Photo by Julien PerryThe Original in Portland has a reputation for wacky

Photo by Julien PerryThe Original in Portland has a reputation for wacky food. Last time I was here, almost two years ago, I had a homemade strawberry Pop-Tart for breakfast, and thought I had found a one-way ticket to heaven. Now that I’m back down here, I decided to see what new twists The Original was putting on some of my childhood treats. The Pop-Tarts are no longer, but I found something even better: Froot Loops cheesecake, The Original’s pie of the day. It’s a no-brainer. When you see Froot Loops cheesecake, or any dessert topped with sugary cereal, you order it. The Froot Loops were not only sprinkled on top of the cheesecake, they were crushed and blended into the crust, which gave it a pretty rainbow effect. A slice was only $4.95, with a scoop of ice cream for an extra buck. The cheesecake’s whipped-cream topping and silky texture satiated any desire for more dairy. It might be the only way to keep your Froot Loops from getting soggy without ditching the milk completely.Follow Voracious on Facebook and Twitter.


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