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McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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What a Fun Surprise

Staff The staff at this location are very friendly and polite. They are helpful when you need... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jill L
Comfy, Pleasant & Magical

We just completed a 2 nite stay while in town to see our son. His apartment is downtown, east... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Buzz50
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“boiler room” (22 reviews)
“soaking pool” (22 reviews)
“movie theater” (18 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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Reviewed yesterday

Staff The staff at this location are very friendly and polite. They are helpful when you need answers to questions. Atmosphere Where do I begin. The entire location was extremely clean and well maintained. It was so fun roaming through the halls snooping around. The...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just completed a 2 nite stay while in town to see our son. His apartment is downtown, east river side and Kennedy is just a 15 minute drive NW about midway between PDX and downtown. Wonderful, small, quaint home neighborhood, good for walks. Like...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we can't wait to see you again! Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 3 May 2017

My friend brought me here to see this colorful and eclectic old school. This point of interest surprised me with how I wanted to see it all. The very open and well decorated restaurant is colorful, full of plants and natural light. There are beds...More

Thank Marie-Claire B
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

We are so glad you got to enjoy a full tour of the building. I agree the notes to Lois is one of my favorite pieces but so subtle that I believe they are often missed. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Mel...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Always something for everyone. I had a great hamburger and fries but my husband's salad was great. If you try the specials, you will not be disappointed. Service is great. This is an all round perfect choice for a family

Thank inequity
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We will make sure to share your comments with our chef. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 12 January 2017

this review is for the hotel portion of kennedy school... we always enjoy staying here! reasonable rates, and fun to be able to walk over to a pub or the soaking pool. weve stayed in the old classrooms as well as the newer english portion....More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear that you've enjoyed your stays at the Kennedy School. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you’re in, around, or just kind of near Portland, the McMenamins Kennedy School is an absolute must-visit. It doesn’t even really matter what you’re looking for – movies, music, a nice meal out, or even just a pleasant stroll through an interesting area, they’ve...More

Thank Mr_and_Mrs_Cuddles
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you found the "Dear Lois" poems hidden in some beautiful mosaics around the school. These poems were written in a school annual by fellow students in the mid 1930's. A lot of people miss these gems and...More

Reviewed 23 November 2016

This attraction was one of the coolest places I've stumbled upon while traveling the US cities. It's an old school that they preserved that serves as an accommodation (hotel stay, limited rooms), 6 bars, a movie theater, and an attraction. The hallways are super cool...More

Thank Liz K
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Good grief could the rooms be smaller? No tv. No walking room loud in corridor. We actually stayed one night then hastened back to Cannon beach. We also had dinner here in a crowded restaurant actually the food was good and the atmosphere friendlyMore

Thank inequity
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2016

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay at the Kennedy School. We appreciate your comments about the size of the room and your experience on property. We do hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

They say Portland is weird. In many effects it's just a marketing thing more than the actual truth, but there are some pretty odd places to go in Portland. McMenamins Kennedy School is certainly one of them. There's a good chance you dreamed of having...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your compliments about the Boiler Room. We will make sure the staff hears that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again. Keep Portland Weird! Cheers, Mel...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Where to start? Perhaps with my incredulous "We're going _where_ for lunch...?!!" Fortunately, my better half had done her research... and I'm now stuck searching for sufficiently-unique adjectives to describe the magical transformation of school-to-adult-amusement-park! Had we not been on a tight schedule, I'd probably...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

This could be my favorite review in recent history. Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll have more time the next time you're in town. I'll be sure to share your comments about the halibut with our...More

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