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McMenamins Kennedy School

) #73 of 3,620 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ American, ,
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (35 reviews)
“tater tots” (15 reviews)
“salads” (9 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
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1 - 10 of 354 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

A former elementary school-turned bar/restaurant/hotel/cinema, this is a really cool spot. We came here to grab dinner, but you definitely want to start by grabbing a drink and exploring the property first. It is tucked away in a neighborhood out of the city, so you...More

Thank Staceylace86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kennedy school has a great atmosphere from their well developed landscaping to the art and design of the interior. They have continued the school motif in all of the interior bars, theater, restaurants, and even the bathrooms. Have gone to the theater and was great...More

Thank moveinon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food within the Kennedy School is pretty decent with the usual items on the menu: pizzas, salads, etc. What stood out were the unique cocktails. I highly suggest you spend some time with your server discussing what is new and tasty. The only caution...More

Thank Amy S
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that food times were elevated during your visit but it's wonderful to hear that the staff was communicating accurate wait times. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places in Portland. It is so cool with the old school and the decor and art. The food was really good there too. Had dinner on the patio and it was nice. Good drink menu and beer as well.

Thank tlburch51
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate breakfast here and enjoyed the food and the building so much we came back to eat dinner another night. We arrived at open for breakfast and were seated quickly in a booth inside. The Simpson Omellete was amazing. My son's pancakes looked incredible!...More

Thank shutterbug33
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We will be sure to share your kind comments with our chef, kitchen staff and servers. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen

Reviewed 14 July 2017

A friend and I visited the Kennedy School during a trip to Portland base off a recommendation, and I couldn't have been more impressed! Dinner was delicious, and we loved the themes of all of the little bars inside. It is such a cool place;...More

Thank kristenmdiaz
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Mel Jensen

Reviewed 1 July 2017

This was worth the trip from the downtown area. The century-old elementary school has been completely transformed into multiple bars, a restaurant, a hotel, etc. They encourage you to wander the hallways to peer into all the remodeled areas and there's a great assortment of...More

Thank mmingle1
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and will be sure to share your kind words about the food and beer with our staff. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen

Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is a great place to eat or drink. The food Is great there are 3 choices of places to eat. This is a converted school. There's also a hotel a cinema and 2 bars. The service is great. Very friendly

Thank brianvanek
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again. cheers, Mel Jensen

Reviewed 11 June 2017

This place is so interesting it is an old school converted into a hotel and restaurant. So many fascinating details and works of art to see. I was here for a rehearsal brunch that was fantastic. I took a self-tour of the hotel to admire...More

Thank judyrhodes
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you got to take a self guided tour of the property. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This campus had most of what you needed without ever leaving. I would say the rooms are not the highlight of our stay but the site itself was a great experience and we would do it again. I do wished they had coffee makers in...More

Thank Vandenburg
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again. cheers, Mel Jensen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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  • This restaurant is at McMenamins Kennedy School
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