The year was 1927. The twenties were roaring along when eighteen-year old George Zenner Sr. opened Zenner's Market on Northeast Glisan at 53rd in Portland, Oregon. With his father on board, and decades of smoked meat and sausage making experience behind them, Zenner's Market began establishing a tradition of quality that our seasoned staff maintain and build upon to this day.
Today, from our current location on Northwest Kearney Street, Zenner's produces the finest sausages and smoked meats available. From traditional Frankfurters and Bratwurst, to Louisiana Red Hots, a wide variety of Chicken Sausages, Alder Smoked Hams and Bacon; in all Zenner's today produces over forty different products, as well as many custom recipes for restaurants and retail outlets. The Zenner's team carefully combines fresh spices and herbs and follows age-old traditions in curing, smoking and resting of the meats, bringing each variety to its absolute peak of flavor and texture before it's rushed to market.
90 years later, Zenner's is still family owned and continues to please crowds young and old throughout the Northwest.
The Zenner's Difference
Local ingredients we trust
We believe in supporting our local farmers and in fostering long lasting relationships that helps to benefit our suppliers, the local economy and produces a final product that tastes better. That's why you'll find naturally raised, humanely treated local ingredients like Carlton Farms Natural Pork, Painted Hills Natural Beef and Tillamook Cheese in our sausages, perfectly seasoned with the freshest herbs and spices. We use natural casings, old-world technique and real wood smoke. Local tastes better and we think you'll agree!
Consistent satisfaction and quality
Our highly knowledgeable team takes great pride in producing a consistently positive experience for our customers; from the quality ingredients we source, our fastidious preparation and processes, and our time tested recipes. We follow rigorous production procedures within our USDA inspected facility and work closely with experts to ensure an excellent end product.
We believe that happy employees = happy customers. Zenner's strives daily to provide a workplace that cultivates pride in quality products and encourages constant innovation.