Every time we eat at The Original we marvel at the excellent food and service. Always fun to sit in the sidewalk window and enjoy dinner.
2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. It
The food was excellent. It was really busy but we had our food delivered in a reasonable time. Our server was pretty timely with drinks and service as well. Great for meeting after an event.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is awesome. It's right downtown, and during the weekend, early, there is plenty of parking. The restaurant is clean, modern, and their food is very good. I had breakfast and ordered a cheese and ham omelet. It was perfect...not too greasy or dried out. The staff is friendly, although a little too eager to take my plate before I was finished. I would recommend this place to anyone.Oh, and it's affordable!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had visited The Original
We had visited The Original on a food tour of downtown Portland and couldn't wait to get back. We were rewarded with one of the best meals we've had out in a long, long time. The food, drinks and ambiance were fantastic. Can't wait to go back.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a lovely spot for
This is a lovely spot for breakfast downtown, the food is always wonderful and the menu is interesting.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing brûlée French toast
Memorial day brunch with friends who are locals. Guys enjoyed their burgers and I loved my brûlée French toast- yummy!
Make a reservation!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
FAV DINER IN PDX
Comfort food at its best. A strong menu-simple, not too fussy with all the diner favorites. Friendly attentive staff in a clean retro modern environment.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had breakfast at The Original during a weekend getaway to Portland. We were seated promptly & had a nice intimate type quasi-booth that was nice for the two of us. My wife (the health nut) had the oatmeal with fruit; she said it was fine. I had the Crab Cake Benedict ... it was great!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will be back
Totally delicious burger and oh my, the fry's with cheese curds and gravy....took me back to the early days of Yaws. Convenient location and neat casual place to meet a client.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Great Breakfast
As much as I want to talk myself out of it, I always order the fried eggs with fried chicken. Yes, not so healthy, yet so really really good. My co-worker had a egg white omelet and really enjoyed it as well (much healthier). This is a great place to go for a business meeting.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We felt like we had walked into what I consider a modern diner. The setting was fun, clean and tasteful. The staff was friendly and the hamburger and apple pie was delicious. We would definitely go back because there were other comfort foods to enjoy.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, pretty good food.
Although the service seemed a bit slow, the food was well presented. We had someone in our group who was unhappy with her salad because of the state of the lettuce. The waiter immediately whisked the salad away and brought a fresh one.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Ambiance
Our waitress was absolutely delightful. We tried a lot of the food, which was all very fun and playful. I would recommend for big groups and late night food stops! The inside was decorated in the diner theme, with a modern twist. Overall, I liked it.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Enjoyable Dining Experience
Updated diner classics in the heart of Portland. Stayed at the Marriott on our one night in Portland and very fortunate The Original was in the hotel downstairs. The food , wine, and service were great. Would recommend to anyone in the Portland area. My husband said the fried chicken was the best he ever had!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been wanting to try
I have been wanting to try The Original for a bit, and man, they did not disappoint!! They are located in downtown Portland, and the building is quite swanky...wasn't really in the mood for swanky...Surprise!! it's a dinett! very comfy.
Now onto the food! My friend had the chicken fried steak, and it was so tender (I had to try it), I had the polenta grilled cakes with maple candy bacon (die!) and hashbrowns. Outstanding, I have nothing else to describe it, it was devine. The coffee is good, the cocktails were very good, and the service was on point.
I made a reservation, and I recommend that for ease.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Original was casual but upscale. Food was really good - some standards but with a twist like the salmon burger served on corn waffles. Delicious chocolate peanut butter milkshake!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the "Add a special request" area I noted that I would prefer window seating, As I am greeted at The Original I was told that the request was not passed on to The Original which resulted in a 15 minute wait time before I was seated.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a Visit
Top notch staff. Eclectic menu. "Original" take on old standards.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Top Quality
In our top three list of places to have breakfast, brunch or lunch and the one we go back to most often because (1) one of the others doesn't take reservations and always has a waiting list and (2) the other is significantly more expensive and always has a waiting line despite that. The quality of the food is consistently very high, the menu is surprisingly imaginative, and the staff is amazing- they work like fingers on the same hand, covering each others' tables and seeing to it that nobody goes unattended.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM