Check out the 3 top spots in Portland's West End neighborhood

13 August 2019

Photo: Little Tap House/Yelp

Visiting West End, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Portland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Spanish and French restaurant to a Chinese spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Chaval


Topping the list is cocktail bar, Spanish and French spot Chaval. Located at 58 Pine St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 106 reviews on Yelp. 

This spot's owners also head the 20-seat Italian restaurant Piccolo, according to the Press Herald. On the menu, you'll find cured and salted meats, and main plates, like Atlantic swordfish and double-stacked burgers. 

2. Little Tap House

Photo: little tap house/Yelp

Gastropub, New American, breakfast and brunch spot Little Tap House is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 106 High St., four stars out of 290 reviews. 

The tap list features 14 Maine-centric rotating brews, like Gigantic Dad Pants, an IPA. Share the burrata, mussels or poutine.Other items on the menu include crab cakes and lobster rolls. 

3. Bao Bao Dumpling House

  PHOTO: carissa k./YELP  

Bao Bao Dumpling House, a bar and Chinese spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 267 Yelp reviews. Head over to 133 Spring St. to see for yourself. 

Harvard magazine named this spot a "West End standout" for its dim sum and ginger-flavored pork and noodles. Other bites include habanero shrimp and shiitake dumplings and bok choy in oyster sauce. 

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