Mother’s Bistro & Bar is Chef Lisa Schroeder’s dream come true. Back in 1992, working full-time and raising her daughter, she realized that there was no place to get “Mother Food;” the kind of food she would cook for her family if only she had the time. That’s when she began to work toward opening such a place. After going to The Culinary Institute of America and working in four star restaurants in New York and France, she finally settled in Portland, Oregon, opening the restaurant of her dreams in January 2000.
Mother’s has grown over the years from a small 90-seat restaurant to a Portland institution. Chosen Restaurant of the Year by Portland’s Willamette Week, Best Comfort Food, Best Brunch, and Best Lunch Spot by Citysearch and Portland Monthly, and one of America’s Top Restaurant Bargains by Food and Wine Magazine, Mother’s Bistro & Bar is a destination spot for anyone who comes to downtown Portland.
Featuring authentic cooking from mothers around the world, signature dishes include pot roast, chicken and dumplings, meat loaf and crab cakes, as well as featured dishes from a different mother each month.