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Mother's Bistro & Bar

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212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there Saturday for another great breakfast. Got there around 9am so had to wait 30 minutes but well worth the wait. French press coffee selection is great and taste smooth and rich. Eggs were very fresh with bright yellow yolks. Everything very fresh and cooked well. Great friendly service

Thank Troutbum99
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Salmon hash is a must. Staff is super welcoming and warm. The raspberry jam is so good I couldn't resist eating all my toast even though I was so full and i don't usually care for raspberry jam.

Thank FUHRY29
Gresham, Oregon
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362 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was my Friends Birthday and this is were she wanted me to take her for her Birthday Breakfast, so glad she picked, "Mothers Bistro's". I had called and told them it was her birthday and they showed up with a plate of French Toast for her with a candle in it, (before our meal came) HOW SWEET, she was... More 

Thank SuzanneLG
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I, along with our 17 year old daughter, enjoyed breakfast here at the recommendation of our hotel staff. We all enjoyed the daily specials as told to us by our waiter. Everything was top notch and full of flavor.

Thank Connie P
Vancouver, Washington
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As others have mentioned, this is a really upscale feeling restaurant with a down to earth menu. I have only had breakfast there but the menu for lunch and dinner is very diverse. Every time I'm here I have something different and have been pleased with all of it. Last time I had the breakfast Nachos (no tortillas used) and... More 

Thank sh_skins
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Eaten here twice and great both times!!yummy food, great service and very reasonable prices!! Tried the crab cake sandwich on fresh baked rolls! I'll be back for that!! Waitstaff very helpful! Can't wait to try more things on the menu, everything looked great that was being delivered!!

Thank Vicki M
Hermiston, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great late lunch with my daughter. Food was delicious. My daughter ordered Creme Brûlée and she loved it.

Thank jadeyso
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306 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate here for dinner one Friday evening while visiting downtown Portland. Although the cafe seemed small, we were seated immediately. They had a good selection of typical "home cooked meals" (like pot roast and meat loaf) and some nice desserts on the menu. We ended up both getting the meat loaf which was great. So, if... More 

Thank cohoman
Gladstone, Oregon
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199 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tonight the stars aligned and we found a parking spot directly in front of the doors to Mothers Bistro, right at 5:00, 30 minutes before the restaurant opens for dinner. We enjoyed happy hour in the bar, on a cozy upholstered round bench seat which winds across the back wall scattered with tables. Since it was so cold for drinks... More 

Thank Oceantoes
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really, don't miss this place if you're in Portland. Do make a reservation, though. The service is excellent and the food delicious.

Thank Jennifer D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $21
International, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?