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McMenamins Kennedy School

€€ - €€€American, ,
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

McMenamins never disappoints. This property is a great place to explore. Historical and whimsical mixed with function. We had lunch at the Courtyard and it was good. Service was attentive and restaurant was clean. My husband enjoyed the 3 bean chili and bread and I...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many events and meeting as this hotel/restaurant, and their food consistently comes well prepared, hot from the kitchen, and served by the waitstaff with quick attention. The inside space is large with high ceilings, and so can be a bit noisy...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a tour of the Kennedy School and their scavenger hunt, we had dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant. The Kennedy School is a former Portland Elementary School and is now a part of McMenamins Pubs, breweries, and historic hotels system. We had their salmon and...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Taken to The Kennedy School location of Mc Menamins by our Portland hosts. They know we are history buffs. This is a resort established within an old Portland schoolhouse. What a concept. We came for burgers and/or pizza, but the menu features a much wider...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

My favorite of the McMenamin properties (to date), the grounds feel more "comfortable" than Edgefield, which feels like a maze (and I'm already irritated after trying to find parking). The two-story Boiler Room bar was my favorite space, with decorative pipes and golden-lit ambience. Food...More

Thank Kris_K_D
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Well I finally had to opportunity to visit this restaurant. IT. WAS. FUN. A renovated school, into a watering hole and dining stop. Entertainment is provided by the staff. Roaming opera singers. School themes everywhere. The burgers were great. The local beers, great. Service was...More

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 16 October 2017

There are a lot of places to go drink in Kennedy School. But if you feel like having a meal then the Courtyard Restaurent is the place to go. You can eat inside or eat outdoors on nice sunny days. To get to the Restaurant...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

You’ll find great food in this restored school built over 100 years ago. This McMenamins has outdoor seating, full bar - more than one, hotel, theatre, and soaking pools. If you’re just coming for the food it’s well worth. It’s a busy and lively restaurant....More

Thank MacRanger
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I did not stay here, but I did visit and ate and had some of their beers. It is an old middle school that was made into a hotel/ bar/ restaurants. The food was good and like all the McMenamins places they have a lot...More

Thank iLOV3F00D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Quirky place that is worth a visit even if you don't stay at their hotel. Interesting to see how the school is converted into different bars/restaurants/movie theater and hotel. Unique atmosphere, eccentric design, fascinating experience. We had dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant, which by itself...More

Thank picolina
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Yes - there were at least 3 holiday parties there tonight for private groups
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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