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McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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Funky place

We just walked around here, but saw every corner, and loved the funky young vibe, although many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jurgen B
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Brussels, Belgium
Great example of vision to reality

If you ever have doubts about what is possible, visit one of the McMenamin sites. Each was once a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
julesofthesea
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Eureka, California
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  • Excellent60%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“room bar” (6 reviews)
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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
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+1 503-249-3983
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"cypress room"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 15 January 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

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Reviewed 24 October 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.

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Reviewed 24 October 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
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Reviewed 18 October 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
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Reviewed 2 October 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 11 October 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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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We recently ate at McMenamins on a busy Friday night. The day before I had called the restaurant to see if they took reservations; I was told they did not but that if I arrived around 6:30 we should not have a problem getting a...More

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that there were difficulties with getting a table and an accurate wait time. We will address these issues with our team. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Not your ordinary hotel accommodation by any means! We did not stay here, but ventured over to look at the unique building and to enjoy some drinks and nibbles. What fun! Everyone seemed truly happy - whether a guest, a visitor or an employee! Looks...More

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you again. Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Seated in the shade of an umbrella in the courtyard, we had a delightful dinner with fun and attentive service. This is a quirky restaurant/hotel/entertainment venue, and should we visit again it's a strong consideration for lodging. There's easy parking in the back and rambling...More

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M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and meal. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen General Manager McMenamins Kennedy School

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