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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%
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“brunch” (357 reviews)
“salmon hash” (108 reviews)
“corn flakes” (32 reviews)
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

It's a long wait, but the whole thing is efficiently managed. The staff is so very energetic, it's so heartening. I ordered stuffed frittata and it was simply amazing! I ordered Avacado as a side and it added to the whole taste. The frittata was...More

Thank Renuka K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So I am a southern girl so I always look for biscuits and gravy. Since I was in the Pacific Northwest I did not have too high of expectations but this place blew me away!!! They were not like my grandma’s southern style but man...More

Thank like2travelondcheap
Reviewed yesterday

The wait is exceptionally long, however if you are a visiting Portland it's a must. I was visiting over a weekend. Had the french toast, the perfect of the griddle pick. About 8 friends crammed into a table with a lot of people nearby, I...More

Thank jaz g
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mother’s is one of our go to restaurants for breakfast/brunch. Excellent options, tasty food, and always great service.

Thank Subeeh S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here for breakfast on a recommendation from a colleague. We couldn’t have been more pleased. We ended up sitting at the bar, as it was quite busy. We received immpecable service. We ordered off the daily specials menu but the...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Met my sister for a midweek brunch to catch up and we loved the food. I had some tasty salmon and we both managed to squeeze in some fresh waffles washed down with many cups of coffee. Quick table service, especially as it was quite...More

Thank lianneporter88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our food was great! Service was amazing, really went above and beyond to help with dietary restrictions. Highly recommend

Thank walk_m9
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Finding a brunch place on a Saturday morning in June in Portland isn't easy but we got a place in line at Mother's bistro and bar and they told us they'd call us when the table was ready. We walked to a nearby coffee house...More

Thank Jenn C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We weren't disappointed when we got to Mother's after reading excellent reviews! The food was very tasty and fresh. Our server was really nice and helpful. The entire staff is to be commended. It was busy as we expected, but our wait was short. Parking...More

Thank DAW72014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff and incredible food. I had the salmon hash followed up by the strawberry rhubarb crisp. Both were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant. Price came out to $50 plus tip for two people.

Thank Josh K
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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