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“Amazing atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mother's Bistro & Bar

Mother's Bistro & Bar
Ranked #8 of 4,238 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: International, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: 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!
Eugene, Oregon
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Amazing atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The setting is beautiful and relaxed. Country Chic, with Chandeliers, The music is from the 30's and 40's. Comfortable for those who enjoy dinners alone and to themselves, or for couples and larger groups. The food is good, moderately priced, delivered in a timely manner, and in good size proportions. I would suggest eating here for any meal- brunch, lunch, dinner or for a celebration.

  • Visited February 2013
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“An institution in Portland!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you go to Portland, Or., you must have breakfast at Mother's. It is simply fantastic! Highly recommend.

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Thank Darrelldd
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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Biscuits and gravy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went for brunch on a Sunday morning, nearly an hour wait... but worth it. Food is exactly what you want/need after a Saturday night out, comforting and delicious. I had the mushroom scramble, was great. Friend ordered the biscuits and gravy, nearly ate half of hers, they tasted like my grandpa's homemade version, out of this world. Fresh squeezed orange juice, stumptown coffee, friendly and efficient service, I'll be back!

Visited February 2013
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Thank KristyOB
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Honolulu
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210 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Very good food, a bit dark in the bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Because is was a Saturday night, we were seated in the bar section. From walking between the restaurant and bar, it was literally like night and day with the restauarnt been bright and the bar being dark. The food, however, and service were still very good sitting in the bar. I had the special salad (local beets and cheeze) and the special mahi mahi, with creme brulee. Everythihng was delicious. I hear breakfast is also awesome here. The menu seems filled with comfort food, such as chicken and bisquits, meat loaf, pork loin, etc.

Visited February 2013
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Thank DT808
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San Jose, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“best biscuits and gravy ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

best buiscuits and gravy ever. When I travel to Orgegon we always have to go to mothers. Very quaint atmosphere friendly staff and great food. They even have a small area for the kids to play in.Very generous portions .

  • Visited October 2012
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