My "GANG" and I - all Senior
My "GANG" and I - all Senior Citizens - have been eating out once per month since February 1989. This was their first trip to Kell's - although I had been there before - but it will not be our last. The menu selection is absolutely perfect. I wanted something of just about everything because they all sounded so delicious. The Corned Beef & Cabbage was so wonderful. It practically melted in my mouth but, when I ordered the Irish Creme` Brulee - that really did melt in my mouth. Portion is key, along with flavor and presentation, and Kell's has them all just right. What a wonderful meal we all shared. Everyone of the 8 folks at the table raved about their choices. The food, the staff, the ambiance - all earned 5 stars!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kell's is always the place
Kell's is always the place to go for fun, good food and drink.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food - Not so good srvice
We were a table of 4 and this was everyone's first visit to Kells. Thankfully we made reservations for 6pm on a Friday otherwise we would have had to wait a while for a table. We were seated right away, though on the way to our table the host literally stopped and walked off with two different employees and we weren't sure whether to follow her or not. We ordered about 10 minutes after being seated and our food arrived almost 40 minutes later. We were on our way to a concert, so we were concerned about waiting so long. The food was great and worth the wait, though there was never an apology about the long wait. Our drinks were only refilled once during our visit and our waitress was not very proactive with checking on us. Great food though!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great way to attend a Blazers
Great way to attend a Blazers game ... Dinner before the game, take the Kells double decker bus to the game (no parking hassles or expense) ... Stop in for a brew and dessert after the game.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
A must if you are in the Downtown
A must if you are in the Downtown Portland Area. Good food and I was able to feed a family of four with tip for $50.00.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thank you so much for making
Thank you so much for making our Easter dinner stress free! We had great food & great service! We will all be back again. We love food and eat out often, and ate kinda considered food snobs. So to impress can be hard ;-) but Kells passed with flying colors! Out of 16 plates and two apps, the only complaint would be the fish and chips were a little greasy. Over all we say two thumbs up to Kells! And open table was a breaze to book threw.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service made this extra
The service made this extra pleasant. Very helpful and friendly wait staff.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The perfect pub for celebrating a 21st birthday. Loved the free t-shirt to our birthday girl. It accommodated our party of 14 with ample space, great service, and their comfort food. The sheppards pie was so very delcious. Definitely a location to visit again when returning to Portland.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was perfect as so was
Food was perfect as so was the atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and the servers know that it is their job to make sure your dining experience is top notch. Everyone seemed to be on top of their game. We also visited the Cigar room and made a purchase. Next visit back to Portland will include a visit to Kells!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kells has more of a genuine Irish pub atmosphere and cuisine than many of the "plastic pub" imitations. Worth a visit if you are in that mood, and the Guinness is the real McCoy weighing in at 20 oz.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a party of seven and they had no trouble accommodating us when we made reservations just a few hours prior on a Friday night. The food was across the board yummy (we are a group of sharers) and the service was great. I do wish they had more outdoor seating though, because it was a tad warm inside (but hey, its Portland and not everywhere has air conditioning!) The cigar room and the tunnels added quite a bit of charm to the location. The only issue (slight) we had was the Shepherd's pie title ... Shepherds don't raise cows!! What they serve is actually a cottage pie!
Overall - tasty food, good atmosphere, great service - You should try it!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Authentic Irish Experience
Kell's provides a wonderful Irish experience from it's varied menu, to it's bar selections and friendly waiters. We loved having our waiter stick dollar bills on the ceiling for charity. A great tradition!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kells is always a favorite
Kells is always a favorite dining spot when coming to Portland. The service and food are always consistent and surpasses our expectations.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening.
Our large party had a great time sitting outside enjoying drinks and cigars. I well most certainly be a returning customer and our waitress was fantastic.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was very good.
The food here was very good. My husband and I split the nachos (very tasty) and the special which was a beef in a sort of pita bread with mushrooms. It was very very good. We also had the bread pudding for dessert.
I rated the service low because we were the only table in our section of the restaurant but the server forgot that we had ordered bacon on our nachos and acted like we had never asked.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambiance is awesome. I love the concept of the Irish magic with the dollar bills. Kudos to Kell's...
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best for Irish, food, ambiance
Best for Irish, food, ambiance and drinks in Portland. Try especially the fish & chips.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Right when we showed up the bagpipers and drums came in, it was very special. It really added a fun and a cultural meaning to the night. Service and staff was excellent. It was packed, good thing we had a reservation.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were recommended to come to the Kells for our Anniversary. The food was great. We thought we were going to eat in the restaurant, but we were seated in the bar area for some reason. it was noisy but fine. I want to come sometime when music live there in the corner.
We will definitely return.
Deb and Jeff
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
He was so amazing and patience with me. He was great with my son and very good at his communication with me due Im deaf.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
European-style sidewalk lunch
A great find in downtown Portland is Kells! The fact that the weather was perfect didn't hurt our sidewalk seating for lunch. The menu varied enough to please everyone and the prices were reasonable. We had reservations; they had us set up indoors, but when we asked about dining outside, they were very gracious to move the setup. The service was very friendly; when the wine we ordered from the list was out of stock, she brought several similar wines in hand to the table for us to choose. We ended up with a spectacular wine that she let us have for the price of the one that was out of stock! Can't say enough about Kells; anyone who is willing to put up with Portland's traffic and days of rain will want to give these folks a try.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kells on 21st in NW district;
Kells on 21st in NW district; try the chicken curry.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pub with awesome beverage selection and great food and seevice
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit of Ireland in Portland
A small group of us met at Kells for girls night out dinner. Although we were seated on the back patio (by choice) the dining room is lovely and feels like a pub Ireland. The shepherds pie and the corned beef and cabbage were delicious. We would definitely return for more!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waitress was super; service was great, food and beer great as well.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came and visited for a bachelor party this past weekend and it was great. Cigar room was awesome and our waitress was kind and brought us drinks down there and then kindly let us know when our table was ready upstairs. Excellent staff, great drinks, and we even got to meet the manager who is actually from Ireland which was a cool treat.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a bachelorette party, Kell's was a good match. Good beer selection, not too noisy, good food, and they left us alone to reminisce over the bride-to-be. Thanks, Kell's!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a family dinner
Had a group of 8 and enjoyed a nice meal. Service got a little lacking as the restaurant filled up, but overall not bad.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local place
Kelly is a local pub serving Irish fare with a hometown atmosphere. Would definitely eat there again when in Portland.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kell's a PDX must!
Best Irish Pub EVER! Kell's never fails to please, great bar, HUGE whiskey/scotch selection...HUGE and consistantly great pub fare. If you love fish and chips don't order them here...it will ruin them for you forever as they are the BEST ON PLANET EARTH...and I'm not kidding. Also great is the Ballycastle...unique and delicious!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, good beer
Went with another couple and had a great meal at a very reasonable price. Shepherd's pie was awesome.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
21st Bday Celebration
Went to Kell's for our son's 21st birthday. He said it was his best birthday ever. Would recommend this place - good food, fun atmosphere. Reasonable - with 8 of us, drinks and food, we spent $175 with tip.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Cigar Bar. Nice to see. I miss all the cigar bars of the past.
Waitress was great. Always smiling and looked like she genuinely enjoyed tasking care of us.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Love Kells!
Love the varied menu. Both my vegetarian daughter and my diabetic self could find plenty of choices that we could eat. Some of the best fish n chips I have had in a long time, and the veggie burger was excellent!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM