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
“shepherd's pie” (31 reviews)
“lamb stew” (18 reviews)
“irish nachos” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3507
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (418)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 411 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cool and wet day, their Irish Coffee hit the spot. The welcoming friendly staff made us feel at home upon entry. I had one of the best Reuben's I have had in Portland. It was stuffed with corned beef and kraut on toasted...More

Thank DewPortland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously - I am a nacho connoisseur. These were deep fried potato chips loaded like nachos. It tasted like a mix of potato skins/ nachos . I pretty much licked the plate clean. 😜

Thank Ariane W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for dinner, seeking an “interesting” pub meal. The beer was good. The food, just okay. We had a shepherds pie that my missus described as a bit ordinary, while my fish and chips were greasier than I usually like (tip - remove some...More

Thank cna001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good beer and good vibes! I wish they had some more upbeat music on while the band was on break because it really brought the vibe down. But all and all a good time.

Thank ejrich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a tour in Portland, OR. several of us decided to try Kells Irish Pub for dinner. We were not disappointed. The Reuben was excellent, as was the Kells Burger. Service was great and our waiter demonstrated the "trick" they do to stick dollar...More

Thank klc97
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Coming from Ireland and Boston both, I would agree this is a top place...too large to be a real Irish pub but certainly nothing like the usual large American restaurant. Good long bar, long menu with grand items, huge portions (ok, this part is like...More

Thank andrew02459
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were a party of approx 40 that arrived in a party limo bus to Kells. The fun had already begun before we arrived at Kells. Kells is one of the better "wannabe" Irish pubs and located in the Old Town. Good atmosphere and great...More

Thank butterflykissesfly
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This Irish pub is as authentic as any in Ireland and it had a great atmosphere. It was loud and lively and packed with customers. Getting there is a short walk from the riverfront. Our server was friendly and efficient and he was versed in...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Kells advertises itself as one of the best Irish pubs in the country. While that might be a stretch, it is a very good place. We had six of us there for lunch one day and enjoyed it a lot. The pub was not crowded,...More

Thank mrancer
Nearby Restaurants
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
489 reviews
.07 km away
Bijou Cafe
415 reviews
.08 km away
Pine Street Market
112 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Portland Saturday Market
945 reviews
.22 km away
Skidmore Market
25 reviews
.13 km away
Skidmore Fountain
27 reviews
.13 km away
Battleship Oregon Memorial
6 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
20 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from herewego6366 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, good food but ask about veggie menu.
Don S
11 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
US$20 - US$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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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