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Original Pancake House

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8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
503-246-9007
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Apple Cinnamon Pancake

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
John K
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East Moline, Illinois
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East Moline, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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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122 reviews 122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Fredericksburg, Texas
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324 reviews 324 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We've gone to other locations of Original Pancake House, but never to this "first" one. The same menu with wonderful choices... absolutely delicious food. Our favorites are the cherry crepes, forty-niner flapjacks, and their to-die-for bacon. This location, however, is much smaller and cramped. And their parking lot is very tight. It tends to be very crowded.

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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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