Xurros and dipping sauces photo credit: Carly Diaz
2218 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232; Tel: 503-477-9163
Open Mother’s Day 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Portland’s own small slice of Barcelona street food, 180 is the city’s first xurreria, a cafe solely focused on serving authentic Spanish xurros and xocolata. Celebrate Mother’s Day with “Xurros for Mamas!” at 180. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th visit the shop and show off a picture posted to social media of your mom next to our 180 logo, wall mural or sandwich board, and you’ll get 15% off your entire order. So order a few made to order xurros, xocolata, and dipping sauces for you, your mom, or a friend while letting everyone know how much you love that special lady.
Mama Doris presenting alfajor, courtesy Andina
1314 NW Glisan St. Portland, OR 97209; Tel:503-228-9535
Mother’s Day Lunch:11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Mother’s Day Dinner: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Platt-Rodriguez family-owned restaurant, Andina has a long-established tradition of celebrating mothers on this special day. Andina’s matriarch, Mama Doris looks forward to celebrating Mother’s Day with guests by presenting all mamas with a treat from her childhood in Peru – the alfajor, a traditional Peruvian cookie, scented with key lime, filled with manjar blanco and dusted with powdered sugar. Mama Doris personally presents the beautifully-wrapped treat to each mother who dines at Andina on Mother’s Day.
Additionally, the entire family can enjoy Mother’s Day specials like the Causa Verde con Salmón Nikkei, which comes from Nikkei cuisine and blends Peruvian food with a Japanese influence. The Causa Verda con Salmón Nikkei is Lime flavored mashed Yukon potato mixed with Puré de pallares (Lima bean puree) to make a green Causa with Cebiche de Salmón, (pieces of King Salmon in leche de tigre) and drops of sesame oil on top. Garnished with fine slices of green mango, cucumber, green onion, and black sesame seeds in a lime dressing and complemented with avocado slices and maní encurtido (peanuts pickled in soy sauce, rice vinegar, and ginger) which add freshness, texture and the distinct Nikkei flavor to the dish. It’s a deliciously fresh dish, perfect for tasting the best of spring ingredients.
Finish with a toast to Mom with one of the new cocktails on the menu:
Bellini de Maracuyá, passion fruit (maracuyá), cava, and vodka
Nectar de Sandía, watermelon (sandía), fresh lime juice, mint, pisco, vodka, and simple syrup.
Join the Platt-Rodriguez family for a Mother’s Day meal that will bring everyone in the family together.
Imperial Dining Room, photo credit: John Valls
410 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97205; Tel: 503-228-7222
Mother’s Day Brunch: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Imperial is hosting a celebratory Mother’s Day brunch, Sunday, May 8th presenting each mother who dines in the restaurant with a $20 Imperial gift certificate to use toward a future visit. Mothers and families will have their pick of James Beard Award winning Chef/Owner Vitaly Paley’s menu which include house favorites like Sticky Buns with orange pastry cream, Imperial Hash, or a Dungeness Crab Omelette with sharp cheddar and fines herbes. The menu will also feature a festive list of brunch cocktails by Bar Manager Lindsay Baker that will include Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Micheladas. Call Imperial at 503-228-7222 to make your Mother’s Day reservation.
Roasted Coffee, photo courtesy Nossa Familia Coffee
Nossa Familia Coffee
811 NW 13th Ave Portland, OR 97209; Tel: 503-719-6605
Mother’s Day Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Nossa Familia – meaning ‘our family’ in Portuguese – is a Portland coffee roaster that has built its business around the love of family. At Nossa Familia Coffee, they work to treat everyone involved in the coffee supply chain as part of their own extended and ever-growing family. Family is so important to Nossa Familia that founder Augusto Carneiro actually began the business by sourcing coffee from his own family’s coffee farms in Brazil. This Sunday, join Nossa Familia in celebrating an integral part of that family – mothers! On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, the Nossa Espresso Bar at 811 NW 13th Ave will offer free drip coffee to all moms. Down the street at KEEN Garage (505 NW 13th Ave), Nossa Familia will also host a coffee sampling from 11am-2pm where anyone can grab a free taste of coffee, and mothers will also be able to get a free cup of drip coffee.
May Spring Flowers Series photo courtesy Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw
838 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210; Tel: 971-271-8168
3345 SE Division St., Portland OR 97202; Tel: 503-208-2054
2035 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211; Tel: 503-208-3867
Wiz Bang Bar at Pine St. Market, 126 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Open Mother’s Day 10am – 11pm
Instead of giving mom a traditional bouquet of flowers this Mother’s Day, treat her to a bouquet of flower ice creams from Salt & Straw. Each of the five flavors featured on the May menu highlights a different flower such as dandelion and wasabi flowers and can be bought by the pint, scoop, or enjoyed as a flight at Salt & Straw’s scoop shops. A five pint pack of the May spring flower flavor series can be purchased and shipped nationally through saltandstraw.com. You can also stop by Wiz Bang Bar, Salt & Straw’s new soft serve dessert bar for a sundae, hand-dipped soft serve or other soft serve treat at Pine Street Market.
May Spring Flowers Series:
Rhubarb Crumble with Toasted Anise
Our grandma’s recipe for rhubarb crumble, reinterpreted with all the snap and exuberance of the season’s first rhubarb. Cooked slowly in orange juice and cinnamon, with a bit of anise toasted to a dark amber, and folded in with a toothsome, textured crumble, this is our celebratory toast to having made it through another winter. This time of year we love to get up early and forage at the excellent Portland Farmers Market. The rhubarb is young, tender, and delicious.
Wildflower Honey with Ricotta Walnut Lace Cookies
Honey has seasons, too. It’s spring: the flowers are budding, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and the honey is overflowing with floral deliciousness. Really, it’s brazen, in-your-face floral. We fold it into ice cream and it’s almost a tea-like steeping effect–a beautiful bloom of honey ice cream. Crumbles of lemony ricotta walnut lace cookies add a little bit of zest and snap and nuttiness to the experience. We love Bee Local honey because it tastes like everything delicious in Oregon. Bee Local does a ton of education, community support, and direct trade, and they harvest their honey just south of Portland near the wine vineyards.
Woodland Bitters with Lovage Jello
Sure, bitters add pizzazz to cocktails, but what about other foods…and what about ice cream?! Our good pal, Mark Bitterman, selmelier and bitters expert, inspired us to give it a go. Woodland Bitters from the Portland Bitters Project are made with Douglas Fir. We add the bitters to cream and the result is piney, a little fruity and refreshing ice cream. And how could we make this flavor even more special? Lovage! Lovage is one of the first herbs to pop up in early spring. Reminiscent of the flavor of celery, we loved the freshness it adds to this ice cream. And what’s more fun than making Lovage Jello cubes to stir into the ice cream? We’re pretty sure this is what a walk in Forest Park tastes like.
Wasabi Flowers & Green Apple Sorbet
REAL WASABI! Most of the wasabi you’ve probably had in your life is green colored horseradish, but this here is the real deal. Frog Eyes Farm grows wasabi on the Oregon Coast and we are so excited to get to use it in this eye popping flavor. We grind and juice the wasabi plant to bring out the sweeter and more floral flavors and less of the spicey flavor of wasabi. Green apples add a freshness that takes this sorbet over the top!
Dandelion Sorbet with Spring Flowers
100% pure joy. Is life disappointing you because edible spring flowers are not embedded in all of your favorite foods? Here is your solution. A pale yellow, sunshiny sorbet with a pleasant hint of elderberry and dandelion wine that’s chock-full of gorgeous, edible spring flowers. This is one of our most difficult ice creams to make because we have to hand-place every flower into the ice cream, but man, is it beautiful: blue and white borage; purple, yellow, and orange violas; and bright pink rose petals decant playfulness and glee into your hopeful heart.
Cheese Board at a group event at SE Wine Collective photo credit: Joshua Chang
SE Wine Collective
2425 SE 35th Place, Portland, OR 97214; Tel: 503-208-2061
Mother’s Day Hours 1pm – 8pm
Does your mom happen to love wine and cheese? Then SE Wine Collective has the perfect spread for her. To celebrate Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8th, the Collective will be offering a cheese board and bottle of rosé for $40, a perfect gift to share with your mom and one that she’s sure to love. Toast to all the wonderful things she’s done for you while enjoying the unique ambiance of an urban winery in the heart of SE Portland. You can also treat your mom to one of the SE Wine Collective wine club memberships and have bottles shipped to her door or give her a gift certificate to the collective that she can use for anything off the menu, one of the changing wine flights, or something from the wine list all of which is available by the glass or bottle to share or take home. Memberships can be purchased online or by stopping by the collective where you can also pick up gift certificates. Whether you’re able to celebrate at the Collective, happen to be celebrating at home, or across the world, share the love you have for your wine loving mother by posting photos with the hashtag #WineMom and tell the world about how wonderful your own wine mom is.