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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” (357 reviews)
“salmon hash” (108 reviews)
“corn flakes” (32 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
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Reviewed today

While Mother's is both crowded and bustling, you get there and realize why: the food is great. It's humble and homey, but better than what's ordinarily produced in most of the homes I've known. I was amazed that most of the staff called me "hon."...More

Thank 780susan
Reviewed yesterday

My first trip to Portland via MAX Blue line from Beaverton area. Very nice and easy way to get to downtown. My Daughter had heard of Mothers, so we stopped for lunch. It was very busy and the staff seated everyone in a professional way,...More

Thank norm1331
Reviewed yesterday

I just love this place! The food gives honor to the title "Mother". Everything is always fresh, super delicious,, and clearly prepared with a mother's kind of love. Pure delicious, beautifully prepared food for the soul! Love you Mama!

Thank ScarlettRuby503
Reviewed yesterday

Good Food, Well worth the wait, Order a special Mother's bloody Mary while you wait for your table. you will not be disappointed.

Thank B8123NGdavidj
Reviewed yesterday

A converted large house of old has an established gem of a foodies place on Stark St. The food was over the top. The selections and servers even better.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was in Portland for a dance festival and the hotel suggested I stop in to have lunch at Mother’s. They were busy but I was told the best thing to do was eat at the bar. All the staff were friendly and professional. I had...More

Thank Fritzi G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait.there was a pretty good line going but we were seated in about 20 min. Food was good, service attentive, and it seemed everyone was having a great time. It's in an old building that I would have liked to know more...More

Thank Roz C
Reviewed 2 days ago

There were so many choices on the menu I could hardly decide, but I went with the Reuben it was mouth-watering!. Husband had hamburger and ate it in one gulp. All in all I would say this is a must see and eat when in...More

Thank Janni57
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always. And great coffee. Read the backstory on the menu. Good service, good volume levels for catching up with an old friend. And enjoy!

Thank Tobey F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Few places I would go that have masses of people flocking to them for the food but Mother’s is hands down one that I will deal with the crowds. I love the vibe of this place lots of tourist but many locals too. The team...More

Thank CAnative_JB_73
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Questions & Answers
17 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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