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McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave. (NE Jarrett St.) Send to Phone
503-249-3983 | Menu
Dine in the school classroom minus the cafeteria ladies.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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McMenamins Kennedy School Restaurant Review

: Built in 1915 as an educational institution, the Kennedy School complex now contains an enormous restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, five distinct bars, a movie theater, 35 hotel rooms (in converted classrooms, complete with chalkboards), a gymnasium, and a swimming pool. A flower-packed courtyard showcases an oversize mosaic-tiled fireplace. The menu ranges from sausage and pretzels to seafood, steaks and pasta. Your best bet is to order standard pub-style food such as fish ‘n’ chips, burgers (including a tasty "The Grateful Veg" burger) and Cajun tater tots with peppercorn ranch dipping sauce. Breakfast emphasizes the classics with fluffy pancakes, omelets, and a savory smoked salmon hash. A kids’ menu will appeal to younger diners, as will the soaking pool. After dinner, roam the halls to view the eclectic art and historic photographs, or watch a second-run movie (patrons may also eat and drink in the theater). Many visitors also retreat to the Detention Room for cigars, Cognac and jazz, or the Honors Bar for civilized goblets of wine quaffed against a background of classical music. Some even pick up a fast game of pool or shuffleboard in the Boiler Room.

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