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A Historic Elementary School Turned into a Restaurant and Hotel

Another hot summer day in Portland. We had heard much about the Kennedy School so we thought we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill R
Portland, Oregon
Lots of fun

We thoroughly enjoyed the very creative environment. Watched a second run movie in the "auditorium... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ron G
Los Angeles, California
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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another hot summer day in Portland. We had heard much about the Kennedy School so we thought we would try it out for dinner. We had glasses of PI NIRO beer as we read the menu. We both chose cheeseburgers. My wife chose hers with...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the very creative environment. Watched a second run movie in the "auditorium" while enjoying beer and tater tots ... TATER TOTS :-)... while sitting on comfy secondhand seats and couches. Loved the "Detention" smoking area. If we stayed longer would have enjoyed...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We watched the recently-pulled-from-theaters flick Ready Player One. Movie tickets were cheap, food and beer prices moderate. 2 people with 1 beer and sandwich apiece was $45. The theater is flat (not tiered), with rows and rows of couches and tables. When you buy your...More

Thank drjudyo
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We just walked around here, but saw every corner, and loved the funky young vibe, although many staying clients were old

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed May 18, 2018

If you ever have doubts about what is possible, visit one of the McMenamin sites. Each was once a forgotten public structure, now brought back to life with entertainment, history, food and brew. Some have places to stay or watch movies or hear live music....More

Thank julesofthesea
Reviewed January 15, 2018

I really enjoy the food at the McMenamins Kennedy School. Been here multiple times with different people and groups and no matter where I eat or drink here, It's always a fantastic experience! Love the smoking bar with high end cigars and my favorite area...More

2  Thank Rick V
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Came here 2pm with a hangover and drank mimosas and ate a delicious breakfast! This place treated us like royalty, I’ll go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Greg808
Reviewed October 23, 2017

The Kennedy School is quite a unique place. And old school that was converted into a cool McMenamins establishment that comprises many places all in one. A Hotel, a Theater, A restaurant, and an assortment of various bars, a gift shop, and more. I wandered...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

This old school is made into a quirky hotel. Its like being in a fantasy world. The style is somewhere between art deco and fairytale. The room very small with a wash basin in the room, and seperate toilet and shower. Although there are lots...More

1  Thank Niels Holst T
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We planned a family get together over a mid morning breakfast. The atmosphere was conducive to relaxation -- the staff were VERY efficient and friendly and certainly knew the ins and outs of the extensive menu. What started out as a quick chat and breakfast...More

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M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you, Thank you! What a wonderful compliment, we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We hope to see you again. Cheers!

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Response from julesofthesea | Reviewed this property |
Just checked. Ten minutes.
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Response from julesofthesea | Reviewed this property |
Traffic is ridiculous in Portland. Use public transportation.