Although it's not necessary to wait until the second Sunday of May (May 8 this year) to celebrate that special maternal person in life, it is a great excuse to get together and go to brunch. After all, brunch, flowers, chocolate and moms go together so well. The flowers and sweets are the individual's responsibility; however, the Source Weekly can help with the mid-day eatery plans. Brunch is nature's way of saying, "Hey, no need to put off eating between breakfast and lunch. No more choosing eggs or salad. Have both, and make mama proud."
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
If something within town is appealing, then this is the spot of choice. Reservations are required, so act quickly. This is a bountiful buffet-style second breakfast, which includes, but isn't limited to: French toast, biscuits with sausage gravy, specialty salads (fancy!), and other classic items such as eggs and fresh fruit.
This Bend establishment also boasts of a selection of desserts especially for Mother's Day. Something for everyone, it seems. For those with out-of-town guests arriving, Old St. Francis offers hotel rooms and even a small cottage that sleeps six to ten. The Old St. Francis movie theater could be a great second act to the morning, catching a matinee with mom after a wonderful brunch. Reservations are available online.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 NW Bond St., Bend
Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$30 adults; $18 kids 5-12; 4 and younger free
The Sunriver Resort is ideal for families who want to take their special mama-figure to a nearby resort getaway that is close, but far enough away to make a difference. The Sunriver Resort is offering a classic brunch with an additional $8 charge for adults drinking champagne or mimosas.
The menu starts with cured and smoked Pacific salmon with capers, diced red onion, cream cheese and chopped hard boiled egg. Hand-rolled smoked salmon sushi will also be available, as well as vegetable rolls to make sure everyone is happy with what is in front of them. The resort will also offer peel and eat shrimp, a carving station with slow roasted prime rib, a made-to-order omelet station, salads, antipasti and desserts. These are just some of the offerings for those who attend.
17600 Center Dr., Sunriver
Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$45 adults; $22 child; 5 and younger free
Pronghorn's Mother's Day menu is designed to be an elegant experience, starting with freshly brewed Bellatazza coffee, orange and cranberry juice. The edibles are what one would expect from this high-end resort: domestic cheese board, dried fruit, house-made crackers, organic greens, an enticing grilled local kale salad with pancetta, garlic croutons and parmesan. For the main event there is a grilled wild king salmon with a cherry gastrique, a sauce made from carmelized sugar and vinegar, as well as a cherry compote. A carved, herb-rubbed Wagyu sirloin accompanied by an au jus and horseradish cream is also offered. Sides will include an assortment of vegetables pureed, whipped and sautéed and desserts include a warm flourless chocolate cake for those preferring to dine gluten-free.
65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend
Sunday, Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
$56 adults, $20 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free
Notable Mention: Mother's Cafe (at both Eastside and Galveston) offers a free 16-ounce smoothie to all moms present to accept on Mother's Day.
Showing moms they are special doesn't have to be expensive. Most moms just want some appreciation and love, so take time this Mother's Day or any other day to remind them how much they matter.
Free 16-ounce smoothie to moms.
62090 Dean Swift Rd., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1255 NW Galveston Ave., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.