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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” (336 reviews)
“salmon hash” (99 reviews)
“cornflake” (25 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
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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

The breakfast here was excellent! Our server was amazing (thank you Adrian!). It was so good we went back a second time during our visit. Warning: it is SUPER busy on the weekend, so I suggest getting there at 8:00 am when they open on...More

Thank Tracilees
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food. Amazing bartender Jason was a pleasure to watch. Friendly atmosphere. Great matzoh ball soup. Good selections of different kinds of food. Go there.

Thank Marlene F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Let’s start with the hostess who was one of the most professional and knowledgeable restauranteurs ever. She was courteous, friendly, seated us as soon as we walked on, and offered to move our table (without being asked) when she realized being close to the kitchen...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked in tonight around 8:45 and were sat right away. We loved the cozy, parlor-style ambience and spot-on service. The food was to die for-- from the soft, buttery rolls to the pot roast. I had the chicken noodle soup and it really was...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I joined a few colleagues for a one-day trip to Portland. That meant we had to choose a restaurant for our one dinner in town, so I went to Trip Advisor to find the right spot. Mother’s Bistro looked great and was near our hotel,...More

Thank Curtis B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was delish. I think it's more for adults as my teenage son just didn't appreciate the atmosphere as much as I did. Come on, who doesn't like a coffee mug that says "call your mother"? Make reservations in advance though....it'll be worth it.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had high hopes for Mother's as the first time we went there (on a Sunday) it was an hour wait. We went again on Tuesday and were seated immediately. The food was ok. the potatoes were sub-par and the Chicken Apple sausage tasted very...More

Thank Aline E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the past, I've almost always found this restaurant to be excellent. Their roast beef is like Sunday dinner at home when I was a kid. In general the menu has some delicious variations on a month-to-month basis, as they honor different mothers and their...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW, the food here is amazing..Homestyle w flair..the atmosphere is great with mirrors velvet wallpaper and chandeliers..cute and very cozy. You will not regret have a meal or two here!

Thank Tangee H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all enjoyed our meals. I had the french toast coated with corn flakes! It was very crunchy and good. My son and husband had the omelet which was very thick and probably had 7-8 eggs. It was very good. The OJ is fresh squeezed...More

Thank boymomdfw
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Questions & Answers
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
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
2 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
  • 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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