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Mother's Bistro & Bar

212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (352 reviews)
“salmon hash” (105 reviews)
“corn flakes” (31 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is amazing!! I go traveling and always try to find the best packed with biscuits and gravy!! And hands down this is the best place in Portland!!! Thank you very much for having this !!!

Thank DjsTravles100
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'll be short and sweet. Mother's doesn't dress up it's menu. It's pretty basic stuff such as chicken and dumplings, crab cakes, and pot roast. However, the food is very tasty. Our server Howard (who was great by the way) indicated they were known for...More

Thank pnh20
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was the first morning we are in Portland and we head to Mother’s, just a short walk from our hotel. Fun from the start with the waiter advising us on coffee selection and offering the special in a welcoming, consulting kind of way. Excellent...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Setting aside the gaudy decor, Mothers bistro leaves one wanting in the first few minutes of sitting here. The overcrowded dining area leaves little room for the wait staff to wend their way between tables without bumping into guests (namely my guest) on multiple passes...More

1  Thank Boldy_Verbose
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of great breakfast/brunch spots in Pdx and this is one of them Pleasant for a late breakfast with visitors and friends Consider yourself lucky if you don't have to wait but worth the wait

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened upon this crowded restaurant while seeking a lunch spot. Crowded is a sign of a good place. There was a wait for a table so we sat at the bar. Great service there, entertainment provided by bartenders making interesting cocktails, and friendly chit chat...More

Thank wagordon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast at Mother's twice on our vacation. Love the Pressed Coffee and Freshly brewed tea selection. The omelets are large and fluffy and potatoes are perfectly roasted. The lemon ricotta pancake special was also delicious. Seating is a bit uncomfortable and cramped, especially...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classy little place serving a variety of home style dishes. White tablecloths and an upscale feel with very reasonable prices. We ordered the beef stew, which was piping hot and very tasty, and the salmon, which was cooked lifeless. . . hard...More

Thank sbh858
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quaint restaurant offers the option of getting half-portions of two entrees so you can try more than one. I had meatloaf and pulled pork, and they were dee-lish! The bread pudding and ice cream dessert was so large I could have shared it with...More

Thank LBCA90803
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is okay if you're willing to shout back and forth with your dining companions - the restaurant has far too many tables in big open rooms, so all conversation & noise is amplified exponentially! The restaurant would be better if some interior re-modeling was...More

Thank kount
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Questions & Answers
17 January 2018|
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Response from Babeanglhot | Reviewed this property |
You’re going to want to reserve a table, otherwise expect to wait up to 1.5 hours!
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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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