By Isaac Waggoner

Mother’s Day brunch is a delicious tradition. Of course, it’s a day to spend with Mom — but why spend the day cooking and cleaning instead of actually enjoying relaxing time with her? Go out to one of our fine lunch or brunch spots and treat her to an amazing meal as well as the pleasure of your company. Some places that don’t have specific Mother’s Day brunches still have amazing menus, and other places that have done specifically Mother’s Day meals in the past may not be doing them this year (SweetWaters, for instance, is remodeling), so be sure to check before you go. Reservations for Mother’s Day are usually recommended. If your favorite place isn’t on this list, let us know!

Lion & Owl
60 E 11th Avenue

Lion and Owl serves up delicious brunch items with a twist, and makes for one of the best spots for this Mother’s Day. The restaurant boasts a beautiful interior with modern wood paneling throughout and a fully renovated Airstream inside the restaurant providing more seating and a uniquely fun place to dine. Stop by Lion and Owl this Mother’s Day for herb-crusted salmon, an open faced omelet with fresh produce, and much  more.

Jazzy Ladies
45 E 8th Avenue

Jazzy Ladies has been serving scratch-made homestyle dining to Eugene since 2015 and has certainly made a name for themselves since. Their mission statement says it all: “Good food made with love and served by your friends and neighbors.” All their food is made from scratch and locally sourced, which is evident in the quality and flavor. Their bestselling featured items include fried chickens and waffles, breakfast enchiladas, and biscuits and gravy. If you have anyone in your family who follows a gluten-free diet, they’ll love this place — Jazzy Ladies is dedicated to being gluten-free, but most of the time people who eat here don’t even know, can’t tell, or don’t care that it’s gluten-free because it’s all so good!

349 Main Street, Springfield

Lovely is a lovely place — and it’s also a great spot for brunch or lunch. An extensive menu is as organic as possible and made from fresh local ingredients that the whole family, including the kids, will surely appreciate. they cook, pickle, and juice their own ingredients from sustainable farms you can feel good about supporting. their food caters to vegans and omnivores alike. the meat eater alike, with items such as sandwiches and toasts with avocado, greens, or tuna, and poached eggs or chia bowls just some of their favorites.

Noisette Pastry Kitchen
200 W Broadway

Noisette Pastry Kitchen is committed to infusing high-quality local ingredients with old-world techniques and culinary artistry to serve up some of the best pastries and treats in our area. Along with their pastries, they sell bites like their German potato salad with house-smoked trout, fresh goat cheese in olive oil, or little jars of chicken liver pate, just to name a few. They are only doing pickup for Mother’s Day, making it the perfect place to stock up for a picnic at one of your favorite Eugene parks or to take back home without the mess of cooking a feast.


SweetWaters at Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way

SweetWaters offers a beautiful scenic view of the Willamette River while you sit and eat delicious brunch. With their kitchen currently under a remodel, they are offering a limited menu for Mother’s Day. No need to worry though, SweetWaters is still making all their crowd favorites like their prime rib sandwich, triple grilled cheese, BLT with avocado, and more. Fairly priced with locally sourced meats and fresh produce paired with the beautiful scenery makes SweetWaters at Valley River Inn a great spot for this Mother’s Day.


The Gordon Tavern
555 Oak Street

The Gordon Tavern is known for delectable classic American comfort food with a Northwest flair, and for this Mother’s Day they are preparing something very special. They’ll be putting on a fantastic brunch buffet featuring a carving station with honey baked ham and prime rib and a fresh section consisting of shrimp cocktail, fingerling potatoes, fresh made pastries, white cheddar scrambled eggs, and much more. Everyone should leave satisfied!


Bar Purlieu
1530 Willamette Street

Bar Purlieu is a contemporary farm to table bistro serving up some of the best French cuisine in the area. They’ll be shaking up their fantastic craft cocktails, a wide variety of champagnes, and of course their mouth-watering locally sourced dishes. With bacon wrapped quail, grilled octopus, and filet mignon being just three items on their menu, their food speaks for itself. For some of the best fine dining in Eugene, check out Bar Purlieu this coming Sunday for a special Mother’s Day dining experience.