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Mother's Bistro & Bar

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212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good breakfast food, good coffee a good place for a date. They have a long line, I recommend making a reservation before visiting.

Thank Sue U
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I were in Portland for President's Day weekend. We loved breakfast so much on Saturday morning, we went back again Sunday morning before leaving town. We were able to skip the long wait by lucking out with a couple bar seats. I don't really know how to put this other than YOU. WILL. LOVE. IT. The eggs... More 

Thank kensmash
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went on a Saturday late in the morning so we expected a long wait. We were surprised at it only being 30min and they sat us sooner. The staff is great and very professional and friendly. The atmosphere, although chaotic, was light and inviting. The food came out very quickly and hot and cooked properly. We... More 

Thank Kyle G
Kennedale, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Dundee and a winery recommended Mother's to us for New Year's Day brunch. We were uncertain of our plans and arrived without a reservation (which I do not recommend). However, they accommodated us within the hour they told us the wait would be and we were able to walk around downtown a bit waiting to be texted... More 

Thank Aimee T
Graham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Holy. Moly. What a find! Our waiter was over the top, efficient and HILARIOUS! And the food was so, so, sooo good. One of the best eggs Benedict I've had...the pancakes were fluffy and just sweet enough...and the breakfast potatoes? Yowzers! The best! Went on a Sunday at 9:30 and was so happy I had made reservations ahead of time... More 

Thank Sara D
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food. Awesome specials. Very cool ambiance with fantastic service. All your moms favorites, with refined touches. Very nice barroom. Everyone very frendly, including mom who was there to help. Very fair prices too.

Thank wifoodie60022
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very unique and historical restaurant that we've visited two times for a nice breakfast. The decor is unique and the service is great. They offer French press coffee, which we didn't have because their house coffee is great. Their breakfast menu is extensive. My husband had the special, corned beef hash and he said it was great.... More 

Thank suzanne0109
San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for breakfast and was super happy we chose this place. I'm sure the other places in my list were great too but love the ambiance at Mother's. It's a place that would be so awesome to take your mom out for breakfast of lunch. I love the architecture and chandeliers even though I prefer modern/contemporary genre. It's just... More 

Thank qhunnyb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a good lunch here with friends that we came back for dinner! Spent a week vacationing in downtown Portland and this place was within walking distance to our hotel. Lunch was delicious - yummy ham and swiss panini and the Mac& Cheese special was outrageous. Dinner was almost as good - a great fish special, but a... More 

Thank LuannMC
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The breakfast is unbelievable. The mimosas are to die for! There is always a little wait, but compared to other places in Portland the wait is worth it!

Thank Whitoregon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 21
International, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?