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Mother's Bistro & Bar

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Portland
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212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
08:00 - 14:30
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Sun 08:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Long queue to wait but they will text you when your table is ready. The food is sooo good. I tried only their breakfast and this is worth the wait!!

Thank Luckyairry
Spokane, Washington
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637 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My schnitzel sandwich was really good, the French fries were cooked perfectly. The service was quick and they seated us fast. My wife had the salmon hash and there wasn't much salmon in it.

Thank fool4travelin
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A dish that I deeply recommend is the "Crunchy French Toast" it is indeed crunchy but the flavor is amazing! The service is great, and there omelets seemed to be very good! Although there was a little bit of a wait especially in the winter because it cold. Also, so you might want to schedule a reservation in advance.

Thank Andres A
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mother's is ALWAYS a great spot. The salmon hash is my go-to. Tried a corn beef breakfast special w/ a mustard sauce . OMG. Glad I did. Staff is tremendous - personable, knowledgeable and the right mix of "do you need anything else" and teasing you about your meal, life, etc. Breakfast/brunch are must do if you are downtown.

Thank SusieH327
Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at a hotel nearby but didn't want to pay arm and a leg to get a quick breakfast at the hotel so we googled for the best place to have breakfast and Mothers Bistro came up. We loved the ambience and the food. Price was great for the quality and the volume of food we received. Service... More 

Thank Yokohawaii
Gilroy, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As my title says, I love this place! We were visiting during Portland's historic snowstorm and the staff could have been pretty grumpy - but they weren't! They were awesome! Love, love, love them all. Upbeat and positive! Since most places were closed due to the weather and Mother's was walking distance from the hotel, we chose to eat breakfast... More 

Thank jware212
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came for dinner on a week day and got seated right away. The decor is lovely and the layout seems to consist of several different rooms, so it never felt crowded. I had the half-meatloaf, half-pot roast meal, which came with green beans and mashed potatoes. Biscuits were also served before the entree arrived. These were fantastic. The entree... More 

Thank Shauna M
Portland, Oregon, United States
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this place. it's charming and romantic. the food is hands down the best around. The country country fried chicken is so good that my grandmother in heaven was probably drooling over it. The carrot cake was easily the best I have had and the largest slice I have seen.

Thank Leslie K
Clackamas, Oregon
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have eaten here many times throughout the years! We usually come for breakfast and have had Mother's Day celebrations here 3 or 4 times. The food is delicious! Fresh, local ingredients and so thoughtfully prepared! Very busy, make reservations if you can.

Thank pbeau21
Boise, Idaho
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has lots of style, great, friendly staff and a unique layout. The breakfast special was a fantastic omellete with roasted potatoes and toast. The potatoes were a wonderful blend of butter and garlic. The two negativse were a six dollar glass of orange juice (seriously?!) and a child's size serving of potatoes--they were delicious, but there should have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
International, American
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?