Want to leave an impression on your group? Then book the Kennedy School for your next client meeting, alumni reunion, employee retreat, birthday party or what-have-you — because how often do you get to convene at a former elementary school that offers onsite guestrooms, a restaurant, bars, a brewery and more? Not to mention free Wi-Fi, a movie theater for large-scale presentations and a soaking pool for post-event relaxation.

Not only is the Kennedy School a unique and memorable spot, but it is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Portland International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Portland. 

Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 288-3286 or (888) 249-3983

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WHY McMENAMINS?

  • No additional room fee once the food and beverage minimum is reached.

  • The food and beverage minimum includes wait staff and bartenders, indoor tables and chairs, china, flatware, glassware, and linens.

  • Full onsite catering alongside McMenamins handcrafted ales, wines and spirits.

Planning Toolbox

  • Floor Plans & Specs (PDF)
  • Onsite Attractions
  • Green Initiatives
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Kennedy School Meeting Spaces

Agnes Kennedy White Library
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  • Capacity up to 15 people
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  • Capacity up to 100 people
  • Room is available for day use only, Monday thru Friday
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  • Capacity up to 40 people
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  • Capacity up to 112 people
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Gymnasium Courtyard
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  • Capacity up to 112 people
  • Outdoor venue
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Kennedy School Theater
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  • Capacity up to 200 people
  • Room is available for day use only, Monday thru Friday
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Martha Jordan Room
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Mina Parsons Room
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This is the second year that we’ve held our annual staff retreat in the Library and have had excellent productivity and success. Thank you for offering the venue at such a reasonable price!

Kenneth, Multnomah County PGC

Thanks as always. This is the 4th time we have hosted at Kennedy School and once again it was a huge success. 

Kevin, Classic Exhibits

The staff were wonderful and extremely helpful throughout our event. I will definitely recommend the Kennedy School to others for their retreats/events… and would absolutely consider having another event there in the future.

Megan, Columbia River Mental Health Services

There’s always plenty of food and we always get positive feedback about it. You guys do great work.

Trisha, Arciform

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