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Exploring East Bayside

8 places to stop on your next visit to the neighborhood

There’s more to East Bayside than meets the eye! With plenty of breweries and shops to explore, the industrial-chic neighborhood is a great place to spend the day acting as a tourist in your own town. Here are some of our favorite can’t-miss spots to add to your list.

Tandem Coffee Roasters

Home to both a cafe and roastery on one campus, Tandem’s quaint East Bayside location serves up buttery pastries, seasonal espresso drinks, pour-over coffee, and a variety of teas. tandemcoffee.com

Pedego Electric Bikes

If you're in the market for a new ride (or just looking to pedal around), America’s top electric bike retailer now offers hourly, daily, and weekly rentals in Portland. pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/portland-me

Indigo Arts Alliance

Co-founded by Daniel and Marcia Minter, this multidisciplinary art studio provides a flexible workspace for artists of African descent to cultivate their craft and build lasting relationships. indigoartsalliance.me

Bite into Maine

Enjoy award-winning lobster rolls, clam chowder, and a homemade whoopie pie for lunch. Choose from six kinds of lobster rolls (including chipotle, wasabi, and curry) or order a flight and bite into three different varieties. biteintomaine.com

Port Fiber

Calling all crafters: Port Fiber is East Bayside’s one-stop shop for all your spinning, weaving, felting, dying, and general fiber-related needs. Sign up for a workshop to expand your skills or stop in and find inspiration from the array of yarn, tools, and books on display. portfiber.com

Dean’s Sweets

Architect-turned-truffle maker Dean Bingham’s laser-like attention to detail means each piece of delectable Belgian chocolate at his nut-free shop is perfectly handcrafted. Featuring local ingredients like maple syrup from Madison, sea salt from Marshfield, and beans from Portland’s own Coffee by Design, Dean’s Sweets offers chocolate bars and truffles, hot chocolate, fudge and caramel sauces, specialty treats, and more. Visit this fall and pick up a piñata-style party pumpkin, solid chocolate turkey, or chocolate-dipped ghost Peep. deanssweets.com

Orange Bike Brewing 

After founder Tom Ruff realized his body no longer tolerated gluten, the craft beer lover set out to create a world-class beer that’s proudly gluten-free. The first brewery of its kind in Portland, Orange Bike Brewing is focused on the triple bottom line—social, environmental, and financial good—while supporting the 44 million Americans like Ruff with gluten tolerance issues. While brewing in a restored Peter Austin brick kettle brewing system in East Bayside, the Orange Bike team is doing their part to build a more just and equitable craft beer industry. orangebikebrewing.com

Toad&Co

Comfortable, organic, and eco-friendly, Toad&Co’s colorful garments are now available right here in Portland. The clothing company, which donates 1% of their sales to non-profit organizations, offers men’s and women’s items made from sustainable fibers like organic cotton and hemp. Stop in to try on the latest fall trends and treat yourself to a new favorite piece! toadandco.com

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