Stayed for a night on each side of our Oregon trip. Perfect for the night you fly in and quick access to the airport on your way out.
The rooms were nice, we had a very comfortable bed and the bath was clean, shower only, basic, but they did have some shelves for your items by the sink and provided the basic shampoo/soap/conditioner. No blow dryer, make sure you use the right plug (the red one in your closet) if you want to use the heater. It was pretty cool when we were there and the room was fine, almost toasty with the heater on. Our room was Sally's room, which was up by the front and across from the restaurant. I was concerned about the noise and we did hear some carts rolling around in the morning, but things were pretty quiet between 11 pm and 7 am.
They had events occuring both nights we were there and I thought that the crowds added to the ambience and enjoyed knowing the local people also enjoy all the fun. I met several gals from the neighborhood in the soaking pool and had a nice chat, if only the soaking pool had bar service! But, not to worry, there are many places to eat and drink all over the school. We enjoyed wandering around and grabbing a brew while checking the different parts of the school out. One of the events included live music so we got to enjoy that the first night.
Our favorite bar was the Honors bar, that may have been because it was close to our room. The only bar we didn't go into was the Detention Bar because, while we think it's cool they allow cigar smoking in there, just too much smoke.
We went to the main restaurant for dinner first night in. It was OK. For better bar food, just catty-corner on Killingsworth, by the Subway, is Concordia Ale House - much better for burgers and sandwiches. Don't get me wrong, Kennedy School's food was pretty good and quite convenient, we ate there again. Twice for breakfast. The best breakfast dish we had was a Southwest Omelet, nice spicy chorizo without a lot of grease and the worst was sweet potatoe pancakes, hard to get them done well enough.
Not a far walk to the Alberta St. neighborhood which is fun and funky.
Proudly wore my Ruby Ale long sleeve T on the way home. Definitely would stay again.
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