Explore the 3 top spots in Portland's Riverton neighborhood

09 August 2019

Visiting Riverton, 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 brewery to a barbecue joint.

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

1. Allagash Brewing Company

Photo: Marc B./Yelp

Topping the list is brewery Allagash Brewing Company. Located at 50 Industrial Way, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 702 reviews on Yelp.

This spot's co-founder Rod Tod recently won the James Beard award for outstanding wine, spirits or beer, according to Boston.com. Look for the Coolship Red, a spontaneously fermented beer aged on local raspberries. 

2. Geary Brewing

Photo: Geary Brewing/Yelp

Next up is brewery Geary Brewing, situated at 38 Evergreen Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 34 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

Owners Robin and Alan Lapoint took over the brewery in 2017, and introduced New England-style IPAs and bourbon barrel-aged ales, according to the Press Herald. Other unique beverages on the drink list include the Pick Me, a blueberry-infused beer.

3. Noble Barbecue

Photo: mike c./Yelp

Noble Barbecue, a spot to score barbecue and sandwiches, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1706 Forest Ave., 4.5 stars out of 78 reviews. 

On the menu, look for meat by the pound or handheld bits like beef brisket sandwiches. On the drink list, expect selections of wine and canned and draft beer. 

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