This Hidden Heated Pool In Portland Is All You Need For Fall
The Kennedy School is a landmark in Northeast Portland. Owned by McMenamins, the old refurbished school building is well-known as a bar, restaurant, hotel and meeting place. However, what you may not know is that inside the school is one of the nicest heated soaking tubs in town, making it the perfect place to be a cool fall day.
The Kennedy School opened in 1915 as an elementary school and was in operation until 1975.
When the school closed, it sat in disrepair until 1997. The McMenamins brothers launched a redesign of the school, and The Kennedy School as we know it today was brought to life.
With the look and feel of a traditional elementary school, but with alcohol and food, the idea caught on and has been a successful focal point of the community since.
Artwork adorns the walls and gives you plenty to look at as you roam the long halls in search of respite in warm waters.
The soaking tub, in lovely courtyard, is in the actual location of the old teacher's lounge. A saltwater pool, it is refreshing and mellow. For hotel guests, the hours of the pool at 8 am to 11 pm. For visitors, the hours are from 10 am to 8 pm for those over 18, and 11 am to 6 pm for supervised minors.
Cost of admission to the soaking tub is $5. If you live within the direct neighborhood though, admission is free. Be sure to bring a towel, or rent one at the front desk for a fee.
After you take a relaxing soak, head to detention or any of the other themed bars in the building to have a drink and fully enjoy your relaxing outing.
Have you been to this hidden heated pool in Portland?
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