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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 #14 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Californian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The feta cheese and spinach fritata was excellent and the portion was a jargon one. My wife had the daily special sole sandwich on rustic bread. It was very tasty and just the right size. Let's put it this way, for these two seniors it was the big meal of the day for us. Mother's always has consistently good food... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Mother's was recommended by friends and they didn't steer us wrong...even though it was a busy evening and we had no reservation, we were seated almost immediately. The room was eclectically beautiful, service was warm and spot-on and the menu had enough choices to satisfy two hungry tweens and their parents. Beautifully prepared comfort food at reasonable prices - all... More 

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United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I love Mother's for all meals of the day. I've had a wonderful breakfast there, and more recently went for dinner, where I enjoyed pierogi and fried ravioli- both of which were delicious! Their menu seems to be full of 'comfort food' which is often what I feel like eating when traveling, and they do not disappoint. Highly recommended!

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Albany, OR
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213 reviews 213 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We had always eaten breakfast at the same restaurant when we stayed in Portland. Today, we decided to check tripadvisor for another restaurant near the Benson Hotel. Lucky for us! It was Mother's. First, a beautifully decorated , comfortable place. Big, but I can see how it could get crowded. The staff were dressed for Christmas and ever so polite... More 

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

As a rule we never go to the same restaurant twice when visiting a place we have never been before. Portland is known for it's vast foodie expertise and options, from street food to the highest in culinary restaurant experiences. So why go twice? Because it was that good. The first time we actually got take out, as it wasn't... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

While in Portland for work, I "yelped" breakfast places and Mothers had the most reviews. So we walked a few short blocks to the restaurant. The wait time was 30 minutes, free coffee during the wait, waiting areas inside and out. We were seated in a lovely area of the restaurant; lot's of windows and chandeliers. I had a special... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one of the highlights of visiting Portland, Or. Some of the best breakfast I've ever had from a restaurant! And you can get amazing coffee along with your amazing breakfast! Win-win! I am sure this will become an instant favorite for you! Try them out!

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Puget Sound, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Really enjoyed this morning's hearty breakfast at Mother's. I've been meaning to go to this place for years and finally made it; so glad I did. Excellent omelet, tasty cappucino, flavorful pan-fried potatoes, hearty wheat toast with local marionberry jam. The staff was so friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We a family of five and a family of three all enjoyed something different off the breakfast menu each one was delicious. We will be going back. The service was fast and friendly.

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Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This was the best breakfast I've had in recent memory. I had the (gourmet) biscuits and gravy, while my co-workers had the breakfast nachos and frittata. I'm actually surprised at some of the critical reviews here as I did not have the same experience. The wait was only about 15 minutes for a party of four on a Sunday at... More 

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Additional Information about Mother's Bistro & Bar

Address: 212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
Phone Number: 503-464-1122
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Californian

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