Thousands of visitors will return to Kells’ Portland locations for the Kells Irish Festival, the state’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. This year’s festivities will take place Sunday, March 13th, through Saturday, March 19th, at Kells’ two Portland locations: the original Kells Irish Pub at 112 SW 2nd Avenue, which will feature the familiar festival tent; and Kells Brewery at 210 NW 21st Avenue.
On March 17th only, admission is $20 at each location and includes a souvenir t-shirt, while supplies last. Minors are welcome all hours all days, except for Thursday, March 17, after 4:00 pm.
Gerard and Lucille McAleese established Kells’ Portland location in 1990, and in 1991they began the tradition of a St. Patrick’s Day Festival that has grown into the largest Irish celebration in the state. As a family owned business, Kells is deeply connected with the community it touches.
In advance of the festival, Kells collects, matches and donates all the money – dubbed Irish Magic – on the restaurant’s ceiling to The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center. Kells has donated more than $325,000 from the fundraiser, and looks forward to adding to that total again this year.
Source: Kells Irish Pub