McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97211 USA

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Sat 7a-12a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Outdoor
  • Wifi
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“Get drunk in an old elementary school”

Remember when the worst thing you could imagine was being kept after class? My, how things have changed! At Kennedy School, you'll never want to leave. Here you can have a pint in a classroom, enjoy an aged whiskey and a cigar in detention, enjoy a movie in the old auditorium.... The possibilities here are endless. (Just don't run in the hallways, please. You might spill your beer.) Since its 1915 opening, this historic elementary school has been a beloved fixture of its Northeast Portland neighborhood. McMenamins renovated the once-abandoned scholastic gem and turned it into Portland's most unique hotel. Here you'll find 57 comfy guestrooms with private baths and telephones (some fashioned from former classrooms complete with original chalkboards and cloakrooms – others with an author's theme), a restaurant, multiple small bars, a movie theater, soaking pool, gift shop and a brewery (just wait until the principal hears about this!). Extensive original artwork and historical photographs cover the walls, ceilings, doorways and hallways. For neighborhood residents, out-of-town guests and business travelers, Kennedy School is a memorable and comfortable place to gather. The hotel is located minutes from Portland International Airport as well as to shopping in downtown Portland. Kennedy School allows pets in hotel rooms for a $15 fee. Pets may not be in any of the food or beverage areas.

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Awesome place for burgers and movies! All their burgers are great tho communication breakdown has a special place in my heart. Just don't plan on kissing after you eat it Pro tip- in the back... Read more

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Whitney P.

So many reasons to come here, over and over again! The only "negative" thing I've encountered is trying to find parking sometimes in the parking lot (east side, behind the building) and adjacent... Read more

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Amanda K.

I like the Kennedy school because there is more than just eating and drinking. I've been here multiple times and the majority of the time I have a great time. The movie theater is nice and... Read more

McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, Oregon
97211 USA


Open now until 12:00 am
  • Mon - Wed: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun, Thu - Sat: 7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dine In
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Waitstaff
Check In
3:00 PM
Check Out
11:00 AM
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  • All Day Front Desk
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Onsite Entertainment
  • Restaurant
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