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“Best pancake House Ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Original Pancake House

Original Pancake House
8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
503-246-9007
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Ranked #97 of 3,282 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Saint Helens, Oregon
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best pancake House Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

You can get any type of pancakes, crepes, etc. with lots of choices of syrups. This was the first pancake house in the Portland area. Going there means having patience because there is always a line waiting to get in!

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  • English first
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English first
Santa Rosa, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Huge Portions of Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you come here, come with an appetite! This is a terrific breakfast spot, though there are often lines. We just went on a Thursday morning and there was no wait. Come during the week if you can.

This is the mother ship of the Original Pancake House chain. Like all restaurants in the chain, it has a huge menu of breakfast items to choose from. You won't go wrong selecting from their specialty items which include Dutch Babies and Apple Pancake. The Dutch Baby pancake fills an entire dinner plate with fluffy, eggy excellence. It comes with whipped butter, powdered sugar and sliced lemon. Delicious!!

The Apple Pancake is pretty much the same, but topped with a huge serving of baked apple slices and cinnamon. It's kind of like having apple pie for breakfast.

Portions are so large that splitting one order between two people makes sense and neither person will leave hungry.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect for a pretense-free breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I had a great time hanging out with a friend here and the pancakes are huge and delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed, simple and has a cool jukebox and very casual demeanor. Prices are really good and definitely worth a visit when big pancakes and easy eating are what you're after.

Visited October 2012
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USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Dont' get the ratings here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Went here once, don't get the deal or ratings. Bland, nothing remarkable, never went back.Food was blase, noisy, lots of families, a wait for food that can be beat most anywhere.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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“Hearty breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Hearty breakfasts are the only thing I eat here. Open whenever you get hungry. Parking isn't too good, sometimes there's a line (because others want to eat the hearty breakfast too), and the decor is limited. But the breakfast are always filling diner style fare.

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