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McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
503 249 3983
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Ranked #34 of 312 Attractions in Portland
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Movie Theaters, Breweries
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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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Irvine, California
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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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Longview
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Typical McMenamin's fare and prices – that is, fair – but the real attraction is this wonderful room in this beautifully repurposed school. A must check-it-out destination, whether it's to eat or see a movie or stay.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place is unique & just great!! I'm here with my 11-yr-old granddaughter. Totally wonderful & memorable. Tip: when reserving online, make sure you get into the school bldg itself, not the annex--if you care, that is. I wanted to be in the school house proper, but mistakenly picked a room in an addition. Luckily the (really great in all... More

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shamokin,pa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed for one night on a Saturday. We had two double queen rooms. Both rooms were similar except they were on opposite sides of the hallway. Our room faced the sidewalk and there was some noise from the people walking outside. The other side faces the courtyard and was a bit quieter. Check in was quick and they offered fresh... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Kennedy School in the Alberta Arts district is definitely a must see. Opened in 1915, later abandoned and taken over by the McMenamins Group, it has been beautifully restored and its hallways are covered in incredible artwork. The school is huge, with sprawling wings in which you can find a theatre, a soaking pool, a restaurant with a beautiful... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you go to Portland be sure to stay here! It's an old elementary school that the McMenamins have turned into a hotel, with each classroom being a guest room. However, make reservations early because they fill up well in advance. They also have a frequent guest program so that after you stay 6 nights in one of their hotels... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I absolutely love this place! It's the best place in Portland to see and cheap, second-run movie. You can even bring a slice of pizza and pint of beer into the theater with you. Get early to pick your favorite comfty couch to watch the flick! Beside the theater, the building (a renovated elementary school) is really neat to just... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was our 1st trip here and it's a fun place. We had drinks and dinner in the cypress room while we waited for the movie to start. After the movie we hit the detention room floor the guys could get a cigar and they smoked while we sat at the fire pit in the court yard. We'll be back.

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