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“consistently yummy”

Mother's Bistro & Bar
Ranked #9 of 4,419 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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 March 12, 2014

we have been in and out of Mothers for years, it is consistently good. Nice Happy Hour as well. You can do healthy and gluten free here easily, but if you want to blow it out go for comfort food, like their mac and cheese for adults.

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

The food was great! It's a busy place, so if you're a tourist like we were, put your name on their list about an hour before you want to eat. We popped in to get on the list on our way to the nearby Portland Saturday Market, spent about 45 minutes there, and then headed back to restaurant. They will text you when the table is ready. We loved the portabello mushroom egg dish and the frittata.

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Very courteous reception with table ready at our scheduled reservation time. Excellent appetizers, the best chopped liver in Portland. Very good cocktails, and a wine list for all dinners. There is a choice that includes restaurant quality comfort foods such as excellent meatloaf. We've never had any complaints about service or food. We like the ethnic meals, and all are as good as mother made, and most are even better.

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Second time we've visited Mother's on a trip to Portland. The food and presentation are outstanding, good value, large servings. Many of the items are just good old fashioned comfort food. Several different rooms to sit in, arrive before main dining hours for whichever meal you plan or be prepared to wait. This is a very popular place.....the food, the atmosphere, the prices, and the quantity.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Mother's is a Portland MUST. Everything about it is excellent, from the beautiful old building with big sunny windows to the service and of course, the food. My favorite place to go for breakfast with the ladies!

Thank Monique M
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