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Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
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Old Town - Chinatown
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112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507 (Burnside)
+1 503-227-4057
07:00 - 02:00
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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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Charlotte, NC
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Tuesday evening and it was pretty empty, but the service was friendly and the beer was very good. We didn't dine, though the menu looked pretty good and diverse for an Irish pub.

Thank yuttay
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here last night and enjoyed the atmosphere. Lots of good energy, food and drinks. Downstairs is a cigar lounge where you can enjoy a quieter setting. Knowledgeable wait staff presents a wide range of cigars and scotch, dating back 100 years.

Thank jsharpton
Ridgefield, Washington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was great and the food was excellent -- will be going back. Tables for outside when the weather is nice and lots of seating inside

Thank travelor466
Los Altos, California, United States
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554 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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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167 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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307 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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 30 December 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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39 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

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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
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?