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.
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.