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Explore the 4 top spots in Portland's Kenton neighborhood

Explore the 4 top spots in Portland's Kenton neighborhood
Swift and Union | Photo: Kenny C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 03, 2020.

Visiting Kenton, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Portland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a paleo spot to a coffee bar.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Kenton, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Cultured Caveman

photo: jeanie n./yelp

Topping the list is gluten-free spot Cultured Caveman. Located at 8233 N. Denver, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 320 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Rachel V. wrote, "This was an incredible and unique experience. We were so excited to see so many Keto options. I have to admit the prices were a tad high but that also told me that the ingredients were fresh and built for every order. It truly is a must-visit."

2. Swift And Union

photo: Taylor s./yelp

Next up is New American pub Swift and Union, situated at 8103 N. Denver. With four stars out of 389 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Yelper Chloe H. wrote, "They have a fully stocked bar with many different types of liquors and spirits, as well as a short cocktail, beer and wine menu. The fish was flakey, juicy and not too oily. I also enjoyed the fries that came with a creamy dill sauce."

3. Presso Coffee Bar

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Coffee roastery Presso Coffee Bar, which offers coffee, tea and kombucha, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2020 N. McClellan St., 4.5 stars out of 113 reviews. 

Yelper R P. wrote, "This is hands-down my favorite coffee shop in all of Portland. The staff is always friendly and helpful and the coffee is always just how I like it. The space has a super cool and laid back vibe."

4. Kenton Cycle Repair

Photo: Richard W./Yelp

Kenton Cycle Repair, a bike shop and maintenance spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 42 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1926 N. Kilpatrick St. to see for yourself. 

Yelper Emily C. noted, "I went in on an afternoon, and they were able to fix my bike the same day. Both people were so nice and helpful, and they explained exactly what they did. I appreciate their kindness and knowledge."


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