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Original Pancake House

#111 of 3,304 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Family Fare
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8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
503-246-9007
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yeah, it's good.

I always have the banana pancakes with bacon. It's the best thing ever. I'm not rating excellent because the restaurant is noisy, pricey, and has little room. But the service is very fast, and the food extraordinarily good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Malene Q
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I always have the banana pancakes with bacon. It's the best thing ever. I'm not rating excellent because the restaurant is noisy, pricey, and has little room. But the service is very fast, and the food extraordinarily good.

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East Moline, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The FIRST Original Pancake House is located in Portland, OR, and if you enjoy a raised batter pancake with fresh apples and a wonderful cinnamon syrup baked to perfection in a skillet for about a half hour before served piping hot at your table, then you will be in paradise at this family-friendly restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My family lives in Portland & I always try to get to this place when I'm in town. I don't eat eggs. so many breakfast places don't offer much for me. There's lot of variety here. Everything is fresh & the maple syrup is the real deal.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a breakfast type place. All pancakes about $10.50. Seemed high for what you get. My wife thought it was a different restaurant or wouldn't have eaten there. Pancakes, blueberry and buttermilk were very good. Service ok. They have omelette so too. Juice was $3.50-$5 or so also high.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place is just cute! The waitresses are wearing pink aprons and ponytails. Like eating at your grandma's in 1954. Good food, friendly people, sweet little pancake house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have eaten here several times and each time my food was superb and tasty. The omelets are perfect and huge! Crepes are lemony and decadent. This place had been here forever, is easy to find, and had pretty decent parking. Love this place

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I just read the review called "the way it's supposed to be" and I don't know if he is correct about this being "the original" but I'll take his word for it. In any case, that explains why we waited nearly an hour for a table on a Saturday mid-morning. It was worth the experience. I didn't expect the food... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was surprised to see the Original Pancake House on the America's Classics list since I see it in so many cities and always viewed it as "just another chain", but this is the original, family owned location (the others are franchises). We showed up at around 1 pm on a Sunday and there was about a ten minute wait.... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is the "Original" of the now chain franchise called the "Original Pancake House." It is an actual house (or once was). The food is pure quality, through and through. Home made, carefully thought out, tested over the years. That the food is good is testified to by the fact that the bow not quite 100 or so places franchised... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Of course, breakfast is my very favorite meal. And The Original Pancake House never fails to put a smile on my face and a happy feeling in my tummy. So many choice of pancakes. I want to try them all. One friend loves the waffles and another prefers the corned beef hash with eggs and potato pancakes. The apple pancake... More 

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Additional Information about Original Pancake House

Address: 8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
Phone Number: 503-246-9007
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-246-9007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Family Fare
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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