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About The Original
Inspired by diners the 1960s, The Original, Portland's downtown destination for all-day dining, serves up playful variations on classic menu standards.
Made from ingredients seasonal and local, and prepared with classic French techniques, our menu of eclectic American cuisine takes on regional favorites and modifies them with flavors and textures unique to the Pacific Northwest.
Traditional dishes like Chicken Fried Steak and Beef Stroganoff are reimagined, resulting in contemporary meals that are as enjoyable to contemplate as they are gratifying to taste.
In an atmosphere that's stylish, sophisticated, and cool, The Original honors the past as it listens in on the pulse of Portland's evolving tastes.
The Original: Eat. Drink. Gather.
Portland, OR 97204
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
FREE VALET PARKING
On the bus and light rail lines.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a variety of private and semi-private options for your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Kelly Hagerman: (503) 575-4044
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Original Ratings and Reviews
I love the large fresh Cobb salads that they serve here. The milk shakes are very tasty. They come in a large glass with the extra served in an additional metal container. Service is very good. The food is so good here that I make it a point to eat at least one meal here whenever I visit Portland.
The food and service were fantastic. The only problem we had was that I requested a quiet table on the reservation because my father-in-law was with us and background noise really irritates him. That request was not acknowledged and when we asked at the hostess stand there was clearly not a quiet table in the restaurant so she said she would turn down the music which did not happen. The music was good, but a little disruptive to a pleasant experience.
My first time there and was pleasantly surprised. My lunch companion showed up late, but I was not hassled by the wait staff. They were very patient. The Eggs Benedict was delicious -- the idea of an all day breakfast is always appealing. I will definitely be going back.
Based on other reviews, I think we must have been there on a bad day. Our server was great, and so was the coffee. That's about it. I had a mediocre veggie scramble that came with raw hash browns..my sister had a mushroom omelet that had lots of muchrooms but they were rubbery and it was cold. Even my Bloody Mary wasn't good. Parking is a nightmare, so between that and the numbers of excellent restaurants in Portland, I'm not inclined to try this place again.
As a tourist (lived here 35 years ago) and staying nearby, we were looking for good food within walking distance of our hotel. Found it on TripAdvisor and Open Table. When we walked up, it was first, oh oh...a hotel (Marriott) dining spot. However, unsure it really is associated with the hotel being able to access from the outside. The greeting was pleasant, the service (Kiefer) was excellent with a lot of team help. The food was outstanding. I tried the Northwest Clam Chowder as I love razor clams which they make theirs with. Obviously different with razors as the abundant pieces were tasty and somewhat more chewy (which I like). In fact we're thinking of returning today for breakfast vs eating the free one here at the hotel!
Unique and interesting menu. Chicken and Waffles were great. I also had a taste of my wife's Elvis Sighting French Toast which was also great. Service was friendly but a little inattentive at times. Not a big deal though. The place was uncrowned for a weekend breakfast, but we were there at 8:00 a.m. We plan to go back in the near future.
My partner and two close friends at at the Original this past weekend for the first time. The place is fun in decor and ambiance. The waitperson was cheerful and very attentive. We had mixed opinions about the various meals we got. Big thumbs up for the eggs benedict with fish and for the breakfast burrito. Thumbs sideways for the burger on donut ("a unique taste") and the hash ("veggies not fully cooked through").
Despite the mixed reviews, we are planning to try it again in the not too distant future.
The Original is a go-to place for our office since it's close, has decent food and not too expensive. On the downside, getting your food can sometimes take a while and prices aren't great, for what you get. It's basically American comfort/diner food with a few attempts at modern/updated dishes, i.e., banh mi burger.
Great concept - a dineraunt. Had the regular poutine which is OUTSTANDING- but it is huge. Definitely suggest upgrading a side to poutine so you can still enjoy it along with the other amazing food. Wish I lived in Portland - if I'm ever in town I will return!
Geeze Louise the plate I ordered was huge! My only criticism is how much food I had to leave on my plate but it was a healthy portion I was served. I ordered the pancakes, hash browns, sausage, eggs and bacon. Where I come from I could finish it that order. At the Original, it's enough for two..or three.
I went with a friend for a belated birthday breakfast and our server Kyle was great! He was attentive, made suggestions and was very professional. Because of him I ordered some Guac to go...and yes, Kyle, it was awesome!
My friend and I plan on going back for coffee and dessert if not for a nosh at noontime or another Sunday breakfast. Everyone was friendly and we were greeting on the way in as well as out. Wonderful service all the way around.
I have lunch here quite often: I like the all-day breakfasts (mmm, bacon) and the Reuben sandwich. It's a happy and comfortable spot; good for group meals. On my most recent visit, it seemed like the service was even better than usual---we got special attention from both the manager and server. I really love this place.
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