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McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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Not what you expect.

A local friend took me there for lunch on a Wednesday. Could not believe how great the experience... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
AussieGuinness
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Sydney, Australia
Terrible check in experience

I booked a room here To stay on 8/26/16. After supplying my credit card over the phone I thought I... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Rmiller2167
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“boiler room” (22 reviews)
“soaking pool” (22 reviews)
“movie theater” (18 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 16 September 2016

A local friend took me there for lunch on a Wednesday. Could not believe how great the experience was. A converted school with bars, good food, outdoor eating, local micro beers. The refurbished school property is amazing. Walking the halls and rooms looking at the...More

Thank AussieGuinness
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I booked a room here To stay on 8/26/16. After supplying my credit card over the phone I thought I was all set for my arrival and relaxation. After driving close to 4hours to start my one night stay before surgery I arrived with my...More

Thank Rmiller2167
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

I am very sorry to hear about your experience. It is our policy to physically see the credit card as well as run it through our system via it's magnetic stip. In this day and age with so much credit card fraud it is meant...More

Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This place is not what you expect. It's awesome and the food is really good. It took me back to when I was in Elementary, but without all the drinks.

Thank Jesseebaez
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again. cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were extremely interested in the concept of The Kennedy School, but from the moment we walked in the door, it felt like a "zoo". Wherever we went it seemed frenetic; there are lots of different spaces, and lots of queues. It's clearly a hugely...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

I am very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. Weekends and evenings can be quite busy but we don't like to hear that it wasn't comfortable and fun. If you ever get by this way again, the feel of the school can...More

Reviewed 17 May 2016

So many different things to do here in this renovated school. Have drinks in detention, or down the hall at the honor bar. There is a soaking pool as well as a restaurant. Bartenders are knowledgeable and fun.

1  Thank Nadya R
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 25 April 2016

I choose the Kennedy School to have my retirement party because I had attended a friend's retirement party there and they did a great job. My party was on a Friday night and we had 8 of us staying is 5 rooms for the night....More

Thank Joe L
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Thank you so much! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your retirement party. I will be sure to share your comments with our staff. We appreciate all of the details you have shared and hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins...More

Reviewed 31 March 2016

So much to do here. We had a quick bite to eat from the theatre snack bar, drinks in the boiler bar, and I enjoyed a cigar in the cigar bar. Drinks were great and the atmosphere was awesome. Wish we had more time to...More

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the theater, Boiler Room and Detention. Just for future reference, we are currently using a "text" based waitlist system for our pool so you can get on the waitlist and enjoy the property without fear...More

Reviewed 14 March 2016

Have visited for several years, now a new annex. Best rooms past the theater, but now seem reserved for long term. Staff always friendly

Thank rdgtchr
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again. cheers! Mel Jensen

Reviewed 19 February 2016

Very unique place - love all the themed bars around the school. The best is the detention bar - very intimate but does smell like cigars since it is a cigar lounge and bar. The boiler room bar is pretty cool too!

Thank Larisa S
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Detention and Boiler Room Bars and look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen

Reviewed 29 January 2016

We toured nearly the entire school. We stopped in the Honors room, Detention, Principals Office, the Boiler Room and the Garden Room. Love the themes, love the happy hour. What a cool concept! We will definitely go back.

Thank Anne C
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