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“Not the original but a worthy franchisee”

Original Pancake House
Ranked #68 of 465 Restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

THE Original Pancake House in Portland was started by Les Highet and he was. Short that is. But only in stature. Quite the task master. And this guy was a giant in figuring out a breakfast formula that could be duplicated without the typical plummeting of quality. Both the Bend and Redmond locations are owned by the same couple and they do a fine job of abiding by Les's long held standards. Clean, bright, friendly and fast (except for the apple pancake). The coffee is ordinary but hey that is what Les wanted. If you are brave the Apple Pancake is a spectacular mass of goo and sweet. It is the ultimate sugar and cinnamon rush. The Dutch Baby (what the Apple is built upon) is the standard by which others are compared to. I prefer the Swedish but frankly you can't go wrong with any of the pancake offerings. At the original my college roomie used to always get pigs in a blanket and a dutch with a side of eggs. I however have been going to TOPH since the '70's and have never had anything but pancakes.
If you've never been to one you should do Portland's but these are worthy of the famous institution.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

I tried the apple pancake and it was HUGE. Almost never do I leave food on the plate but I could not finish it off. It was quite tasty but also very sweet and that was probably why I had enough.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

The breakfasts are outstanding and large. One order provides plenty to takehome some for the next day. Ingredients always seem fresh. Atmosphere is average...loud and open. Service varies each time you go in; some of the gals work their buns and proved good, friendly service. The next visit may be just the opposite. But, if you don't mind taking schance the food is worth it.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Lots of choices including pancakes, waffles and also the standard breakfast fare. Close to our Hotel as well.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

The 49er flapjacks are addictive. I also love the coconut and the bacon pancakes and my wife says their bacon is especially tasty.

Thank Tom E
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