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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
11:30 - 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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Los Altos, California, United States
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520 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real Irish pub with great food, great beers and full bar, music and downstairs cigar smoking area. Great for large or small groups. It's open early and late so makes it a Portland "must see" while visiting.

Thank Rhett L
Portland, Oregon
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166 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kells is a Portland landmark and worth the visit. The Irish coffee was delicious, as were the potato nachos, the sausage roll and the fish and chips. Delicious food, great service, and comfortable atmosphere.

Thank maruruss99
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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290 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I fell in love with the Lamb stew they served. It was juicy, the potatoes had properly marinated into the soup, the lamb was tender and tasty. The restaurant has a modern decor with lot of wood paneling and a great collection of liquor on the shelves behind the bar. It was an early Saturday morning and not very busy,... More 

Thank Sundncr
Eagle Creek, Oregon
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beer is real good. Our waiter messed up our order but he made it good. We were not in a hurry. We had a real nice time. The food is better than most bars

Thank Jay C
Anaheim, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Irish dishes this is the place to visit. Very original dishes. First visit included the best mushroom soup I've ever eaten. The soup had small chunks of been and I believe, one of Kell's craft beers in the recipe.

Thank Jerry H
Eugene, Oregon
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246 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a member of our group had gone for drinks the night before and listened to the Irish Band. We went to lunch, it was crowded. Service was Ok and so was the food. My wife had the Irish stew and thought the meat a bit lacking. Fish and Chips and bangers and mash, all good not great.

Thank bbqmaster69
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 4 December 2016 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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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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275 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 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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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 

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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
USD 20 - USD 25
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?