Best Mother’s Day Options in Portland

Don’t forget! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. There are several events, things to do, and of course, brunch venues for this Mother's Day to treat that special woman in your life. Whether you’re heading to church first and then out to beautiful dinner, or the traditional brunch, there something for everyone this Mother’s Day around the Portland Oregon area.Mother's Day in Portland

In addition to most restaurants that serve a lunch and dinner, there will also be a special brunch on most menus. Skamania Lodge located east of Portland about an hour, has some of the best brunch in Portland. Sink your teeth into mouthwatering prime rib, succulent Northwest salmon, the fluffy as omelettes you’ll ever eat, and dozens of bread baskets, cheese courses, and endless mimosas.

Other brunches around the area are happening at East Burn, located at 1800 East Burnside St. in downtown Portland. Farm fresh egg roulade with wild boar bacon, spring vegetables, blood orange hollandaise sauce, bacon cinnamon rolls and cheese platters are all on the menu. Be sure to arrive early or make reservations.

Other events besides the traditional brunch, is the Mother’s Day cruise aboard the Portland Spirit. Enjoy brunch or dinner cruises, breathtaking river views, live music and a perfect sense of relaxation.

Mom like a little jazz? Check out the tribute to Frank Sinatra and Harry James happening at the BossanovaBallroom at 7 PM on Sunday. Tickets are just $10-$50 and this is a 21 and over performance.

Sunday Parkways is also a great way to spend the afternoon with one of the city’s largest public spaces. Feel free to walk, bicycle, stroll or jog and discover fascinating community businesses, Shakespeare events, Circus games, rides and more. Enjoy a musical schedule all day long starting at 11 AM and running all afternoon till about four. This is a free event.

Heading out a little early for the weekend? Check out the St. John’s Bizarre and Street fair with local vendors, beer garden, festive foods, live music and artisan vendors.

Care for a bit of the arts? Enjoy each William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Glenwood Park at 1 PM on Sunday admission is free.

Honor mom this weekend by finding something she loves to do and enjoy it with her. Most restaurants book up early for reservations so make sure you call in advance.

Coming up: May 18 and 19th don’t miss the Columbia Gorge’s Wine and Pear Festival with the delicious wine tastings, fruit pairings, live music, and lots of food and fun.