$10 for $20 Worth of Classic American Fare at The Original


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In a Nutshell

  • Distinctive food combinations
  • Deftly combines diner and restaurant
  • Upscale diner décor

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 14, 2010. Amount paid never expires. 1 per table, 2 for tables of 4 or more. Not valid for happy hour specials. Redeem in 1 visit, no cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Welcome to Groupon Portland! For our inaugural deal, $10 gets you $20 worth of grub and guzzle at The Original: A Dinerant, located at 300 SW 6th Avenue.

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When you combine leftover ingredients in your house (ranch dressing and grape nuts, milk and legos), they never taste as good as you hope. For $10, you’ll get $20 worth of comfort food with a twist that tastes as good as you hope at The Original: A Dinerant, a restaurant that's also a diner.

The Original's menu features delicious food-hybrids of all varieties. For breakfast, try the mac 'n cheese pancakes (golden flapjacks smothered with cheese; $7) or the PB&J monte cristo (a creative spin on the after-school staple with corn-flake crust, Marcona almond butter, and sweet huckleberry jam; $9). After tasting your homemade beef-tarts and toasted chicken strudels, you know pastries combined with meat are delicious; The Original’s famous voodoo burger masters the formula with gluttonous perfection: a glazed doughnut (scissored bagel-style) sandwiches a cheese-covered natural-beef patty to create the multisensory mash-up of the millennium ($7.95). On a lighter note, the restauriner also offers a selection of salads ($9 half, $12 full) or the option to assemble your own roughage ($5 half, $7 full). If you like desserts, you’ll want to save room for a slice of homemade cake or pie. Coconut fans on Facebook will appreciate the Pure Joy, a fudge cake-filled ode to the joyous blue-wrappered candy bar with milk chocolate ganache, candied almonds, and coconut filling ($8 slice).

The Original’s modern wooden booths, minimalist décor, and massive windows add an upscale spin to the traditional diner. Its interior, an homage to Portland’s culture and the Rat Pack, was featured in the Portland Tribune and Hotels magazine.


The New York TimesThe Moment blog and Willamette Week online have featured The Original. Citysearchers give it three stars, and 85% of Urbanspooners like it:

  • This should be the first attraction you go to in Portland. – Daniel Gaston, Urbanspoon
  • You take the first bite and you think, Yes, this is a glazed sugar doughnut and a cheeseburger … and yes, this is amazing … so, so wrong equaling so, so right. – Elizabeth Spiridakis, The Moment
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    300 Sw 6th Ave

    Portland, Oregon 97204

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