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Really cool hotel worth a stay in Portland

Did not actually stay here but spent a couple of hours with a co-worker who introduced me to the... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Belmont, California
An extremely interesting, location with a quality selection of food and drink

A fine evening of good food, an outstanding selection of drink in a sitting that takes those over... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Bryan, Texas
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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Did not actually stay here but spent a couple of hours with a co-worker who introduced me to the place. Short ride from PDX makes it very convenient for a layover. It is about 20 min from downtown, depending on traffice. An old school converted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KhimLee
Reviewed 29 August 2018

A fine evening of good food, an outstanding selection of drink in a sitting that takes those over 50 back to their school days. Although this is a local chain, each location is unique in their food a drink selection. This location in addition to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dakotatex2013
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I’m glad the McMenamins are purchasing a lot of the old buildings in Oregon and revamping them making them useful and fun places to hang out. The Kennedy school has a cigar bar whiskey bar regular bar a nice restaurant and a movie theater. The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Another hot summer day in Portland. We had heard much about the Kennedy School so we thought we would try it out for dinner. We had glasses of PI NIRO beer as we read the menu. We both chose cheeseburgers. My wife chose hers with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the very creative environment. Watched a second run movie in the "auditorium" while enjoying beer and tater tots ... TATER TOTS :-)... while sitting on comfy secondhand seats and couches. Loved the "Detention" smoking area. If we stayed longer would have enjoyed...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ron G
Reviewed 21 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank drjudyo
Reviewed 13 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 18 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank julesofthesea
Reviewed 15 January 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 24 October 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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26 July 2018|
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Response from julesofthesea | Reviewed this property |
Just checked. Ten minutes.
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Response from julesofthesea | Reviewed this property |
Traffic is ridiculous in Portland. Use public transportation.