People all around the globe have enjoyed eating pancakes for centuries. In 1953, Les Highet and Erma Hueneke combined their extensive working knowledge of national and ethnic pancake recipes into a unique menu, thus founding
The Original Pancake House in Portland, Oregon. As a second and third generation family business, the restaurant has grown to over 120 franchises from coast to coast, winning local and national acclaim. . The Original Pancake House has received two James Beard Awards. The first in 1956, “McCall’s Citation for Excellence” and second, in 1999 the “American’s Regional Classic Award”.
Each distinctive location uses only the finest ingredients, such as 93 score butter, pure whipping cream, the finest plump blueberries, fresh local grade AA eggs, hard-wheat unbleached flour, and our own recipe sourdough starter.
Signature items include the Apple Pancake – a single large pancake smothered with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar baked to perfection – and the Dutch Baby – an oven-baked German pancake with powdered sugar. Inspired by the old-fashioned food and atmosphere, this location gives off a warm cabin feel in which guests enjoy their breakfast.
Everyday, pancake batters are mixed by hand from scratch, sourdough yeast is grown in our own kitchen from a culture of potatoes, flour, and sugar, and our coffee is blended specifically for our restaurant. We welcome you and hope you return often!