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Kenny and Zuke's Delicatessen

#374 of 3,671 Restaurants in Portland
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1038 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR 97205
503-222-DELI
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 50
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  • 20
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Deli with Several Locations.

Make their own bagels. The best their is in Portland but not as good as most eastern Jewish Deli's. A write up in the NY Times said they were really special. Made corned beef in their own kitchen. I miss NY Jewish Deli's. But if you have a hankering for corned beef in Portland, this is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
newinportland
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Make their own bagels. The best their is in Portland but not as good as most eastern Jewish Deli's. A write up in the NY Times said they were really special. Made corned beef in their own kitchen. I miss NY Jewish Deli's. But if you have a hankering for corned beef in Portland, this is the best you will... More 

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Vancouver
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If I could give zero stars I would. We love great food and ate in some amazing restaurants in Portland. We went here for some good corn beef hash. What a mistake! I kid you not when I say it was black, yes black! Dry as a bone. Inedible. The latkes were dry, tough and also burnt. Wake up guys.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you grew up in the East Coast, you will be a bit disappointed but this deli is as good as I've found in the Northwest in my 40 plus years of living here. The pastrami and corned beef is dry, but the lox is excellent. I was disappointed that, though we were seated at 1:59 pm and the lunch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I grew up in NYC and love good kosher deli. I've also come to love Portland. Alas, it appears my two loves cannot coexist. I read about Kenny and Zuke's in Trip Advisor and was hoping for a pretty good experience there. Instead, I left thinking, "ehh . . ." I had a pastrami sandwich. It was like the old... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a great place to fuel up in an ideal location in downtown and the Pearl District. It's very spendy but the Gravlax and Bagel is the BEST I've ever had.

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Michigan
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19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Every time we're in Portland we find ourselves returning to Kenny & Zook's for the pastrami. The pastrami omelet is my favorite breakfast anywhere.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The 5 latkes which were served looked like overcooked tennis balls. Overcooked, hard (not crispy) and dry. Could not tell what had been added to them. The "homemade applesauce" was pretty terrible, also. The cooks/chef have no clue about how tasty, crispy and flavorful latke's should be! Would never go back.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We came here for brunch because it's next to Stumptown and I am not sure why it's so crowded. I found it overpriced, the food mediocre and the service just absolutely sucked. In Portland, there is so much other better restaurants than this place fof brunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The food is definitely good and fresh. While we had a particular issue with getting the right dish, the staff was very friendly and worked to fix it right away.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great Deli food, far far from the east coast --- pastrami, knish & lentil soup were great and plate of pickled goodies were really good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1038 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR 97205
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 503-222-DELI

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?