Kells Rains Green for Local Children

Drink beer, help kids! Does it get any better than that? Actually, you don't even have to drink the beerbut you'll want to. Between now and February 24, Kells is teaming up with with Providence Federal Credit Union to raise money for The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center.

A big thanks to the McAleese family, owners of Kells, for supporting kids in our local community!  I had the pleasure of meeting them at Kells Brewpub a few months ago at a media event. They're great people, so please support them in this effort to help local children! All of the details are listed in the news release below.

Now let's talk about beer for a minute. During the holidays, I tasted Kells' Imperial Stout. It's smooth and creamy with loads of roasty coffee, chocolate, and a touch of vanilla.  I don't know if it's still on tap, but give it a try if it is!

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Kells Imperial Stout

Kells Irish Restaurant and Kells Brewpub team up with Providence Federal Credit Union for “Green Rain” fundraiser to assistmedically fragile children at Providence Child Center

PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s one of the rare times that Portlanders actually want to see umbrellas and rain. Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub and Kells Brew Pub have partnered with Providence Federal Credit Union for the annual “Kells Green Rain Fundraiser” to raise money for medically fragile children at Providence Child Center.

From now through Feb. 24, patrons at both Kells Irish Restaurant on NW 2nd Ave and Kells Brewpub on NW 21st Ave are invited to toss bills and change into clear umbrellas hanging from the ceiling; on Feb. 24, the money (green) will “rain down” from the ceiling and be collected and donated to Providence Child Center. Providence Federal Credit Union will then match up to $15,000 in donations made during the Kells Green Rain Fundraising event.

Providence Federal Credit Union will also match donations made online or onsite at any of its branches; donors will receive a coupon for 20-percent off of food at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub. Large one-of-a-kind umbrellas are also available for purchase at any of the branches; for a list of branches, visit

The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center relies on donations from the community to bridge the annual $2 million gap between what Medicaid pays for care and actual costs of providing care for these children.

The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center is the Pacific Northwest's only pediatric skilled nursing facility offering 24-hour skilled nursing care for children with profound disabilities and chronic, complex, health needs. From birth to age 21, the Center lovingly cares for each child's needs-physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually so they may grow to reach their full potential.

Serving the Northwest since 1983, Kells Irish Restaurant is a local family-run establishment that is consistently voted and ranked among the top Irish pubs in the United States. With locations in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, it is a touchstone of each community that stays true to its roots, annually hosting the largest St. Patrick’s Day festival in the Northwest. Owners Gerard and Lucille McAleese are also recognized for their generosity to a number of nonprofits and community organizations. Kells Irish Restaurant in downtown Portland is celebrating 25 years in 2015. For more information, visit

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