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Mother's Bistro & Bar

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Portland
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212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here for a Sunday brunch. The wait was forever! But once we were seated we were treated as if we were the only people in the room. Great service. That place was packed to the gills, every seat taken, but there was no delay in our drinks and food. The drinks and food were so, so, so good.... More 

Thank Ivy G
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mother’s Bistro was hands down my favorite brunch spot during my trip to the Pacific Northwest. The restaurant’s exterior has a classy elegance to it with views of its sparkling crystal chandeliers and royal print curtains welcoming patrons in from the outside streets. It was this initial first impression of Mother’s ambiance that intrigued my friend and I to dine... More 

Thank Marlana D
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a lot of reviewing the reviews, we decided to hit Mothers-we couldn't have made a better choice! We arrived early, about 6:30- to find out we could still order food and drinks from the happy hour menu. The food was wonderful (hummus, deviled eggs, Caesar salad) and well proportioned. Service was very good-we sat at the bar and had... More 

Thank Kathy H
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a staple in Portland as I was told. Our breakfast was nothing less than stellar. Service was top rate, our food was upscale and good portion sized. You will not be disappointed. The red potatoes are a must.

Thank graceb269
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places to get breakfast. I love the "mikes special" but there's something for everyone here. This is a great family friendly spot! Highly recommended!

Thank Karen G
Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We just beat a crowd at 10 am Saturday morning and got seated quickly at the bar. Servers are a happy and thorough crew, patient with customers despite the busy and occupied close spaces. Our food was delicious - the salmon hash was a large portion but I ate it all! Not too rich and with lovely potatoes and herb... More 

Thank CalgaryTraveller58
Bandon, Oregon
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good, but the experience was great. The place had a really cozy feel on a gloomy Portland day.

Thank rainisfine
North Carolina
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We checked out Mother's after going to the Saturday Market and some time walking the waterfront. It was so cute - very funky decor, lots of little rooms. The waitress was friendly and gave us good advice on what to order, and we all (two adults, three kids) enjoyed our meals. The prices were pretty reasonable, too - we definitely... More 

Thank leighcecilia
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I highly recommend this to visiting friends and family. I especially like their breakfast items and they have delicious coffee and desserts.

Thank mike l
Spokane, wa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Consistent great breakfast. Get there early or wait in line by 8:30 or so. We always come here, welcoming and wonderful.

Thank WAcat28

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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
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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?