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McMenamins Kennedy School

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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07:00 - 01:00
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269 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is fairly standard pub fare. but its a neat property with soaking pool, grounds, etc. walk the halls of the old school and look at historic photos, new art, peek in at the brewery, or slip into one of the many small pubs.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Portland, Oregon
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How about that? A review praising the location for their movie's offering. You bet. This place is pretty much the only place we have been going when our sons are below 4 years old. The cozyness of the location (couches and small tables), the easy food selection (bar food at a medium quality as expected at McMenamins) and mostly the... More 

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

Thank you for your review and loyal patronage. We appreciate your kind comments and the effort you put in to enjoy a movie at the Kennedy School. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the movies and had a great time. The have old school rooms that are converted into to hotel rooms - the complete room (chalkboard and all).

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

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to the movies and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for your review. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place rocks. Incredible selection of beer, great food and just a very cool setting. Love the cigar room detention area. Totally worth a visit to get a taste of Portland

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and specifically the Detention Bar. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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420 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Our professional association had dinner in the Courtyard Restaurant this evening at 7 pm. The parking lot is large, but was nearly full - who knew this was such a popular place? The restaurant was quite busy - and it is a rather large place. It took awhile for our server to arrive, but once he did, food and drinks... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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

Wow, your review is so outstanding. We appreciate all of your colorful details. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We will be sure to share your review with our entire staff! Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Alamosa, CO
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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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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164 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

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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
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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