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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 boasts an oversize mosaic-tiled fireplace. The various menus will appeal to all palates. Our recommendation is to go for the standard pub-style food such as fish ‘n’ chips, burgers (including a tasty "grateful veg" burger), and Cajun tater tots. You may also choose more refined fare such as seafood, steaks and pasta. 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 fun 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.