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The Original Dinerant
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Today 7:30 am – 12:00 am
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300 SW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97204
300 Southwest 6th AvenueUSOregonPortland97204
(503) 546-2666originaldinerant.com
$$American Restaurant, Diner
American Restaurant
Diner
Breakfast Restaurant
Cocktail Bar
Today 7:30 am – 12:00 am
Monday 6:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 6:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 6:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 6:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 6:30 am – 12:00 amSaturday 7:30 am – 12:00 amSunday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
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EAT. DRINK. GATHER. Welcome to Portland's Diner, The Original Dinerant!

In the 1950s and 60s, diners and supper clubs were social hubs, gathering spaces that blended a bit nostalgia with the modern rhythms of daily life. At The Original, Portland's downtown destination for all-day elevated dining, we honor the past as we listen in on the pulse of Portland’s adventurous and evolving tastes.


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Updated diner meals dished out in a modern setting that's open late, with booths & a candlelit bar.- Google
"Chicken and Waffle sliders that tasted like nothing but raw rosemary."
"The worst poutine in town."
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Payla Maxwell
3 months ago
An absolutely fantastic experience. The service was polite, professional, and engaging. Food was very reasonably priced for the quality, of which was beyond my expectations. I ordered the "Elvis Sighting". It was prepared perfectly, I have no complaints. My plate arrived warmed and beautifully arranged. The decor gives the restaurant the feeling of both a quaint diner and a fine dining restaurant. I will be returning to try the rest of the menu.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Payla, So happy you enjoyed your experience here at The Original. We cant wait for you to come back and explore the rest of our menu! See you soon, Max Salgado, Manager
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Carl Momberger
3 months ago
This place is awful. I just wrote 6 paragraphs that google somehow didn't compute. I'm not going to write it all again, because i don't care enough. i will mention the lowlights of the meal though: A pattern of underseasoning was disappointing. For the prices at this place, i was expecting well crafted food to come to our table. We sampled every item on the app menu, and it was one disaster after another with the dishes. 1. Over-smoked chicken wings with a water and feta "blue cheese" dressing. This dish is a conceptional failure 2. Chicken and Waffle sliders that tasted like nothing but raw rosemary. 3. Donut sliders that had unseasoned and overcooked beef. 4. Hot pockets were ok. not great, but ok 5. The worst poutine in town. The chefs seem to have very little idea of how to execute food. The worst part? All we wanted to do was spend a few more minutes with our dear out of town friends, but they turned the lights on bright and basically told us to get out. If i ever return to this place, i will have suffered a grand head injury and i should probably be taken to the ER.
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Carl, My name is Max Salgado. I am one of the managers here at The Original Dinerant. Thank you so much for this feed back. Good or bad we like to know how our guests experience went that way we can fix any kinks ASAP. I have spoken with the culinary team in regards to the food comments and management team in regards to communicating with tables properly when we are closing up. Please come back and give The Original another chance to give you the experience we strive to give all of our guests. Sincerely, Max Salgado
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Jonathan Modisett
a month ago
Was okay. Pricey for the food. Waitress was awesome. Environment is so so
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Max Salgado
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Ric Rini
11 months ago
Pretty Good breakfast here. I had the Denver omelette less the green peppers with hash browns and toast for $12.00. the eggs in the omelette were cooked perfectly as well as the hash browns. The service was good, attentive, courteous and helpful. I'd go back if I was in the area but would not go to far out of my way as there are other breakfast places that offer a better variety at a more competitive price.
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Amanda White
a month ago
Great spot for breakfast/brunch. I was staying at a hotel nearby and most of the other restaurants had limited and non-traditional menus, when I just wanted some of the oldies but goodies. The Original offers a variety of options from pancakes to chicken and waffles. I had the cornmeal and bacon waffle and added fried chicken. It was delicious! My husband had the Spanish omelette, which was also very tasty. Staff was also super friendly.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thank you so much for leaving feedback. We are glad to see your experience did not disappoint. Hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Max Salgado
Jeff D
4 months ago
This is a hotel bar. If you find yourself in here you're either stuck in Portland on a business trip and unfamiliar with the good places to go or you're just plain lost. The only thing sophisticated about this place is the prices. If you're looking for a $14 salad, you're in luck. $8 shot of jager? $6 pint of beer? Sounds like a place that really... "honors the past as we listen in on the pulse of Portland’s adventurous and evolving tastes"... that's from the website. Yes, this is a very nostalgic place that reminds me of the good old days where young alternative kids worked in a hotel bar and served tourists average drinks and food at Disneyland prices. Ahhh, the good old days of this country. So Original!
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Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize your experience was not up to par. I have shared this feedback with the management team. Sincerely, Max Salgado
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Edgar Ruiz
6 months ago
Not a bad spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. They're even open late night to satisfy your drunken cravings. Don't expect to get blown away by their food. It's ok, but nothing that'll keep you coming back. The atmosphere is fantastic and worth the trip alone. Clean inside and out. Plenty of lighting for your food photos. Prices are good and so are the drinks.
Ben Schmitz
3 months ago
3rd time dining. Not impressed with my last visit here. Atmosphere good, food and drinks were subpar
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Ben, My name is Max Salgado. One of the managers here at The Original Dinerant. So disappointing to hear we fell short on your 3 attempts here. I would love for you to reach out next time you are thinking about giving us another shot that way I can personally set up a reservation for your and make sure your experience hits on all cylinders like we strive for all of our guests. Sincerely, Max Salgado