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McMenamins Kennedy School Portland Oregon United States
McMenamins Kennedy School Portland Oregon United States
McMenamins Kennedy School Portland Oregon United States
McMenamins Kennedy School Portland Oregon United States
McMenamins Kennedy School Portland Oregon United States
McMenamins Kennedy School Portland Oregon United States
McMenamins Kennedy School Portland Oregon United States
McMenamins Kennedy School Portland Oregon United States
McMenamins Kennedy School
Housed in a converted elementary school dating back to 1915, this sprawling hotel complex has long drawn out-of-towners and local Portlanders alike with its bars, restaurants, miniature movie theater, and even a heated soaking pool that’s open to the public for a small fee. While these amenities—along with the hotel’s sprawling school grounds and proximity to the popular Alberta Arts District—are enough to make it one of the most attractive spots to stay in town, its real cred shines through in the 57 guest rooms, many of which are actually converted classrooms (and still have some of the original scholastic features, such as chalkboards, integrated into the room design). Don't leave without sampling some of the McMenamins signature brews in the Boiler Room Bar, housed in what was once the school’s boiler room.
McMenamins Kennedy School
So maybe spending the night in your classroom wasn’t exactly a childhood dream, but how about drinking cocktails in the auditorium, smoking cigars in the detention room, playing pool in the boiler room, or even brewing beer on school grounds? When the local McMenamins company, known for revitalizing historic Oregon buildings, took over the former Kennedy School—a 1915 schoolhouse recognized on the National Register of Historic Places for its distinctive architecture—the plan was to make school fun. And they did. The Kennedy School is now one of the coolest spots in Portland (though it’s a good 20-minute drive from downtown), complete with four trendy bars that attract a hip local crowd, a low-key gastropub with regular live music in the courtyard, a popular movie theater, an open-to-the-public soaking pool, and a brewery. Classrooms have been transformed into spacious rooms, with the kind of solid wooden furnishings and oversized, literature-themed artwork that inspire you to curl up with a good book—which would be seriously tempting if there weren’t so many other things to do.
McMenamins Kennedy School Portland Oregon United States

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211, USA
+1 503-249-3983