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“The best breakfast food anywhere. Fresh, top notch ingredients prepared with precision and care.”

Original Pancake House
Ranked #277 of 4,293 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Medford, Oregon
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The best breakfast food anywhere. Fresh, top notch ingredients prepared with precision and care.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Omlette - white cheddar and bacon - will fill you up with a wonderful blend of flavors, even if they do bust the calorimeter. The "dutch baby" (baby not because of its size) is a special treat, which would suit for a late-night dessert or as
a scrumptious breakfast or brunch delight. Ingredients are what make this food terrific. All of them are of the freshest and highest quality,down to the fresh-squeezed orange juice.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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445 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

First - they do not take credit or debit cards, so bring cash! I've been on the hunt for good corned beef hash in Portland, and finally found a place with good hash! It is finely minced corn beef with just a little onion and potato. Not greasy at all. You can order it a la carte or with 2 eggs and potato pancakes or any other type of pancake. They serve real maple syrup, and the only word to describe their whipped butter is sublime. The service was great and the food arrived quickly. I definitely plan to return and try more of their menu items.

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tight seating, but great pancakes!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

I really hate the seating in the pancake house, especially when the pace is packed. The tables are on top of each other. The best way to avoid that is simply come in when they are not busy, which is rare. The pancakes are the reason why I go there and they are fantastic. Made from scratch, which drives the price up. The important thing is that it's not processed.Come with cash or check, credit and debit cards not accepted!

  • Visited March 2013
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vancouver, wa
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Expensive”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

The Original Pancake house has been a staple in our breakfast list when traveling etc. It has gotten way out of hand on prices. The rest. was not especially clean, service a bit slow, sticky syrup containers etc.

Visited July 2012
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Lebanon, Oregon
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158 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“My DH doesn't know there's more than one item on the menu!”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

He always orders the apple pancake, and is never disappointed. It takes about 1/2 an hour to cook, so you can order it as soon as you come into the restaurant. There is frequently a wait on weekend mornings. Myself, I like to try various options. Some of my favorites are the "Joe" and the mushroom or veggie omelettes. We love the coffee also!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Carol M
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