Portland >Kenton Station
Fun and Friendly - oh yeah, great food too..
A great, unpretentious restaurant and pub that's worth your time to investigate. Great food and terrific service - even during busy periods - make Kenton Station a great destination for lunch, dinner, or connecting with friends. Classic motorcycles adorn the large front windows, and there are more high-def TVs then you can shake a stick at. If it feels friendly, that's because it is - on your second or third visit, chances are you'll realize you've come to know the staff and some of the regulars. Walk right up and introduce yourself to owner James - you'll see him, he's always making the rounds checking on everyone, serving up meals, and introducing patrons to each other. Kenton Station is THE destination in NW PDX for the Super Bowl party and chili cook-off! At any given time, there always seems to be something fun happening or coming up soon.
The building is historic (built in the early 1900's, it's served as a speakeasy, an underground boxing ring, apartments - you name it) but for me it's the friendliness that keeps me coming back. Everyone seems happy to be there, the food is great, and I've never once had a bad time at Kenton Station. It's a great example of the best of Portland.
Great Food and Friendly Atmosphere.
The cook is fantastic with multi talents from burgers to special dishes, including seafood, italian, battered foods.....and large portions. I enjoy a glass of wine with most meals and the toddy is my favorite. The staff is friendly and exceptionally attentive. It includes free pool! My nearly 89 year old father enjoys that! And anything Italian with his wine.
We go for evening meals mostly but hope to go for the taco bar and breakfast more often. Good to have a regular hang out. Good TV viewing, etc.
Favorite New Hangout - Stiff Drinks and Fat Portions.
So I was pleasantly surprised by this pub. I guess there is a new owner, and he's trying to breath some new life into this neighborhood bar. We sat at the bar top before snagging a booth on the non-smoking side. It really was like an episode of cheers in there. The owner was bullshitting with the customers and the bartender seemed to know everyone's name, even though I heard her say she's new there.
There was an interesting mix of people in there. The cook was cute, the waitress was super old school, and the bartender was young seemed like she knew what she was doing and produced a lemondrop for me that was way better than I would have expected from the outside of the bar looking in. There was a soccer team, a bunch of football fans, some kinda hipster-hippie looking people, and all the local characters at the bar top.
Neither of us realised there was a full kitchen in there, so we decided to move to a booth and have lunch. We had a monster burger and a rueben and neither of us could finish our food! Fat portions, cheap prices, and stiff drinks, I think we might have a new hang out.
I guess they serve breakfast on the weekends, so we'll be heading back there to nurse our hangover next weekend
Awesome patty melt & clam strips!. I love this local bar, free pool table, all the sports u need, and KT the bartender ROCKS!!!! I hang out at the station a frequently and the service is as great as the food!! I highly recommend the clam "steaks" they are HUGE and yummy! The patty melt is just as you'd like it and the beer battered fries are super tastey! The beer options are perfect! You really can't go wrong, big dinning area, big bar, outside seating, and really friendly staff and patrons. They have fun events often and KT the bartender is what you'd hope all bartenders would be! You need it she's got it, with a big smile and fast service and a good chat!! My favorite local in PDX hands down!
Best place for Breakfast and Beer in Kenton.
Go here if you don't want to wait in line at the hipster place next door. The food is cooked with love-you can taste it! They have Kokanie and Guinness on tap and yummy sandwiches. On holidays- do come by and try out the spread. It's like going over to a friends house...The owner James is seen here and is friendly. The drinks are strong and tasty.
Check it out!
gret calimari. i love the jazz bands there and the food is great the clarinet player is the best in the bunch of the jazz
Everybody knows your name!. Kenton Station is GREAT! They are always attentive, pour great drinks and the owner Larry, always stops by to check up on you. Only place in the area that is worth going to! Best price steak and shrimp, great happy hour. All-in-all, you can't beat The Kenton Station!
In one word: Great.
The Kenton Station has always been a favorite of my family, who has been going to it for several years now. To say that this places has the best service I've ever witnessed would be an understatement - All the waiters and waitresses are extremely friendly, as well as quick and accurate. The atmosphere is extremely laid back and relaxing.
The menu is somewhat limited (Hamburgers, fish'n chips, sandwiches), but what they do they do great. I can easilly say that they serve the best hamburgers I've ever had.
Overall, I'd have to say that this place is pretty awesome.
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