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“Perfect start for a day”

Mother's Bistro & Bar
Ranked #9 of 4,420 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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!
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The best breakfast we had during our two week trip in the Pacific Northwest. The service was really good and friendly and the food was incredible: the pancakes were probably the fluffiest (and best) I have yet tasted and the wild salmon hash was a delight. Coffee was also really good
The atmosphere is quite unique with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling (see photo).
The only bad thing was the fact that Portland was the start of our trip and we were searching for a comparable breakfast experience for the next 8 days in Seattle in Vancouver - without success.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We visited Mothers Bar & Grill for lunch on the 4th of July. Since we had already had a traditional breakfast earlier in the day, we ordered sandwiches and soup from the lunch menu. When we arrived, the restaurant was packed! Our wait for a table was about 15 minutes. All of the employees we interfaced with were polite, quick to please and pro-active. The portions were large, the prices seemed reasonable for the quality of the food and the nice interior of the restaurant. Our only complaint was the taste of the macaroni salad that comes with every sandwich. The mac salad tasted bland. Recommend that Mothers work on that recipe! The sandwiches and soup were delicious! I would recommend Mothers as a place to eat. However, if ordering a sandwich request a substitute item for the mac salad.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Everything you have read is true. The Breakfast is phoenominal. Biscuts and Grave, Eggs, French Toast, you can't go wrong. Their omlet's are unmatched. *Tip* Try the Blood Mary's, they are amazing. The service is amazing, which is what you would expect from a great restaurant. You'll have to wait quite a while to get in, but I assure you it will be worth the wait.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Sat outside with our dog. Although VERY busy on a Sat morning, service was prompt and friendly! Eggs Benny delicious as were the blackberry pancakes! Great coffee and OJ. Win Win :)

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Thank LesleyWin
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Family breakfast at Mothers on a Sunday am. Had a 45 minute wait but staff was gracious and offered coffee and a text when table for 9 would be ready. Wait staff was pleasant and food was
YUM. Definite place to go back again and again.

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Thank Sherry B
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