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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” (346 reviews)
“salmon hash” (104 reviews)
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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

I have been meaning to write this review for sometime now. Great food here! Family favorite for sure. Thank you mother's bistro.

Thank duckyfan
Reviewed yesterday

You can tell a great place by the fact that it was full of locals! It's cozy, elegant, delicious! Loved it and would go back on next trip for sure!

Thank Karla K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great meal with very good service last week. Had our daughter with us, they had a good selection of kids food, and a small play area if the kids get bored.

Thank RoseBC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on St. Patricks day and had a great experience! They had several 'festive' specials for the day. Server was friendly and knowledgeable and offered many helpful suggestions. Food was freshly prepared and arrived very quickly after we ordered. Very generous portions!! Will definitely visit...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My colleague and I tried Mother’s Bistro a couple of days ago. We got greeted as soon as we walked in and seated promptly. Although it seemed that there was only server in the full restaurant, he was very friendly and our orders were taken...More

Thank jojo1015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Breakfast at Moms was great. Big crowd on a Friday morning but the 30 minuets of waiting was worth the excellent breakfast. Great decor sand excellent service.

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious!!! I had the Belgian waffle with strawberries and whip cream!!! Yummm! I also had over easy eggs with potatoes!! All deliciousness!! Can’t wait to go again and explore the menu.

Thank Daily O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch, busy place, bustling atmosphere, great ambiance, was a little cold inside though for some reason. Extensive menu, serious comfort food. I had an excellent turkey sandwich. Waitress was very friendly, but her outfit was quite dirty which is off putting when you...More

Thank AOGKid
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend booked a reservation here since it's was recommended, but we came here mid week and it wasn't too busy. We got a cozy half booth seat and were very comfortable. Service was friendly and attentive, the food was comfort food. Lovely light atmosphere,...More

Thank Marina B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place and great service. The French press coffee pot is a great idea. The baked goods as you walk in look fantastic. Our breakfast was delicious and fast considering how crowded it was. Highly recommend

Thank bajadreamer
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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