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Original Pancake House

#290 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
+1 503-246-9007
Wed - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Layton, Utah, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast!! Loved the Dutch baby and the bacon was delicious!! A little in the expensive side, but well wort it!!

Thank McBridess8172012
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to several of their franchises in other towns. Not the same. Also, come prepared with plenty of cash. Nothing else accepted and prices are mid range, but worth it. Menu has changed little since I first came in 1955. Excellent Swedish pancakes and blintzes but the Dutch Baby is to die for. Fantastic corned beef, but chopped fine and... More 

Thank 2oldgeesers
Portland, Oregon
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited number of pancake houses over the last few years. They all have had good service and high-quality food. The Portland Oregon original pancake house is the original pancake house and for that it is also a landmark. You can't go wrong at the pancake house!

Thank Ed S
Long Beach, California
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is the type of place people who travel a great deal generally go out if their way dine at. No credit cards-just cash. If you want a treat, order the Dutch baby pancake. It easily feeds two. Their bacon is great and in berry season, they have he best from the shoulders of the cascade mountain range.

Thank cary263
Portland, Oregon
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891 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

So the cutest little house with a kind of Swedish feel. I always get a perfectly made ham and cheese omelet; it comes with three pancakes that I can not eat. I am too full, but they warm up nicely. Great butter, coffee, cream and a full proper pot of tea. About 20 kinds of pancakes. Go early or wait.... More 

Thank tiredandtravelled
Beaverton, OR
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This restaurant is highly overrated. In years past it was decent, but they have cheapened the ingredients in the pancakes. They are like hockey pucks and they taste and smell like the griddle they were made on. The value for your money is not there. Way overpriced for what you get. The only thing for children is a lame meal... More 

Thank OregonDuck09
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1,643 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Oddly enough I ain't ever had the namesake flappers at this eatery. But hey- they eats there is totally ono. I recommend da breakfast especially

Thank Alzor S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and service! We love going here for the incredible Dutch baby, 49ers pancakes, or crepes. The bacon is superb and worth the $8. I'd give 5 stars if they took debit cards since we never seem to have cash on hand.

Thank Kristin L
Portland, Oregon
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is the original location to this international chain and they've kept it small and classic and it makes all the difference! They use the finest of ingredients done the classic way which also makes an incredible taste difference. They are using their own starter for the doughs which gives you a tender, flavorful pancake / waffle or crepe that... More 

Thank Quinta53
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Do not go there. The waitresses cry at the slightest issue. They told us not to come back after the waitress cried. We especially do not like being ignored while the waitress has a very long and loud animated chat with the other customers at the next table. They said we could not return unless we called the owner and... More 

Thank Susan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-246-9007

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Layton, Utah, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?