McMenamins Kennedy School | Portland, Oregon
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McMenamins Kennedy School
Exceptional based on 34 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

5736 N.E. 33rd
Portland, Oregon United States 97211 [ print map ]
503 249 3983

mcmenamins.com

Hours: 11AM-Midnight


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McMenamins El Diablo , McMenamins Schoolís Out Organic IPA , McMenamins Terminator Stout 83, McMenamins Black Widow Porter , McMenamins ESB 48, McMenamins Copper Moon 50, McMenamins Percolator Stout , McMenamins Mr. Hand IPA
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34 reviews for McMenamins Kennedy School
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  72%
 Selection  67%
 Food  72%
 Value  76%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  84%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy  (35) Fort Collins, Colorado | May 30, 2004
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88  (207) Portland , Oregon | July 9, 2014
Cool place. Huge hotel. 5 or 6 bar spaces. Decent food, and decent prices. The interior is very artsy with real attention to detail in many places. Very odd, sort of big old drunken schoolhouse feel. The only negative was the lack of diversity in the beer. Iíve been to many smaller McMenamins that had much more beer on tap. Sort of a shame. Otherwise, quite cool.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy  (129) Boise, Idaho | July 9, 2014
Stopped in to have a beer with my homie Douglas. This place is huge and crazy cool. Lots of fun rooms and many bars. All sorts of crazy decorations. The beers was okay normal stuff.
66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever  (229) Brier, Washington | February 28, 2014
The pros: Everything about the place. Thereís a charming, large, and busy (those things donít always go together) restaurant with a gorgeous and lush courtyard. Great when the weatherís nice, or not. The courtyard has a very distinctive (and very large) chimenea covered with cool mosaic work. Thereís a movie theater. The movie theater has fresh popcorn, fresh beer, comfortable couches, first-run movies, and waiter service. What else do you need? You donít need anything else. Shut up. Thereís a bar with tons of whiskeys where you can relax and smoke cigars. Itís called "Detention." OK, you might also need this. Thereís an old gym where they have live music all the time. Thereís a soaking pool with more lush landscaping (seriously, itís everywhere) and cool mosaic work on the bottom. In fact, even the skylights have cool mosaic work. There are cool historic tidbits about the old schoolhouse, the neighborhood, past shows, coming shows, and quite a bit of stuff about John Coltrane, who certainly couldnít ever have played a show in the gym here...could he? Nah. This is a huge sprawling one-story hotel with cool rooms carved out of old classrooms (one classroom = two hotel rooms, each with their own bathroom). There are random original bathrooms here and there. Kind of kid-sized, and they even have showers...why elementary school bathrooms needed showers back then, I dunno. There are other bars I didnít see and canít describe, and probably other features too. This is a great place to come for a cigar, or a meal, or a beer, or a drink, or a movie. It would be a great date getaway for a night or two. We just came in as a family group for lunch and we walked around, and we still had so much fun it took us an hour to leave after we ate. Canít wait to come back with a date and stay the night.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79  (51) Bountiful, Utah | January 4, 2014
We stayed at the Kennedy School House for a few days and checked out the restaurant and Boiler Room bar while we were there. Not super impressed with the beer, but the ambiance was fun and worth checking out for sure.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
presario  (141) Stampede City, Alberta | March 26, 2012
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555  (81) Phoenix, Arizona | March 23, 2012
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | July 23, 2011
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem  (279) Berlin, Germany | July 8, 2011
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.
62
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela  (102) Orlando, Florida | March 25, 2011
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.
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
DCJack  (10) Alabama | July 23, 2010
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.

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