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The Original

300 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-1702
+1 503-546-2666
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“hash browns” (29 reviews)
“poutine” (17 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-1702
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1 - 10 of 364 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We were staying at the Marriott next door and ate here a half dozen time over three days. The food was always good and sometimes excellent. Service was spotty. Breakfasts are pretty common diner fare. Biscuits & gravy, pancakes, etc. For lunch and dinner tempura...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a cool spot that's a twist on the usual diner. I had the chicken and waffles which was absolutely amazing. Then had the frozen s'mores for dessert which was just delectable! I would highly recommend checking this place out!

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were a lot of burgers on the menu leading us to believe this was the go-to item. So, my husband ordered the taco burger, but unfortunately it didn't live up. The fries were good. I got the chicken Alfredo, which was good. The staff...More

Thank LiveAdventure09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying at the Courtyard so decided to try this due to location. I sat at the bar and it was a lively crowd watching the NBA game. I just ordered an appetizer, but the Chicken and Waffle sliders were fantastic. Likely try this...More

Thank jelmutiger
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing bad here......chicken fried steak was the hit at our table. We made it here twice in one weekend.

Thank TTK1231
Reviewed 24 May 2017

There is this motto "keep Portland weird," and the Original fits perfectly. Looking at the menu online, I was hesitant, as the food offerings looked 'weird' to me - luckily for us, my wife is persistent and conviced me to try something new. The restaurant...More

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We ate here for brunch one Sunday morning, after our first choice restaurant had an amazingly long wait. The Original was also very busy but they got us seated less than 10 minutes after arriving. It is very minimalist, nothing on the tables, such as...More

Thank Rachael W
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I was so looking forward to a culinary experience in Portland, but I think our mistake was staying downtown. These restaurants have a tourist audience and they really don't have to do anything special to survive. The Original is no exception. I had their specialty...More

Thank bussess
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My husband and I came here on our last night in Portland. We loved it. We both had boozy shakes and then shared the poutine, donut sliders, and chicken and waffle sliders. We came in hungry due to hiking the waterfalls and left stuffed. It...More

Thank Crystal L
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing grilled cheese, fantastic poutine, bloody Mary was nice and spicy. Reasonably-priced. Great service.

Thank Jacob D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
My father with whom I will be traveling, has Celiac disease. Are you able to accommodate those with a gluten allergy (rather than lifestyle preference)? Thank you!
15 September 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from heatherthirteen | Reviewed this property |
Delicious egg dishes..should be several choices..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-1702
  • Public Transportation: On the bus and light rail lines.
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-546-2666
  • E-mail
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