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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%
Travellers talk about
“shepherd's pie” (31 reviews)
“lamb stew” (19 reviews)
“irish nachos” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 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
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

So we went with a group of 22. Yes 22. We had made reservations month ahead of the date so this was not a surprise. We arrived to find that we had the one and only waitress that was looking after the entire end of...More

Thank darrell f
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

After we had oysters at dans we wanted a more hearty dinner. During our portland walking tour we walked by this place and heard the ghostly history which was cool. We decided to return and try the food, and my bf is irish so he...More

Thank Tiffany A
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Back during graduate school, when we didn't have 2 dimes to rub together, this was a favorite "cheap date." We'd share a gin and tonic and listen to Irish bands. Nowadays when we are in town, we each get not only our own beer, but...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch and a flight of beer. Tried the kale salad and foam chowder - both were excellent. Great selection of traditional Irish beer, locally made. Sampled them in a flight & quite enjoyed them.

Thank Dan468
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Shepherds pie was so good. Lamb stew very tasty but too many potatoes. Fish and chips excellent and good service.

Thank Lorraine J
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Kells is a traditional looking Irish Pub/Restaurant. It was warm and the folks were friendly...very nice for a drizzly, cold evening. We shared a batch of the sweet potato fries which were crispy and delicious. We also shared the shepherds pie - oh my! Lovely,...More

Thank d22randy
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

On a cool and wet day, their Irish Coffee hit the spot. The welcoming friendly staff made us feel at home upon entry. I had one of the best Reuben's I have had in Portland. It was stuffed with corned beef and kraut on toasted...More

Thank DewPortland
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Seriously - I am a nacho connoisseur. These were deep fried potato chips loaded like nachos. It tasted like a mix of potato skins/ nachos . I pretty much licked the plate clean. 😜

Thank Ariane W
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Questions & Answers
21 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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