Your guide to the 3 top spots in Portland's North Deering neighborhood

06 November 2019
Luis's Arepera & Grill

Luis's Arepera & Grill | Photo: Luis M./Yelp

Spending time in North Deering? Get to know this Portland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Venezuelan restaurant to a tattoo parlor.

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

1. Luis's Arepera & Grill

Photo: Marnie T./Yelp

Topping the list is Venezuelan and gluten-free spot Luis's Arepera & Grill. Located at 948 Forest Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 132 reviews on Yelp. 

This spot, which specializes in food "best eaten with your hands," occupies the former space of Vivian's Drive-In, according to Maine Today. On the menu, look for beef, chicken, turkey and vegetarian arepas or a white corn cake paired with fried yucca. 

2. Susan's Fish-n-Chips

Photo: Nancy P./Yelp

Next up is Susan's Fish-n-Chips, a spot to score seafood, situated at 1135 Forest Ave. With four stars out of 236 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

Condé Nast Traveler named this spot one of the top places to score lobster rolls in Portland. Other items on the menu include calamari, oysters and haddock burgers. 

3. Almost Famous Tattoo & Piercings

Photo: Jeff A./Yelp

Almost Famous Tattoo & Piercings, a tattoo and piercing spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 25 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1170 Forest Ave. to see for yourself. 

This spot also has a location in Ogunquit, Maine, according to its website. Along with tattoos, services include tongue, ear and nose piercings and more.

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