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Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen Restaurant Review: Homesick New Yorkers, tourists (especially those from the hip Ace Hotel next door) and native Portlanders flock to this glassed-in downtown spot for fresh bagels and bialys, Reubens, egg creams and Cel-Ray soda. Ken Gordon and Nick Zukin, longtime local food purveyors, serve authentic Jewish deli favorites with artisan care. Share a huge plate of crispy round potato latkes accompanied by chunky homemade applesauce and sour cream. Pastrami and corned beef are made from quality meat that is cured, smoked, steamed and spiced, and then sliced thickly. You'll find that the meat packed into your sandwich is more modest than the gigantic protein fests common at New York delis, which means it doesn't overwhelm classic accompaniments such as lettuce, pickles and Russian dressing. Breakfast is served all day. Waitstaff is friendly, and the mood casual and relaxed. Northwest Portland happily claims a Kenny & Zuke's Bagelworks annex, while another shop, the Deli Bar in Northeast Portland, serves coffee and bagels first thing in the morning and craft cocktails in the evening.