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Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

#223 of 3,683 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Old Town - Chinatown
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112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507 (Burnside)
1st and Oak and Skidmore on Max Line
503-227-4057
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Today
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Pub Food

Two friends and I recently ate lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the excellent service. We each ordered something different - mussels, lamb stew and the Boxty of the day, which was curried chicken and lamb on the day that we were there. The Kells Red beer was a good match for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
travelgurl888
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Two friends and I recently ate lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the excellent service. We each ordered something different - mussels, lamb stew and the Boxty of the day, which was curried chicken and lamb on the day that we were there. The Kells Red beer was a good match for the Boxty. All of our dishes... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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157 reviews 157 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I went to dinner with my daughter after we decided on an Irish restaurant and beer. We were both delighted with our choice. I had a wonderful Shepards Pie . We started with Irish red ale and tasty sweet potatoe fries as an appetizer. The service was fast and very friendly. The interior of both the bar and adjoining dining... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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107 reviews 107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is an Irish style pub and they are good at what they do. I was there on a very busy night but was still seated quickly and had very friendly service. I had the fish and chips and the fish was fresh and lightly battered and delicious, and I washed it down with a delicious red ale. I will... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Stopped here for lunch with 13 other people and the service and food were absolutely great. I had the Dublin Coddle with Irish sausage, crubben, fingerling potatoes, and onions in a rich ham broth. I asked what Crubben was and the waitress told me it was the meat from pigs feet. It was wonderful. Full of flavor and a great... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We celebrate st. Patrick's day @ a different location every year & this is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable places to go. The music was terrific - the food was very good - the staff was most friendly & people were very orderly. Excellent crowd control & the facility was well organized for in & out traffic.

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Kells Pub has an Irish celebratory atmosphere every day! You do not have to be Irish to enjoy the food and beverages, but if you are, it will feel like home. After visiting Ireland, I appreciated Kells even more. Recently I attended a staff party there. They have private rooms set aside for larger groups. They were set up, ready... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nice twist to a French dip. They used their beer as an add to the au jus, very tasty. Good amount of meat. I would suggest a better bun. It looked like a hot dog bun and got way too soggy fast. Fries were good and so was the price. Good service too.

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I went to Kell's because they have a cigar room. They do but sadly will not staff it. Went into the cigar room not a staff member to be found, then I went to ask if they could help me and was told someone would come down but alas no one arrived, asked again and was told they we're busy.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

On Sunday nights, Kells has live Irish performers singing for you, which is the icing on top of the cake while you're sipping on one of their cheap and great beers enjoying the place. If you like down to earth Irish bars and beer, come here. Get the red ale!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We ate so many eggs here it felt like that scene from Cool Hand Luke. Over medium, eggs benedict, and we had to try a scotch egg which was delicious. The drinks are generous, too. Close to the Saturday Market.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507
    (Burnside)
  • Public Transportation: 1st and Oak and Skidmore on Max Line
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 503-227-4057

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?