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McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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Movies!

We watched the recently-pulled-from-theaters flick Ready Player One. Movie tickets were cheap, food... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
drjudyo
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Santa Cruz, California
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Funky place

We just walked around here, but saw every corner, and loved the funky young vibe, although many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jurgen B
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Brussels, Belgium
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  • Average9%
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“room bar” (6 reviews)
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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
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+1 503-249-3983
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watched the recently-pulled-from-theaters flick Ready Player One. Movie tickets were cheap, food and beer prices moderate. 2 people with 1 beer and sandwich apiece was $45. The theater is flat (not tiered), with rows and rows of couches and tables. When you buy your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just walked around here, but saw every corner, and loved the funky young vibe, although many staying clients were old

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

If you ever have doubts about what is possible, visit one of the McMenamin sites. Each was once a forgotten public structure, now brought back to life with entertainment, history, food and brew. Some have places to stay or watch movies or hear live music....More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

I really enjoy the food at the McMenamins Kennedy School. Been here multiple times with different people and groups and no matter where I eat or drink here, It's always a fantastic experience! Love the smoking bar with high end cigars and my favorite area...More

2  Thank Rick V
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Came here 2pm with a hangover and drank mimosas and ate a delicious breakfast! This place treated us like royalty, I’ll go back in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

The Kennedy School is quite a unique place. And old school that was converted into a cool McMenamins establishment that comprises many places all in one. A Hotel, a Theater, A restaurant, and an assortment of various bars, a gift shop, and more. I wandered...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

This old school is made into a quirky hotel. Its like being in a fantasy world. The style is somewhere between art deco and fairytale. The room very small with a wash basin in the room, and seperate toilet and shower. Although there are lots...More

1  Thank Niels Holst T
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We planned a family get together over a mid morning breakfast. The atmosphere was conducive to relaxation -- the staff were VERY efficient and friendly and certainly knew the ins and outs of the extensive menu. What started out as a quick chat and breakfast...More

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M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you, Thank you! What a wonderful compliment, we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We hope to see you again. Cheers!

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

We recently ate at McMenamins on a busy Friday night. The day before I had called the restaurant to see if they took reservations; I was told they did not but that if I arrived around 6:30 we should not have a problem getting a...More

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M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that there were difficulties with getting a table and an accurate wait time. We will address these issues with our team. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Not your ordinary hotel accommodation by any means! We did not stay here, but ventured over to look at the unique building and to enjoy some drinks and nibbles. What fun! Everyone seemed truly happy - whether a guest, a visitor or an employee! Looks...More

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M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you again. Cheers!

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Traffic is ridiculous in Portland. Use public transportation.
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