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. Enjoy chef Aaron Hepp-Buchanan’s seasonally inspired pub fare, served with a selection of draft beers, craft cocktails and regional wines, and their famous sweet and salty bacon jam to decide for yourself!