Tuesday, February 5, 2013
While in Portland last month, my sister and I spent a night at the Kennedy School. I read about this hotel on Design Sponge last year and thought it sounded totally rad. The building used to be an elementary school that opened in 1915. After having to close in 1975, the McMenamins group converted the space into a hotel while preserving many of the original school assets. It now features an in-house movie theatre, soaking pool, brewery, and several restaurants and bars. It was really cool to wander around the halls in the evening, looking at the kitschy art lining the walls and popping into the various bars and restaurants. Definitely recommended if you are visiting Portland!