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

I love this place, the food, the atmosphere and the friendly wait staff make for a yummy dining experience. I was on jury duty after Thanksgiving and I three of my fellow jurrors and I went to Mother's. I had the Mac-n-cheese special with prosciutto and gruyere, so good! I've always been pleased with the food here and I love... More 

Thank Aneletravels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You cannot go to Portland and not go to Mother's. I have been to Portland twice with my friends and both times I have been to Mother's. The place is so homey and is always busy. I love the eccentric decor and the food is so good.

Thank Fanny T
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here several times. Excellent omelettes, cinnamon rolls, and French pressed coffee. Come early very busy on weekends!

Thank Sevy-Pdx
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Based on the description I received, I was expecting more of a diner... It was a nice restaurant with comparable prices. The menu was good with variety, and the food we ordered was well prepared and tasted very good. The service was friendly.

Thank Joel A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We missed the lines by going later in the morning. She had the stuffed frittata and I had the smoked salmon scramble. The service was wonderful. With two cups of coffee the bill was 27.00. A bit expensive but served piping hot and quite good. This is in a sketchy location but we had no problem parking or with the... More 

Thank Carl R
Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had brunch here on a Saturday. The wait was about fifteen minutes or so. We were told that usually the wait is much longer but it was not so bad that day due to inclement weather. We both enjoyed our brunch thoroughly. I had ordered a salmon hash with poached eggs and it was delicious. my wife ordered a... More 

Thank MinhajAliKhan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place was packed...host said 5 mins...took bout 4...seated...beverage order taken (did I mention it was packed) waiter back in 5 or so he said...he was gone bout 2 mins...his catch phrase was "done"...ha..he was great his knowledge of menu was fantastic...he or kitchen messed up my order...I wasn't too concerned because I was enjoying the show but he wisked it... More 

Thank Kas S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, wonderful service and a very warm and comfortable environment. I had the wild salmon hash, and yum, yum, yum. It was fantastic. I usually get this dist when I visit Mother's, and it is always delicious. So much so, that I inhale it.

Thank Donald J R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used trip advisor to find this restaurant- on our travels to states- & what a find- there was a wait - as is so popular but was worth it. Fast efficient friendly service with great food & atmosphere. a wow factor meal!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three days in Portland and wanted to try as many places as possible. But we enjoyed breakfast so much at Mother's, that we came back for lunch the next day. Our server Adrian was very friendly and helpful. The food was over the top amazing. Everything was great. The only challenge was parking, but it was worth the... More 

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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
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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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?