Remarkable Woman: Lisa Schroeder, ‘Mother of Mothers’

Editor’s Note: March is Women’s History Month. Each Tuesday during March, KOIN 6 News will spotlight a Remarkable Woman nominated by others in the community.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Lisa Schroeder has been called “The Mother of all Mothers.”

For more than 2 decades, she has been the owner and chef of the beloved Mother’s Bistro in downtown Portland. Those years have brought great success along with personal tragedy. She’s survived the pandemic and the repeated vandalism of recent years.

Lisa Schroeder has continued to find ways to give hope to help lift a city in turmoil. But being a civic force in Portland was not always her plan.

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