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McMenamins Kennedy School

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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best example of how much a sense of atmosphere can make a restaurant that we’ve ever run into, McMenamins was yet another great recommendation from local friends (trust the locals!). The Courtyard Restaurant is great fun in the middle of the larger McMenamins experience; once you’ve found the right door, you pass beneath glass-and-metal custom light fixtures, taking... More 

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Alamosa, CO
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

11 minutes to the airport. Multiple restaurants and bars on site. Thanks to a couple of friends of mine this is perhaps my favorite place in the greater Portland area to visit for dinner and drinks. It is in a class by itself.

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

You're amazing, thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again! Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Park City, Utah, United States
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unique school from the 1900's with incredible arts, unique rooms, and eye catching items that will keep you smiling the entire time. We just walked the area, but would have loved to enjoy a movie at their theater, a meal in their restaurant, or a drink in their bar. A must see while in Portland!

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Thank Cindy L
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Breakfast here was tasty, quick, and quiet, with good WIFI. What more can you ask for in a hotel breakfast? Not too expensive either.

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We have worked really hard to improve the quality, value and speed of our breakfast service. Your kind comments will be appreciated by our staff. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

california
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My wife's cousin met us at the Grotto, then said lets go to lunch here. We did not know what to expect. As we drove through the residential areas looking for the restaurant. It was in an old school building! Food was excellent!

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again. cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Shawnee, Kansas
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We were taken here by our friend that lives in Portland this is a very unique building refurbished into a neat eating establishment The beer and cider was great and the food was good as well. The spicy tots were very good

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your kind comments and hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

pennsylvania
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took my mother in law and sister in law here for lunch. They were visiting from out of town. Meal was good. Ribeyes were very fatty, flavorful. Glaze was more like gravy but ok with me. Mashed potatoes and fresh beans delicious. Pizza crust good but crab on it a fishy. Soups were very good. Burger... More 

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and bringing your out of town guests for a visit! We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Hanover, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

As a teacher and lover of old buildings, I was doubly-thrilled to visit the Kennedy School. Each room was more spectacular than the next. There is some quirky decorating going on here, to be sure! This place is a labyrinth of excitement and discovery. The rehab and landscaping don't take a back seat either. Oh..and the food....terrific! DO NOT miss... More 

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This review is about the restaurant. A couple of people recommended McMenamins Kennedy School so I went there for dinner. The waiter was very kind and the location special. The burger was ordinary, and my wife's pizza arrived after I had finished eating. It was already cold. The Kennedy School is a very interesting place, and is totally worth a... More 

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your food. If you have time to share some more details with us, we would like to follow up with our team. Can you please tell me what the date/time of your visit was? And if possible, a brief description of your server? Were you dining in the Courtyard... More 

Lombard, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here while in Portland, OR, for the wedding of a dear friend. The school/hotel was amazing. We stayed in one of the converted classrooms. The room was good, except that we could not control the air conditioning, and even in September they kept it quite chilly. The bathroom facilities were adequate, but it lacked sufficient... More 

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M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for sharing all of these details. We appreciate your perspective about the heating controls as well as the storage options in the bathrooms. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Sincerely, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 01:00
Monday
07:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-249-3983
  • This restaurant is at McMenamins Kennedy School

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?