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Moms work hard, so Mother’s Day is a well-deserved day for Mom to get the royal treatment. Portland is the perfect place to do it! Portland is rife with life! With tons of amazing, one-of-a-kind panoramic views and nameless attractions to boot, there’s little time for boredom here. A lively business culture, intriguing arts sector, major university, booming economy and top-of-the-line resorts and spas, you just don’t have “down-time” here in Portland. From charming brunch haunts to special outings, we have all your Portland Mother’s Day date options listed here, creative romps and away-from-home fetes included! With inventive Mothers Day ideas for every price point, you can’t go wrong putting one of these ideas into play! The big May Mom’s day is closer than it seems, so you’d better get crackin’ on the planning! 

1. Mothers Day Brunch

Brunch is the classic Mom’s Day event. Try one of these spots for this special occasion. And be sure to call ahead to find out about reservations. Mom will appreciate your smart planning. Check out Mother’s Bistro, Heathman Restaurant, Bluehour, Cadillac Café (503.287.4750), Milo’s City Café, Salty’s and Besaw’s.

2. Mother’s Day Cruise

Take Mom on a cruise down the Willamette. The Portland Spirit offers brunch and live music, too.

3. Gardens Visit

This time of year, the roses aren’t quite ready, but you still have plenty of options for a beautiful stroll through some lovely gardens with the family. Check out the Japanese Garden, Chinese Classical Garden or the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.

South Downtown Waterfront - Portland, Oregon

4. Spa Day

A day at the spa is a luxurious gift and event for Mom this Mothers Day. Tag along with her and enjoy some pampering as you get treatments like hot stone massage, cucumber facials or mud masks or baths! Some of the best spas in Portland are: Nirvana Holistic Spa, Bellini’s, The Dragontree, and Dosha Northwest. Call ahead for reservations as these premier spas are bound to fill up quick with their Mother’s Day specials for Mom and for Mom and daughter.

5. The Oregon Zoo

See the rainforest, the polar bears, the Peruvian penguins, hundreds of butterflies and the lions and tigers! The Oregon Zoo is a premier Portland attraction that’s served the state for over 100 years! Rife with history and filled with discovery, it’s a great attraction that Mom will just love! Bring the whole family along as admission is not expensive!

6. Portland Walking Tour

Portland Walking Tours is the #1 ranked attraction and tour in Portland! Their fun and award-winning events explore the excitement, history, food, architecture, neighborhoods, bridges, parks, fountains, artwork, and just plain weird places in Portland Oregon! Mom will love to spend the day exploring and learning with the family! Call 503.774.4522 for tickets and information.