McMenamins Kennedy School

★★★★★
  • 5736 NE 33rd

    Portland, OR 97211

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  • 503-288-3286

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Excellent in many ways. The only downside is the popularity! This is a busy place. Their micro brews are among the best I have had and their Edgefield Brandy IS the best. Different bars and restaurants. If you have to wait for a table, walk the halls and check out the theater, gym, and class rooms that have been converted to hotel rooms. No one does it like McMenamins!

5
★★★★★

Excellent in many ways. The only downside is the popularity! This is a busy place. Their micro brews are among the best I have had and their Edgefield Brandy IS the best. Different bars and restaurants. If you have to wait for a table, walk the halls and check out the theater, gym, and class rooms that have been converted to hotel rooms. No one does it like McMenamins!

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Have attended annual company buffets and "casino" night at Kennedy School. We always are in the gym. What a great room! Food is always excellent and the staff provides doggie boxes so we can take the left overs home. Only complaint-this year 2008-the cigarette smoke smell in the hallways was very apparent and stinky.

4
★★★★☆

Have attended annual company buffets and "casino" night at Kennedy School. We always are in the gym. What a great room! Food is always excellent and the staff provides doggie boxes so we can take the left overs home. Only complaint-this year 2008-the cigarette smoke smell in the hallways was very apparent and stinky.

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I love anything to do with schools so this place was just heaven for me. Turning a former school's detention room into a cigar bar is just a stroke of genius. Great urban re development idea too

5
★★★★★

I love anything to do with schools so this place was just heaven for me. Turning a former school's detention room into a cigar bar is just a stroke of genius. Great urban re development idea too

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I can't believe this idea doesn't spread throughout the country! We went here with friends for pub-style food and a movie. It was so much fun to be able to eat and watch a movie at the same time. There's no worrying about finishing dinner early to get to the movie on time, and if you have a babysitter you can cut some time out by killing 2 birds with one stone.

5
★★★★★

I can't believe this idea doesn't spread throughout the country! We went here with friends for pub-style food and a movie. It was so much fun to be able to eat and watch a movie at the same time. There's no worrying about finishing dinner early to get to the movie on time, and if you have a babysitter you can cut some time out by killing 2 birds with one stone.

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I could write a novel about this place but I won't. McMenamins is the most unique place I've ever been to. This isn't just any McMenamins, it's a school! I think every students dream is to stay in a classroom overnight and make it their own private little home, well now you can. This once elementary school is now a hotel/restaurant/movie theater/younameit! My favorite place of all is the movie theater that is targeted for adults with sit down seating in comfortable chairs in front of a table. It's a great place to go with the family and watch a movie, get something to eat and not have to worry about crowds. Movie's are cheap, food is delicous and the landmarks are spectacular. There's something for everyone at this school. Don't hesitate going here, if you haven't been to Kennedy, what are you waiting for?

I can't forget, they offer discounts for neighborhood residents if you live in the area and want to stay in a room just to check it out.

PROS: Everything!
CONS: Gets too busy on weekends and wait time is long

5
★★★★★

I could write a novel about this place but I won't. McMenamins is the most unique place I've ever been to. This isn't just any McMenamins, it's a school! I think every students dream is to stay in a classroom overnight and make it their own private little home, well now you can. This once elementary school is now a hotel/restaurant/movie theater/younameit! My favorite place of all is the movie theater that is targeted for adults with sit down seating in comfortable chairs in front of a table. It's a great place to go with the family and watch a movie, get something to eat and not have to worry about crowds. Movie's are cheap, food is delicous and the landmarks are spectacular. There's something for everyone at this school. Don't hesitate going here, if you haven't been to Kennedy, what are you waiting for?

I can't forget, they offer discounts for neighborhood residents if you live in the area and want to stay in a room just to check it out.

PROS: Everything!
CONS: Gets too busy on weekends and wait time is long

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WOW... is all I could say when I step into the McMenamins Kennedy School.
If you want fun and ambiance, then this is the must see location in Portland!
They have a beautiful garden area, a soaking pool, theater, pizzareia, hotel.
You can tour the halls of this old school, and as you walk down memory lane view old photos of students who originally attended the school as well as wonderful art work.
They are even kid friendly before 6PM, so bring you little ones to see special shows geared just for them.
The atmosphere is supurb, the food and drinks are fabuolus and the pricing is very affordable.
If you want fun, enjoyment and just a great relaxing time then I highly reccomend McMenamins Kennedy School,come see for yourself you won't be disapointed.

PROS: Everything
CONS:

5
★★★★★

WOW... is all I could say when I step into the McMenamins Kennedy School.
If you want fun and ambiance, then this is the must see location in Portland!
They have a beautiful garden area, a soaking pool, theater, pizzareia, hotel.
You can tour the halls of this old school, and as you walk down memory lane view old photos of students who originally attended the school as well as wonderful art work.
They are even kid friendly before 6PM, so bring you little ones to see special shows geared just for them.
The atmosphere is supurb, the food and drinks are fabuolus and the pricing is very affordable.
If you want fun, enjoyment and just a great relaxing time then I highly reccomend McMenamins Kennedy School,come see for yourself you won't be disapointed.

PROS: Everything
CONS:

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The theatre at Kennedy School is complemented with comfortable couches, pizza and beer. Special "Mommy" afternoon shows and kid friendly choices before 6 PM. After that it's adults only due to the serving of alcohol. A great value!

4
★★★★☆

The theatre at Kennedy School is complemented with comfortable couches, pizza and beer. Special "Mommy" afternoon shows and kid friendly choices before 6 PM. After that it's adults only due to the serving of alcohol. A great value!

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Portland OR, has a number of theater pubs, but this one is by far my favorite! Set in an old elementry school, you get to walk the halls looking at cool art and old pictures of students who went there many years ago. They have a dipping pool, a hotel, a 24 restaraunt, and a movie theater (set in an old HS gymnasium), they are always playing movies for $3 and have fantastic food and beer. Check it out if you are looking for something to do!

PROS: Wow too many to list! Fun place
CONS: none at all!

5
★★★★★

Portland OR, has a number of theater pubs, but this one is by far my favorite! Set in an old elementry school, you get to walk the halls looking at cool art and old pictures of students who went there many years ago. They have a dipping pool, a hotel, a 24 restaraunt, and a movie theater (set in an old HS gymnasium), they are always playing movies for $3 and have fantastic food and beer. Check it out if you are looking for something to do!

PROS: Wow too many to list! Fun place
CONS: none at all!

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This is a great, really unique place to go. It's a fun atmosphere to say the least! I definitely reccommend loading up your friends and high-tailing it over. :)

4
★★★★☆

This is a great, really unique place to go. It's a fun atmosphere to say the least! I definitely reccommend loading up your friends and high-tailing it over. :)

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This place has something for everyone! From a regular restaurant to a movie theater and many other places to sit with friends and have a good time. They even have a little wading pool (not swimming). The food meets the awesome taste standards McMenamins has and the service is second to none!

PROS: Great food, service, overall environment
CONS: It does get crowded and they don't take reservations

5
★★★★★

This place has something for everyone! From a regular restaurant to a movie theater and many other places to sit with friends and have a good time. They even have a little wading pool (not swimming). The food meets the awesome taste standards McMenamins has and the service is second to none!

PROS: Great food, service, overall environment
CONS: It does get crowded and they don't take reservations

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the mcmenimens brothers turned this elementary school into a bar. they turned the gym into a movie theater, and they turned 'detention' into the smoking section. its a no-brainer. cute.

3
★★★☆☆

the mcmenimens brothers turned this elementary school into a bar. they turned the gym into a movie theater, and they turned 'detention' into the smoking section. its a no-brainer. cute.

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I am not a fan of the "regular" movie theatre. For one, they're overpriced. Two, they're usually full of obnoxious people. And three, I can't get a beer there.

Which brings me to why I love the Kennedy School. I can have the opposite of all three noted things....and spend around 10 dollars for a ticket and a couple of beers. With no obnoxious 13 year old kicking my seat.

5
★★★★★

I am not a fan of the "regular" movie theatre. For one, they're overpriced. Two, they're usually full of obnoxious people. And three, I can't get a beer there.

Which brings me to why I love the Kennedy School. I can have the opposite of all three noted things....and spend around 10 dollars for a ticket and a couple of beers. With no obnoxious 13 year old kicking my seat.

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I enjoy all the McMenamins locations, but I have never seen another venue like the Kennedy School. It's the perfect place for rainy Portland you can have dinner, a movie, and go bar-hopping without having to step outside.

4
★★★★☆

I enjoy all the McMenamins locations, but I have never seen another venue like the Kennedy School. It's the perfect place for rainy Portland you can have dinner, a movie, and go bar-hopping without having to step outside.

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Of every McMenamins out there, I like the Kennedy School the best. The building was an old elementary school up in NE, hence the name, right?

Its nice to sit outside and drink pitchers in the garden area....at night they light up the fireplace thing...I dont know what its really called...but it's a nice atmosphere.

I learned recently that they have a "soaking pool" its like a big hottub. I havent' gone in, but when I peeked in, there were lots of people in it. Its warm so you can get in year round.

The food is just standard McMenamins fare, nothing exciting, once you've had it once you've had em all. They're really busy on Sunday evenings....parking can get hairy.

This place is a must visit location in Portland! Nice place to take visitors who've never been .

5
★★★★★

Of every McMenamins out there, I like the Kennedy School the best. The building was an old elementary school up in NE, hence the name, right?

Its nice to sit outside and drink pitchers in the garden area....at night they light up the fireplace thing...I dont know what its really called...but it's a nice atmosphere.

I learned recently that they have a "soaking pool" its like a big hottub. I havent' gone in, but when I peeked in, there were lots of people in it. Its warm so you can get in year round.

The food is just standard McMenamins fare, nothing exciting, once you've had it once you've had em all. They're really busy on Sunday evenings....parking can get hairy.

This place is a must visit location in Portland! Nice place to take visitors who've never been .

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McMenamins Kennedy School is a very unique and interesting place to watch movies! Enjoying good food while lounging around watching a cheap and great film is a great experience. It's cheaper and way better than the traditional movie theater!

5
★★★★★

McMenamins Kennedy School is a very unique and interesting place to watch movies! Enjoying good food while lounging around watching a cheap and great film is a great experience. It's cheaper and way better than the traditional movie theater!

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I am not necessarily a big fan of McMenamins. However, this place is amazing. I saw "Garden State" there, and felt like I was living in Europe again. Waitresses were coming around with beer and food, and the room was really incredible. This is a solid tourist attraction or a fun place to catch a film.

5
★★★★★

I am not necessarily a big fan of McMenamins. However, this place is amazing. I saw "Garden State" there, and felt like I was living in Europe again. Waitresses were coming around with beer and food, and the room was really incredible. This is a solid tourist attraction or a fun place to catch a film.

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All of the McMenamin's locations are neat, but this is my favorite. They took an old school and turned it into a restaurant, bar, movie theatre, and hotel. What a neat concept.

I love the movie theatre there the most. It is the old auditiorium for the school. The very back section still has the auditorium seats, but the rest of the place was gutted and replaced with couches, chairs and tables. They have a bar and pizzaria outside of the auditorium and you can take your pizza and beer inside, pick out the seat of your choice, and sit back and enjoy the film. They often do sing a longs here, that get the whole crowd involved. They are a hoot.

The food at the McMenamin's is always good pub style food. They have their own microbrewed beers, and their hard cider is to die for.

This place is a must visit location in Portland!

PROS: Atmosphere, ambiance, food, drinks, pricing
CONS: Parking is sometimes tough

5
★★★★★

All of the McMenamin's locations are neat, but this is my favorite. They took an old school and turned it into a restaurant, bar, movie theatre, and hotel. What a neat concept.

I love the movie theatre there the most. It is the old auditiorium for the school. The very back section still has the auditorium seats, but the rest of the place was gutted and replaced with couches, chairs and tables. They have a bar and pizzaria outside of the auditorium and you can take your pizza and beer inside, pick out the seat of your choice, and sit back and enjoy the film. They often do sing a longs here, that get the whole crowd involved. They are a hoot.

The food at the McMenamin's is always good pub style food. They have their own microbrewed beers, and their hard cider is to die for.

This place is a must visit location in Portland!

PROS: Atmosphere, ambiance, food, drinks, pricing
CONS: Parking is sometimes tough

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I love seeing movies here! Come early, get a pitcher, and a couch, and settle in. Get there early for popular movies...they get crowded!

PROS: Ruby!
CONS:

5
★★★★★

I love seeing movies here! Come early, get a pitcher, and a couch, and settle in. Get there early for popular movies...they get crowded!

PROS: Ruby!
CONS:

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