United States > Oregon > Portland
Murphy (35) Fort Collins, Colorado | May 30, 2004
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
One of the nicer McMenamins establishments. The place is an old elementary school which has been converted. Like all McMenamins place, the Kennedy School is very well maintained with a vinatge feel to the whole building. There are several bars (&quo;Detention&quo;, &quo;Honors Bar&quo;, etc). The food in the resaurant is pretty good. There is outdoor seating and an outdoor pool for guests who are staying the night. There is also a movie theater where you can drink McMenamins beer and eat pizza while watching recently released films. The Kennedy School is an excellent establishment, worthy of a visit while youíre in Portland.
presario (141) Stampede City, Alberta | March 26, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Feels like you are back in school. Looking at the pictures and afraid the principal is around the corner. 6 beers on tap. Nice menu. Very cool patio.
BOLTZ7555 (58) Phoenix, Arizona | March 23, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Really unique...old school house with a wicked maze of long corridors separating former classrooms. Ate outside on a nice spring day. Food and beverages were a bit below average but the environment bumped it up a notch. Go for the experience, not for lunch.
nbutler11 (301) Phoenix, Arizona | July 23, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I LOVE THIS PLACE. Granted, itís not beer heaven, but they have a solid selection of their own brews. Whatís impressive is the concept and the facility itself. Amazing atmosphere. Friendly staff and good pub food.
JoeinEscazķ (268) San Jose, Costa Rica | July 8, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
We stayed here a few nights altogether, on our way into Oregon and back out again the following week. Easily the weirdest place weíve ever stayed. Lots of character and lots of bars. Looks to stroll around and see, like a haunted elementary school with spooky artwork. A decent choice if you have kids, with chalkboards in the rooms, a wading pool and movie theater, but many of the bars are no-kids-allowed... which is pretty common in Oregon, as we learned. I wasnít crazy about the beers but it was cool that you could bring them back to your room in growlers and mason jars. Food was above average and the breakfast in the main restaurant was well above that.
dchmela (100) Orlando, Florida | March 25, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Super funky place that has to be visited, not for a beer geek value, but for the weirdness of it all. A brewpub in an old school, with hallways, pictures, cafeterias and bathrooms all authentic. Donít expect anything more than the normal McMenamins lineup and have fun.
DCJack (10) Alabama | July 23, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
THe beers are not that exceptional although the raspberry beer is excellent for a very light fruity beer and I donít usually like fruity beers. What I liked more was the Edgefield label whiskeys. They were better than the beers. The atmosphere is a little gloomy and dark. the main restaurant smells like a butchers shop. I stayed in a room and it was quirky and kinda weird. They have two little bars that would only hold about 6 people each. One offers cigar smoking. Oddly, they close at 10 pm. WTF? The place is dead by then. No wonder.
CampesinoTino (71) Seattle, Washington | June 3, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a Saturday night to see a movie and drink some quality McMenamins beer. The Ruby and the Hammerhead were both refreshing brews and the Terminator Stout was also tasty. Overall, the non-traditional bar/restaurant/movie theater layout makes for an extremely memorable night out and a must-visit while in the Portland area.
Shellac31 (10) | May 24, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Was enjoyable when I went there was a square dance.
lushawn (227) Massachusetts | May 23, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
cool place. some half nude kids running around an old elementary school. art work on all of the walls. cool bars. worth the visit just to check it the fuck out.
NachlamSie (447) Tennessee | April 28, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place is mindblowingly unique. It is literally an old elementary school transformed into a lodge of sorts with a brewery in it. There are a couple of larger restaurants while there are three small, and I mean tiny, cozy bars which used to be a boiler a room, a detention hall, and something else I donít recall. We got a pint in the detention bar and walked around the hallways. Some of the classrooms have been transformed into hotel rooms. There is a theater in one room where one can drink a beer and watch a movie. A heated pool is outside a window. All the strange artwork and photos and the tons of kids running around the halls makes for a headtrip. What a weird place.
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