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Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

112 SW 2nd Ave. (Ash St.) Send to Phone
A classic Irish pub offering standards like shepherd's pie along with beer, single malt Scotches and whiskeys.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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5.0 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, Portland, OR

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub Restaurant Review

: On St. Patrick's Day, the annual Kell's Irish Festival draws thousands of green-clad revelers. But the crowds also frequent the place for its welcoming atmosphere and a lively room with high ceilings and brick walls. Food is not the main attraction, but Kell's does a creditable job with Irish standards such as sausage rolls, lamb stew, shepherd's pie, fish ā€˜nā€™ chips, and corned beef and cabbage. Another plus: This is the rare bar that follows European custom by offering a special, albeit french-fry heavy, children's menu. Weekend morning meals are probably your best bet, especially for the hearty Irish breakfast with two eggs any way, banger sausages, Irish bacon, grilled soda bread, potato bread and a roasted tomato. There are also lighter choices such as a cured salmon plate and spinach salad. The bar boasts beer, of course (including Kell's own, brewed at its Northwest branch), and has one of the Northwest's largest selections of single malt Scotches and whiskeys. If you want a puff with your pint, head to the cigar room. Authentic live Irish music keeps the joint jigging seven nights a week.

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