Mother's Bistro & Bar
Open Hours:Breakfast & Lunch Tues.-Sun., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
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- 71%Local Culture
- 51%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (15)
- Mother's Bistro & BarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Nov 27, 2013
The wait on a Sunday morning was nearly an hour and a half. The food was good, but wouldn't normally have been worth the wait, however they provide coffee and a seating area, plus they will text you when a table opens up so you can walk around nearby. The decor was really cool and I would probably go again, wait or no.
- Mother's Bistro & BarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 28, 2013
Mother's is consistently ranked as one of the best brunch restaurants in Portland. The decor is fancy, and the lines are often long, but despite the hype, Mother's is a good restaurant. They serve big, excellent portions of breakfast, sandwiches, and provides comfy yet refined American food.
- Mother's Bistro & BarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 05, 2012
**SOLID AMERICAN BRUNCH in DOWNTOWN PORTLAND**
. . . but not the best in Portland.
Many DIE-HARD Portland brunchers swore by this establishment, so we decided to give it a try.
There was already a long line at 11AM, so we sat at the counter instead with no wait.
Super smiley baristas recommended the Traditional Eggs Benedict ($10.95) aka Weekend Benny and the Biscuit Breakfast ($8.95), so we ordered both to share and indulge.
They carried Stumptown, so I ordered my vanilla latte. Took more than 10 minutes. Too slow for a Joe.
15 minutes later, our breakfast items came out.
FOREWARNING: Portions are MEGA HUGE AND RICH.
I loved the hollandaise sauce of the weekend *Benny*. In fact, it was probably the best thing about the poached eggs. The English muffin, and the Canadian bacon were decent, nothing spectacular. Still, all in all, very good.
My friend could not finish her Biscuit Breakfast. I took a bite. The biscuits were *ok* by my standards and the gravy was out of control.
I preferred the Benny over the Biscuit Breakfast.
Solid American brunch experience. Not sure if I would venture here again, considering there are so many other excellent brunch options in Portland.
However, worth the experience, especially when we didn't have to wait. :)
RECOMMEND the weekend BENNY.
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- Mother's Bistro & BarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
Gayle and I had breakfast here one late Saturday morning. There was a 30 minute wait, but we thought that Mother's staff handled the crowd and the turnover in a very friendly and efficient manner. And unlike some "long wait list" restaurants, staff here all seemed to truly appreciate our business.
We were seated at a nice table near the window (Avenue side) and in our only Portland star sighting, sat right next to Helen Hunt and her husband Matthew (maybe in town for the Portland International Film Festival?). And no, we didn't stare or ask for an autograph.
And like the couple next to us, Gayle and I enjoyed our privacy, the cute motherly decorations, a nice space conducive to conversation, the Mother of the Month (MOM) menu feature, and of course our meal. It was also nice to see the owner walk out into the dining area and greet people with a nice smile and sincere appreciation.
Gayle ordered a goat cheese omelet, which we agreed was delicious and cooked just right. I ordered the sausage scramble which was almost as good. The coffee was very good and Gayle also really enjoyed her spicy Bloody Mary.