We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507
+1 503-227-4057
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (37 reviews)
“lamb stew” (20 reviews)
“irish nachos” (14 reviews)
Open Now
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (427)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 420 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 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 7 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 1 December 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 18 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 147 hotels in Portland
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland - Downtown
2,430 reviews
.13 km away
Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection
96 reviews
.24 km away
Courtyard Portland City Center
1,102 reviews
.35 km away
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
3,256 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pine Street Market
129 reviews
.04 km away
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
502 reviews
.07 km away
Bijou Cafe
428 reviews
.08 km away
Tangier Moroccan & Mediterranean Cuisine
167 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Portland Saturday Market
962 reviews
.22 km away
Skidmore Market
24 reviews
.10 km away
Skidmore Fountain
27 reviews
.14 km away
Battleship Oregon Memorial
6 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing