1002 SE Powell Blvd,
Portland , OR 97202 UNITED STATES
Since 1963, The Original Hotcake House has been cooking up the best hotcakes in town, in the same location at 1002 SE Powell Blvd.
Nowadays, we're cranking out a lot more food options then we did back in the 60's. Now you can choose from a full list of breakfast options, plus burgers, sandwiches, and even steak dinners.
Based on 9 reviews
It's good enough to bring your GrandparentsI've been going to the hotcake house for about 8 years now. It's that good. When I moved out of the state for college, I requested when I came back that the first stop after PDX was this place. The hotcakes are a must. If you don't get hot cakes, it's like committing suicide. No matter how your day is going, that greasy mother always gets me going. My personal favorite, since it is the Original Steak and Hotcake House, is the Ribeye Steak and Eggs. Absolutely dominant. I took my grandparents here after my brother graduated from high school. And we live in West Linn. That's called committment. And love. And the ability to bridge the gap between generations with nothing more than a short order cook, some hotcakes, and that jukebox. Remember, once you go Hotcake, you never go back anywhere else.
It's good...What can I say.... It's a hole in the wall place that has very good food all the time...
Great anytime of the day!I moved here from Chicago 7 months ago and for the first 6 mos. I was looking for a cheap breakfast place. With every suggestion I was disappointed. Most places try too hard here in Portland to separate themselves from the rest and end up costing way too much. The food is home cooked on a huge griddle right in front of the ordering line. No frilly eggs or fancy seasoned hashbrowns here. Three egg omeletes and buttered toast. Pancakes are great too. You can buy 1, 2, or 3. Be ready for a wait on the weekends and to serve yourself your coffee but it is worth it. I feel like I'm back home in Chicago where breakfast spots are known for their low price and simple but great food.
Great Food!I've been going to the Original for about 40 years now. As a Paramedic in my younger days working mainly on the East Side this was the place to go whenever we were hungry. My favorite, a short stack and a side of Patty Sausage. I once took out their daughter to get the secret to the pancake batter....Hmmm I ain't tellin!
Great food and great deal.This place is delicious. Everything that i have ordered has been outstanding. The atmosphere is nice and it makes you feel welcome. The people who work there are very nice and the food is made fairly quickly.
Off Night?I went there for the first time last night, I've heard good things about the place and since it wasn't to busy I decided to stop in for a hotcake. First off the guy at the register didn't look at me nor say anything for a good 2 minutes as he poked away at the register. Finally he said (without looking up) "What do you want" I just ordered one strawberry pancake and sat down, 45 minutes later my one pancake arrived with no strawberry. If it was busy I would defiantly understand, but it was not that crazy.... The Pancake was pretty good but I was very disappointed with just about everything
portlands worst servicebad service..the older(male) manager...he is very rude.you are not allowed to sit down before you order..was not nice to my 85 yr grandmother made her stand in line with every one else before sitting down... (company policy).. not elder friendly .parking is a joke..if there was another place open close by i would go there first...
You have got to be kidding me!My disabled friend and I went into this place for a breakfast in the morning. He took a seat (due to an illness that takes his strength away from him) and we were kicked out. Very bad service I am reporting them to the better business bureau. As far as I know, by law you (the restaurant) has to accommodate the disabled. Hope to see these guys get it together or be shut down. Just a heads up, dont take you disabled friends/family or your grandmas to this place. For that matter, dont take anyone who needs a seat before you order.
BIGGEST GREASEPIT IN TOWN!The first thing I noticed when I walked into this place was that there are layers and layers of grease everywhere. Looks like they haven't cleaned in a decade. To top it off, my husband and I BOTH found thick black Hispanic hairs in our food! Disgusting! I'll never visit this dump ever again!
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