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Mother's Bistro & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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BREAKFAST​
Egg whites $+1.00
Tofu $+1.00
Eggs
Except for the biscuit breakfast, all egg dishes are served w/ whole wheat toast & breakfast potatoes (unless potatoes included in dish) egg whites or tofu available upon request - add 1
$6.95
Two Eggs, Any Style
$9.95
Two Eggs, Any Style
With honey cured bacon, pork-apple sausage or ham
$11.95
Grilled Portabella Mushroom Scramble
Grilled portabellas marinated in garlic, olive oil & balsamic vinegar, scrambled w/ eggs, fresh sautéed spinach & asiago cheese
$Market
Omelet Du Jour
A three egg omelet filled w/ fresh & seasonal goodies, please inquire
$9.95
Mike's Special Scramble
With prosciutto ham, roasted garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil & provolone cheese
$9.95
Stuffed Frittata
Open faced omelet w/ bacon, cheddar cheese & potatoes, topped w/ sour cream & green onions
$9.95
Biscuit Breakfast
Homemade buttermilk biscuits topped w/ country sausage gravy, served w/ two eggs any style
$9.95
Pork Apple Sausage & Cheddar Cheese Scramble
Eggs scrambled w/ pork apple sausage & cheddar cheese
$9.95
Migas
Eggs, corn tortillas, jack cheese, onions & peppers, scrambled together, topped w/ chipotle sour cream, salsa & green onions
BREAKFAST​
$8.95
Roasted Red Potatoes Sautéed w/ Bacon, Caramelized Onions & a Touch of Cream, Topped w/ Melted Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream & Green Onions
$6.95
Buttermilk Pancakes
Two​ made from scratch fluffy pancakes
$5.95
Belgian Waffle
Crispy on the outside, moist on the inside
$7.95
Crunchy French Toast
Thick slices of challah (egg) bread, dipped in cornflakes & grilled golden brown
$5.95
Bob's Red Mill Oatmeal
Slow​ cooked w/ brown sugar & cream (whole, low-fat or skim milk also available)
$3.95
Bagel & Cream Cheese
Locally made bagel w/ a side of cream cheese, choice of sesame, poppy seed, plain or everything
$14.95
House-Cured Lox Platter
Our very own lox, served w/ cream cheese, red onion, capers, tomatoes & toasted bagel
Cup $4.95
Bowl $6.95
Fresh Fruit
$1.95
One Egg
$2.95
Two Eggs
LUNCH​
SOUPS / STARTERS​
Don’t slurp, & remember to save room for your meal
Cup $3.95
Bowl $6.95
Belle's Chicken Noodle or Matzo Ball Soup
Cup $3.95
Bowl $6.95
Soup of the Day
$7.95
Hummus Plate
A dip of garbanzo beans, garlic & sesame served w/ sliced tomatoes, spicy chili paste, kalamata olives & pita bread
$7.95
Pierogi
Hand made potato-filled dumplings, topped w/ sautéed onions & sour cream
$8.95
Irish Nachos
Roasted red potatoes sautéed w/ bacon, caramelized onions & a touch of cream, topped w/ melted cheddar cheese, sour cream & green onions
$8.95
Fried Ravioli
Ricotta cheese filled, tossed w/ herbs & spices, topped w/ parmesan cheese, served w/ tomato basil sauce
$9.95
Fried Calamari
Crispy​ calamari served w/ a sweet & sour garlic sauce
$6.95
Chopped Liver
Like pâté my mother’s recipe made w/ slowly sautéed chicken livers & onions, served w/ assorted crackers
$8.95
Hummus & Greek Salad Combo
The best of both worlds
SALADS​
Did you eat your greens today
Small $6.95
Large $9.95
Greek Salad
Tomatoes,​ kalamata olives, feta cheese & red onion on a bed of lettuce tossed w/ celery, dill, green onions & red wine vinaigrette (contains anchovy)
$10.95
Mexican Chopped Salad
Julienne leaf lettuce, grilled marinated chicken breast, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, cheddar cheese & crispy tortilla strips, w/ honey-lime vinaigrette, topped w/ cotija cheese
$5.95
House Salad
Organic field greens w/ cranberries, feta cheese, sunflower seeds & red onions, lightly tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
Small $6.95
Large $8.95
Grilled chicken breast $+ 3
Grilled wild salmon $+market
Caesar Salad
Mixed leaf lettuce, tossed in a lemon, anchovy, olive oil & garlic dressing, topped w/ parmesan cheese & house-made croutons
$10.95
Cobb Salad
Red leaf & romaine lettuce, grilled chicken breast, sliced egg, avocado, tomatoes, blue cheese & bacon, w/ side of blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, thousand island, poppy seed or honey mustard dressing
Served on a bed of poppy seed-dressed greens or as a sandwich on whole wheat bread w/ lettuce
$7.95
Tuna Salad
With red onion, celery, pickle & mayonnaise
$7.95
Faith's Chicken Salad
With toasted pecans, grapes, poppy seeds & celery
LUNCH​
Sandwiches served on fleur de lis or portland french bakery bread, w/ pasta salad & a pickle (except where noted) nearly everything is made from scratch—even our mayonnaise (with pasteurized egg yolks)
HOT SANDWICHES​
$8.95
Benny's Chicken
Marinated & grilled chicken breast, topped w/ melted cheddar cheese, on a potato roll w/ spicy mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion & crispy tortilla strips
$12.95
Dungeness Crab Cake
Our “15,000” crab cakes filled w/ green onions, celery & bacon, pan-fried & served on a potato roll w/ house made tartar sauce, leaf lettuce & cole slaw, served w/ french fries
$8.50
Sliced tomatoes $+1.00
Grilled Ham & Swiss Panini
Shaved ham on grilled country bread w/ melted swiss cheese & stone ground mustard mayonnaise
$8.95
Provolone cheese $+1.00
Grilled Portabella Mushroom
On a grilled potato bun w/ organic field greens, tomatoes & sun-dried tomato mayonnaise
$8.95
Carlton Farms Pulled Pork Sandwich
Slow cooked natural pork on a ciabatta roll w/ caramelized onions, swiss cheese & honey-mustard barbeque sauce, served w/ french fries
$9.95
Painted Hills Beef Burger
Grilled all natural 1/3 pound burger on a potato bun, w/ mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato & red onion, served w/ french fries
$8.50
“Painted Hills” Beef Meatloaf
All-natural beef meatloaf on white or whole wheat bread w/ mayonnaise, lettuce & tomato
$8.95
Mother's Reuben
Slow cooked corned beef brisket (or turkey) on grilled country bread w/ melted swiss cheese, sauerkraut & thousand island dressing
$7.95
Chopped Liver
Like pâté my mother’s recipe made w/ slowly sautéed chicken livers & onions, on toasted challah egg bread w/ lettuce, tomato & red onion
$8.95
Fresh Roasted Turkey Breast
House roasted turkey breast, swiss cheese, dijonnaise, lettuce & tomato on white or wheat bread
ENTREES​
$10.95
Yet cheesy sauce $+1.00
Cheddar Cheese Macaroni & Cheese
Varying pastas (gluten-free rice pasta available upon request, please allow 20 minutes & add 1) w/ a simple, yet cheesy sauce
$Market
Mother's “Macaroni & Cheese” Du Jour
Varying​ pastas & preparations (gluten-free, vegetarian available)
$11.95
Chicken breast for tofu $+ 2
Vegan Stir Fry, Two Ways
Tofu, peppers, onions, broccoli, mushrooms & zucchini, stir-fried w/ your choice of thai green curry sauce or ginger tamari sauce, topped w/ jasmine rice, carrots & green onions
$Market
Fish Du Jour
Fresh local seafood, varies daily
DINNER​
Soups, starters, small plates
Don’t slurp, & remember to save room
Cup $3.95
Bowl $6.95
Cup
Bowl
Belle's Chicken Noodle or Matzo Ball Soup
Cup $3.95
Bowl $6.95
Cup
Bowl
Soup of the Day
$7.95
Cup
Bowl
Pierogi
Hand made potato filled dumplings, topped w/ sautéed onions & sour cream
$7.95
Cup
Bowl
Hummus Plate
A dip of garbanzo beans, garlic, & sesame, served w/ sliced tomatoes, spicy chili paste, kalamata olives & pita bread
$6.95
Cup
Bowl
15,000 Dungeness Crab Cake
With creole mustard sauce & house made cole slaw
$6.95
Cup
Bowl
Grilled Portabella Mushroom
With organic field greens
$11.95
Cup
Bowl
Three Sliders
Mini versions of our favorite sandwiches, served on a potato roll pulled pork, honey BBQ sauce & swiss cheese burger w/ cheddar & caramelized onionscrab cake w/ cole slaw & tartar sauce
$6.95
Cup
Bowl
Chopped Liver
Like pâté my mother’s recipe made w/ slowly sautéed chicken livers & onions, served w/ assorted crackers
SALADS​
Did you eat your greens today
Small $6.95
Large $8.95
Greek Salad
Tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese & red onions on a bed of lettuce tossed withcelery, dill, green onions & red wine vinaigrette (contains anchovy)
Small $7.95
Large $11.95
Mexican Chopped Salad
Julienne leaf lettuce, grilled marinated chicken breast, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, cheddar cheese & crispy tortilla strips, w/ honey-lime vinaigrette, topped w/ cotija cheese
$5.95
House Salad
Organic field greens w/ cranberries, feta cheese, sunflower seeds & red onions, lightly tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
Small $6.95
Large $8.95
Grilled chicken breast $+ 3
Grilled wild salmon $+ 4.95
Caesar Salad
Mixed​ leaf lettuce tossed in a lemon, anchovy & garlic dressing, topped w/ parmesan cheese & house-made croutons
$10.95
Cobb Salad
Red leaf & romaine lettuce, grilled chicken breast, sliced egg, avocado, tomatoes, blue cheese & bacon, w/ side of blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, thousand island, poppy seed or honey mustard dressing
About
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!
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
International, American
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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We wanted to try this place on our visit to Portland since we had read all the great reviews and heard about the wonderful food. I would have to say I wasn’t all that impressed. The restaurant was VERY crowded and noisy on a weekday...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hippely
Reviewed yesterday

Visiting - business lunch - everything was excellent. Had the Salmon Hash - it was just great. I wish I lived in Portland - so I could try everything on the menu. All around great experience - highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mark T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We made reservations for Valentine's Day. We weren't required to spend $80 or $90 a person on Valentine's Day; like so many other restaurants. While they had Valentine's Day specials, the normal dinner menu and pricing was still available. Mother's menu is comfort food done...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rich Q
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been a fan of Mother's Bistro and Bar for ages, but their beautiful, spacious new location only adds to the joy that is dining here. Gone is the narrow waiting area, labyrinthine restaurant space, and tight seating. Enjoy the new, beautiful space with ample...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GoingSmallerLife
Reviewed 5 days ago

I thought the layout of this place was so cute. I had the portbello scramble which was good. I also tried their Ethiopia Kochere Reko Koba coffee...loved it!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 642sasha
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Met for brunch with friends from our of state - the setting, service, and food was all we hoped for and then some. It was my wife's birthday and they brought a desert waffle with candle 👍🏼 The food was plenty full and perfectly prepared.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank citizengjb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal last night at this iconic Portland restaurant. I didn’t know they were open for dinner. After having dinner here I would still recommend visiting for breakfast or brunch. Dinner standouts were the peanut butter pie, Deviled eggs, Cajun mac and cheese,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MeaganWristen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard the greatest things about this place so came here for dinner with some friends for my wife’s birthday. I had the chicken fried chicken & she had the meatloaf. Friends ordered meatloaf & a double down (Two 1/2 portion entrees) choosing chicken & dumplings...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TravelingDad_PTFC
Reviewed 1 week ago

How does one describe Mother's Bistro & Bar? There is an immediate warmth when you walk in - like you're at a relatives house. And it's BUSY and well it should be - the food, the atmosphere, the people - the energy sucks you in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rhea B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are trying to find a decent breakfast spot in Portland, look no further than Mother’s. Not only do they have a wonderful selection of choices on the menu, they have decent coffee and their raspberry jam is to die for. They are moving...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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