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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 #9 of 3,541 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pacifica, California
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

we got to Mother's around 9pm on a Saturday night but they were able to take us right in. our waiter was really knowledgeable and not afraid to give opinions on which dish to have. i was torn between meatloaf and pork medallions. without hesitation he said meatloaf. it was so moist and flavorful that it literally melted in my... More

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Jamaica,Ia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Great breakfast, fast service! Very easy to walk to from downtown hotels.

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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I liked Mothers; gave it a 3 because it is normally VERY busy and I'm not fond of waiting. The business lunch I had there was pleasant, but not extraordinary.

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Vancouver, WA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Busy, long wait, decent food but many other breakfast places in Portland with more character and good food.

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Portland, Oregon
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135 reviews 135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

I'm a foodie and living in Portland really is the ultimate place for me. My wife and I are on a mission to try as many places as we can. As a result, friends always ask me for recommendations. Tonight was our first time eating at Mother's. Our meal conversation amounted to plotting our next visit. Mother's was incredible! Cracking... More

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Philomath, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We come to breakfast here whenever we are in Portland. Biscuits are to die for and crab Benedict is sublime. Crunchy french toast, I could go on and on. We met friends from out of town here for a large party dinner. Everyone loved their selections. I love it so much I had to get the cookbook, which I use... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

we usually come here for brunch & we have NEVER been disappointed w/ mothers! you definately need a reservation. the ladies at the front are amazing. so friendly & approachable! our server was awsome....took time out to take pictures for us even though he was super busy, always smiling & getting my demanding father anything he needed. the food is... More

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Pasadena, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

So many delicious things to choose from! My favorite for breakfast was the Greek fritatta! Heaven!

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Worth the wait. Excellent cocktails. Cinnamon rolls and salmon hash are not to be missed. Fabulous atmosphere. May even spot a local celebrity.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

WE had to wait along time for a table but it was worth it!

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