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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (364 reviews)
“salmon hash” (99 reviews)
“cornflake” (25 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't often give a negative review. But, I'm not sure I understand the draw. This restaurant is in an old Portland building downtown. It serves typical breakfast items. My french toast was a huge disappointment, after a long wait in a crowded anteroom. I...More

Thank Claudia E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When of trendy places in Portland,serve American mother’s food,delicious,huge amount ,try the pot roast with mashed potatoes and green beans,the first was chicken liver moss. The finally with apple crisp with vanilla ice cream,Service was great,reservation is essential.reasonable prices.

Thank hisham T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mothers is awesome! Great food, great quality, great staff! We went every chance we had on a recent trip to Portland. If you're going for breakfast (even during the week), you might want to make a reservation. Highly reccommend the biscuits with gravy..:)

Thank dave w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived just before 5:00-rock star parking again. Our pick of seating in the bar, a cozy booth. our group of four had a blast eating and drinking on the happy hour menu. Matzo ball soup all around, Caesar salads, fries with aoaoli sauce, fried ravioli....More

Thank Oceantoes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge menu sure to have something for everyone. Fantastic coffee! I tried the Mother's biscuits and gravy which was very good and with a generous portion. Attentive service. The space makes you feel like you're in a turn of the century restaurant. Well worth a...More

Thank DineOutOften10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, good service and a little on the expensive side for breakfast. During the week go early to get a table for the lunch rush it can get very busy.

Thank Otazman-Ron
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast was awesome and my omelette looked like a work of art. The restaurant is very quaint Enjoy.

Thank Jeff c
Reviewed 1 week ago

What's not to like? The atmosphere and decor are relaxed but carefully considered. Quaint, elegant, but not too fancy. I had the banana pancakes and did not know I loved cooked banana this much until now. Sat at the bar meant no waiting around, though...More

Thank ObservantEscapades
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered drip coffee, (meh), a Bloody Mary (very good), wheat toast (fresh) with potatoes (warmed up but good flavor) and an omelet (plenty “insides” but pretty dry.)

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 6 of us and all agreed food was wonderful. Chicken dishes too much to eat but great. Seafood amazing and all apps and drinks very very good. Service perfect. Great place.

Thank Lorraine J
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Questions & Answers
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
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!
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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