud Light if that’s your thing. Great food as well. Don’t forget to say hi to Jimmy,...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Had a couple of issues with our drinks, who serves wine in a pint glass? And the food was bland. Server seemed bored but the manager came over to ask how we were and we explained things weren't great. He listened and told us he'd...More

Thank _sarahlthorne48
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This was a catered event and I would recommend it for such occasions because they did great. The food was very good and had meatballs, cheesy potatoes, salad and roasted veggies. The room was perfect for the meet and greet we were attending for the...More

Thank peacebeerlove
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

10 of us poured into Kells for libations, food and belated birthday celebrations. The waiter was quick to throw a couple of tables together for us and make our big loud group feel more than welcome. Kells has, makes, good beer, and offers quite a...More

Thank Blackeel63
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This place is what you would expect an Irish pub to be. It might be on the touristic side but it does the trick. They have live bands all week long. The Irish Coffee are excellent.

Thank Florian H
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Centrally located in downtown Portland - easy walking distant to many hotels. Food was good - not outstanding but not bad either. They have more authentic Irish food on menu. I had Shepards Pie and it was good -- not too greasy. Portion size was...More

Thank ezflyer1
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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