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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” (352 reviews)
“salmon hash” (105 reviews)
“corn flakes” (31 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
International, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
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Reviewed today

Stopped here noontime on a weekday for lunch. After a short 5 minute wait for a table (could have gone straight to the bar as seats at the counter were readily available, but wanted a regular table), was seated and given a menu. Drink order...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been here about 25 times in many years.This time, for breakfast. Fine coffee, salmon hash, eggs bennie, and so on. Deelish! Prior visits were for happy hour and I was VERY happy.

Thank headingaway
Reviewed 3 days ago

Mother's food is out of this world - and the restaurant name reflects the attitude. You are sure to get things the way you like them - even changing side dishes if you want. Service is impeccable, and generally, "Mother" makes it around to every...More

Thank Nadine G
Reviewed 4 days ago

In Portland for meetings, this place was recommended by my daughter and I can see why! The staff was excellent and place was packed with waiting line around the block

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

No idea what the big deal about this place the food is mediocre at best tables are very cramped together and uncomfortable sitting on those hard wooden chairs I guess it’s been there forever so it’s kind of a staple of thearea but you can...More

Thank derekbnyc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing the great reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try Mothers. We were able to be seated right away at about 10am on a Tuesday. The menu has a lot of great options - eggs, oatmeal, french toast - and good coffee (drip, french...More

Thank BooII
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning after several years to find that the food and service is still good. Meat loaf was delicious.

Thank The2TravelingFools
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never go to the same restaurant twice when on vacation. Mother's brunch was so good that my husband and I went back the following morning. The chilaquiles were perfect. The lemon poppyseed pancakes were tasty. The restaurant even has a children's play area. Perfect...More

Thank Jon V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to try this restaurant out for dinner since it was close to my hotel and had great reviews. The atmosphere is very classy, and the menu had a great selection and variety of options. I ended up going with the Steak Frites. This...More

Thank Jacob H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate breakfast and dinner here on the same day! Great service, cool decor and delicious food! Follow your server’s recommendations, all were outstanding! Peiorgis, Irish fries and pot roast were our favorites!

Thank Sue M
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Questions & Answers
16 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
4 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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