In Portland, Protests Aren’t a Problem. But Covid-19 Has Made the City a No-Go Zone

A crowd listens to speeches for racial justice in Portland

Stumptown’s ongoing demonstrations and clashes with police have made business more challenging, say founders. What’s harder to reckon with? The pandemic. By Matt Haber, San Francisco bureau chief, [email protected] ….The real problem isn’t looting, says Lisa Schroeder, chef-owner of Mother’s Bistro & Bar, which has operated in downtown Portland since 2000. It’s the absence of [ … ]

Renowned Regional Chefs Support #EatOregonSeafood Initiative

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Oregon seafood industry, and Oregon Sea Grant have enlisted the help of about two dozen of the region’s top chefs to share recipes, photos, and videos on social media for at-home seafood preparation as a way to support fishing families and coastal communities affected by COVID-19. Read [ … ]

Sunrise Extra: Owner of Mother’s Bistro on why she’s keeping her restaurant closed

This morning, Lisa Schroeder, the owner of Mother’s Bistro, joins us to talk about her decision to keep her restaurant closed until at least the end of the month, even though Portland restaurants can reopen. Join the conversation on Sunrise Extra. Click image above or watch full video on facebook by clicking here

Why some Portland-area restaurants chose to remain closed

Some Portland restaurant owners decided to remain closed largely due to COVID-19 concerns in the state. Author: Bryant Clerkley Published: 5:54 PM PDT July 2, 2020 PORTLAND, Oregon — Many Portland restaurants have opened in the last week because the county entered Phase 1. But not everyone feels comfortable opening their restaurants despite the loss [ … ]

Portland restaurants fear difficulties of reopening under governor’s draft guidelines

Click image above or watch full video on KPTV.com   PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A draft from Governor Kate Brown’s office details what restaurants will be required to do in order to reopen in Oregon. Under those draft guidelines restaurants, bars, breweries and tasting rooms will have a long list of requirements. Lisa Schroeder is [ … ]

Restaurant industry questions current draft for re-opening

The biggest challenges could be social distancing, collecting customer data   by: Jennifer Dowling, KOIN 6 News Staff Posted: May 1, 2020 / 09:40 PM PDT / Updated: May 1, 2020 / 10:16 PM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon Health officials announced Friday that the state is now able to test around 15,000 people [ … ]

Bread & Brew: 20 questions for Portland’s favorite mother

Lisa Schroeder dishes up wit, wisdom gleaned from two decades in kitchen at Mother’s Bistro & Bar   One year ago, the popular Mother’s Bistro & Bar opened a bigger space in the Embassy Suites hotel, 319 S.W. Pine St. in downtown Portland. Flocked wallpaper, chandeliers, and comfortable booths create a warm and elegant kitsch. [ … ]