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Mother & Child Education Center Hosts Charity Dinner for Mother’s Day

Friday, May 08, 2015


For the last five years, students have volunteered at Mother & Child Education Center on a regular basis to teach during healthcare workshops and help during fundraises and other events.

Joining together, Mother & Child Education Center and Concorde Career College celebrate and educate the community for Mother’s Day this Saturday, May 9th.

On Saturday, the Mother & Child Education Center will host a charity dinner auction to help raise support. This is one of the center’s largest fundraising events of the year. 

Mother & Child Education Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that receives no government funding yet continues to offer free services to support mothers, fathers, and children within the community.

The center supports families by providing pregnancy tests, counseling, supplies, and parenting classes and has been serving the Portland metro since 1971.

Meanwhile since 2010, students from Concorde Career College have volunteered at Mother & Child Education Center on a regular basis to lead healthcare workshops and help during fundraises and other events. 

“Thanks to our partnership with Concorde Career College, our clients are able to get quality care from nursing students committed to the well-being of expectant mothers and their children. We help mothers gain access to the knowledge, supplies and classes they need to become confident, competent mothers,” said Maura White from Mother & Child Education Center

Watch the Vimeo video below for more information about the center and its mission.

Mother & Child Education Center, 1515 NE 41st (503) 249 - 5801

MOTHERANDCHILDFINAL from Jeanette Sanker on Vimeo.


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Portland’s EastBurn restaurant hosts a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10th, from 10am - 3pm. This brunch will be excellent for the mothers out there who could really use the chance to kick back and drink $2 mimosas to their heart’s content. 

Click here for reservation details.

EastBurn, 1800 E. Burnside St.(503) 236-2876. Open 11am -2:30pm. 

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Pix Patisserie

If your group has a sweet tooth and an appreciation for the finer things in life, Pix Patisserie is the spot for you. For Mother’s Day, the patisserie serves a special of ten bite-sized treats and sparkling wine. There is also a kid’s version of the special that serves six treats coupled with a nonalcoholic beverage.

Click here for reservation details.

Pix Patisserie, 2225 E. Burnside St. (971) 271- 7166. Open 2pm - 2am. 

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Zoo Brunch

This Mother’s Day, the Oregon Zoo hosts its annual Mother’s Day brunch at the Cascade Crest banquet center. The brunch includes a buffet for all ages and is followed by a tour of the zoo’s favorite families, including the African lioness, Kya, and her three 8 month old cubs. 

Call 503- 525- 4299 for reservations. 

Oregon Zoo, Cascade Crest banquet Center, 4001 SW Canyon Road. Seating for the brunch begins at 9am. 

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Bread & Ink

Bread & Ink Cafe serves up a Mother’s Day Brunch that you won’t forget anytime soon. Enjoy a plate of their signature Chicken and Waffles or have a lighter meal of Lox Benedict. Reservations are going fast for this one, so be sure to call soon.

Click here for reservation details.

Bread & Ink Cafe 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Open at 8am, Sunday - Saturday. 

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One of the best kept secrets in SE Portland, Trinket offers a unique and great brunch menu from Duck Eggs Benedict to their Polenta with Steamed Eggs & Kale. It’s the perfect place to spend mother’s day.

Click here for reserveration details. 

Trinket, 2035 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Brunch, 8am to 3:30pm.

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Brix Taven

Brix Tavern celebrates Mother’s Day with a buffet brunch and Bottomless Mimosas. If that’s not a way to show your mom you love her, I don’t know what is.

Click here for reservation details.

Brix Tavern, 1338 NW Hoyt St., (503) 943-5995. Open 11am - 12am. 

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Down to Earth Cafe

Located in Portland’s picturesque Multnomah Village, Down to Earth Café is a great option for an affordable yet delicious Mother’s Day Brunch. Try out some of the café’s delicious French toast with a mimosa on the side. 

Click here for reservation details.

Down to Earth Café, 7828 SW 35th Ave.(503) 452-0196. Open 8am - 3pm. Dinners are for private parties only, call to reserve.

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Portland Spirit

If you want to actually help your special momma “get away" for Mother's Day, you might want to make a reservation aboard the Portland Spirit. The Portland Spirit offers a brunch cruise, a dinner cruise, and a special gorge dinner cruise. This is a great option for an unconventional yet still elegant Mother’s Day meal.

Click here for reservation details.

The Portland Spirit, boarding locations vary, (503) 224-3900. Times vary from 9am - 930pm. 

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Chart House Restaurant

If your mother, or the woman you’re celebrating, loves seafood and a great view. Chart House Restaurant is a great choice for brunching in style on Mother’s Day.

Click here for reservation details. 

Chart House Restaurant, 5700 SW Terwilliger Blvd, (503) 246-6963. Open 11:30am - 9:30pm. 

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Henry's 12th St. Tavern

Henry’s 12th Street Tavern keeps the mommas of Portland happy all day long by offering brunch in the early part of the day and a special dinner in the evening. The restaurant celebrates both Saturday and Sunday for those of us who like to celebrate a day early, or all weekend long for that matter. 

Click here for reservation details.

Henry’s 12th Street Tavern, 10th NW 12th Ave., (503) 227-5320. Open 11:00am - 12:00am. 

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HopCity Tavern & Market

The Hilton’s HopCity Tavern & Market, the former Bistro 921, kicks off the Mother’s Day celebration with a bottomless champagne fountain, live jazz, and delicious cuisine. 

Click here for reservation details.

HopCity Tavern & Market located inside Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Ave. (503) 220-2565. Open 6:30am - 11:30pm. 

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Irving Street Kitchen

Rumor has it, Irving St. Kitchen has the best Bloody Mary’s in rip city. So grab your mama and bring her down to the Pearl District for a delicious and nutritious Mother’s Day.

Click here for reservation details.

Irving Street Kitchen. 701 NW 13th Ave. (503) 343-9440. Open for brunch from 10am - 2:30pm. 

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Sur La Table

Maybe that maternal person in your life would like more than just an average brunch. If so, the cooking class at Sur La Table might be the best option for a Mother’s Day celebration. Together, you will learn to make chocolate dipped delicacies and other sumptuous treats. 

Click here for reservation details.

Sur La Table, 1101 NW Couch St. Sunday, May 10, 10am - 12:30pm.

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Keeping things local, Bluehour serves a Mother’s Day brunch that features Oregon’s ripe and delicious spring produce. Portlandia’s mothers will love this unique menu made especially for the holiday.

Click here for reservation details.

Bluehour, 250 NW 13th Ave. (503)226-3394. Normal hours are M - F 11:30am - 2:30pm, with a special Mother’s day opening. 

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Olympia Provisions

Both Olympia Provisions’ locations will serve a unique Mother’s Day meal. Give a toast to your mom using the restaurant’s signature rhubarb  mimosas and enjoy a tasty meal from their classic brunch menu.

Click here for reservation details.

Olympia Provisions. 1632 NW Thurman St. (503) 894 - 8136. SE location is at 107 SE Washington St. (503) 954-3663. Open Sunday, 10am - 10pm.


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