Portland traditionally loves to celebrate moms, with a wide range of fun Mother’s Day events. This year, with social distancing orders in place, local families need to think out of the box. Fortunately, moms can still be made to feel special with the help of local businesses and some innovative thinking. Read on for some of our favorite ways to make mom feel special

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Order Mother’s Day Brunch

It’s true, you can’t go out for Mother’s Day Brunch, but you can order it for delivery or pickup. There are a number of Portland restaurants offering local families options for meal pickup and delivery. Take some time to clean the house before mom wakes up on Mother’s Day. Sweep the floors and set the table. Take a walk around the neighborhood and gather some of the beautiful flowers that are in bloom and create a bouquet to include with her meal.

If you are the “do it yourself” kind of family, come up with mom’s favorite brunch dishes, and have the ingredients delivered from these local grocery stores. Make your special mom her favorite meal and deliver it directly to her her bed! It’s the perfect way to kick off her perfect day.

Mother’s Day Tea 

If Mother’s Day tea is a family tradition, don’t let covid-19 stop you from sipping your favorite beverage this year. Tea Bar is an awesome woman-owned tea shop that has kept it Pear District location open for pickup and delivery via Caviar. Peruse a menu of bubble teas, teas-to-go, matcha lattes and pastries and give your mom a Mother’s Day tea she’ll never forget.

1615 NE Killingsworth St
Online: iloveyousomatcha.com

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Mother’s Day Flowers

Fill your Mother’s Day with a burst of beauty and blooms. What is a Mother’s Day without a stunning a floral arrangement? Knot & Fern is offering contactless home delivery of fresh, in-season blooms sourced directly from local farmers. Supporting local growers and makers is one of this local company’s passion and will make mom feel like the rock star she is. Here’s the best part. Order early and you might even save a bit of money. For just 20$ you can get the Mother’s Day special which is a centerpiece in a vessel or a gathering of seasonal, local blooms and foliage. All florals are sourced from local farmers and designed taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of all.

Online: knotandfern.com/

Mother’s Day Spa Package

You may not be able to treat mom by taking her out to the spa, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring the spa home to her. Hip Chicks Do Wine is partnering with local shops to offer a gift package that will make mom feel like she’s been to the spa. Locally made gifts including bath salts, candles, tea, a hand painted wine glass, and you get to enjoy free delivery with a wine purchase. We suggest you present mom with this incredible gift and then take the kids for a stroll around the neighborhood while she basks in the silence alone with her stockpile of goodies for a bit.

Online: hip-chicks-do-wine.square.site


Treat Mom to Pie

Nothing says, “I love you mama!” like pie. Surprise mom with one of Bipartisan Cafe’s handmade pies. Forget cake, this local cafe is open for pickup orders and you can match mom’s sweetness with one of their special sweets. They have fruit and berry pies, cream pies and even gluten-free pies for moms with special diets. Mom might also appreciate their stuffed croissant French toast! Don’t forget to order coffee drinks as well. Check out their FB page to stay up-to-date with their menu and hours.

Online: bipartisancafe.com

—Annette Benedetti


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