Spending time in Ocean Avenue? Get to know this Portland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a coffee house to a New American and seafood spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Ocean Avenue, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Little Woodfords
Next up is Little Woodfords, a spot to score coffee and tea, situated at 643 Forest Ave. With five stars out of 32 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
2. The Bayou Kitchen
Breakfast, brunch and Cajun/Creole spot The Bayou Kitchen, which offers burgers and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 543 Deering Ave., four stars out of 170 reviews.
This Louisiana-inspired spot, which has been a landmark in the area for 25 years, was revitalized by current owner and chef Karl Silander, according to its website. Look for breakfast bites like buttermilk pancakes and Cajun classics like chicken and sausage gumbo.
3. Woodford F & B
Woodford F & B, a bar and New American spot that offers seafood and more, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 119 Yelp reviews. Head over to 660 Forest Ave. to see for yourself.
The Conway Daily Sun named this spot "an intimate venue for well-executed bistro food on perhaps the most hectic corner in the greater Portland area." On the menu, look for Maine crab cakes and smoked kielbasa on a baguette.