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Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Portland's Montavilla neighborhood

Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Portland's Montavilla neighborhood
The Observatory | Photo: Peter C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 23, 2020.

Looking to uncover all that Montavilla has to offer? Get to know this Portland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a brunch spot to a banh mi eatery.

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

1. The Observatory

Photo: Peter C./Yelp

Topping the list is a lounge and New American spot The Observatory. Located at 8115 S.E. Stark St., it's the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,870 reviews on Yelp.

The Observatory offers a brunch, lunch and dinner menu, serving up cast iron butter-baked eggs, sesame sweet chili glazed wings and biscuits and gravy, served with fried chicken. There's also a slew of specialty cocktails on the menu.

2. Redwood

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Next up is bar and New American spot Redwood, situated at 7915 S.E. Stark St. With 4.5 stars out of 360 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

The restaurant is currently offering ready-to-go meals for takeout. Its menu features vegetable lasagna, green chilaquiles and scalloped potatoes steeped in heavy cream and butter, and covered in fontina cheese.

3. East Glisan Pizza Lounge

Photo: Christina G./Yelp

Bar and vegan spot East Glisan Pizza Lounge, which offers pizza and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 8001 N.E. Glisan St., 4.5 stars out of 340 reviews. 

Stop by for Detroit-style pizza with gluten-free crust and vegan toppings. There's also cannolis and chocolate coconut pudding on the menu, alongside an assortment of beers, wines and cocktails.

4. The House Of Banh Mi

photo: Kim i./yelp

The House Of Banh Mi, a Vietnamese spot that offers sandwiches, juices and smoothies and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 165 Yelp reviews. Head over to 511 N.E. 76th Ave. to see for yourself.

Stop by for baguette sandwiches filled with pickled carrots, daikon, cilantro, cucumbers, jalapenos, egg butter and soy sauce, as well as proteins like barbecue pork, grilled chicken and spicy beef. 


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.