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McMenamins Kennedy School

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Address: 5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
Phone Number: +1 503-249-3983
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A great location in so many ways

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. We arrived early to beat the traffic and hung out in the Courtyard Restaurant for... More 

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

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 Kennedy School More 

Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 spend on our visit here. One word of caution, if you want to use the... More 

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

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 of missing your name being called. We hope you will get a chance to return... More 

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157 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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

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

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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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

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 More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Roswell, Georgia
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

The Kennedy School hosted a J R R Tolkien birthday bash. Located in an old school it has six bars, a theater, a large hot soaking pool, hotel, gift shop and a restaurant. The micro beers are great, the food was themed for the even and spot on perfect.

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Pacific NW
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Excellent place to unwind and relax. The food is always above par and the soaking pool is divine. Love to be able to wander and explore with drink in hand, and wake up to some of the best coffee around. If not having a bathroom in your room is bothersome, these are not your style. If you can live with... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Just visiting daughter in Portland who had been to the Kennedy School before. We only had a little time, but were able, with the help of an employee see one of the converted school rooms that was now a bedroom. Chalkboards, tall windows, coat closets. Brought back wonderful memories. Most of the time all the rooms are full but we... More 

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

Thank you for writing a trip advisor review. We are glad you had the opportunity to get a little tour. For many of us who work here, having the opportunity to show off the school to out of town visitors is the highlight of what we do. We do hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Mel Jensen McMenamins Kennedy... More 

Port Orchard, Washington
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212 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

You will not be disappointed. There are bars, pubs, brewery, restraunts all at the Kennedy school. Nice pool where they allow cocktails in plastic cups. You can wonder around and see all kinds of interesting things inside and out. The bailer room pub is wonderful, pool for five bucks a hour. There are prt friendly rooms. The rooms are large... 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 trip advisor review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Mel Jensen McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Naperville, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Converted Neighborhood Elementary School in garden like setting that offers clean, quality and unusual accommodations. Relaxed in the wading pool - complete with water jets- upon arrival. Enjoyed McMenamins brew from on site brewery and wine from the same source. Menu is not extensive but broad enough to satisfy most sophisticated tastes. Outdoor fireplaces and gas heaters provide enough warmth... More 

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

Thank you for writing a trip advisor review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We just opened a fun new hotel in Bothell, WA just a few minutes drive north of Seattle called the Anderson School. I would encourage you to check it out if you are ever visiting the Seattle, WA area. We hope to... More 

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