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McMenamins Kennedy School

) #69 of 3,585 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ American, ,
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (34 reviews)
“tater tots” (15 reviews)
“boiler room” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to eat or drink. The food Is great there are 3 choices of places to eat. This is a converted school. There's also a hotel a cinema and 2 bars. The service is great. Very friendly

Thank brianvanek
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so interesting it is an old school converted into a hotel and restaurant. So many fascinating details and works of art to see. I was here for a rehearsal brunch that was fantastic. I took a self-tour of the hotel to admire...More

Thank judyrhodes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This campus had most of what you needed without ever leaving. I would say the rooms are not the highlight of our stay but the site itself was a great experience and we would do it again. I do wished they had coffee makers in...More

Thank Vandenburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Kennedy School for years and it never disappoints, either as a restaurant, a movie theatre or a place to send out of town friends. If you enjoy history with a funky touch this is your spot.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice meal, great service. Consider the burgers as a treat. Decent fries,too. Prices are mid range. Larger bar. Part of a great concept of a redesigned school that is now a hotel, restaurant and live theatre. Nice.

Thank smatjapan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought a group of 14 to Oregon for a retreat, so we stopped at the McMenamins Kennedy School for lunch immediately after leaving the airport. The restaurant was wonderful to make reservations for us. The grounds were beautiful -- gorgeous flowers and trees. Roaming...More

Thank Cathy W
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed over the weekend with some other family. We ate at the Courtyard Restaurant four or five times. Service was slow and unfriendly. There was one bar tender who seemed to care. He offered to comp my nephew's meal because it took so long,...More

Thank suzismini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot and will not recommend. Poor service, slow food service, false advertising of wifi availability.

Thank trey915
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

After visiting the Lighthouse on the coast my wife was intrigued about McMenamins and what they've done. This is an old elementary school that's converted completely into separated venues. They have different bars in rooms suck as the boiler room and detention. It has a...More

Thank TheLoftins
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Outside courtyard is just gorgeous!! Menu varies , had some really nice meals, BEST WAITER definitely was Raymond!! Very friendly, polite, just made our evening a pleasure!!! Thank you for your great service!! Makes a huge difference in a dining experience!! We will go back...More

Thank soniaf19
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments! We will be sure to share them with Raymond, we think a lot of him too. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

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Darl B
Is there a private dining area for groups?
12 January 2016|
Response from Robyn D |
Yes - there were at least 3 holiday parties there tonight for private groups
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-249-3983
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  • This restaurant is at McMenamins Kennedy School
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