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Original Pancake House

8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
+1 503-246-9007
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“dutch baby” (26 reviews)
“pancakes” (75 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

I would imagine this place looks the same as when it opened decades ago. That is part of its charm. Bustling, low tech ; no credit cards(!) vintage uniforms, tickets to call your table, community tables. Expect to wait for a table. Expect to be...More

Thank LLG712
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Wow. Staff is efficient is what must be daily chaos. Johnna was our Fabulous waitress. Friendly, efficient, was helpful with the HUGE menu. Good amazing. Worth the wait!!! Local gem.

Thank Laura60878
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Wow! This restaurant is a must visit for breakfast. The pancakes are delicious and their fruit is incredible. We ordered a sampling of different pancakes (Swedish, chocolate chip, blue berry) and a fruit crepe. Make sure to give yourself sometime to wait, because it is...More

Thank tomdB2732IJ
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Big portions! Fast Service and the BEST Dutch Baby pancake. It is almost always crowded so bring your Sunday paper and be prepared for a wait. Breakfast or brunch. There is a community table if you come alone.

Thank TnEShlaes
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Love this place and have visited for years. The pancakes and crepes are flavorful and tender (favorites are the coconut pancakes with loads of toasted coconut, the French crepes with strawberry compote topped with orange tropical syrup and the enormous warm apple pancake). What sets...More

Thank CESloan470
Reviewed April 4, 2016

We always visit the Original Pancake Houses in Washington so it was quite familiar to us. Staff was friendly.

Thank Angela A
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

I have been to several other Original Pancake Houses and was really looking forward to eating at the "original" Original Pancake House. I liked the dated decor and the use of the small space. I was prepared for their "no credit cards" policy and brought...More

Thank DivingOver60
Reviewed January 31, 2016

A Portland tradition since the 1950s, it's charming & a bit retro, but not always in a good way. They accept no reservations, debit, or credit cards. A for-profit ATM is on-site, but who wants to pay exorbitant fees? Unbelievable that management expects people to...More

Thank glinda1
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast with Portland friends - the meal was really nice - massive portions BUT the whole place is just plain grotty. Needs a good spring clean then at least a 4 star rating.

Thank nickjoel1990
Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

It's a chain and we are in 2015 yet they do not accept credit cards shall I say tax avoidance? The food, people have referred to this as home cooking, if that is the case I am truly sorry for them. To much baking soda,...More

Thank arwrtawel
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March 11, 2017|
Response from OregonDuck09 | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not.
March 11, 2017|
Response from Kristin L | Reviewed this property |
No they don't...cash only!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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