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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” (343 reviews)
“salmon hash” (100 reviews)
“cornflake” (26 reviews)
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212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite places downtown to meet someone for breakfast. Although I've usually done it for a work breakfast it would be great place to go as a tourist as well. The pancakes are particularly good

Thank irvingtonevk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mother's has a nice menu of food that is comfortable and an ambiance that is social and friendly. A good place to eat in the downtown area for brunch or breakfast.

Thank jlevy49
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always love going downtown to eat at Mother's Bistro & Bar. I have never had a bad meal there regardless of time of day or how busy they are. Staff are always pleasant and helpful. Just a heads up........don't be surprised if you get...More

Thank X983KMlindas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mother's is great for brunch but they get really busy. The food is quite good but with how long you have to wait you might want to consider going elsewhere.

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very happy that the staff seated our large group at two tables. It was very crowded New Year's Eve Sunday for breakfast. We appreciated their efficiency, great service by Zach, wonderful food. They should wear pajamas every day!

Thank LetsGoDen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here in late November with several work colleagues for a working breakfast. What a wonderful spot. Eclectic art work, fun décor and great food. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our delicious breakfast.

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mother's Bistro has great food and service. Friends and I visited two days ago and had a fantastic breakfast. The resturant has great charm and the service was quick and good. I don't like to wait so we arrived about 9:00 am and were seated...More

Thank DeVJP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Mother’s for breakfast during a stay in downtown Portland. I ordered the salmon hash and it was exceptional.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience at Mothers was really poor. We expected a lot more,because we found it through trip advisor as the number 8th in 3000 restaurants. Service was in between poor and good. We ordered liver pathe,and it was bland with litle lumps. Ceasar's salad was...More

Thank Sofia N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food there is amazing! Pricy but not too much so. Always a long wait but I would wait again. Always check out there specials. The Italian frittata was outstanding!

Thank 13lilyden
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17 January 2018|
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Response from TrekNorth6 | Reviewed this property |
Expect it to be a busy place, even on a weekday. They offer limited reservations if you call the restaurant directly: 503-464-1122. Note they do not take reservations for weekend brunch if you call the same day.
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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