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Original Pancake House

#316 of 3,437 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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Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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797 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 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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1,489 reviews
923 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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 8 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
Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We arrived at about 10:30 on a weekday and still had to wait. There is only perhaps seating for 50 people inside. Prices were a bit on the high side for the meals- yet all were large enough to share. Portions were huge. A special request was accommodated easily for changes on toppings on one of the pancake orders.

Thank spoolbak
Nampa, Idaho
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk in wonder greater, sat down almost immediately ( unheard of for a Sunday morning) The staff is all uniformed in 50 style warm inviting just like going to grandmother 🏡. table setting was stellar from wonderful white curved saucer plating, ceramic creamers, even the syrup had a spill plates and silver flatware. Did not stop... More 

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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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?