Portland >Food & Dining > Kelly's Olympian
426 SW Washington St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720445.519993 -122.676532
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
Bands usually start out playing shows here, as it's one of very few liberal venues in the area. Large tables for groups & intimate spots too.
Always live music here. A casual, inexpensive and fun bar to chill out with friends.
You visit Kelly's if you have some time to kill downtown. Nothing really draws you there but its location: very central and close to public transit.
unbelievable – I've been going to the Kelly's for 2 years and have always been treated badly by a couple of the young female bartenders. Wallace has always been cool to me so tonight I decided to just deal with Wallace instead of the slow grumpy service from the woman bartender. No hard feelings, just didn't want the attitude. When I went to close my bill with him she actually followed me to the end of the bar and asked me " what the f^ck is my problem ". I was stunned. I've been nothing but nice to her. Completely out of nowhere! I will never go back and if you take these messages seriously I would suggest that you never go there either. Honestly the worst treatment I have ever suffered from any service industry of any kind. Hands down, the most outrageous experience I have ever had at a bar or anywhere else. BOYCOTT THIS PLACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Upscale Dive Bar? NOT! – Burnt Burger, due to the fact the cook was out in the front of the building smoking and had to rush to get the backed up orders done. Fries were also burnt. Ice tea tasted like soap water.
Pointing it out to the staff was pointless, if you could get their attention.
I have tried this place twice; will not try a third time.
Great place if you are a regular as the staff only pays attention to you then... but this does not change the quality of the food for anyone.
I should have listened to friends who said the same thing, except with my experience I did not find broken glass in my drink.
Across from a major bus stop, and close to Burnside attracts a "different crowd". Better bet for a hamburger, go to the food carts a block away.
I love Kelly's! – I love Kelly's and have been going for years! I really wish that they would have service in the back room when events are going on, it is really a pain to walk to the bar and order, I know the bar and kitchen would make a lot more money if they had at least one person waiting on us! We just get bored with having to go wait in line so we end up not ordering anything...and going someplace else after the show is over.
BEST BURGERS AND FRIES FOR YOUR MONEY – This is the first time I have ever written a review, but I was so pleased with my food here, I just had to write one. I ordered the mushroom onion swiss burger and was amazed with how good it was the Oregonian was right on with their review of the fries they were FANTASTIC . I will definitely go back !
kellys olympian – The food is great and cheap,the best bacon blue cheeseburger I have ever had. The service is getting better. The people who go there are really easy to talk to witch is nice if you are new to town or looking for a change of pace. The service can be slow at times,but its a big bar. I really like it during the day better than at night.
The place where you can eat, drink, smoke, cruise the web and hang out - all in one and FIVE STARS! – This place is phenomenal. It has all the comforts of home in one place -- wireless internet, good (i mean GREAT) food - the chef and his wife really know how to put on a spread - great coffee (Stumptown Coffee without the attitude) and friendly people who make you feel at home right from the moment you walk in the door. Music plays all day long courtesy of a great sound system and local bands perform here so often you have to look at the schedule to find out which talented group will be here.
The best part is the food - the sausage and eggs for breakfast is my favorite. But today, by the Chef''s recommendation I will be having the Corned Beef Hash!
The Reuben sandwich I had yesterday was just as good as the finer delicatessens in Beverly Hills where I grew up - a long way from Nate n Al's and Canter's Deli but just as good with as much pride in the presentation as in the content of the food.
Stop by. We do. And we don't make a dime from this - just have great food, good ambience, nice people and a place you'll want to go too!
Eat, drink and be merry - and on the world wide web, too!
the bouncer is way cool, the bartenders arent that friendly and honselty the drinks are hella expensive definetly the type of place where you arrive intoxicated already............great live music but sorry im not paying a 5 dollar cover charge for a place that can only accomadate 60 people.........but ill go again......only if drinking!
anybody can dial 911 – I am the bartender in question in the previous post. I have one question for you. If the situation was so bad that it prompted you to go out of your way to right a bad review of Kellys, why did'nt you call 911???????? That girl was not served at our establishment and was sober when she came into the door. While sitting at Kellys she ate a bunch of extasy and started hurling in our trash can. Yes she was in bad shape and we got her outside and then 911 was called. The paramedics even told me she ate to many pills and just had to go thru her cycle and she would be fine and she was. This could happen anywhere! Oh ya...I almost forgot...It was new years eve and we were at capacity with only 3 bartenders. To anyone else reading this, Kellys is a great place with some very attentive bartenders, please dont judge us based on this persons experience,
Endangering patrons and awful service – This place is awful! On New Year's Eve a girl passed out and the bartender tried to not let her friend call 911. He insisted she was on something illegal and kept trying to keep an ambulance being called! How is that appropriate?! And before that, the bartenders were rude and impatient. Of course it was a busy night but that doesn't excuse their absolute rude behavior.
Pull Up on Your Scoot For a Good Time – The previous reviews appear a little harsh. If you're attracted to fruity drinks, gourmet food, and a shiny new bar you're several blocks too far south. Kelly's "soft biker" style is an experience all of it's own. The staff is friendly and energetic. The atmosphere is exciting, creative, and very Portland (diverse). Kelly's seems to bring everyone together, from bikers to weekend clubbers. It's nice to have an enviroment that holds to it's historic background yet provides a more modern style. Not only does it showcase vintage motorcycles it caters to those on two wheels.
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