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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Breakfast Spot
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“Definitely try to get the Waffle Plate. I would suggest avoiding coming here on a weekend as the wait tends to be one hour or longer. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Late-night eatery & bar specializes in Thai street food, including meat & veggie skewers.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Go here if you're looking for ramen. They have a small menu, but it's all delicious! Also, of course, a large selection of local beers. This place is a great option for an affordable and filling dinner!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local scene with a Spanish tilt. Always new things on the menu. Tapas and good drinks.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Right across the street From the museum! A great place to eat dim sum. Try the green beans, eggplant or honey/walnut shrimp with a nice cozy bowl of ramen:)”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
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“My neighborhood bar. It's cozy and funky (gets a little loud and wild on Friday and Saturday nights, otherwise it's pretty tame and good for conversing over a drink or playing cribbage). ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Guy Fieri and DDD put this diner on the must visit at least once bucket list stop.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is great pizza and it’s 100 feet from our door. Good beer selection too and a terrific staff”
  • 51 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pan-Asian vegetarian fare, from tempeh curry to noodles with vegan duck. We really like it here and never a miss! No reservations, so plan accordingly to arrive at the start of service.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a nice venue to take in some jazz or world music. I'm not the one to chase a night scene, so I prefer week nights. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite places for an affordable and delicious lunch. They have a great lunch deal Wednesday through Friday from 11:30am-4pm that we like to take advantage of. You get an app, dumplings, and a dessert for a set price. Really cute atmosphere too!”
  • 25 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Just at the end of your street! Great beer selection and a large bar seating area. Lots of tables too. Not a lot of vegetarian options unfortunately. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delicious pizza on Portland’s West End... we recommend walking it off with a little foot tour of the neighborhood ... the West End contains some of Portland’s oldest and finest homes ... ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sometimes you need a big ol' burger and some bacon dusted fries. Afterward, you can walk it off up and down Congress Street.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“TGreat value for the whol family or just a couple. I went to see Toy Story 4 and Lion King. Friday night and we got there just before the 8:35 start of the first film. There were still plenty of spaces near the rear. The picture on the screen was good quality and the sound from the radio was loud and clear. There is also a snack bar where you can purchase food and drinks. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is our neighborhood spot. Sam and I are very proudly "regulars" here. The food is great and the space and staff are almost too cool. This little brewery has incredible beer. They make it on-site and the tap rotations are ever-changing. They are really taking off, and have recently started canning! Stop by for an insanely good meal, a flight, and take some cans home with you!! ”
  • 19 locals recommend