PORTLAND, Ore. — The owner and executive chef of long-time downtown Portland restaurant Mother’s Bistro and Bar was selected as this year’s Oregon Small Business Person of the Year.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler honored Lisa Schroeder with the award Wednesday morning. Schroeder said she was grateful for the recognition and thanked her employees for their hard work over the years.
“I’ve been working so hard for the last 23 years and you work every day not expecting an award for what you do, you just do it,” Schroeder said. “It’s just rewarding to be recognized for all the efforts that I and my staff — because I could not do this without them — but all of the efforts we have put in.”
The award is given to a small business owner each year to recognize their resiliency and innovation.