Looking to uncover all that Oakdale has to offer? Get to know this Portland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an American eatery and pub to a Vietnamese and Thai market.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Oakdale, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. The Great Lost Bear
Topping the list is bar, traditional American and vegetarian spot The Great Lost Bear. Located at 540 Forest Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 508 reviews on Yelp.
This pub, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, offers 78 beers on tap, according to The Maine Mag. On the menu, look for grilled tuna steak or wings smothered in peanut butter and sweet chili sauce.
2. Exciting Nails & Spa
Next up is nail salon Exciting Nails & Spa, situated at 295 Forest Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 59 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Hoodline reported this spot ranked as one of Portland's top five nail salons.
3. Vientiane Market
Thai spot Vientiane Market is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 157 Noyes St., 4.5 stars out of 69 reviews.
On the menu, expect to find noodle dishes, fried rice and curry plates. Look for the specialty laab gai, a plate of ground chicken seasoned with lemon juice, onion, lemongrass, scallions and lime leaves paired with rice on a bed of lettuce.