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Ideas For Mothers Day In Portland
Dated: May 5 2016
Pack a picnic with help from Olympia Provisions
What: It’s obvious the local salumi kings have a lot of love for their mothers. Their ready-made picnic includes a bundle of cured meats, pork rillettes to saucisson sec,chocolate salami for dessert, a specially-made walnut cutting board and Opinel pocket knife for prep, and a custom-branded Pendleton picnic blanket to set the scene. Also included: the official Olympia Provisions cookbook, should you feel like tackling your own charcuterie on Mother’s Day.
How Much: $185 to $270 depending on basket options. Available online and at both Olympia Provisions locations
Sip on bubbles and tea at Pix Patisserie
What: This is everything mothers love in one place. Take your mama out for a high tea with excellent Townshend’s Tea blends and snacks like soft-boiled quail eggs with prosciutto. Finish the meal with a glass of sparkling wine and sweet bites like macarons and chocolate bonbons. A mini version for kids including non-alcoholic beverages is available.
When: Seatings at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Where: Pix Patisserie/Bar Vivant (225 E Burnside St)
How Much: $36 for adults, $16 for kids
Call 971- 271-7166 for reservations
Go the classic, white tablecloth route at Bluehour
What: Bluehour might be Portland’s de facto Mother’s Day brunch spot. The Pearl District’s upscale eatery serves a classic, white tablecloth, three-course brunch safe enough for both your mother and grandmother, with bites like spring berries and honey meringue in fromage blanc, crab cake Benedict, and fried zucchini bread.
When: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Bluehour Restaurant (250 NW 13th Ave)Call 503-226-3394 for reservations
Champagne and caviar at Roe for the mom who really deserves it
What: Roe, the upscale, slightly modernist seafood spot on SE Division, offers up a special four-course brunch that includes caviar and champagne service. This is luxury, swank, and intimacy for the mother who won’t settle for breakfast in bed.
When: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Roe (3113 SE Division St)
Call 503-232-1566 for reservations
Take a trip out to Skamania Lodge for brunch and a spa date
What: Skamania Lodge’s classic brunch is just an excuse (albeit a delicious one) to book a room at one of the Gorge’s most luxurious escapes. Yes, enjoy that eggs Benedict in champagne hollandaise, made-to-order omelets, and berry topped French toast. But afterwards, take a hike, go whitewater rafting, or soak it all up at the on-site Waterleaf Spa.
When: Brunch served from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Skamania Lodge (1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA)
How Much: $47.50 for adults, $23.50 for children ages 8–12, $14.50 for children ages 4–7, and free for children 3 and under
Call 509-427-7700 for reservations
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