After Swift Meat Packing acquired the Union Meat Company in 1907, Kenton was born a company town with a big dream: to become the meat packing center of the Pacific Coast. By 1958, the neighborhood had grown into a modern-day meat utopia, making Portland the leader of the West Coast cattle trade.
Today, the original spirit of Kenton returns with Swift and Union, a casual pub-style restaurant by Ken “Zig” Naffziger and Kristen Siefkin, married Kentonites who created Tabor Tavern in 2012.
Like the little company town that could, Swift and Union has meaty ambitions: to be the best neighborhood tavern around. We think chef Aaron Hepp-Buchanan’s seasonally inspired pub fare, served with a selection of draft beers, craft cocktails, and regional wines, will convince you. And did we mention our famous sweet and salty bacon jam?
We look forward to serving you!
Zig and Kristen
We love kids, but Oregon law requires that Swift and Union be minor-free by 8pm nightly. To comply, we cannot seat parties with minors after 7pm. Thank you for your understanding.