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Mother's Bistro & Bar

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Downtown
International, Bistro, Family Fare, American
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212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Willamette Week's "restaurant of the year," Mother's serves comfort food...
Willamette Week's "restaurant of the year," Mother's serves comfort food classics made from scratch, perfected in the hands of four star restaurant-trained chef Lisa Schroeder. With melt-in-your-mouth biscuits, pot roast, chicken & dumplings and a decadent, different macaroni & cheese daily, home cooking is elevated to high art for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Full Bar & happy hour too!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You cannt miss eating in this nice restaurant

This is from far, one of the best meals we got, for the budget we had in Portland. There are also a lot of food trucks that they are famous in the city but if you want to escape to those trucks for one day, this Restaurant is a nice alternative. They have happy hour too, which for how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Mataro, Spain
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  • Local cuisine
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Mataro, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is from far, one of the best meals we got, for the budget we had in Portland. There are also a lot of food trucks that they are famous in the city but if you want to escape to those trucks for one day, this Restaurant is a nice alternative. They have happy hour too, which for how expensive... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I love this breakfast spot. The wait is at least an hour long if you arrive after 9am. But totally worth it! My husband and I sign in and go around the corner to a coffee shop to wait. They will send you a text when your table is ready. I love their French toast!!! So yummy. The eggs Benedict... More 

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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Portland for 10 days and often ate at Mother's. We had breakfast, lunches and dinners and were always more than pleased with the experience. Due to my wife's food allergies it is often difficult to find a restaurant that can accommodate her. Mother's excelled at this. Her meals, while bespoke, always came out correctly. As... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a lunch getaway with my husband recently at Mother's in Portland. We sat on the funky side, which I highly recommend- comfortable, friendly and good service. Food was freshly made and tasty. Would go back as much for the atmosphere as the food.

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San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Mother's Bistro & Bar is a consistent good breakfast experience, great food, great coffee. But you have to bring the time - even going there early on a week day, was a 20 minutes wait. Brunch on a Sunday is easily a 45 min wait. Although they are always packed for breakfast, the wait staff deals with it in a... More 

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St Petersburg, FL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wonderful restaurant with delicious food and generous servings. Loved my salmon scrambled eggs and my husband raved about his eggs benedict. We also shared a giant cinnamon roll, which meant way too much food.

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Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great food here, esp. the chicken wings. The food is worth the wait, and hassle finding parking, etc, and seems fairly priced. Despite a heavy lunch-time crown, the staff was very courteous and professional. Will return!

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

You will never be steered wrong here! Fancy atmosphere, mimosas and eggs benedicts. What more could a girl ask for?!?!

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Richmond, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have just spent the long weekend in Portland and found Mother Bistro and Bar the following day when we were looking for somewhere to eat. It's a very busy place but the staff are well versed in customer service. We were told the wait would be 45 minutes and they said we could walk around and take in the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Varied menu, from Mac and cheese to exotics. Something for everyone. Also a bakery by the entry. Excellent quality and quanity, very good service, and comfortable eating area. Not spacious, but plenty of room. Make a reservation or go at off hours to avoid a line. The only potential downside is the parking. Street parking, downtown.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-464-1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 21
  • Cuisine: International, Bistro, Family Fare, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Willamette Week's "restaurant of the year," Mother's serves comfort food classics made from scratch, perfected in the hands of four star restaurant-trained chef Lisa Schroeder. With melt-in-your-mouth biscuits, pot roast, chicken & dumplings and a decadent, different macaroni & cheese daily, home cooking is elevated to high art for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Full Bar & happy hour too!
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
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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