Mother’s Velvet Lounge & Cafe is a comfortable, cozy bar in downtown Portland, serving creative southern fare and expertly crafted cocktails with just the right touch of motherly love.


In the former location of her world-famous restaurant Mother’s Bistro & Bar, Chef Lisa Schroeder and Chef de Cuisine Daron Ruffin have created a menu focused on the tastes and flavors of the south and Daron’s home state, Mississippi, offering such dishes as Shrimp and Grits, Pimento Cheese with homemade crackers and Gumbo.

Comfy velvet banquettes, sparkling crystal chandeliers and gold flocked wallpaper will make you feel warm and welcome as you sip and enjoy our southern hospitality.

The adjoining Corner space is available for private parties, events and meetings and is available by the hour, day or week. Whatever your cause for getting together, we’d love to help make your vision a reality.





212 SW Harvey Milk St

Portland, OR 97204


Weds 3pm-10pm

Thurs 3pm-10pm

Fri 11am-10pm

Sat 11am-10pm

Sun-Tues closed

HAPPY HOUR 3pm-7pm


Executive Chef/ Owner:

Lisa Schroeder

Chef de Cuisine:

Daron Ruffin

General Manager:

Jacob Van Herring



We offer a wonderful selection of Pacific Northwest beers, wines and spirits. We’re always crafting new concoctions, stop on by and see what we’re mixing up today!

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Events @ the corner

What used to be the main dining room of Mother’s Bistro & Bar has been transformed into a beautiful, 1,129 sq ft multi-purpose event space we call “the Corner”. An eye catching interior design and state of the art sound and lighting system make The Corner ideal for celebrations, live music, dancing the night away and all around good times.

We love working with our clients to create truly unique and memorable occasions. Don’t be shy, tell us your idea and let’s make something special happen.


Basic Rental

The basic room rental is ideal for business meetings, conferences, classes, team building, or any type of event that won’t be serving food or alcohol.

Contact us at for pricing and more information.


Full rental

Our full service rental is perfect for parties of all occasions. Weddings, anniversaries, retirements…you name it and we make it happen. We provide staff, a fully stocked bar, full use of our audio/visual systems and so much more to help make your next big event exactly what you envision.

Contact us at for pricing and more information.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you! Fill out the form below with any questions, comments or concerns you may have and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Call us at: 503-464-4090


212 SW Harvey Milk St

Portland, OR 97214