PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Did you get an ugly sweater from Aunt Madge for Christmas? Put it to good use right away.
The McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, is doing something a little different this Christmas. They’re open all day and, among other specials, are handing out prizes to people in ugly Christmas sweaters.
Rachel Flesher acted as the principal and handed out prizes like reindeer horns as she walked through the halls of the old school.
“I have candy canes, movie passes, and gift cards,” said Flesher. “We are really trying to get people to come down and have somewhere to go and have fun with all your family.”
The restaurant was packed with those wearing festive sweaters. Brunch was served until 3 p.m. There was a turkey dinner special in the Courtyard Restaurant and Christmas movies rolled in their theater.
“I think that maybe the principal was walking around the school and she pointed me out and gave me a nice pair of antlers,” said Rocco Roncarati of Beaverton.
For anyone who wanted to escape the cold, the salt water soaking pools were open. There was also a special holiday stamp available for the McMenamins passport holders, which was in the shape of an ugly sweater.
There are even 2 Happy Hours on Christmas: from 3-6 p.m. and again from 10 p.m to midnight. For night owls, the Boiler Room is open until 1 a.m.