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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” (396 reviews)
“salmon hash” (112 reviews)
“corn flakes” (32 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place to go for brunch or lunch. Been here 3 times. Looking forward to the new location. There is a long wait during prime times.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great brunch for myself and adult son. My son had a delicious, light Belgian waffle. I had a spinach and egg dish (can't remember exactly) but it was great. Friendly service in a cool funky setting.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lura G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We consulted trip advisor and chose this restaurant since it was close to our hotel and had good reviews. The food was fresh and excellent in flavor and presentation. the service was excellent and the atmosphere was fun.. We liked it so much we returned...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank peggymom1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

During a recent business trip to Portland Oregon, we were looking for a place to eat breakfast, and we’re staying right downtown Portland. The front desk clerk at our hotel suggested mothers bistro. All the times I’ve stayed in downtown Portland, which is around 100,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank km24800
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here 2 times on our weekend in Portland because it was that good! The stuffed frittata was to die for, the crowds show how great this place is, get there early. The coffee and the service was outstanding too. WE were happy a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank laurieSue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard so much about Mother’s and now I know why! The atmosphere is warm and cozy and comfortable. The food was outstanding! The pot roast with garlic mash potatoes hit the spot on a rainy evening. My husband got the chicken and dumplings; best I’ve...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank amf226
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Mother's on a Sunday morning around brunch time. We were pleasantly surprised by a wait time less than what was originally estimated by the hostess (45 minutes instead of 1 hour and 10 minutes). We had a very attentive waitress who was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Monica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent. I liked the homey decor. Waitress was very entertaining. Very accommodating. Can't wait to go back!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Greek omelet!! So good! Split omelette, biscuit and fruit between two of us - we left full. The coffee was good and the service was outstanding! Note: they are moving locations soon. We look forward to eating here again soon.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank twofromLA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very crowded on a Saturday late morning. We all had mimosas while we waited so it passed the time. Waited about 30 minutes for a table of six. Everyone liked their meals and even tho the place was packed we could still hear each other...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank annestone23
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Eva B
August 15, 2018|
Response from grahamsP5525RW | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
July 1, 2018|
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Response from janetsmile0201 | Reviewed this property |
at least 30 minutes
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You’re going to want to reserve a table, otherwise expect to wait up to 1.5 hours!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
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 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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