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McMenamins Kennedy School 2015 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 33 Album Created: 25 Oct 2015 Last Updated: 9 May 2016
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After my ill-fated vacation in California last October during which I broke my toe, I was no longer in any condition to con­tin­ue the many (twenty-one!) pho­to­graph­ic walking tours of Portland which I had been enjoying for the past six months. However, I was (and still am) so pas­sion­ate about Portland that I wasn’t going to let a broken toe keep me away, even if I couldn’t go for my usual urban photo-​ hike.

Therefore I set my sights on a less pe­des­tri­an, more sedate outing to McMen­a­mins Kennedy School, which I had first heard about in one of the Portland pub crawl articles I mentioned in Breweries and Pubs in Portland and Beyond.

Kennedy School is a hundred-year-old building which became part of the McMenamins empire in 1997. It now houses six restaurants and bars, a 57-room hotel, a movie theater, a soaking pool, and a brewery — with everything maintaining a school theme. The entire complex is chock-full of original artwork which illustrate the history and character of the school.

So one rainy Sunday near the end of October 2015 I drove to the Kennedy School, in the northeast Portland Concordia neighborhood, and went on a multi-hour, multi-stop McMenamins pub crawl without ever leaving the building!

I took a total of 43 pictures while I was there. The best 33 can be viewed in this album, including quite a few shots of the wonderful artwork. As usual, I have put a lot of time and effort into researching detailed captions for each photo.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, Mc­Men­a­mins Kennedy School Pub Crawl.
The photos in this album were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera.
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