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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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International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the third or fourth time I have visited Mothers in my visits to Portland. I have never been disappointed but had never tried the Pot Roast. It is sooo good - someone in your group needs to order just so you can all...More

Thank Sabrina_ball
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our group of 4 gals were looking to eat dinner at what was touted as "close to Mom's cooking". It was a Tuesday night. There was a group of around 8 people in an adjoining room. We 4 were the only ones in the Main...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Housed in an historic downtown building, Mother's has a lovely front parlor feeling in the restaurant and a speakeasy vibe in the bar area. We went for Happy Hour--an extensive menu of both food and drinks, all reasonably-priced and all delicious.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first time to Mother's for dinner and wow, it did NOT disappoint! We had an extremely courteous waiter and great table service. The restaurant was bust as usual, but we only had a 5 minute wait on a Saturday. The table bread...More

Thank MissNic253
Reviewed 5 days ago

Way off the beaten path, but worth the walk from our hotel. We loved this place - very pleasant staff, the food was delicious, and the bartender was a little rough around the edges, but very helpful after all. Fun atmosphere, good food, excellent drinks.

Thank Coree C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a quiche that was very taste and the coffee was very nice the view was very city because it is downtown Portland.

Thank 68,410
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stop in for lunch and ate at the counter as it was extremely busy. The service was good and the atmosphere is pretty cool but the chicken sandwich was at best okay. Wish I had another day to try something else as I had high...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the opening buttermilk biscuits and parker house rolls to the main course, nothing but absolute raves for Mother's Bistro. I don't care much for Portland, but I do love Mother's. This is one of the finest meals we have ever had in all our...More

Thank X8554TIjohna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant after hearing about its popularity in Portland amongst the locals. My fiancée and I both chose the 2 half entrees (1/2 price + $1.00) and were delighted we did. The chicken and dumplings were very good! A bit on the salty...More

Thank hbobel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had breakfast, brunch and dinner at Mother's and it doesn't disappoint. The staff is friendly and cheerful, the food is excellent and doesn't require an explanation to order or eat.

Thank Tonya F
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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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