Kelly's Olympian

If someone were to make a Broadway musical about the Open Road and America, that Broadway musical would look a lot like Kelly's Olympian. The neon, the road signs, the decorative motorcycles all scream "theme bar," but Kelly's Olympian manages to avoid the inauthenticity the décor would imply. One of the oldest eateries in Portland (it opened in 1902), Kelly's has the gravitas of a place that's been around for over a century. The food is... well... bar food, but the drinks are on the deep side, the tap list is long, and much of the clientele could probably tell you a thing or two about motorcycles. It's not quite a grim and gritty biker bar—but it's not faking anything, either. JOE STRECKERT

Kelly's Olympian

426 SW Washington, Portland, OR 97204
503-228-3669
Hours: Daily, 10am-2am
Restaurant Details
  • Features Breakfast/Brunch, Cheap Eats, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Late-Night Dining, Live Music, Wine/Beer, Lunch, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Cuisine Burgers, Diner, American, Pub Grub
Bar Details
  • Features Breakfast/Brunch, Cheap Eats, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Late-Night Dining, Live Music, Lunch, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine/Beer
  • Scene Bar
  • Happy Hour Mon-Thu, Sun 11 pm-1 am; Daily 4-7 pm ($1 off well drinks, wine, and select draft and menu items).
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