Looking to uncover all that West Bayside has to offer? Get to know this Portland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a diner to a couple of breakfast and brunch spots
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in West Bayside, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Bayside American Cafe
Topping the list is cafe and breakfast and brunch spot Bayside American Cafe, which offers sandwiches and more. Located at 98 Portland St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 738 reviews on Yelp.
For breakfast and brunch, expect to find everything from staples like pancakes and omelets to a smoked salmon platter, roasted root veggie hash (roasted beets, portobello mushrooms, sweet potatoes and two eggs) and a oats granola and fruit bowl on the menu. For lunch, look for a crab cake, bistro steak and a Maine lobster roll.
2. Miss Portland Diner
Next up is dinner theater spot Miss Portland Diner, which offers desserts and comfort food, situated at 140 Marginal Way With four stars out of 147 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
The former train car, which made a cameo appearance in the movie "Man Without a Face," serves signature omelets like the Planet Fitness (egg whites, spinach, tomato and mushrooms) and the Thai (chicken apple sausage, mushrooms, spinach and Sriracha) as well as sandwiches, salads, burgers, dogs, chicken tenders and more. Click here to view the menu.
3. Coffee ME Up
Breakfast and brunch spot Coffee ME Up, which offers coffee and tea and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 221 Cumberland Ave., five stars out of 135 reviews.
On the drink menu, you'll find hot (drip coffee, lattes and tea) and cold (nitro cold brew, Iced Vietnamese and Iced Chai Latte) beverages. When it comes to food, anticipate breakfast sandwiches with bacon, ham, eggs, turkey sausage and avocado, as well as deli sandwiches and salads.
isa, a breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot that offers salads and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 207 Yelp reviews. Head over to 79 Portland St. to see for yourself.
On the rotating dinner menu, expect to dinner options like rabbit ragu, Ajillo shrimp (with linguine, garlic, guajillos and lemon) and tagliatelle Bolognese. There is a brunch menu on the weekend.
5. Back Bay Grill
Check out Back Bay Grill, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 182 reviews on Yelp. You can find the traditional American and French spot at 65 Portland St.
Menu standouts at Back Bay Grill include Bangs Island mussels and carrot and potato soup to start. Entrees include lemon and thyme fettuccini (with braised squash, squash cream sauce, mushrooms and toasted squash seeds) and cast iron seared scallops (with risotto, eggplant ragu and grilled kale).