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“No Frills, but good food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Original Hotcake and Steak House

Original Hotcake and Steak House
1002 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202-2534
503-236-7402
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Ranked #511 of 3,687 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Coffee Shop, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Beaverton, Oregon
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“No Frills, but good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This place is a Portland landmark, and it seems, a bit of an institution. Don't be put off by the uninteresting exterior or the complete lack of decorations on the inside, plus brown laminates everywhere. The food is basic, but wholesome; inexpensive and available 24 hours per day. They make their own maple syrup, and chorizo.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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142 reviews 142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good Local Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Warning! Ample portions but very good home cooked food. You could split some entrees here. The everything hash browns were good but with a lot of onion. I would go back here w/o a doubt. parking is tough, if you miss the restaurant you may end up over the bridge and river before you know it but it is worth the trip back over for breakfast.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, BC
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“GREAT BREAKFAST AND VALUE!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The Original Hotcake House is a great place for breakfast (we ate there twice on our recent trip to Portland.

Portions are generous.
Food is prepared quickly.
Good variety of menu items.
Staff is friendly.
Breakfast is just delicious!!!

We had the Farmers Omelet and a side order of Pancakes!
The omelet was stuffed with large chunks of meat (get it with cheese too).
Pancakes were moist, fluffy, and delicious! The syrup they serve it with is preservative free!!

All in all....I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants good old fashioned diner food!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Diner Food at it's Best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Diner Food, Juke Box, Portland Funky Crowd, go for the good grub and enjoy the people watching show for free!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Always open, but watch out for the bar crowd rush”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Enjoy this restaurant, but do not like the bar crowds that frequent this place. Gotta hit it at the right time to miss the long lines and drunk crowds. Great food at a decent price.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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