We stumbled upon this colorful hotel after a recommendation from a garage mechanic (long story). The Kennedy School is conveniently located near the Arts District of Portland. It is within easy walking distance of nice restaurants, shops, and the famous Salt and Straw Ice Cream Shop.
We opted for a room with a bath; rooms with shared baths are also available at a slightly cheaper rate. The hotel has been eclectically renovated with interesting art. There's a movie theater on site, a nice restaurant and bar, and a soaking pool. I found the staff friendly and helpful.