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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (357 reviews)
“salmon hash” (107 reviews)
“corn flakes” (32 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Friendly and cozy breakfast spot with a generous serving of pancakes and a side of bacon. The mention of brisket hash on the daily specials menu was very tempting.

Thank Kylie T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had heard about this spot from friends for quite some time and it did not disappoint! Delicious mimosa and amazing food.

Thank Marie d
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow, what a place. Long lines but well worth the 30 minute wait. They served us coffee while we waited. The sweet roll is a must and the rest of the menu is excellent. Really liked this restaurant.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with everyone ordering different dishes. All were great and the staff never hurried our party of five. Put it on your list and make your reservation weeks before you go!

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing as how we only had one evening in Portland, and friends had said we had to go to Voodoo Doughnuts, we parked downtown and just went for a walk to find dinner. We heard people talking and laughing and followed those sounds to Mothers...More

Thank Glen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip to Portland, and second trip to Mothers for breakfast. It is always good, perfectly prepared, and a great setting.Highly recommend.

Thank iblaurajc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with two friends so between the three of us we got to try three dishes plus a salad. The special of rotini mac'n cheese with bacon and caramelized onions was quite good, as was the steak. But the chicken and dumplings were totally bland...More

Thank Fandog4155
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Sunday brunch at Mother’s (I highly recommend making a reservation first) and all the dishes were delightfully prepared and tasty. The salmon hash with poached eggs was seasoned with just the right balance of salt and savory, the bread was very good and...More

Thank FloridaAuthor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I am visiting a new city I check with my TripAdvisor friends on where to go and they never disappoint. This place was perfect for breakfast. We had an amazing breakfast, great coffee and great service. If you are looking for a home cooked...More

Thank yvettemz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sam Smith recommends the tuna melt!! Awesome! I love their cookbook too...still using after 5 years.

1  Thank myhrtsincoz
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1 July 2018|
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Response from janetsmile0201 | Reviewed this property |
at least 30 minutes
17 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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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