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Mother's Bistro & Bar

212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salmon hash” (107 reviews)
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International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
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Reviewed today via mobile

The food and service is always good; but they really shine for weekend breakfast/brunch. It is not a secret so be pepared for a wait.

Thank akbrickley
Reviewed yesterday

Depending on the day will be a factor on the wait. We actually got right in. Its a well oiled machine in service, delivering food in a timely manner and portions size. The biscuits and gravy won't disappoint. We did order a Belgium waffle, since...More

Thank asharprd
Reviewed yesterday

We had great service but the food was mediocre, stir fry had no real flavor, and cod was bland. The restaurant is noisy and it's hard to to hear and have a conversation.

Thank Lynn5450
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the official hours are 8:00 AM until whenever, if you arrive around 7:45, the restaurant is open and you will be ahead of the large number of persons who wish to breakfast here. Fine food, good service, and press coffee. Really enjoyed the meal...More

Thank richardmark7676
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great spot for Brunch. Had to wait about 45 min even though we went pretty early (930). Great selection and a fun energy. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank mikesV787CZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is goof! Really busy place & can be a 30 minitue wait- but it’s worth it, if you have the time.

Thank msdeda
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lovely breakfast here with friend. The omelet and waffles were yummy and I really liked the eclectic décor.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place has a great feel and terrific menu that works. Dungeness crab cakes. Or great egg scrambles among other items. Nice service And fair pricing. The portions are good sized and people are pleasant here: this spot s a daily stop to start the day...More

Thank Allansha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was great. We had a reservation (so needed on weekends), so it was smooth sailing even though it was packed. The food and service was great. The atmosphere is so nice - the big windows and not too loud. I hear they're moving, so...More

Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mother's has a very odd menu and in my opinion a very over priced one. It holds itself out as "homecooking" but it is neither that or a bistro. I've been there several times, for business meetings, and each time have been very disappointed in...More

Thank omary51
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Eva B
16 August 2018|
Response from graham s | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
1 July 2018|
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Response from janetsmile0201 | Reviewed this property |
at least 30 minutes
16 January 2018|
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Response from Babeanglhot | Reviewed this property |
You’re going to want to reserve a table, otherwise expect to wait up to 1.5 hours!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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!
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