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Original Pancake House

#288 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
07:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Bellingham, Washington
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, this place has charm. It hasn't changed since the 50's, down to the pink aprons for the waitresses. So the downsides: Cash only. No soda. There's an ATM in the lobby, and they make a point to note that they receive none of the ATM fee. ($2-$3 per transaction). The pros: This place has some of the best... More 

Thank Sarah M
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite place to eat since I was a little girl. I'm now 27 and living in Georgia. Every time I go back home to Oregon I always make a stop here. It's the best. Takes me right back to my childhood. I always a order the Dutch Baby (the best on the menu). I'm never able to finish it... More 

Thank Brimad89
Layton, Utah, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 12 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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916 reviews
589 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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
Reviewed 30 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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1,666 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 26 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

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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
USD 20
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?