Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen

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Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen
Kenny Zukes storefront.jpg
Sign near main entrance
Restaurant information
Head chefKen Gordon
Food typeJewish delicatessen
Dress codeCasual
Street address1038 SW Stark St
Postal/ZIP Code97205
CountryUnited States
Seating capacity67

Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen is a Jewish delicatessen in Portland, Oregon serving primarily non kosher foods.


The restaurant opened in October 2007, however, the principal owners, Ken Gordon and Nick Zukin, began their venture at the Hillsdale Farmers' Market as The Pastrami King in 2006. After regularly selling pastrami, they moved to Ken Gordon's restaurant, Ken's Place, for a Saturday brunch, renaming the venture Kenny & Zuke's. Because of its popularity, the two started looking for a permanent location for the deli. Nick Zukin no longer is associated with Kenny & Zukes.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Named one of the top 10 sandwich shops in the country by Bon Appetit.[1] Also named among the best restaurants in Portland by the Oregonian,[2] which also named its Pastrami Burger one of the city's "Best Bites",[3] and the Willamette Week,[4] which also named it among the best spots for lunch, sandwiches, pre-show dinners, and lines worth the wait.[5] Its Cobb Salad was named best in the city by Portland Monthly.[6]

Kenny and Zuke's was featured on Portland TV channel 12's "Dirty Dining" segment on November 13, 2008, revealing that the popular restaurant had received a 73 because of repeat violations.[7] Kenny & Zuke's most recent score, September 10, 2009, was a 91, with a previous score, observed March 13, 2009, of 84.[8]

  • Featured in the New York Times as the future of delicatessen.[9]
  • Named one of the best delis in the world in Maxim Magazine.[10]
  • Highlighted in Gourmet Magazine as one of two delis in North America leading an artisan revival in Jewish foods.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Hot 10: Sandwich Shops" By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit, August 2008
  2. ^ The Oregonian's 2008 Diner
  3. ^ The Oregonian's 2008 Best Bites
  4. ^ "The Willamette Week's 2008 Restaurant Guide". Archived from the original on 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
  5. ^ "The Willamette Week's "High Fives"". Archived from the original on 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
  6. ^ Portland Monthly
  7. ^ Kerry Tomlinson (2008-11-13). Dirty Dining: How Will Kenny & Zuke's Score? (TV news). KPTV. Retrieved 2010-01-14.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Inspections Search Results". Multnomah County Health Department. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2010-01-14.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Can the Jewish Deli Be Reformed?" by Julia Moskin, New York Times, April 14, 2010
  10. ^ "Eat Like a Mensch" by David Sax, Maxim Magazine, November 2009
  11. ^ "Meet the New Deli" by David Sax, Gourmet Magazine, October 2009

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Coordinates: 45°31′20″N 122°40′56″W / 45.522301°N 122.682333°W / 45.522301; -122.682333