Dining Picks

Where to Grab Mother’s Day Brunch

From coconut guava french toast to dim sum to a classic eggs benny.

By Katherine Chew Hamilton May 8, 2023

A spread of brunch dishes from Palomar

Moms are the real MVPs in our lives, and they deserve to be appropriately fêted with food, wine, and locally made gifts. But it’s no secret that getting a reservation for Mother’s Day is one of the toughest bookings all year. Don’t worry—there are still a few spots still taking reservations, and even some great walk-in brunches available. Here are our picks.

Bullard Tavern


There are still some early afternoon reservations available for Bullard’s Mother’s Day brunch, with the option to add on a bouquet of flowers. The menu will include eggs benedict with prosciutto and asparagus, quiche with wood-fired mushrooms and chevre, and strawberry-lemon scones with lavender glaze. Make reservations via Tock

813 SW Alder St

Pink Rabbit is offering a Mother's Day menu of bubbles and cocktails.

Pink Rabbit


Bright, punchy bar Pink Rabbit, which opens at 1 p.m. on Sundays, is offering an entire menu of Mother's Day cocktails and bubbles. Each drink comes with a coupon for services at Beauty Rule next door, and all moms get a gift bag with chocolate, a rose, and a beauty mask. Look for playful dishes ranging from hot dogs with kewpie mayo to won ton nachos. Reserve a table on Tock.

232 NW 12th Ave

Fullerton Wines


Wine and dine the moms in your life at Fullerton Wines’ location in Northwest Portland. Along with its signature pinot noirs and chardonnays, stop by for dishes like a bruschetta trio, baked penne, chickpea salad, roast pork shoulder, and olive oil cake. Reservations are available for indoor and outdoor seating on Tock

1966 NW Pettygrove St

HK Cafe


It’s well worth braving the walk-in only lines at HK Cafe for some of the best dim sum in town, including stellar siu mai with a whole shrimp inside each dumpling, and steamy custard bao. For best results, bring the extended family so you can share dozens of dishes. 

4410 SE 82nd Ave

Il Solito


Newly reopened downtown Portland Italian restaurant Il Solito is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch, with options ranging from crab eggs benedict, prime rib with asparagus, and a pea shoot veggie omelet. What promises to really amp up the celebration: a tableside Bloody Mary cart with fixings including maple pork belly and housemade pickles. Grab a reservation on OpenTable.

627 SW Washington St

Multnomah Whiskey Library


Seats are still available for a prix-fixe brunch at the lush, wood-walled Multnomah Whiskey Library. The menu, which runs $70 per person, includes tea sandwiches, a mimosa, bottomless tea and coffee, fennel-grapefruit salad, and chocolate rhubarb cake. Additional cocktails are, of course, available for purchase—though note that all guests must be over 21.

1124 SW Alder St

The acclaimed Filet-O-Fishball sandwich from Oma's Hideaway

Oma’s Hideaway


Did you know that one of our favorite Top 50 Restaurants has weekend brunch and lunch now? Our own Karen Brooks is obsessed with the Filet-o-Fishball sandwich and curry fries with salted egg yolk mayo. And colorful cocktails are ideal for raising a toast to the mother figures in your life. There are plenty of spots still open on Resy.

3131 SE Division St

Brunch and cocktails at Palomar



The Cuban-inspired cocktail bar recently started offering Sunday brunch, just in time for Mother’s Day. Stop by for drinks like the essential mojito and the signature matcha flip with chartreuse and egg white foam, plus dishes like a breakfast sandwich equally inspired by the McMuffin and the Cuban frita burger, coconut guava french toast, melon salad, and jackfruit ropa vieja hash. Tables are available on Resy.

959 SE Division St #100

Takibi's karaage, udon, and curry rice



The Snow Peak–inspired restaurant with Nimblefish’s Cody Auger at the helm has been quietly offering weekend lunch for several months now, so what better person to try it out with than Mom? Customize your own udon, curry rice, or lunch set with the likes of chicken karaage or saba shioyaki with rice, pickles, and miso soup. Don’t forget libations like wasabi Bloody Marys.

2275 NW Flanders St

The Toki Breakfast

Image: Karen Brooks



One of our perennial favorites for a brunch that goes beyond the typical benedicts, Pete and Sun Cho’s Toki in Downtown Portland still has plenty of reservations available on Resy for Sunday morning. The famous steamed bao burger makes an appearance here, alongside its breakfast-focused counterpart with bacon and egg. Share the omurice, which features a twisted hurricane-style omelet drenched with rich egg sauce over tangy kimchi fried rice. Or go with the Toki Breakfast, which gets you a nice, rounded meal with a little of everything: broiled fish, omelet, rice, pickled veggies, and soup. 

580 SW 12th Ave

Willamette Valley Vineyards at Domaine Willamette


If you’re looking to turn Mother’s Day into more of a day trip, there are still some early afternoon slots for brunch at Domaine Willamette in Dayton, which specializes in sparkling wines made using the méthode traditionnelle. Food offerings will include foraged mushroom bisque, truffle fries, chicken and waffles, and spinach-artichoke quiche, and if you’d like to take bottles home, the winery is offering a Mother’s Day collection of blanc de blanc. Reserve a spot on Tock.

19255 OR-99W, Dayton, OR

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