Where to Go for Mother's Day in Portland

by Alexander Frane on Apr 29, 2016 in Roundups

It’s almost Mother’s Day, which tends to be a huge day for restaurants. There are plenty of options in town, though many quickly get filled up, so get your reservations while you can. Here are our top picks to take your mama out to brunch, dinner, or even drinks. Where are you taking your mom out on Sunday May 8? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter.

Lechon
This South American wood fired restaurant in downtown Portland will be serving a five-course “Chef’s Choice” tasting menu for brunch on Mother’s Day, from 9 AM - 3 PM. The brunch is only $25 and the regular brunch menu will be available, with items such as breakfast tacos and Chilean chilaquiles with brisket and fried egg. For those looking for an exciting breakfast drink, don’t forget the Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, which features one of our favorite bloodys in town. Make your reservations here. (113 SW Naito Pkwy.; 503-219-9000)

Olympia Provisions
If you’d rather avoid crowds and go outside for the holiday, pre-order a Mother’s Day basket from Olympia Provisions. The Chef’s Picnic Mother’s Day Basket is $270 and is packed with sausages and charcuterie, as well as a wooden cutting board, a Pendleton blanket, an Opinel knife, and the OP cookbook. It’s the perfect gift for a meat loving mother. (Basket shipped to your address)

Smallwares
Portland’s favorite “inauthentic Asian” restaurant is bringing back brunch just for Mother’s Day this year. Smallwares will be serving its own take on dim sum and other brunch options with an Asian flair. The Pinball Outreach Project is providing free games on a pinball machine that will be set up at Smallwares for the day. The complete menu can be found here, and reservations can be made via Open Table. (4605 NE Fremont St.; 971-229-0995)

B&T Oyster Bar and Roe
B&T Oyster Bar is serving a special Mother’s Day brunch with plenty of seafood items, from crab benedict to oyster and andouille hash, along with the amazing oysters that define B&T. If you really want to splurge, make a reservation at Roe; the prix fixe restaurant nestled in the back of B&T will be serving a special “Champagne and Caviar Brunch,” a four course meal that includes, unsurprisingly, Champagne and caviar. Reservations are available at Open Table for both B&T and Roe. (3113 SE Division St.; B&T: 503-236-0205 Roe: 503-232-1566)

Blue Hour
One of Portland’s most beloved restaurants, Blue Hour has provided the city with a number of its most talented chefs, bartenders, and restaurateurs. This Mother’s Day it will be serving up a three course brunch for $35. Each course has a variety of options, including items such as Blue Hour granola with house-made yogurt, brioche french toast, hanger steak, and warm donut holes. Head to Open Table for reservations. (250 NW 13th Ave.; 503-226-3394)

Nel Centro
This hip Italian eatery in downtown Portland is celebrating both Mother’s Day and the Portland Opera’s new show, “The Magic Flute” with an eponymous cocktail. The drink is made with Nardini Acqua di Cedro (an Italian citrus liqueur), grapefruit bitters, and prosecco. Other brunch highlights include steelhead cakes with poached eggs, brioche french toast with lemon curd and crème fraîche, and blood orange bellinis. Call for reservations. (1408 SW 6th Ave.; 503-484-1099)

Verdigris
Verdigris is an underrated but fantastic restaurant in the inner Northeast part of Portland. The French inspired restaurant serves seasonal modern and classic food in a lovely shabby-chic space. It’s perfect for families, and this Mother’s Day, Verdigris will be serving a $35 three-course meal for brunch as well as a $50 four-course meal for dinner. Make your reservations on Open Table. It’s not a big space, so it’s sure to fill up quickly. (1315 NE Fremont St.; 503-477-8106)

Punch Bowl Social
PBS is adding some specials to their brunch menu for the holiday this year, including roasted local asparagus with sunny side duck egg, and a dungeness crab egg benedict. It’s also releasing a special rose punch, The Riveting Rose, with vodka, St. Germain, rose water, pear tea, and pomegranate. But what’s best is the chance to win a free brunch: if your mom rolls a strike in one of the bowling alleys on her first attempt, her brunch is on PBS. Call for reservations. (340 SW Morrison St.; 503-334-0360)

Photos via Flickr user Berries.com; Olympia Provisions

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