Zenner’s started as a market opened by George Zenner, Sr., in Northeast Portland in 1927. Today, from their current location on Northwest Kearney Street, George Zenner, Jr., and Zenner’s Sausage produces the finest sausages and smoked meats available. Frankfurters, bratwurst, Louisiana Red Hots, a wide variety of chicken sausage, alder-smoked hams and bacon — in all, Zenner’s produces over forty different products, as well as many custom recipes for restaurants and retail outlets. Striving for what founder George Zenner, Sr. called “Eat-More Flavor”, the Zenner’s team carefully combines savory spices and herbs from around the world with the finest meats. But it takes more than just great ingredients. They also follow age-old traditions in the curing, smoking and “resting” of the meats, bringing each variety to its absolute peak of flavor and texture before it’s rushed to market. This family-run operation prides itself on being the kind of company where George Zenner can know and work with each individual employee.
85 years later, Zenner’s Sausages is still pleasing crowds young and old on a daily basis, and keeping the community strong with events like the Oak’s Park Oktoberfest each year.