Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Irish Pub$$$$
Old Town Chinatown, Portland
  • U.S. Soccer
    "Nestled in the heart of downtown Portland"(2 Tips)
    Jacob A.
    "Check out there cigar club on Facebook at Kells cigar club!"(15 Tips)
    Rob C.
    "Irish meatballs."(2 Tips)
    Jason L.
    "Live music 7 days / week starting around 9pm."(5 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • cigars
  • beer
  • live music
  • shepherd's pie
  • whiskey
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  • Jacob A.
    Jacob AdamsAugust 14
    Been here 5+ times
    Come watch this fight with a great selection of Liqour and smoke cigars at the same time!
  • Jacob A.
    Jacob AdamsAugust 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you check out the cigar room downstairs! They have a cigar club every Monday night at 6pm for the cigar aficionados and people who have never smoked a cigar but want to learn!
  • Jacob A.
    Jacob AdamsJuly 17
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on Monday nights at 6pm for the cigar club! Great conversation, Liqour, and cigars!
  • Diako T.
    The Barley risotto kale with mushrooms is amazing
  • Jen C.
    Always a fun time. Love the live music.
  • Jacob A.
    Jacob AdamsDecember 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    By far the best place in Portland to get a drink, awesome happy hour and smoke a cigar! Check out there cigar club on Facebook at Kells cigar club!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CJune 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for watching USA games but $6 beers get kinda old.
  • Brianna M.
    Brianna McKinleyJanuary 10, 2016
    Irish meatballs and mash with a Kell's good I could lick the bowl!! Oops, I already did.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LuchterhandDecember 31, 2015
    Live music 7 days / week starting around 9pm. Great potato chip nachos! Solid beer selection. Almost always a lot of fun!
  • Betsy A.
    Betsy AltomareNovember 6, 2015
    Irish stew, shepherd's pie, sweet potato fries. Beer.
  • Igor G.
    Igor GutsaJuly 30, 2015
    Not big fan of lager but you should try Kells lager!
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HeberJune 28, 2015
    Great live music and a good atmosphere.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CharltonMarch 22, 2015
    Irish meatballs. OH YEAH!!!
  • Dawn Rachele H.
    Dawn Rachele HolmanMarch 15, 2015
    Great room; mediocre service; great food and poor beer
  • Becky
    BeckyMarch 1, 2015
    The food was yummy!
  • Meah B.
    Meah BFebruary 11, 2015
    Nice spot to catch up with old friends or make new ones when touring downtown Portland. Great selection on tap.
  • nick d.
    nick dimmockJanuary 29, 2015
    This spot is good! The food is good! The beer is good! The service is friendly and efficient (good).
  • C.y. L.
    C.y. LoJanuary 17, 2015
    It's really a good place to go when you visit Portland. I really enjoy it.
  • Rod S.
    Rod SagerNovember 18, 2014
    This place has an abundance of character and a great overall ambiance. I have been in for beer and appetizers and always enjoy it.
  • David O.
    David O'ConnorSeptember 16, 2014
    The bar stools are super low but the food and beer is good
  • Phil D.
    Phil DennisSeptember 1, 2014
    Tried the Talisker 10 year on the rocks. Not bad, but too much iodine on the tongue for my taste.
  • Angelina C.
    Angelina CudeAugust 31, 2014
    Summertime means the back patios open. Big screens out for sports viewing and you can still enjoy the Irish tunes from inside.
  • Rick G.
    Rick GordonJuly 20, 2014
    Irish stew Worth having.
  • QON
    QONJuly 7, 2014
    You must order the gorgonzola spread with fruit and the wings!!!!!! Burgers were great too!
  • Tobin B.
    Tobin BrittonJune 18, 2014
    Food is great and atmosphere lovely for an evening with friends.
  • Ximena B.
    Ximena BoaJune 7, 2014
    The waiters drop tar tar sauce on people's back.
  • Ximena B.
    Ximena BoaJune 7, 2014
    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.
  • Diane B.
    Diane Biggar- WrightApril 25, 2014
    Friendly service, great food, big fan of their Hard Cider!
  • Janet C.
    Janet CastillejaMarch 28, 2014
    Be sure to try to throw a dollar at the ceiling. Look up as you enter; you'll see what I mean.
  • Z M.
    Z ManMarch 17, 2014
    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.
  • Noell M.
    Noell MartinezFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Irish nachos are the best!
  • Robin C.
    Robin CoxNovember 30, 2013
    The shepard's pie is excellent!
  • Megan D.
    Megan DowOctober 20, 2013
    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.
  • Michelle E.
    Michelle ElizabethOctober 13, 2013
    Too slow for dinner.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HorvathSeptember 27, 2013
    They're wings are amazing!! Jameson bbq sauce..
  • Jerry
    JerrySeptember 4, 2013
    Fish and chips! The chips are okay, but the Fish is fantastic.
  • Keri K.
    Keri KestermontAugust 27, 2013
    Look up! ;)
  • Ben B.
    Ben BrownbackAugust 23, 2013
    Check out downstairs . . . Great little cigar bar. Decent selection of sticks. Not for those who don't like cigar smoke. Pretty smokey down here.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RagleAugust 11, 2013
    Ask for the Hangover Shepherd's Pie. It enhances the Irish staple like nobody's business.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MullinJuly 27, 2013
    This was a disappointment....bartender great....service not so much
  • Sonny G.
    Sonny GJune 9, 2013
    Try the red breast! (It's a drink) lol
  • Mary O.
    Mary OvergaardMay 12, 2013
    Love the shepherds pie.
  • Angie H.
    Angie HartloveMay 11, 2013
    Oh my god.... Bangers and mash? Deeeeelish!
  • Stephanie N.
    Stephanie NewtonApril 28, 2013
    Get the salmon fish & chips. Ridiculously delicious! & Make sure to request your fries crispy--unless you like soft fries.
  • Kay H.
    Kay HuntFebruary 23, 2013
    The Reuben is delicious and love the pickles!
  • Cambryn C.
    Cambryn CoursonJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cigar room down low is an awesome place
  • Rocío
    RocíoNovember 4, 2012
    Chicken Buffalo sandwich & Porter beer FTW :D
  • Eric B.
    Eric BanisterOctober 29, 2012
    Finally a place in the states that has real Guinness, not the crap you see in sports bars.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MitchellOctober 25, 2012
    Nice Irish Pub right in the heart of Portland!
  • Mark W.
    Mark WalzOctober 3, 2012
    Kell's fries are great!
  • Stephanie N.
    Stephanie NewtonSeptember 22, 2012
    We really liked the salmon and chips! :)
  • Brad D.
    Brad DonahoeSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kells new Red Ale is definitely worth a try, it's like a slightly creamy Smithwicks.
  • Asif H.
    Asif HJuly 2, 2012
    Try irish nachos to share. Really good with harp beer
  • Justin L.
    Justin LawsonMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Car bombs! That's all you need to know!
  • Dave N.
    Dave NewmanMay 17, 2012
    Drink duh....
  • chris O.
    chris OApril 21, 2012
    Michael Collins Whiskey Sour + Guinnes w/ Kerry
  • 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.
    Doug CaldwellFebruary 28, 2012
    First visit, came just to check out cigar lounge in basement.Good ventilation. Nice to inside during bad weather.
  • Portland Timbers
    Portland TimbersFebruary 10, 2012
    Kells is an official Timbers pub which means they will play every televised Timbers match - with sound - all season long. View Timbers schedule here:
  • Steven L.
    Steven LimitoneJanuary 11, 2012
    Was in town 2 days. Went both days! Lamb stew was great. Beautiful views within!!
  • Vena J.
    Vena Jensen BlitschDecember 25, 2011
    The chicken mushroom pasture is incredible.
  • Erika P.
    Erika PerazaNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cigars with Zaya rum, never a bad combo
  • Anna L.
    Anna LienSeptember 12, 2011
    The Irish stew is amazing!
  • Brian 🍻
    Brian 🍻August 20, 2011
    Check out the super tall urinals! I am 6'1 and I got scared.
  • Kristen Z.
    Kristen Z.August 17, 2011
    Sweet outside patio!
  • Major League Soccer
    Major League SoccerJuly 14, 2011
    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!
  • Mark I.
    Mark InpdxJuly 13, 2011
    Nice spot! Great selection of beers on tap
  • Claire B.
    Claire BivinsJune 13, 2011
    I love you kells!!
  • U.S. Soccer
    U.S. SoccerJune 4, 2011
    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.
  • Yael P.
    Yael PassarelliMay 22, 2011
    Gets pretty crowded after 8 PM so try to get there earlier than that. Getting a table can take forever!
  • Adam P.
    Adam PoseyFebruary 4, 2011
    Great food and great service! Horrible that they don't split checks for large parties.
  • WorldSoccerShop
    WorldSoccerShopDecember 21, 2010
    If you can`t come to Ireland go to Kell`s and watch some Rugby or Football!
  • Tom R.
    Tom RobertsDecember 8, 2010
    Irish coffee toffee is a great warm-up on a chilly night out.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 16, 2010
    Try the Creamed Mushrooms On Toast With Chives
  • Austen W.
    Austen WoodsAugust 17, 2010
    Two things are a must here: the cheesecake. And the bltc. Also car bombs are fun.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MasingillAugust 13, 2010
    great Irish whiskey selection...try the Country Pie.
  • Manchester City
    Manchester CityAugust 12, 2010
    All City fans welcome here! Officially endorsed MCFC Heart of the City venue!
  • Samantha D.
    Samantha DahlAugust 2, 2010
    They have a huge thing on Saint Patrick's Day which we went to this year.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MeyerJuly 11, 2010
    If you sit upstairs you have to go downstairs to order/get your food. They are only serving drinks up here.
  • Kimberley G.
    Kimberley GrayJune 6, 2010
    I don't go for the beer or even the food... the live music is the best! On weekdays they generally have something acoustic.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HanrahanApril 23, 2010
    Great place to go for European soccer matches on TV. Read more
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse MortonApril 10, 2010
    Bring the Rogues and friends back
  • Martin C.
    Martin CordobaMarch 20, 2010
    Sheperd's pie the best
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydMarch 8, 2010
    There is a secret to sticking you $ to the ceiling. Can you figure it out?
  • Danny D.
    Danny DangJanuary 12, 2010
    Guiness meatballs are to die for!!
  • R
    RJanuary 10, 2010
    Sheperd's Pie. A must try.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GroverDecember 14, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Whiskey Wings!
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDSeptember 9, 2009
    Huge Whiskey selection. ask bartender about the special whiskeys from the local distilleries. Very rare. great place to watch soccer
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