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Mother's Bistro & Bar

212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (298 reviews)
“salmon hash” (92 reviews)
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International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great restaurant. I loved it. All wait staff very attentive. Our waiter was named Matt and he was exuberant and helpful. We did make reservations as the wait is very long. I ordered special-Shiitake mushroom crusted red snapper with white bean puree &...More

Thank marilyn L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is not the Mother's of fifteen years ago. The quality and cleanliness has slowly declined, while the prices are rising and the lines get longer and longer. If you haven't been in a long time you might be disappointed. However it's the same trend...More

Thank morgan m
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love this place for breakfast! It is a destination for Portlanders and tourists for a great dining. Everything has a homemade taste with high excellence and quality. The coffee is delicious, and the menu varieties and choices are amazing for breakfast. It is family-friendly...More

Thank jmshep1
Reviewed 3 days ago

We usually go to Mothers when we are downtown in Portland and getting hungry for some bistro-type food. They have good salads, good mac-n-cheese, and great pastries and baked goods. They also have a good side/back room that works well for meetings over lunch, breakfast...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Three of us went to mothers bistro and bar for breakfast and we were not disappointed. Everybody ordered something different and all of us really enjoyed our meal. There is definitely a wait to get in and the place is crowded. Our service was very...More

Thank Carol4733
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came here for breakfast alone twice when I was in town for a conference. I came early so there was no wait. My favorite was the portobello mushroom scramble (amazing!) but the stuffed frittata was also very good. I appreciated the nice selection of...More

Thank jrkorzen
Reviewed 5 days ago

After looking at the reviews and pictures online, I thought we ended up at another establishment called Mother's. We were looking for a quick dinner near our hotel after a day of wine tasting. The decor was dark and the restaurant felt damp. I asked...More

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this restaurant, huge variety on the menu and everything that I saw come out of the kitchen looked really good. Our meal was excellent as was the service.

Thank Tarastrad
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a recommendation from our hotel concierge and I'm so glad we asked. The decor of the restaurant is adorable--printed wallpaper, small chandeliers... but definitely an environment suited for all. I was boring and has a standard bacon and egg dish but their bacon...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the chicken soup with dumplings. A bit too salty for me (I don't typically eat any salt) but generally very good. Real chicken chunks and real vegetables floating around in the broth and the matza ball dumplings were good -- not heavy.

Thank Jeanette M
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We have guests coming from out of state, Thursday December 22. Picking up at PDX @ 9:00am want to come in for breakfast, how busy is a Thursday am? Long lines? Thanks
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
Do they serve beer & wine?
2 October 2016|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
Wine, great beer selection, and full bar.
Hi! Do you validate parking?
9 May 2016|
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Response from taras l | Reviewed this property |
No. you will need to find street parking or a parking garage. however, easy to find.
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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!