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Mother's Bistro & Bar

) #6 of 3,458 Restaurants in Portland €€ - €€€, International, American, Vegetarian Friendly
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (298 reviews)
“salmon hash” (92 reviews)
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International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Three of us went to mothers bistro and bar for breakfast and we were not disappointed. Everybody ordered something different and all of us really enjoyed our meal. There is definitely a wait to get in and the place is crowded. Our service was very...More

Thank Carol4733
Reviewed yesterday

I came here for breakfast alone twice when I was in town for a conference. I came early so there was no wait. My favorite was the portobello mushroom scramble (amazing!) but the stuffed frittata was also very good. I appreciated the nice selection of...More

Thank jrkorzen
Reviewed 2 days ago

After looking at the reviews and pictures online, I thought we ended up at another establishment called Mother's. We were looking for a quick dinner near our hotel after a day of wine tasting. The decor was dark and the restaurant felt damp. I asked...More

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this restaurant, huge variety on the menu and everything that I saw come out of the kitchen looked really good. Our meal was excellent as was the service.

Thank Tarastrad
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a recommendation from our hotel concierge and I'm so glad we asked. The decor of the restaurant is adorable--printed wallpaper, small chandeliers... but definitely an environment suited for all. I was boring and has a standard bacon and egg dish but their bacon...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the chicken soup with dumplings. A bit too salty for me (I don't typically eat any salt) but generally very good. Real chicken chunks and real vegetables floating around in the broth and the matza ball dumplings were good -- not heavy.

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an awesome place, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our friends said breakfast is incredible here, but we were here for dinner. The regular menu is huge, but they also had lots and lots of specials. The food was outstanding, and the service...More

Thank bruceandjoe
Reviewed 5 days ago

We make a point of going here for breakfast each time we go to Portland. The eggs benedict is to die for, the bloody mary's are pretty great too. They often have a special omelette offered, and a group of cooks and servers that take...More

Thank Marti K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday morning was packed and you can immediately taste why. Coffee just fabulous, both the French press and foamy cappuccino. We could not decide on what to choose, so many wonderful breakfast/brunch items that sounded delicious, so we shared several things, all winners. Had to...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Mothers on a Saturday late morning for brunch and waited @20 minutes for a table. So totally worth the wait!! The food was excellent and the drinks were perfect! Our waiter was just delightful and really took the time to answer our menu...More

Thank pott1432
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We have guests coming from out of state, Thursday December 22. Picking up at PDX @ 9:00am want to come in for breakfast, how busy is a Thursday am? Long lines? Thanks
7 December 2016|
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Response from Moira91011 | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine. You'll miss the morning breakfast rush and beat the early lunch crowd. Like I said, the Bloody Mary's are great! Enjoy and have a blessed Christmas!
Gene B
Do they serve beer & wine?
2 October 2016|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
Wine, great beer selection, and full bar.
Hi! Do you validate parking?
9 May 2016|
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Response from taras l | Reviewed this property |
No. you will need to find street parking or a parking garage. however, easy to find.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-464-1122
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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!