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Aug 12, 2012

BREAKFAST AT MOTHER’S

When we were leaving our wonderful hotel, The River Place in  Portland, (read all about that here & here) we asked our valet, Andrew, for his best recommendation for breakfast in the area.

He suggested we head over to Mother’s Bistro & Bar which was quite close to the hotel. He said they would be very busy but we should be okay since it was still quite early.Capture

I have to say he sent us to the best. If I lived down there I think I would eat there every day for every meal…well at least until I ran out of money.

It is a simply FABULOUS restaurant. Do you notice the capital letters there? FABULOUS!!!

It was busy like he said but we only waited abut 15 minutes for a table. They are full of interesting photos and other decorative items so your eyes are busy and you hardly notice the time.

This is the view from our table. IMG_0064The staff here are moving at warp speed. Every single person there is pulling their weight. I have never seen a more efficient group.

One of the things that caught my eye immediately was that you can order a French Press pot of coffee. Those who know me know I like my coffee strong and black and I knew this was going to be awesome. 27354_285chefscatalog.com

I ordered a basic breakfast of sausages and eggs. I was not sure I would like the sausages since I like mine crispy brown but these were delicious. You could taste the sage in them, so fresh. 2

My BB Guy ordered a  Stuffed Frittata. We had waited a bit when our server came to the table with a giant cinnamon bun and two plates. She apologized for the wait and said the frittata didn’t come out to their standards and they were starting over. This was perfect in my opinion since we debated buying some cinnamon buns to go since I really wanted to try one. It went perfectly with that delicious coffee.

I don’t know when I have ever been more impressed with service and food. I am sorry I didn’t get pictures of our food but my BB Guy thinks it is weird to take pictures of our food. I would like to say hello to the woman seated at the counter who was taking pictures of her food. I should have asked her for the name of her blog.

We left a very large tip because they really, really work hard to make sure their customers are taken care of. Just like when you go home to Mom’s to eat!

Mother’s Bistro & Bar is at 212 S.W. Stark Street at the corner of 2nd. Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Next time i'm in Portland? I'm so there.

There is another Mother's in New Orleans. (different people entirely) that I recommend to you for when you go there! Delish!

Lynn said...

Next time i'm in Portland? I'm so there.

There is another Mother's in New Orleans. (different people entirely) that I recommend to you for when you go there! Delish!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a great place to visit! Glad they took good care of you, good service seems hard to find anywhere any more:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish I were in the area...I love restaurants like these that really care about patrons and their food. My husband frowns on the picture taking, too, I just make sure I don't use a flash. The interior here is gorgeous!

XO,
Jane

Bill Manners said...

I saw the headline and started looking for food. . .. oops not this time. . go ahead, shoot your food and if anyone asks tell them it is a tradition. A shot of what you are about to eat to be use in praise or . . . . then smile and have a bite.

Maureen said...

No matter how good the food is, great service makes it taste even better!

Kasia Wolak said...

Ohhh that all sounds SO delicious! :) Must try that out if I ever end up in Oregon :)

Hugs,

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

See, all their hard work payed off, in great customer service, and a wonderful review. Isn't it great when you find somewhere wonderful.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Jann Olson said...

Now that's what I call service! Cinnamon bun, yum!
Hugs,
Jann

MiMi said...

DEFINITELY going to have to try that place!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Does sound FABULOUS! You are making my mouth water.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Does sound FABULOUS! You are making my mouth water.

guild-rez said...

Great place to visit and dine.
I love my coffee black and strong as well:)
Thank you for your comments on my blog.
Gisela

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