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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 good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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

Simply put, a great Irish pub in all respects. The food is good, the service great. And the music offered is good as well.

Thank danieljcurran
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Belfast chicken curry. Didn’t know what to expect but it was delicious. Kids’ food portions were large, and reasonable for the $5 a plate cost. Waiting staff was patient and helpful.

Thank I Mac M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a meal and some drinks. Staff are friendly and attentive. Ordered curry chicken which had about 5 pieces of chicken, 10 pieces of apple and a heap of fries. Cottage pie was nice. Prices reasonable.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, go here and get a pint, sit out front, or wait to see who arrives to set up the party in the amazing upstairs venue. Historic building, and when inside, in the dark depths of the back tables, you might just feel like you...More

Thank janewilliamsis
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 June 2018 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 7 June 2018

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 June 2018

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
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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