2019 » Top Ten Irish Establishments


Consistently voted one of the top 10 Irish establishments in the nation, KELLS Irish Restaurant and Pub has built a reputation for combining authentic Irish ambience with excellent food and service. Ranked by USA Today and Bon Appétit as one of the best places to toast the luck of the Irish, KELLS boasts one of Portland’s largest selections of single-malt scotch, as well as an impressive collection of Irish whiskeys. KELLS features traditional pub fare prepared with organic, locally grown ingredients.

Enter the pub at KELLS and be treated to an amazingly beautiful space featured in many national & local commercials, TV shows, and feature films. The ceilings are laden with the generous donations of KELLS customers that are annually matched by the owners, Gerard and Lucille McAleese. The proceeds, almost $200,000 over the years, benefit Providence Child Center, a care facility for disabled children. KELLS is home to the largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Portland. If you can’t go to Ireland, come to KELLS!