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Mother's Bistro & Bar
Ranked #10 of 4,343 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, 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!
Norman, Oklahoma
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner, absolutely loved the food. The ambiance is wonderful. And the owner is great, stopped by our table for 5 minutes.

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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Bountiful Breakfast in Attractive Setting!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Yum - this place was great!! Not only is Mother's a fun please to visit because of its decor, it's food is fantastic! I had a delicious breakfast here - and will definitely return the next time I'm Portland. The eggs, pancakes, etc were delicious and servings were ample. The restaurant was full - deservedly so.

Mother's serves other meals besides breakfast and it's bar looks like a great place to enjoy a glass of wine...

I'm going back!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Yum, Yum Good”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Plenty of the reviews say that there was a wait, we did not have to. Our server was wonderful! She came to our table and said "I am Kim Chee and I will be your server this morning." I guess if you are not Korean that is not very funny, but my husband is. He started laughing. I would take it that my husband is not the first Korean, or person familiar with Korean cuisine, that she has served--she had good sense of humor.

Good food, wonderful coffee.

  • Visited July 2014
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Kingston, Washingston
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Well worth the wait!”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love that they text your phone to tell you how long it will be and then text when they are about ready to get you! Fun interior and now have eaten there twice. Food was yummy both times. I can see why it is is so busy all the time! Give it a try next time you are in Portland!

Visited July 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful brunch!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had breakfast this morning at Mother Bistro it was fabulous. Husband had the Marion berry pancakes I had the Eggs Benedict both wonderful. Everything was fresh orange juice was fresh squeezed just awesome. Word to the wise make reservations or be prepared to wait. Reasonable price for such high quality food - neighborhood area can be interesting

  • Visited July 2014
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