Portland >Food & Dining > Kenton Station
8303 N Denver Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9721745.583254 -122.687071
Sat-Sun: 9am-12:30pm, Mon-Fri: 11am-11pm
Neighborhoods: North Portland Neighborhood Services, Kenton
Great atmosphere – We stumbled upon a winner with Kenton Station. It's a family friendly restaurant with great food and service. It's nice to find a place where my kids are welcome and my husband can watch a game on one of the several large screen tv's. We'll be back!
Like a real life Cheers – The food is great, the cheeseburgers are unrivaled. The staff are all friendly and acknowledge you as soon as you enter. Keeps you wanting to come back.
Local Flavor – This is a fantastic local bar with good bar food, and friendly staff. The beer is cold, and the Barmaid K.T. I swears know everyone who comes in the joint!
Neighborhood Local – I love this place...for a lot of reasons. It's located close to my house, but it's also close to Max and the bus. They have good cold beer on tap, friendly barmaids, decent food, and you can almost always find whatever sporting event your looking for on one of the many t.v.'s.
Great neighborhood bar! – The food, drinks, and service are always great - nothing too much on healthy side but worth coming to splurge and have a wonderful meal none the less!
Great food and service! – Relaxed, friendly atmosphere...nice to see families there. I wonder why you have to have between 100 and 2000 characters?
Great place – I try to come here once a week if I can. It's great to meet friends after work for some dinner and drinks, the food is excellent and plentiful, and the drinks are good and strong! I stopped by for breakfast last weekend, and it was excellent - I'll be doing that more often.
Great place for our family – We go to the Kenton Station about once a week with family or friends. The food is great, and their nightly specials are amazing. The cook makes a mean chicken parmesan!
Service with an attitude – The service I recieved when dining here was snotty and dismissive. I got the clear idea that I was interrupting some personal conversation when I had the nerve to order a drink from the bartender. Worse yet, when I asked for a menu it appeared to be a huge issue that I actually wanted to sit down and have my order taken. The dining room was dirty and the furniture was shabby. All of that aside, I might still have had an ok evening if the food had just been edible.
Frozen food, weak, poorly concocted cocktails, and rude, self-involved service, plus the riotous bonus of ill behaved children – Every time I have had the misfortune of frequenting this establishment I have left it sorry I even bothered. The menu consists of mostly frozen or reconstituted items that are both unappetizing and uninspired. And yes, I do realize it IS bar food, but that just brings me to my next point.
Is it a bar? Is it a restaurant? In trying to be both I find that it fails at both. Even if the food weren't a sham this is no place to enjoy a decent meal because of all of the poorly supervised children running amuck. (I have it on good authority that many of said children actually belong to the establishment's owners. Tsk.)
Having said that, if you are opting to pop in for a quick drink and forego the shabby cuisine be prepared for a badly made cocktail served to you by staff who clearly cannot be paid to care.
And the ambiance? This is where Kenton Station really hits it out of the park. This bar-straunt is consistently populated by the same tired faces night after night. And while a bar with such loyal regulars is generally considered to be a good thing I have to insist it is not so in this case.
Generally speaking, Kenton's regulars are of the breed that drink where ever it is close enough to still stumble home regardless of how irresponsibly they were over served. But who am I to judge? It may just be that they drink to blur the mismatched seat covers or to take the sting out of the deplorable service.
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