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McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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So Much Fun!

We had not stayed here but had visited before and enjoyed ourselves. A great place to start at if... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2015
Sarah B
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Santa Barbara, California
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Great place for drinks and food!!

I had lunch and cocktails at the courtyard with my parents and brother. I got the cucumber... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Krista W
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“boiler room” (23 reviews)
“soaking pool” (22 reviews)
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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We had not stayed here but had visited before and enjoyed ourselves. A great place to start at if you've never been to a McMenamins before. And if you have? Great! The soaking pool was ours this morning and yesterday afternoon we and all others...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2015

Thank you for your review! We hope your next reservation is as fun an experience as this was. Cheers!

Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I had lunch and cocktails at the courtyard with my parents and brother. I got the cucumber margarita and it was a delightful summer drink. I also got the strawberry goat cheese salad and just loved it!!! We also order the hummus plate, the pita...More

Thank Krista W
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2015

Thank you! We are so glad to hear that you would recommend us. We have shared your kind comments about the food and beverages with our chef and bartenders. Cheers!

Reviewed 15 May 2015

Tired of the same old chain hotels. Stay here. It's so cool. The hotel was actually a school which was built in the early 1900s and was slated for demolition. Such great atmosphere, and so laid back. We stayed in the old wing which was...More

Thank Lynn M
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2015

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 13 February 2015

This establishment has great food and surroundings in a funky historical setting. The service is excellent.More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2015

Thank you so much for your kind review. I have passed your review on to our management staff to share with the kitchen and service staff. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal and service and your comments are sure to brighten many a day...More

Reviewed 31 January 2015

My wife and I traveled to Portland in the summer of 2014. We love the city for many reasons. A friend from Calgary told us about the Kennedy school and the Alberta Street Art district near the school. Both are worth a visit and the...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2015

Thank you so much for writing such a thoughtful review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen, Principal, McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 9 January 2015

Beer is spendy -- but every micro brew is... which is why PBR is the #1 selling draft in Portland. But, grab a pizza and pitcher and go watch a movie with your friends.. and you will still be cheaper than if you went to...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2015

Thank you for writing a review. We are glad you enjoyed the Theater. Happy Hour is 3-6 and 10-midnight, our beers are discounted during that time. Cheers!

Reviewed 18 December 2014

This pub is in an elementary school that was shut down. McMenamins takes old buildings and makes them really interesting while preserving much of the history. Really interesting building and they have some community events there as well. Really worth seeing. The food is a...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2015

Thank you for writing a review. We are glad you enjoy the Kennedy School and hope to see you again in the future. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 December 2014

The Kennedy School is one of my favorite McMenamins locations. Decent (but not great) food, great bars, a living room type cinema and even a swimming pool. Absolutely fantastic how they transformed the old school while keeping its authenticity. Highly recommended for a visit.

Thank WanderML
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2015

Thank you for recommending the Kennedy School! We apprecitate your kind feedback and hope to impress you with the food on a future visit. Cheers! Mel Jensen, Principal, McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 1 December 2014

On my trip to Portland, my friends took me to this place. It was amazing. I couldn't believe what they were able to turn this old school into. The food and beer is amazing as well, only wish I could get it here in Phoenix,AZ

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2015

Thank you so much for writing this kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. Cheers!

Reviewed 28 September 2014

Loved the concert venue. Happened to be an extrordinaly hot day, so we heading into the hotel's bar for a bit as we arrived early. The air conditioning wasn't working in that part of the old building, made it very uncomfortable. Had a burger there...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2014

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Avett Brothers Show! I believe that your review was meant for our McMenamins Edgefield location in Troutdale, Oregon as they welcomed the Avett Brothers for 2 concerts in September this year. I have forwarded your review...More

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