Do not do anything crazy like mistake this place for IHOP. Don’t do it. After all, this place is original (it’s right in the name). The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Drawing upon their many years of experience in the culinary field, and their extensive working knowledge of authentic national and ethnic pancake recipes, they developed the unique and original menu. The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business which takes great pride in maintaining the high standards that make their food so outstanding. Their recipes include only the very finest of ingredients, such as 93 score butter, pure 36% whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and their own recipe sourdough starter. Their batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant’s kitchen. The servers wear charmingly old-school uniforms and the bacon is just amazing. They are pretty darn busy on weekends but turn their tables pretty quickly and the wait is worth it. Signature items include the Apple Pancake, a single large pancake smothered with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar baked to perfection in create a deliciously rich cinnamon sugar glaze.
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