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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” (387 reviews)
“salmon hash” (112 reviews)
“corn flakes” (32 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 2 days ago

We have been coming here EVERY for Sunday breakfast/brunch for years! It doesn't get any better as far as food quality, service and ambiance! Here are some of my favorite things: Manmosas! A larger size version of a Mimosa that will do the job! Migas:...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BonJosie1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mother’s Bistro is a Portland Landmark. Both the food and service are excellent. I highly recommend the Salmon Hash. There are a couple of minor drawbacks, however. Since this place is so famous and popular, it is a favorite with both locals and tourists. It...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LeClef
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a recommendation from a friend, we went to Mother's for brunch. Had the homemade cinnamon pecan roll with a mocha and hot apple cider to start. Had the wild salmon hash and Mike's special scramble (prosciutto ham, roasted garlic, tomatoes, basil, and provolone) as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank timhl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even though I’m a Portland native, this was the first time I have dined here. It has been a long time curiosity for me. The breakfast crowd was in full force when we arrived. The tables are set really close and the noise level is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ladysaddler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having read rave reviews I expected something more special. I had the Greek frittata. It was tasty, but I have to say I've had better. The biscuits and gravy that one of my friends had was tasty, but the gravy was skimpy and the biscuits...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JacquieInFlorence
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mothers is one of my favorite restaurants. Their breakfasts and lunches are the best. My favorite is their Mijas and egg dishes. You won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Julie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, daughter, and me really enjoyed our breakfast at Mother's. We went on a weekday morning, so we were seated right away. The restaurant is located in an old building, and they kept the architecture. Unique dining areas lent an interesting feel to the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nmk0204
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of four: eggs benedict, pulled pork, omelette, frittata... we each enjoyed our meals, including the service. A bit of a wait, but the handy texting system ensures we could explore the city a bit.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 394saskiah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat I downtown Portland.. busy in the weekends .omelettes were great. I will be back next time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank automarinho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place turns out superb egg dishes and pancakes. I had hash with salmon, potatoes and leeks that was served with two eggs on the side that was soo good. My family loved their meals too. We had a giant cinnamon roll with cream cheese...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CohenD1234
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August 15, 2018|
Response from graham s | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
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at least 30 minutes
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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