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Mother's Bistro & Bar

212 Southwest Stark Street
Portland, OR 97204

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(503) 464-1122


  • Sunday: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Cuisine: Bars, Breakfast and Brunch

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4.7 of 5.0 from 126 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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  • Julia S.I LOVE THIS PLACE SO MUCH! French toast, omelettes, all the breakfast drinks 😍

    55555 by Julia S.

  • MatMmmm...salmon hash. Oatmeal....mmmmm

    55555 by Mat

  • Clayton CJ B.Amazing!!!

    55555 by Clayton CJ B.

  • Arash NarchiBoth Mexican scramble and portobello mushroom scramble are 10/10

    55555 by Arash Narchi

  • Maureen CPut your name on the list then get coffee at Stumptown while you wait. Our server was great and food portions are generous! My asparagus frittata was awesome but red potatoes were dry and tough.

    55555 by Maureen C

  • Kevin T.Banana bread from the pastry display was awesome!

    55555 by Kevin T.

  • Morgan H.Great atmosphere with superb food. The Salmon Hash is terrific and the Biscuits & Gravy are thick and rich.

    55555 by Morgan H.

  • Colin GExcellent salmon hash and French toast. Among the best breakfast spots I've been to throughout the country!

    55555 by Colin G

  • Jason W.It is a cozy, warm atmosphere, elegant, yet also homey. The service is quite good, with friendly hostesses, and servers who were all helpful, accommodating, and a pleasure to talk to.

    55555 by Jason W.

  • Gary RAmazing Salmon Hash, great breakfast choice in general!

    55555 by Gary R

  • Roy Loved this place. Friendly staff. Excellent coffee. Felt charming. Nice seating, good for people watching.

    55555 by Roy

  • Nipun S.Salmon Hash and Migas are awesome!

    55555 by Nipun S.

  • Colleen BorgendaleThe breakfast nachos are incredible. Just get those.

    55555 by Colleen Borgendale

  • Marcel E.Prosciutto and Swiss cheese omelette was incredibly good. The red roasted potatoes were perfectly cooked and you can't go wrong with unlimited coffee. If you're in Portland, it's a must go.

    55555 by Marcel E.

  • Mary Jo ADesserts are massive❣️ Great concept where you can order 2 half portion dinner entrees.

    55555 by Mary Jo A

  • Jean M.The food was decent, the service was good... but overall I think this place is over-rated. I would give it a solid 8.

    33333 by Jean M.

  • Orion P.Like having a CIA trained mother cook for you.

    33333 by Orion P.

  • Van BExcellent service and food! 5 stars!

    55555 by Van B

  • Amelia H.The biscuits and gravy are amazing!

    55555 by Amelia H.

  • Kathleen T.Breakfast, mimosas, coffee,

    55555 by Kathleen T.

  • Colton G.I took the recommendation for Salmon Hash and it did not disappoint! Combine with the French press coffee and you're set. If you come alone or group of two sit at the bar. First come first served.

    55555 by Colton G.

  • Viktor RadchenkoFast service for delicious food

    55555 by Viktor Radchenko

  • Gemita ADelicioso! Excelente servicio, gran ubicación y el sabor de la comida es muy bueno!

    55555 by Gemita A

  • Shawn CLove Mother's Bistro. The salmon hash is to die for.

    55555 by Shawn C

  • Irfan K.Mothers meatloaf with gravy was awesome

    55555 by Irfan K.

  • Mandar P.The crispy French toasts are delicious!

    55555 by Mandar P.

  • Greg AI had the Stuffed Frittata it was real good real filling

    55555 by Greg A

  • CRUZ M.A long wait is expected here. This is wildly popular for breakfast and everything I've had is great. Order your breakfast with confidence, it will be delicious.

    55555 by CRUZ M.

  • Eric DAs long as weather is nice sit outside. Save yourself the wait.

    33333 by Eric D

  • James DFood was great. Service very attentive. Cody atmosphere

    55555 by James D

  • Marisa M.Great spicy Bloody Marys. The breakfast nachos are amazing! Must have with eggs.

    55555 by Marisa M.

  • Jonno MExcellent brunch in Portland. The wait can be long, but it is definitely worth it!

    55555 by Jonno M

  • Paul L.Large enough portions that two people could share one of their scrambles. The potatoes were soooo good.

    55555 by Paul L.

  • Alberto TEl mejor lugar para comenzar el dia, el pan frances crujiente y los omelets son riquisimos al igual que su cafe

    55555 by Alberto T

  • Mark SchumakerWorth the wait.

    33333 by Mark Schumaker

  • Christian EBest Brunch!

    55555 by Christian E

  • Arun POne of the best places to visit in PDX for a brunch. The food here is to die for and the crowds here wholly support that notion

    55555 by Arun P

  • RTWgirl A.Breakfasts are great. It's super busy so be ready for a line. Love their Benedicts and scrambles.

    55555 by RTWgirl A.

  • Darrin pBest breakfast ever... Salmon Hash.

    55555 by Darrin p

  • SaraDelicious Belgian Waffle and bacon.

    55555 by Sara

  • Robin S.The pancakes, waffles, scrambles and bloody Mary's are worth the crazy wait times!

    55555 by Robin S.

  • Veronica DCrunchy French Toast with soft butter and maple syrup!

    55555 by Veronica D

  • Laurissa Wolfram-HvassThey have gluten free bread, for those interested!

    55555 by Laurissa Wolfram-Hvass

  • Laurissa Wolfram-HvassI went with the salmon and potatoes. It did not disappoint!

    55555 by Laurissa Wolfram-Hvass

  • cami j.the wild salmon hash was delicious! flavorful and not too heavy.

    55555 by cami j.

  • Akeem AdenijiWent with the salmon scramble, pretty solid choice!

    55555 by Akeem Adeniji

  • Kim BDog friendly!!

    55555 by Kim B

  • Norman E.If dining alone grab a seat at the bar. Probably won't be a wait.

    33333 by Norman E.

  • Norman E.The French a Toast is on point!! So is the bacon!

    55555 by Norman E.

  • M T.Biscuits & Gravy is a good bet on the restaurant. In the bar let the bartender choose for you. You won't regret it.

    55555 by M T.

  • Ashley K.Benny's chicken sandwich. That's all.

    33333 by Ashley K.

  • Marvella V.Everything is good - starter bread to the creme brulee.

    55555 by Marvella V.

  • Duane B.Everything!

    55555 by Duane B.

  • Ethar A.Their French Toast is to die for!

    55555 by Ethar A.

  • Ben R.Solid plates of lunch and breakfast foods at good prices.

    55555 by Ben R.

  • Lisa HinchliffeAs everyone says ... wonderful

    55555 by Lisa Hinchliffe

  • Duane B.Great biscuits with country gravy. A must try for breakfast/brunch.

    55555 by Duane B.

  • John C.Bloody Mary's are solid, and the grape jam is phenomenal

    55555 by John C.

  • David LThis place is a tourist trap, complete with mediocre food, dingy decor, and an hour wait. My tofu scramble was a slimy, flavorless, overpriced excuse for a meal. The best thing was the toast.

    22222 by David L

  • Angie KThis is the premier downtown breakfast spot that I recommend to all visitors. Friendly, farm-to-table and locally sourced ingredients. Stumptown french press coffee fresh to your table-perfection!

    55555 by Angie K

  • Ben S.Make sure you spend some time here. Talk to the bartenders and they'll find you a new cocktail favorite

    55555 by Ben S.

  • BillyI had the Three Little Piggies omelet. It has ham bacon and sausage! The crispy French toast was great too. Awesome service. Definitely recommend this place.

    55555 by Billy

  • Katya KilianBreakfast love!!!

    55555 by Katya Kilian

  • Sophyan JulioOn weekends, arrive before 9 to avoid waiting in line.

    33333 by Sophyan Julio

  • Kelly WongBest brunch place in Portland! Great service, great food, great price! There may be a wait but leave your name and number and they'll give you a call when they are ready! So gooooooooddddddddd!

    55555 by Kelly Wong

  • Jessica G.The French press coffee menu was an awesome touch

    55555 by Jessica G.

  • PeterProbably the best Eggs Benedict I've ever had in my life :)

    55555 by Peter

  • cellwall Aso disappointed at the crab cake. >"< the BBQ PORK was pretty good though...

    33333 by cellwall A

  • prima filiComfort music for comfort food. Most of staff are pretty attentive with things such as refilling your coffee without even you asking. Recommending the sausage platter, it's the best!

    55555 by prima fili

  • Giovanni DEverything is great!

    55555 by Giovanni D

  • Ros d.Wonderful dinner find. Extensive menu, great wines and really helpful service. There's a children's play area, too!

    55555 by Ros d.

  • Norris T.Breakfast nachos

    55555 by Norris T.

  • Will FlemingGood comfort food with excellent service.

    55555 by Will Fleming

  • Todd LLove the migas but mostly I like that you rarely have to wait more than 20 min for a table

    33333 by Todd L

  • Jon G.Incredible eggs.

    55555 by Jon G.

  • Zac M.Sausage and biscuits. Omggggggg.

    55555 by Zac M.

  • Soroush HatLong wait, super slow, mediocre food, overworked employees (made them rude)! Don't waste your time!

    11111 by Soroush Hat

  • Brenden B.Can't go wrong with the wild salmon hash at brunch.

    55555 by Brenden B.

  • Matt B.Long wait at the weekends, but seating at the bar is first come first served.

    55555 by Matt B.

  • Eric DFrench toast

    55555 by Eric D

  • Gaurav B.Their drinks are great but food was average. Got a menu item with scrambled eggs and potatoes, have experienced better.

    55555 by Gaurav B.

  • Design*SpongeTheir menu is an updated take on classic home cooking like chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, and a daily rendition of mac and cheese that has been known to inspire squeals of glee at my table.

    55555 by Design*Sponge

  • Ben R.I feel this place is overrated. The Bloody Mary and food were overwhelmingly meh.

    33333 by Ben R.

  • WendyBest brunch ever! <3

    55555 by Wendy

  • Tanya VIndulge--the Irish nachos will change you.

    55555 by Tanya V

  • Saurabh KMigas were excellent. Portobello scramble was salty. French toast was corn flake crusted and awesome.

    55555 by Saurabh K

  • Jeff R.A one and a half hour wait? We squeezed into the bar within two minutes!

    22222 by Jeff R.

  • Maurizio L.The Meyer lemon pancakes are amazing. Snag them if they're on the menu!

    55555 by Maurizio L.

  • Mauri M.Best tasting house Mimosas around. They add a touch of Torani.

    55555 by Mauri M.

  • Mansour A.Want breakfast? This is what you want then.

    33333 by Mansour A.

  • Corey M.Get everything.

    55555 by Corey M.

  • Danielle Nicole JIt's a must to come! Their eggs Benedict is AWESOME

    55555 by Danielle Nicole J

  • Brad H.We're in from out of town with 2 kids, really really nice service and despite very nice interior it is very kid friendly. Like having dinner at your really nice friends' nice house.

    55555 by Brad H.

  • Lucien v.Try the pot-rose, it is perfect!!!!

    55555 by Lucien v.

  • Danny N.Get the food here!

    33333 by Danny N.

  • Kelly Z.There is a restroom near the play area if the other one has a line.

    33333 by Kelly Z.

  • Ken R.Biscuits and gravy is sooo good ask for extra gravy!

    55555 by Ken R.

  • Kelly Z.Get there for breakfast ten minutes before doors open on a Saturday or Sunday. Very good breakfast. Potatoes are yummy. Try the mocha too.

    55555 by Kelly Z.

  • Kelly Z.Try the goat cheese and bacon omelette.

    55555 by Kelly Z.

  • Glenn S.If your in Portland. This is a must. I come Every time for breakfast when I come.

    55555 by Glenn S.

  • Alice L.The crunchy french toast is to die for!!!

    55555 by Alice L.

  • SweetPeaIf you can't decide between 2 different items, you can get a 1/2 order of each.

    33333 by SweetPea

  • MichelleBest brunch restaurant in Portland. Order the Eggs Benedict and sub the Canadian bacon for crabcakes like I did. Only a few dollars more.

    55555 by Michelle

  • Alli W.Get there early, when opening on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. A Bloody Drink Menu- Amazing!

    55555 by Alli W.

  • Rebecca R.Wild Salmon Hash, like whoa.

    55555 by Rebecca R.

  • Audrey ETry the Mango Spice Cocktail....Delish :)

    55555 by Audrey E

  • Mike JEat the jam!

    33333 by Mike J

  • Charles A.Great happy hour food menu @ $3 each item!

    55555 by Charles A.

  • lenny n.Wild salmon hash. Nuff said.

    55555 by lenny n.

  • -topher H.Get the salmon hash! Add sauteed spinach! Delicious!

    55555 by -topher H.

  • Masha I.Try Mike's scramble - divine!

    55555 by Masha I.

  • Mark W.The biscuits and gravy is excellent, but unless you are STARVING, get the half order. It will be PLENTY.

    55555 by Mark W.

  • Courtney S.Great Breakfast... Huge portions...!

    55555 by Courtney S.

  • Dave S.Had the snapper for dinner. It was awesome.

    55555 by Dave S.

  • Greg S.Great breakfast and Dinner.

    55555 by Greg S.

  • Joe M.Sit at the bar if it's busy and enjoy no wait and delicious bloody mary's

    55555 by Joe M.

  • Jacob RBest food(big portions), great service, great atmosphere...try it or return for more..

    55555 by Jacob R

  • howard503definately the salmon hash. corn flake french toast...and grr...the biscuits! THE BISCUITS!

    55555 by howard503

  • Sarah S.Excellent brunch menu - highly recommend!

    55555 by Sarah S.

  • Vince GJust about anything on the menu is good. Pulled Pork Sandwich was great today

    55555 by Vince G

  • Ashley B.Go to Mother's Bistro for breakfast and order the delicious French Toast or Salmon Hash. Mmmm....

    55555 by Ashley B.

  • Richard L.Pulled pork is unique and tender

    55555 by Richard L.

  • Jenni JHad the perogi appetizer that was an a+, pulled pork dinnner went amazing with the rolls and to top it all off we shared a slice of bananna butterscotch cream pie. I'd suggest going all out here!

    55555 by Jenni J

  • Susan L.Love their bagels and lox AND must have their bloody mary!!!

    55555 by Susan L.

  • Ian S.wild salmon hash - rich, buttery but very tasty

    55555 by Ian S.

  • Paul B.eggs Benedict and Irish coffee.

    55555 by Paul B.

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