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Quintessential Jewish Deli Kenny & Zuke’s Will Close Its Bagel Shop This Month

Kenny & Zuke’s Bagelworks will close October 20, according to a Facebook post

A picture of a person holding a massive breakfast sandwich at Kenny & Zuke’s
A breakfast sandwich at Kenny & Zuke’s
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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

It’s been a rough fall for Kenny & Zuke’s, the classic Portland deli with locations across the city: Less than a month after announcing plans to file for bankruptcy, owner Ken Gordon broke the news today that Kenny & Zuke’s Bagelworks, the Northwest Portland location, will close after service on October 20.

“We have lost our lease over at our Bagelworks shop and Bakery on NW Thurman,” Gordon writes in a Facebook post. “We tried to get a renewal for the last several months, but, alas, it was not to be.” Gordon told the alt-paper Willamette Week that the closure isn’t related to the recent decision to file Chapter 11; instead, he says that he spent four months of lease negotiations with his landlord before deciding to leave the space.

The NW Thurman location was also home to the restaurants’ bakery; the whole operation will move into the downtown Kenny & Zuke’s location, as well as the majority of the restaurant’s staff. The Kenny & Zuke’s location within Portland International Airport will also remain open.

We have lost our lease over at our Bagelworks shop and Bakery on NW Thurman. We tried to get a renewal for the last...

Posted by Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Kenny & Zuke’s [Official]
Closure announcement [Facebook]
Portland Deli Staple Kenny and Zuke’s Is Closing Its Northwest Portland Bagel Shop [WWeek]
Classic Portland Deli Kenny & Zuke’s Is Filing for Bankruptcy [EPDX]
Previous Kenny & Zuke’s Bagelworks coverage [EPDX]

Kenny & Zuke's BagelWorks

2376 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210 503 954 1737