Spending time in Deering Center? Get to know this Portland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a seafood restaurant to a Thai spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Deering Center, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Miller Brothers Seafood
Topping the list is Miller Brothers Seafood, a spot to score seafood and sandwiches. Located at 849 Forest Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 105 reviews on Yelp.
2. Ameera Bread
Next up is bakery and Middle Eastern spot Ameera Bread, serving sandwiches and more, situated at 845R Forest Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 101 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
The bbusiness, owned by Iraqi refugee Ahmed Abbas, recently won a 2019 Small Business Award, according to News Center Maine. On the menu, look for traditional plates, like chicken shawarma sandwiches, eggplant salad and stuffed grape leaves.
3. Thai Esaan
Thai spot Thai Esaan is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 849 Forest Ave., 4.5 stars out of 60 reviews.
The Press Herald called this spot, headed by chef and co-owner Siwaporn Roberts a "humble take-out joint, [which] delivers spectacular food." Look for eats like pan-fried pork dumplings, stir-fried noodles and green papaya salad.