It was built as a company town by the Swift Meat Packing Company starting in 1911 or so.
Kenton's northern border is formed by North Portland Harbor, the channel of the Columbia River that separates the area from Hayden Island. Kenton's eastern boundary is Interstate 5. Its southern boundary is North Lombard. The western border (traveling from north to south, respectively) follows N Portland Road, N Columbia Boulevard, and N Chautauqua Boulevard. The Columbia Slough passes through Kenton.
Parks in Kenton
Schools in Kenton
Churches in Kenton
Locally-owned dining and drinking establishments in Kenton
Locally-owned retail businesses in Kenton
National Register of Historic Places in Kenton
- Kenton Commercial Historic District
- Kenton Hotel
- Paul Bunyan Statue - corner of N Denver Avenue and N Interstate Avenue.
- Hayden Island on the north
- Bridgeton on the northeast
- East Columbia on the east
- Piedmont on the southeast
- Arbor Lodge on the south
- Portsmouth on the southwest
- St. Johns on the northwest