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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 3,638 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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English first
Washington
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450 reviews 450 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Since this has been such a highly rated institution for downtown Portland, we thought we would come and try it out. We had the lunch and brunch menus available to us. The wait was about 40 minutes. So once we put our name down, we walked to Pioneer Place for some shopping. We ordered the salmon scramble and the bacon... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

LOVED Mother's Bistro! We had reservations and were seated right away. Absolutely loved the staff. From the front desk who coordinated the reservation & changed it for us last second to accommodate our party size, the bussers who did an amazing job prepping our table, the sweet welcoming hostess who sat us & answered my pesky questions with enthusiasm and... More 

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Chicago Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I really enjoyed eating at Mother's. The staff was friendly and smiling the whole time and the service was spot on. No crowding you or pushing you. They let you relax and enjoy your meal, like it is supposed to be done. The food, well that was great. I ate too much because of how good it was but that... More 

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Portland, OR
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have to admit, going out to breakfast has never been my thing, however, this morning I treated my son home from college to a little breakfast as reward for getting up early to renew his passport. Living in Portland, we have so many fantastic restaurants to choose from it's hard to make it to them all, but I'm sure... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great food and exceptional service! Love the atmosphere. Had an excellent time with family, they did not rush us and were so friendly.

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Fresh food, lovely menu with many options for breakfast. Great feeling all over the place, clean, feels like home ... all girls that are serving are lovely and smiling. For the weekends make sure you make reservations, this place is famous for locals and gets busy.

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The food is supberb!!! Prices are good but you might have to wait awhile to get seated!!! This restaurant is always packed!!!

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Sherwood, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great menu! Our family has made it a tradition to go Christmas Eve morning for breakfast and then go to Portlands Saturday Market. Great atmosphere cozy and really nice selection on the menu. Something to please all. You may have to wait they will not seat until all your party is there be prepared. Delicious

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Richland, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were a table of five and enjoyed the entire experience. The seating was comfortable and the food plentiful and tasty. The menu had both unique and standby entries!

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Kirkland, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

While visiting Portland, I read about this neighborhood restaurant. They take reservations and were very pleasant and accommodating. I selected the chicken and dumpling entre and it was really delicious. I would certainly go back there again.

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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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