Gluten Free Brunch at Mother’s in Portland

on September 13, 2015

Our first morning in Portland we got up early to meet my mom’s college friend for a big brunch at Mother’s Bistro and Bar. And as it conveniently turned out, gluten free brunch at Mother’s in Portland was not only possible, it was EASY.

 

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I think I know what I’m getting for Christmas from Mom…

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Mother’s in Portland is one of those places that’s become a mecca for tourists and locals alike. Meaning you need to get there EARLY if you don’t want to wait in a two hour line. You can do reservations but you’ll need to call a week or more in advance.

Opening hours are 7am during the week and 8am weekends. Breakfast is served until 2:30. Mother’s is closed Mondays.

Gluten free items are not marked on the menu, nor is there a separate gluten free menu, but it does say gluten free bread is available. Luckily regarding breakfast foods this means the menu is your oyster! Apart from pancakes, sadly. I found the waitress very knowledgeable and helpful regarding gluten free options.

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After examining my soul/stomach I ended up ordering the eggs Benedict with roasted potatoes.

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Sadly, I wasn’t that impressed with the hollandaise sauce or the quality of the bacon. The roasted potatoes however were fabulous.

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I’m not deterred from Mother’s as I am maybe the world’s pickiest eggs Benedict eater, after working in a food truck that specialized in locally sourced eggs Benedicts all summer. Everyone else’s food looked mouth watering and they all raved about it.

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the scramble. (can be made gluten free)

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the pancakes for all you gluten eating monsters

All in all brunch at Mother’s was wonderful. Between the neverending coffee and cheerful company it was a great time.

I would definitely revisit gluten free brunch at Mother’s in Portland, only I wouldn’t order the eggs Benedict next time!

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