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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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. [ … ]

The ultimate guide to Portland’s 40 best brunches

By Michael Russell | The Oregonian/OregonLive Mark Graves/staff Mother’s Bistro & Bar located inside the Embassy Suites by Hilton.   MOTHER’S BISTRO & BAR Category: Moms’ morning out Despite its big January move, this downtown Portland institution will feel familiar to folks who lined up for years for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner just a [ … ]

14 Top-Notch Brunch Spots in the Portland Area

MARCH 15TH  |  NEIGHBORHOOD INSIGHT, PORTLAND NOTE: This post was updated April 2019 to reflect the latest information. Whether you steer towards syrupy sweet treats or savory egg-centric dishes, most of us can agree that brunch is a beloved tradition. Boasting a forward-thinking culinary scene, Portland has some truly exceptional brunch spots on its restaurant roster. Take [ … ]

Bread & Brew: Eat, drink, love – Portland style

Michaela Bancud  /  Monday, February 11, 2019 Valentine’s Day events are happening all across the city, including the new Mother’s Bistro and Bar at Embassy Suites Hotel at 121 S.W. Third Ave. On Valentine’s Day, a person’s style can go lots of ways depending on mood and bank account: Stay tucked in at home and [ … ]