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 who also 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. Our 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!



8103 N. Denver

Avenue at Schofield