I was in Portland this weekend. I haven't been there since last summer, and I had forgotten just how much I love it there.
One of the many fabulous things about portland is it's restaurants. Sure, they have the chain establishments, but better than those are all the funky , unique, local ones. We went to the best (in my opinion) breakfast place in all of P-town on Sunday; Mother's.
The idea for this great place came from the owner, (and chef) Lisa Schroeder, who decided that the best food is not in restaurants, but from people's homes, so she created Mother's. The atmosphere is to die for. Brocade wall paper, huge chandeliers, and giant ornate mirrors on the brick walls. Absolutely charming, and chic. I had to do a walk through the entire place just to feast my eyes. Up in the front where you sit while waiting your turn for a table is a wonderful sigh that reads " Be nice or leave" and all the coffee cups say "Call your Mother".
Each month they feature a Mother of the Month (M.O.M.) on the inside cover of the menu, and tell all about her and her cooking.
The food is great, and my daughters both say it's the very best biscuits and gravy on the entire planet, so I'll take their word for it. As for myself, I had the legendary crunchy French toast, and it was amazing. Mmmm, de-lish.
Do not miss this place if you're ever lucky enough to be in Portland Oregon.