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Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen

 

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1038 SW Stark St
Portland, OR 97205
503.222.DELI (3354)

 

 

 


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Hours:

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

Open all other holidays

Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 8:00p
Friday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Happy Hour served Monday - Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm


Find Us at PDX!

We are located just past security in the C Terminal. Find our famous bagels and pastrami, plus much more in the Market Place attached to our location!  

Hours: 4:00am- 11:00pm Daily

Contact: 503-493-9248


Delivery Services We Use:

Caviar        Grub Hub      Postmates


Family Dinners & Our 10th Anniversary

Ken has been serving his now famous Family Dinners for 14 years. These are now legendary and the following bordering on the fanatical. Seating and dining are family-style...hence the name.

We’ll kick of the 2017 season with a dinner to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kenny & Zuke’s.

For the first time we’ll serve Hannukah Dinner for those who want to celebrate in a festive way without the DIY. Complete with candle lighting and Dreidels!

Several more dinners will follow with their own unique menus, all can’t-miss events. We suggest you sign up early as these dinners tend to sell-out quickly.

Reservations available through our online form here: Family Dinner Reservations

We’ll give you a call to confirm & take info for your card to hold your spot.

Or you can make your reservation the old fashioned way, just call the Deli at 503-222-DELI!

Beer and wine available for purchase at all dinners.


Kenny & Zuke’s 10th Anniversary Dinner:

Monday, October 23rd, Seating at 6:00

A dinner celebrating modern Jewish cooking and some plays on the classics. Ken will prepare such dishes as Gribenes on Toast, Moroccan Fish with Couscous, Wild Mushroom Kreplach in Broth, Cabbage stuffed with Duck Confit with Duck Cracklings, Leeks and Red Pepper Coulis (a dish he invented for the NYC Food Festival). And - of course - whatever comes out of Melissa’s baking kitchen for dessert. We’ll do one seating only of this very special dinner. $53.75 per person, Kids under 12 - $27.75

A Traditional Hannukah Celebration:

Tuesday, December 12th, Seating at 6:00

Hannukah is more than just Latkes and Sufganiyot (Jelly Doughnuts), though we’ll have plenty of those on hand. Together we’ll feast on Braised Short Ribs, Vegetable Kugel, Seasonal Knish, Rugelach, our Bakery’s terrific Challah, & more. $42.75 per person, Kids under 12 - $21.75

Roll Up Your Sleeves Crab Feed:

Weds., January 17th, Seatings at 5:30 and 8:00

This dinner has become an annual tradition. Just think - newspaper covered tables, bibs tied snugly and ready for flying crab juices, luscious chowder, sourdough, salad and slaw and your own 2 lb. crab to tear into and dip in a variety of tempting sauces. Finished with a fruit crisp and ice cream. Only question is: Are you an eat-as-you-shell person or do you make one big pile of crab to consume at the end? $44.50 per person, Kids under 12 - $21.75

The Reign of Spain - An Evening of Tapas:

Weds., February 21st, Seatings at 5:30 and 7:45

The 15th edition of our most popular dinner. Ken keeps challenging himself to make these better and better, and to keep adding more and more variety. Usually 13-14 or so different dishes arrive at your table. All downed with some terrific Pomegranate Sangria. Don’t miss it! $48.50 per person or $39.50 w/out Sangria, Kids under 12 $21.75

A Southern Supper:

Weds., March 21st, Seatings at 5:30 and 7:45

Nothing says family and tradition like a great Southern supper - even at a Jewish Deli. Swoon over Charleston She-Crab Soup, Fried Chicken, Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Long-cooked Greens, Cobbler and the like. Yum! $43.50 per person, Kids under 12 - $19.75


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...there are delis, and then
there are delis.

The first meet our expectations, serving us the comforts we want, in the atmosphere we’re used to, keeping the tradition alive.

The second exceed our expectations. They take deli and bring it a notch higher, raising the standards on the food, on the packaging, on the whole damn idea of Jewish deli. Portland, Oregon’s Kenny and Zuke’s Delicatessen is such a place (the latter). It is, simply put, in a class by itself.


- SaveTheDeli.com

When we started up Kenny & Zuke's a little over 5 years ago, it was because of the lack of a good Jewish Delicatessen - and decent pastrami, bagels and the like. Little did we realize what we would set in motion. and what the response to it would be!

The first thing we had to come up with was a superb pastrami - one that wasn't commercially produced, and harkened back to the old traditions. So we rolled our sleeves up, and tested, and tasted, and tested some more. And when it was all done and the smoke (oak, to be exact) had cleared, we knew we were on to something. We had developed a true American delicacy - a Pastrami so delicious, so satisfying that it seemed like a new and ultimate comfort food. Yet at the same time, we came to the conclusion that we weren’t really doing anything new. We were, in fact, doing something very old. And in this case - better. And we found that very few people were doing it this way anymore. We were now considered “artisans” when all we were really doing was fabricating something the way it had always been done, before commercialization and standardization took its toll.

But boy did people notice, and our pastrami took us from a little farmer’s market in Hillsdale to a standing room only brunch at my old restaurant, Ken’s Place, to the wildly successful Delicatessen that bears the name Kenny and Zuke’s.

And we found that once we had started tinkering with one thing, we just couldn’t stop. So we felt compelled to craft the pickles, and the rye bread, our fabulous bagels and bialies, a Challah worth the name, and virtually everything on the Kenny and Zuke’s menu. And the chord we hit in Portland was immediate and overwhelming, finding a place in the hearts of locals and tourists alike. What we produced touched a nerve. The flavors that we brought back to life were like old friends to our clientele, acquaintances they had made through their grandmother’s cooking, or visits to Delicatessens from wherever they hailed or visited, or childhood take-out feasts with their families.

We hope you’ll visit with us at Kenny and Zuke’s Delicatessen. Bring your memories along, and create some new ones.

Ken Gordon
Kenny and Zuke’s

 

 


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