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Mother's Bistro & Bar

212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603 (Downtown)
503-464-1122
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Ranked #12 of 3,504 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Californian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Portland, Oregon, United States
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place has good food, the food use to be great but time has taken its toll. I love the salmon hash, best dish. If you are alone, just go to the bar and skip the line. If you have a big group, send someone early to get on the list and then wear comfortable shoes because you will be... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Comfort food. Great and people are very nice. breakfast is my favorite with all other restaurant in town.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

we have been to Mothers more than once and each time with our grandchildren. There is a small play area that makes it so much nicer to have little ones. And, it helps that the food is quite good (although not everything in our group of 6 was to rave about). But, we would certainly return because the location is... More

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Portland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome for brunch or dinner or anytime you're hungry! There is often a line out the door, but it's worth the wait. We have favorites on the regular menu, but their specials are often standouts and worth a try for sure.

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've been to Mother's once for breakfast and a few times for lunch. Every time I've gone, the food has been delicious, service was great, and the staff was very friendly! The one time I had breakfast there was when I took my daughter out for her 21st birthday. They brought her a piece of french toast with a candle... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I had breakfast here one morning and it was AMAZING! We only waited about 5-10 minutes for a table and the service was great, fast and efficient. The food exceeded our expectations. Definitely recommend this place!

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

not a place you can just drop into. but so worth the reservation. every detail of this place rocks-even the bartenders have a great sense of humor under pressure. it was so busy its almost maddening yet they remain pulled together and keep things flowing. Best food in PDX-wish it had later hours on weekends. Love Love Love this place.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Whilst in Portland we chose to go here for breakfast on Sunday due to the great read up. We arrived at 8.50 and the place was packed and we had a ten minute wait. The wait was worth it and we could see why it was so busy. The staff are great knowledgable and welcoming. The French press coffee is... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Nice location, super staff but wasn't impressed with the food. I ordered chicken and dumplings and what I got was a nice dumpling, pretty regular chicken in a bowl of heavy gravy. I was with two friends, with one ordering meatloaf which he deemed no better than fair, and the other having something (not sure what she ordered) that arrived... More

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Eugene, ORregon
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Most times be prepared for a wait before you are seated at this very popular restaurant. I've only eaten breakfast here, and each time has been delicious. This time, at 8:30 on a Thursday morning, we were seated promptly. However, however, this time our service was less than expected. Our neighboring table, with a different waitress, received their order and... More

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