One year ago, the popular Mother's Bistro & Bar opened a bigger space in the Embassy Suites hotel, 319 S.W. Pine St. in downtown Portland.

Flocked wallpaper, chandeliers, and comfortable booths create a warm and elegant kitsch. And more space means shorter waits for a table. As it has for the past two decades, Mother's menu features a different M.O.M. (Mother of the Month) to spotlight homestyle dishes from around the world.