A Lesson in Italian Grit: Amo DeBernardis

Oct 20, 2020 502

BY: MOLLY MARTIN

McMenamins Kennedy School in NE Portland is home to local beers, music and mementos of the school’s colorful history. The building was renovated by the chain in the ‘90s and now serves as a lively neighborhood hub; however, if you take a walk through its hallways, you will be transported back to the early 1900s — childhood shenanigans and all.

The building is adorned with old chalkboards and murals of early Portland. Interestingly, Italian influence is also sprinkled throughout the school, reflecting the multinational population of NE Portland at the time.

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SOURCE: https://italicsmag.com/

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