Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Irish Pub$$$$
Old Town Chinatown, Portland
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    "Nestled in the heart of downtown Portland"(2 Tips)
    Rob C.
    "Irish meatballs."(2 Tips)
    Ben B.
    "Great little cigar bar."(5 Tips)
    Scott M.
    "great Irish whiskey selection...try the Country Pie."(6 Tips)
80 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • shepherd's pie
  • cigars
  • whiskey
  • live music
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  • Brianna M.
    Irish meatballs and mash with a Kell's good I could lick the bowl!! Oops, I already did.
    Brianna McKinley · January 10
  • Jason L.
    Live music 7 days / week starting around 9pm. Great potato chip nachos! Solid beer selection. Almost always a lot of fun!
    Jason Luchterhand · December 31, 2015
  • Betsy A.
    Irish stew, shepherd's pie, sweet potato fries. Beer.
    Betsy Altomare · November 6, 2015
  • Igor G.
    Not big fan of lager but you should try Kells lager!
    Igor Gutsa · July 30, 2015
  • Danielle H.
    Great live music and a good atmosphere.
    Danielle Heber · June 28, 2015
  • Rob C.
    Irish meatballs. OH YEAH!!!
    Rob Charlton · March 22, 2015
  • Becky
    The food was yummy!
    Becky · March 1, 2015
  • Meah B.
    Nice spot to catch up with old friends or make new ones when touring downtown Portland. Great selection on tap.
    Meah B · February 11, 2015
  • nick d.
    This spot is good! The food is good! The beer is good! The service is friendly and efficient (good).
    nick dimmock · January 29, 2015
  • C.y. L.
    It's really a good place to go when you visit Portland. I really enjoy it.
    C.y. Lo · January 17, 2015
  • Rod S.
    This place has an abundance of character and a great overall ambiance. I have been in for beer and appetizers and always enjoy it.
    Rod Sager · November 18, 2014
  • David O.
    The bar stools are super low but the food and beer is good
    David O'Connor · September 16, 2014
  • Phil D.
    Tried the Talisker 10 year on the rocks. Not bad, but too much iodine on the tongue for my taste.
    Phil Dennis · September 1, 2014
  • Angelina C.
    Summertime means the back patios open. Big screens out for sports viewing and you can still enjoy the Irish tunes from inside.
    Angelina Cude · August 31, 2014
  • Rick G.
    Irish stew Worth having.
    Rick Gordon · July 20, 2014
  • QON
    You must order the gorgonzola spread with fruit and the wings!!!!!! Burgers were great too!
    QON · July 7, 2014
  • Tobin B.
    Food is great and atmosphere lovely for an evening with friends.
    Tobin Britton · June 18, 2014
  • Ximena B.
    The waiters drop tar tar sauce on people's back.
    Ximena Boa · June 7, 2014
  • Ximena B.
    Awful service. The food is mediocre, and the staff doesn't seem to care about the customer. We went to watch the World Cup game and nobody knew how to then on the TV.
    Ximena Boa · June 7, 2014
  • Diane B.
    Friendly service, great food, big fan of their Hard Cider!
    Diane Biggar- Wright · April 25, 2014
  • Janet C.
    Be sure to try to throw a dollar at the ceiling. Look up as you enter; you'll see what I mean.
    Janet Castilleja · March 28, 2014
  • Z M.
    Poor service and unexperienced staff. Group of 4 might have to eat their meals off of their lap if they get seated at a 2 top. Upstairs only has 3 beer choices. Watch out getting handed old menu.
    Z Man · March 17, 2014
  • Noell M.
    Irish nachos are the best!
    Noell Martinez · February 6, 2014
  • Robin C.
    The shepard's pie is excellent!
    Robin Cox · November 30, 2013
  • Megan D.
    The service, the food, the atmosphere and the live music.. All amazing. We even went in on a Saturday night and still had impeccable service, I wish I had gotten her name to recommend her.
    Megan Dow · October 20, 2013
  • Michelle E.
    Too slow for dinner.
    Michelle Elizabeth · October 13, 2013
  • Emily H.
    They're wings are amazing!! Jameson bbq sauce..
    Emily Horvath · September 27, 2013
  • Jerry
    Fish and chips! The chips are okay, but the Fish is fantastic.
    Jerry · September 4, 2013
  • Keri K.
    Look up! ;)
    Keri Kestermont · August 27, 2013
  • Ben B.
    Check out downstairs . . . Great little cigar bar. Decent selection of sticks. Not for those who don't like cigar smoke. Pretty smokey down here.
    Ben Brownback · August 23, 2013
  • Jeff R.
    Ask for the Hangover Shepherd's Pie. It enhances the Irish staple like nobody's business.
    Jeff Ragle · August 11, 2013
  • Kevin M.
    This was a disappointment....bartender great....service not so much
    Kevin Mullin · July 27, 2013
  • Sonny G.
    Try the red breast! (It's a drink) lol
    Sonny G · June 9, 2013
  • Mary O.
    Love the shepherds pie.
    Mary Overgaard · May 12, 2013
  • Angie H.
    Oh my god.... Bangers and mash? Deeeeelish!
    Angie Hartlove · May 11, 2013
  • Stephanie N.
    Get the salmon fish & chips. Ridiculously delicious! & Make sure to request your fries crispy--unless you like soft fries.
    Stephanie Newton · April 28, 2013
  • Kay H.
    The Reuben is delicious and love the pickles!
    Kay Hunt · February 23, 2013
  • Cambryn C.
    Cigar room down low is an awesome place
    Cambryn Courson · January 27, 2013
  • Rocío
    Chicken Buffalo sandwich & Porter beer FTW :D
    Rocío · November 4, 2012
  • Eric B.
    Finally a place in the states that has real Guinness, not the crap you see in sports bars.
    Eric Banister · October 29, 2012
  • Scott M.
    Nice Irish Pub right in the heart of Portland!
    Scott Mitchell · October 25, 2012
  • Mark W.
    Kell's fries are great!
    Mark Walz · October 3, 2012
  • Stephanie N.
    We really liked the salmon and chips! :)
    Stephanie Newton · September 22, 2012
  • Brad D.
    Kells new Red Ale is definitely worth a try, it's like a slightly creamy Smithwicks.
    Brad Donahoe · September 9, 2012
  • Asif H.
    Try irish nachos to share. Really good with harp beer
    Asif H · July 2, 2012
  • Justin L.
    Car bombs! That's all you need to know!
    Justin Lawson · May 20, 2012
  • Dave N.
    Drink duh....
    Dave Newman · May 17, 2012
  • chris O.
    Michael Collins Whiskey Sour + Guinnes w/ Kerry
    chris O · April 21, 2012
  • The Alco-Frolic's Guide to PDX Bars
    It's an Irish pub done right: loud, abrasive, smelly and full of loud, abrasive, smelly people.
  • Doug C.
    First visit, came just to check out cigar lounge in basement.Good ventilation. Nice to inside during bad weather.
    Doug Caldwell · February 28, 2012
  • Portland Timbers
    Kells is an official Timbers pub which means they will play every televised Timbers match - with sound - all season long. View Timbers schedule here:
    Portland Timbers · February 10, 2012
  • Steven L.
    Was in town 2 days. Went both days! Lamb stew was great. Beautiful views within!!
    Steven Limitone · January 11, 2012
  • Vena J.
    The chicken mushroom pasture is incredible.
    Vena Jensen Blitsch · December 25, 2011
  • Erika P.
    Cigars with Zaya rum, never a bad combo
    Erika Peraza · November 7, 2011
  • Anna L.
    The Irish stew is amazing!
    Anna Lien · September 12, 2011
  • Brian 🍻
    Check out the super tall urinals! I am 6'1 and I got scared.
    Brian 🍻 · August 20, 2011
  • Kristen Z.
    Sweet outside patio!
    Kristen Z. · August 17, 2011
  • Major League Soccer
    Kell's Irish Restaurant & Pub is rated one of the best Irish pubs in America. They proudly support the Portland Timbers and are an official MLS pub!
    Major League Soccer · July 14, 2011
  • Mark I.
    Nice spot! Great selection of beers on tap
    Mark Inpdx · July 13, 2011
  • Claire B.
    I love you kells!!
    Claire Bivins · June 13, 2011
  • U.S. Soccer
    Nestled in the heart of downtown Portland, Kell's Irish Pub has been serving the Northwest for nearly 25 years and has been a loyal Official U.S. Soccer Bar since the program’s inception in 2008.
    U.S. Soccer · June 4, 2011
  • Yael P.
    Gets pretty crowded after 8 PM so try to get there earlier than that. Getting a table can take forever!
    Yael Passarelli · May 22, 2011
  • Adam P.
    Great food and great service! Horrible that they don't split checks for large parties.
    Adam Posey · February 4, 2011
  • WorldSoccerShop
    If you can`t come to Ireland go to Kell`s and watch some Rugby or Football!
    WorldSoccerShop · December 21, 2010
  • Tom R.
    Irish coffee toffee is a great warm-up on a chilly night out.
    Tom Roberts · December 8, 2010
  • Foodspotting
    Try the Creamed Mushrooms On Toast With Chives
    Foodspotting · November 16, 2010
  • Austen W.
    Two things are a must here: the cheesecake. And the bltc. Also car bombs are fun.
    Austen Woods · August 17, 2010
  • Scott M.
    great Irish whiskey selection...try the Country Pie.
    Scott Masingill · August 13, 2010
  • Manchester City FC
    All City fans welcome here! Officially endorsed MCFC Heart of the City venue!
    Manchester City FC · August 12, 2010
  • Samantha D.
    They have a huge thing on Saint Patrick's Day which we went to this year.
    Samantha Dahl · August 2, 2010
  • Thomas M.
    If you sit upstairs you have to go downstairs to order/get your food. They are only serving drinks up here.
    Thomas Meyer · July 11, 2010
  • Kimberley G.
    I don't go for the beer or even the food... the live music is the best! On weekdays they generally have something acoustic.
    Kimberley Gray · June 6, 2010
  • Tom H.
    Great place to go for European soccer matches on TV. Read more
    Tom Hanrahan · April 23, 2010
  • Jesse M.
    Bring the Rogues and friends back
    Jesse Morton · April 10, 2010
  • Martin C.
    Sheperd's pie the best
    Martin Cordoba · March 20, 2010
  • Dylan B.
    There is a secret to sticking you $ to the ceiling. Can you figure it out?
    Dylan Boyd · March 8, 2010
  • Danny D.
    Guiness meatballs are to die for!!
    Danny Dang · January 12, 2010
  • R
    Sheperd's Pie. A must try.
    R · January 10, 2010
  • Sam G.
    Whiskey Wings!
    Sam Grover · December 14, 2009
  • WillMcD
    Huge Whiskey selection. ask bartender about the special whiskeys from the local distilleries. Very rare. great place to watch soccer
    WillMcD · September 9, 2009
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