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McMenamins Kennedy School

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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fam and i stopped here a few times while staying in pdx. We hit up the downstairs bar and the restaurant, beer was solid, food was good. We came back another day and went in the soaking pool (with a pitcher of course), it was relaxing, but bring your own towels or you get charged!

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Thank elcrawl
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sharing some tips about towels for the soaking pool. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Soquel, California
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner recently on a gloomy, rainy day. Menu is simple as this is a casual place but the food was very good as always. I had the special pizza and my boyfriend had the Chicken Marsala. We were both very satisfied with our choices. They also have great wine and beer. I had Edgefield White Rabbit and then... More 

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and got a chance to try a couple of our Edgefield Wines. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place on the recommendation of our son who's living in the Portland area. The food was good, pretty simple fare. But the whole "school" divided up into a restaurant, bars, cigar bar, movie theater and guest rooms is a FANTASTIC idea. We had a great time visiting all the spots. Highly recommend it.

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate at it and hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food and beer was great! The decor was just out of this world. All the local towns with empty schools across the United States should take a look at this place.

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Thank Roy J
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you! We will be sure to share your kind comments about the beer and food with our Chef and Brewers. They will appreciate the compliment. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Vancouver
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217 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food is good and the menu is varied although it is not too far off the beaten track of American pub food but the artwork everywhere and the ability to roam around the old school with your drink, or dip into another restaurant for dessert is so much fun.

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

San Jose, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is an old school that has been converted into several restaurants and bars with a different genre. My group ate at the Courtyard restaurant with American food. The waiters and bartenders were extremely friendly with their own particular personalities. The pricing was fair but not cheap. This is a place that you can go several times and have a... More 

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal at the Courtyard Restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Even though we had a full size all wheel drive rental, and we're from Alaska, The roads in Portland were not good after a snowstorm. So eating at the Courtyard Restaurant and other in house was a pleasure.

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Thank Michael C
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Yes, the roads are a little ridiculous in Portland when it snows, we are glad you got to stay at the Kennedy School and enjoyed your meals. We look forward to your next visit, hopefully in better weather! Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Eugene, Oregon
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257 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was my fifth time staying at the Kennedy School. The place is great, and has everything one could ask for. I found the shortcut from the airport this trip, and it is a great location for people to fly in. Several choices of food venues. Every room is themed on someone who had a connection to the property in... More 

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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277 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

the food is fairly standard pub fare. but its a neat property with soaking pool, grounds, etc. walk the halls of the old school and look at historic photos, new art, peek in at the brewery, or slip into one of the many small pubs.

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

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

Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

How about that? A review praising the location for their movie's offering. You bet. This place is pretty much the only place we have been going when our sons are below 4 years old. The cozyness of the location (couches and small tables), the easy food selection (bar food at a medium quality as expected at McMenamins) and mostly the... More 

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and loyal patronage. We appreciate your kind comments and the effort you put in to enjoy a movie at the Kennedy School. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 01:00
Monday
07:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
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
  • This restaurant is at McMenamins Kennedy School

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