Pancakes are something I enjoy in extreme moderation. While the first few bites are enjoyable, they quickly become a soggy, mushy mess when syrup is involved.
That being said, my friend tried pancakes at a location in New Jersey, and was determined to go again when we were in Portland. So we found ourselves here on a Friday morning, ready to dig in.
The Original Pancake House
Location: 8601 SW 24th Avenue
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday to Sunday: 7am to 3pm
Atmosphere: Quaint family restaurant
We came around 9am, and thankfully beat the rush. Shortly after we were seated, people began to fill the waiting area. The interior of this place is cutely decorated to feel like an old-style cabin with floor to ceiling glass doors and wooden panels lining the walls. Beautifully decorated china plates lined the walls and added to the homey interior.
We ordered the Dutch Baby, Pigs in Blankets, Georgian Pecan Pancakes, and the Eggs & Links Special that came with 3 buttermilk pancakes.
The pancakes were fluffy and delicious, but I do wish there were pancake-less options for those not wanting a meal of flapjacks. I usually tap out after a maximum of two pancakes, and was very glad to have eggs and sausages to introduce a savoury element to the meal.
All in all, the Original Pancake House makes a mean flapjack but it’s definitely something I’ll need to share.