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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” (345 reviews)
“salmon hash” (102 reviews)
“cornflake” (26 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 4 days ago via mobile

Extremely busy. We came at 9am and were guven an hour wait time which was actually only 30 minutes. Theyll text if u wander away for a drink. Great service and breakfast. Food came out quickly. Go across the street and visit the dog in...More

Thank ConcertboyPT
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with my family visiting from the UK together. The food was fabulous, the server was kind and the portions were huge!! I had the two half portion options as I couldn't decide what to have and each portion was like an entire breakfast in...More

Thank Isabella C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant staff , tasty food lovely atmosphere, if I'm ever in Portland again I will go there . Toilets where clean and tidy , and the price was very reasonable

Thank richard m
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decor: Turn-of-the-century, classic space, with huge windows, & wood floors. Black & gold drapes & upholstery as well as small chandeliers fit right in. Nice bar. Two separate rooms. Menu: For breakfast, covers many egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, biscuit-based dishes, among others. Frittatas, hash, “breakfast...More

Thank Pacificisles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, even cramped. Best to have a reservation. But good family feel even with the crowd. Service was both attentive and pleasant. My chicken and dumplings was delicious. Good amount of chicken. Mac and cheese was on the kids menu, a necessity. It had a...More

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you have a business meeting, a family dinner or a lunch hour with friends, this is a great place! Food is excellent. Busy atmosphere and always busy but, we always get in for lunch. Service is also very good! They hire seasoned professionals &...More

Thank JulieMac M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed a little morsel to hold us till dinner so stopped at this restaurant. Cozy small table with rounded booths. Ordered a couple glasses of wine and shared a bowl of turkey chili and veggie sandwich. Chili was delish. Had cinnamon in it I...More

Thank daveanddana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I always make sure to eat here when we are visiting Portland. It is one our our favorite places for any meal. We had our dog with us so I grabbed takeout a few time and it was delicious. The pancakes are...More

Thank mikehenryjr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place!!! For breakfast, it's a favorite when we visit the Portland area. It even holds up well if you get it to go and don't feel like waiting. Otherwise, get here early or be very patient. It's worth the wait! Love the Migas!

Thank Sarah_ANANAS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Salmon hash was ok. I like my salmon rare and this was served medium so not my taste. My meal could’ve been hotter. It was warm but not hot. Very busy place. Went on a sun at 9am and there was a 20 min wait....More

Thank Gyro5490
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Questions & Answers
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!
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.
Meg R
5 September 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Property representative |
Hi there, we will be serving brunch only on Thanksgiving. Our hours will be from 9 AM until 2:30 PM. We will be serving from our breakfast & lunch menus, but will not have traditional Thanksgiving fare, FYI. Thanks for... More
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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