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Mother's Bistro & Bar

212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (326 reviews)
“salmon hash” (96 reviews)
“pot roast” (60 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 2 days ago via mobile

The salads and matzo ball soup was great - just what we needed for a light dinner. Good service and atmosphere as well.

Thank pragya g
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to walk here from our hotel for breakfast. Busy place, lots of people waiting. Only waited about 15 mins. Then sat in the bigger room. Decor was nice. Waited a bit for our good but wow was it worth the wait. We got...More

Thank southerncaligirl72
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is classic and rustic with chandeliers in every room. The staff is friendly and very prompt. We had the French Toast and Biscuits and Gravy. The French toast was delicious and was coated with corn flakes which added a nice change of texture...More

Thank chanson13
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a busy place so you might have a wait, but it is worth it. A warm and friendly place with great food. Breakfast food and lunch food available at the same time. The waitstaff is friendly and helpful and all the food was...More

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mothers has amazing food, and the style inside is very relaxing with a classic feel. Portland downtown has become over ran with homeless and drugs. Just outside this place feels very unsafe. I would not recommend bringing small children to this area of Portland.

Thank Tansy W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The quality of the food at breakfast at Mothers is unparalleled anywhere in Portland. My favorite is the French Toast but it's ALL GOOD!

Thank Light_Headed1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant in downtown Portland. We rode our bicycles to meet another couple for breakfast. It was my first time there and I would say that it is very casually elegant! The choices for breakfast were really quite varied. Blueberry pancakes were delicious and as...More

Thank TL14
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This spot is always awesome! Vast breakfast and lunch menu to choose from for brunch. Crab cakes are delicious and eggs dishes always a delight. Don't forget a mimosa! Be prepared to wait for a table on a weekend, but you can go for a...More

Thank Carly T
Reviewed 6 days ago

You will get good food here, but you will pay for it and you will wait for it. It is an easy location to find and perhaps it gets the high reviews for that alone. Give it a try, just don't expect to be blown...More

Thank Amy L D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast served with a smile. The decaf pressed coffee is the best I have ever had. The portobello mushroom scramble was a sumptuous delight. Lots of mushrooms and spinach. Great relaxed spot for breakfast

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Meg R
5 September 2017|
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Response from leesL5695ZN | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant and ask them if they are open on Thanksgiving.
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
3 October 2016|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
Wine, great beer selection, and full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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!
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