In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know.
—The Mgmt.


[Photograph: Bruce Wolf]

Mother's Bistro and Bar is a lovely dining spot in downtown Portland. Lisa Schroeder, owner and chef, is passionate about everything she does and serving slow-cooked dishes with seasonal, local ingredients is the comfort food that draws crowds all day.

Schroeder prepares food that tributes mothers around the world, cooking the best of what they feed their families. There are lines for her spectacular weekend brunch and both the "Teenie Weenies" (franks in blankets) and pulled pork sliders rock happy hour.

Sandwiches, both hot and cold, are hearty and soul satisfying. The chopped liver is just like mother use to make, or didn't make but you wish she did. Another favorite: the roast beef with horseradish mayo and cheddar on a poppy kaiser, not an easy roll to find in PDX.

My absolute favorite sandwich though is the turkey reuben with house roasted turkey on grilled country bread, melted Swiss, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. I wouldn't pass up their traditional version with tender, perfect corned beef, but the turkey Swiss combo always hits the spot. And for dessert, get the cobbler, Devil's food cake, or the brownie sundae.

Mother's Bistro and Bar

212 SW Stark Street, Portland OR 97204 (map)

About the author: Laurie Wolf is a food writer, blogger, tweeter and recipe developer. She is happy to call Portland, Oregon home. You can read more of her on


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