Suburban Portland, white house just off the freeway: it started here over 50 years ago, now in 25 states: the originalOriginal Pancake House.
Unchanged since last visit, at least two decades ago, though have stuffed myself at offshoots in Scottsdale and Chicago. Signature dish, as ever, is the Dutch Baby, which arrives quivering from the oven, dusted with powdered sugar, begging for lemon juice, melted butter and maple syrup. Only a detour, yet definitely worth the journey.
Original Pancake House: 8601 SW 24th, Portland, Ore. 503-246-9007
Posted by Ronald Holden at October 12, 2005 12:47 PM