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Mother's Bistro & Bar

212 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97204-2603
+1 503-464-1122
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Mothers is one of our favorites for breakfast in Portland! It is always busy, so be prepared. However, their food is fresh, portion sizes are generous, and there are lots of choices. Highly recommend as a place to try for breakfast or brunch.

Thank Brpined0
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The decor at Mother’s is amazing! It is a super cool Victorian style building with amazing booths and decor. The breakfast and dinner menus looked amazing. I ordered off of the lunch menu that seemed limited. I really wish I had been there later for...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you go on a weekend make sure you have a reservation. Even with a reservation you won’t get seated until entire party arrives. But the food is good- so is the coffee- and the staff does not rush you. Lively and a great way...More

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located downtown, we walked over for our mid-day meal. Mother’s is located in a hundred year old brick building; it really has a cool & unique ambience. Service was fast & friendly from arrival to departure. The food was very good Started w/their pâté, which...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were celebrating my birthday and they did a nice job of keeping it low key .... I appreciated that!! The menu selections starting with the features and main menu were quite expansive along with size of the restaurant. The owner was readily on the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in town for a business trip. Mother's came highly recommended and did not disappoint! The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The restaurant itself is beautiful in that nostalgic revival type way. The food was phenomenal. I had the 1/2 classic macaroni, 1/2...More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent, very professional. The food was delicious - you must have a bloody Mary! Unfortunately there was a wait (as with all good breakfast places) and the restaurant itself is quite crowded. I would definitely recommend going regardless of the wait and...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food amazing !! Drinks great the food and service turned my visit around! Whe I first arrived the host sat 5 tables in front of us( Table for 2) .

Thank Reina P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was attempting at dining solo for lunch and was attracted to this place because of the reviews of good quality food. I came at a time when they were ending brunch service and they acted like I’d arrived just at the end of an...More

Thank 32FlavorsAndThenSome
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Always worth the wait😍! Staff is very friendly and helpful even when they are swamped. Good portion size and always yummy. Good cocktails while you wait too. A must visit.

Thank teddipet
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Eva B
August 15, 2018|
Response from graham s | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
July 1, 2018|
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Response from janetsmile0201 | Reviewed this property |
at least 30 minutes
January 16, 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!
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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