“Since its 1915 opening, this historic elementary school has been a beloved fixture of its Northeast Portland neighborhood. McMenamins renovated the once-abandoned scholastic gem and turned it into Portland’s most unique hotel. Here you’ll find 57 comfy guestrooms with private baths and telephones (some fashioned from former classrooms complete with original chalkboards and cloakrooms – others with an author’s theme), a restaurant, multiple small bars, a movie theater, soaking pool, gift shop and a brewery (just wait until the principal hears about this!). Extensive original artwork and historical photographs cover the walls, ceilings, doorways and hallways.”
McMenamins Kennedy School has at least three different patio areas, all except the one next to the main entrance sheltered and away from the street. The main patio in the courtyard is huge and has fire pits and lots of plants to break up the space. Take a walk through the building, see a movie, have dinner. It’s a fun place to take visitors.
Kennedy School allows pets at the tables in front of the hotel which is served by the Courtyard Restaurant.