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McMenamins Kennedy School

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Address: 5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
Phone Number: 503 249 3983
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Such a unique place.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Lynn M
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Hartford, Ar

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Hartford, Ar
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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 an actual classroom. Very spacious and the shower had great pressure. I loved walking through... More 

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Seaside, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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

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

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 here. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen, Principal, McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 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 School is a must for anyone with an educational background. It has been transformed into... More 

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

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 More 

Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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 the same movie with a soda and popcorn a month before.... even a matinee.

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

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! More 

Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 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 bit over priced and the service can get slow when busy but still a Portland... More 

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

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

Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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.

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

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 More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 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 review

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

Port Orchard, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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 that was delicious, worth trying the place again someday. Lots of weddings happening on the... More 

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

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 on to their General Manager, We are still really glad you enjoyed yourself and hope... More 

Irvine, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
41 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Just love this place! Each of the classrooms in the historic Kennedy School was turned into a hotel room. It's just such a cool place to stay with so many activities, such as a movie theater, pool, games .... You will love it! It's part of the McMenamins historic hotels. Be sure to sign up for their Frequent Guest Program.... More 

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

Thank you for submitting a review! We are glad to hear that you are signed up for our frequent guest program, yes, after 6 stays at any McMenamins the 7th is free! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Mel Jensen, Principal, McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Longview
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our Portland B&B hostess recommended my daughter and I take in the 'Mommy Matinee' offered in the theatre. We enjoyed a bargain film together on comfy loveseats and reasonably priced popcorn and ginger ale. Love this place now and look forward to going again with my other kids.

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

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed the Mommy Matinee and hope to see you again in the future. Cheers! Mel Jensen, Principal, McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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Address: Address: 5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
Phone Number: 503 249 3983
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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