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Mother's Bistro & Bar

212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (326 reviews)
“salmon hash” (96 reviews)
“pot roast” (60 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
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

Have mostly been here for breakfast but they do have lunch and dinner. It is quite a popular spot so you need to plan ahead. They do not seat partial parties and do not take phone reservations. family friendly.

1  Thank Rebecca9720
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think this place is overrated. Food was okay; my fiancé ordered the salmon hash and it was better then the salmon that I ordered. Presentation was mediocre. It's a nice spot to go to but overall did not meet expectations.

Thank Mighty2Mighty
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our party of four had a delightful light dinner here. The dining room is quite lovely. Service was good and our dinners were interesting, nicely presented and well prepared. We shared a pierogi appetizer. Our friends had a Caprese salad and the Matzoh Ball soup....More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything from the appetizer to the desert was so fresh and tasty! The waiter was kind and decor was nice. It wasn't loud in the restaurant. At no time did we see the bathroom or kitchen, which was nice. Large windows, but I'm sorry for...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This spot was recommended to us by the front desk of our hotel. I had the wild salmon hash .... creamy potatoes, chunks of salmon, tasty leaks and a couple of eggs. I didn't need lunch! And I has green mint tea ... lots of...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really fantastic service and food. This place has never disappointed me. Situated a few blocks from Hotel Monaco. This place is always busy.

Thank Heatheronthehill
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The salads and matzo ball soup was great - just what we needed for a light dinner. Good service and atmosphere as well.

Thank pragya g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to walk here from our hotel for breakfast. Busy place, lots of people waiting. Only waited about 15 mins. Then sat in the bigger room. Decor was nice. Waited a bit for our good but wow was it worth the wait. We got...More

Thank southerncaligirl72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is classic and rustic with chandeliers in every room. The staff is friendly and very prompt. We had the French Toast and Biscuits and Gravy. The French toast was delicious and was coated with corn flakes which added a nice change of texture...More

Thank chanson13
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy place so you might have a wait, but it is worth it. A warm and friendly place with great food. Breakfast food and lunch food available at the same time. The waitstaff is friendly and helpful and all the food was...More

Thank Donald G
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Questions & Answers
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
6 December 2016|
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Response from Moira91011 | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine. You'll miss the morning breakfast rush and beat the early lunch crowd. Like I said, the Bloody Mary's are great! Enjoy and have a blessed Christmas!
Gene B
2 October 2016|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
Wine, great beer selection, and full bar.
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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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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