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Mother's Bistro & Bar

212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (363 reviews)
“salmon hash” (109 reviews)
“corn flakes” (32 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

Great cafe for breakfast and brunch. Don’t be disheartened by the long lines, they move quick! The service was top notch and the food was delish!

Thank devoneiseman
Reviewed yesterday

Took a group of high school friends from the East Coast here for a mini-reunion. Our waitperson, Mark, was an amusing and efficient angel who answered all our questions, made sure all the dietary restrictions were accommodated, and entertained us the entire time. It was...More

Thank SAS5751
Reviewed 4 days ago

Going for breakfast? go early or take a cuppa and wait in line...but DO go...good food, excellent expresso, large (or small) servings, hi-energy vibes in a fun old building.

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time here I got the garlic, prosciutto ham and Swiss omelet with potatoes and toast Excellent meal, excellent price

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service! We had a group of 8 all together and they managed to seat us within 40min which was great considering how busy it was that Friday morning. Our waiter was great and very helpful with menu suggestions since we had never...More

Thank glorenzi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for breakfast based on reviews. It is a cool spot but the seating tends to be pretty cramped. I had the biscuits and gravy and was very pleased. My wife had the half portion of salmon hash and was pleased as well. We liked...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good. Very generous portions. Comfort food in a friendly setting. Tempted by too many things and so had to take some home with me.

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, food, selection, and service! Highly recommend this restaurant! Works for large or small groups.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Mothers years ago and it is still wonderful. Its our favorite place for breakfast/brunch. Service is pleasant and no one rushes you to leave.

Thank Shoeshop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding in a word!! We stopped in for desserts and had outstanding service with a smile. I loved the triple berry crisp, the kids had chocolate sundaes and one had the sorbet. Ya can’t go wrong with any of them. By far our favorite bistro...More

Thank Gordy197
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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!
6 December 2017|
Response from Lisa S | Property representative |
So sorry, but we will not be open Christmas Day. Our hours Christmas Eve are 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM, & on the 26th 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
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Restaurant Details

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