Mother's Day

Where to Celebrate Mother's Day 2024 in Portland

Bomboloni, Brunch Buffets, and More for May 12 and Beyond

May 8, 2024
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Secure your status as the favorite child with strawberry bomboloni from Sebastiano's.

(Sebastiano's)
Your mother figure deserves only the best, so we've hand-picked the finest ways to honor her. Whether you want to bestow baked goods from Leahshene Sweets or Sebastiano's upon your mom or take her to Family Fun Sundays, you're sure to find a festive option here. 

FOOD & DRINK

Abba Coffee Roasters List and Leahshene Sweets Past Event List
I'm willing to bet any mom with a sweet tooth (or a pulse) would enjoy some treats from the local "micro-pâtisserie" Leahshene Sweets, which will host a special Mother's Day pop-up Past Event List at Abba Coffee Roasters on Sunday. Abba will offer lavender lattes to pair with Leahshene's lemon lavender strawberry tarts and black sesame yuzu cheesecakes, so you can strike up a discussion about whether or not lavender actually is the new pumpkin spice, as the New York Times recently declared. (I'm sipping an iced honey lavender oat milk latte as I write this, so I'm going to go with yes.)
Pearl District

Afuri Izakaya List
If your mom's tastes lean more savory, Afuri is offering an ebi mazemen special (shrimp mazemen tare, fried shrimp wontons, pork crumbles, scallions, red onion, shichimi pepper, an egg, cilantro, pickled red ginger, and thick noodles) in honor of Mother's Day, in addition to various drink specials.
Beaverton

Broder Söder List
With its cozy Scandinavian ethos, Nordic Northwest's in-house cafe is the perfect place to share a hygge morning or afternoon with your mom. The spot is hosting its annual Mother's Day brunch buffetwith hearty dishes ranging from aebleskiver (Danish pancake balls) and "Swedish visiting cake" to Swedish meatballs and Finnish potato salad, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. You'll also get to sip complimentary Broder Blend drip coffee and soft drinks alongside your meal, with additional drinks available for purchase.
Metzger

Epif List
The vegan restaurant and pisco bar has you covered with a Mother's Day menu full of sweet and savory brunch dishes, including peachy mango crepes, eggs Benedict, and biscuits and gravy, as well as enticingly named cocktails like the "Pomelo Sparkle" (Capel Pisco, Aperol, sparkling wine, grapefruit juice, lime, Peychaud’s bitters) and the "Kitten Snuggles" (Capel Pisco, elderflower liqueur, mango, lemon). Reservations are available via email.
Kerns

Freeland Spirits List
Moms who delight over cute, tiny novelties are sure to marvel over Freeland Spirits' brunch flight, which includes a Freeland "gin-mosa," PDX Bloody Mary, blueberry bellini, and "banana pancakes" cocktail, each topped with petite treats from Mini Donut Company.
Nob Hill

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge List
"Pasta and sparkly cocktail specials" sounds like a winning combo to me, and that's exactly what you'll find at Lucky Horseshoe on Mother's Day Past Event List . They'll serve a cannelloni primavera (fresh pasta baked with asparagus, peas, spring onions, prosciutto, béchamel, ricotta, and Grana Padano) and a fizzy, romantic libation dubbed the "Love Note" (New Deal Portland 33 Gin, St. Germain, marionberry, lemon, mint, and rosé lambrusco) in addition to their regular menu.
Hosford-Abernethy

Petunia's Pies and Pastries List
The vegan and gluten-free bakery is rolling out several specials for Mother's Day weekend, including lattice-topped strawberry rhubarb pie, vanilla bean scones, and fresh Oregon strawberry pie with whipped cream (inspired by an old family recipe that owner Lisa Clark's mother used to make each year during strawberry season).
West End

Sebastiano's List
The Italian sandwich shop and Sicilian bakery, which recently moved to Sellwood, is slinging four-packs of its roasted strawberry bomboloni, available for pickup on Sunday. Other options include olive oil cake with blood orange curd and meringue and cookie packs with chocolate pistachio sables, semolina shortbread, and a jar of house-made marmellata. 
Sellwood

EVENTS

MAY 11-12

Unique Markets Portland Past Event List
Mother's Day gift procrastinators, this one's for you! Shop from over 125 up-and-coming designers, artists, and brands at this highly curated market. Tickets include a free tote bag, but we recommend bringing a few extra for all the goodies you'll pick up. This market fashions itself as a festival, with DIY activities, a family fun zone, arcade games, a photo booth, DJ sets, and more. There's so much to choose from you'll be buying gifts for yourself, your mom, your friend, and your friend's mom. SHANNON LUBETICH
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Lloyd District, 10 am-4 pm

SUNDAY, MAY 12

Family Fun Sundays Remind List
Lan Su is celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month every Sunday in May with special family-oriented activities. On Mother's Day, parents and kids can work together at a fuzzy dragon craft station to create ronghua, traditional Chinese velvet flowers. During an overlapping session, learn how to create journals through an art book demo. SL
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Old Town-Chinatown

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