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Maine Street's Down East lobster roll with tarragon mayo
Maine Street's Down East lobster roll with tarragon mayo
Maine Street Lobster Roll

Where to Get Your East Coast Lobster Fix in Portland

Straight from Maine to your mouth.

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Maine Street's Down East lobster roll with tarragon mayo
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If ever there was a good reason to break Portland’s golden food rule of eating locally, it’s to coast through the summer with sweet and succulent lobster. Here are our top spots for enjoying the East Coast crustacean, from a humble food cart to fine dining destinations.

— Elizabeth Brownfield, Carolyn Alburger

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Maine Street Lobster Company

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8145 Southeast 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
(770) 480-3437
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2. Hawthorne Lobster House

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2422 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-8245
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3. The Driftwood Room at Hotel deLuxe

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729 SW 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 219-2094
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4. Departure

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525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 802-5370
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Even local champion and Top Chef runner-up Gregory Gourdet makes an exception for this anything-but-local crustacean. Right now at Departure, he’s working lobster into PNW-meets-Asia specials like claw and tail meat gently poached in coconut milk and kaffir lime, served with sweet grilled corn, briny sea beans, bright watermelon and cilantro. Catch it while you can.

5. RingSide Fish House

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838 S.W. Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 227-3900
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6. Jake's Famous Crawfish

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401 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 226-1419
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[Photo: McCormick & Shmicks]

1. Maine Street Lobster Company

8145 Southeast 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266

[Photo: Yelp/Maine Street Lobster Company]

8145 Southeast 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266

2. Hawthorne Lobster House

2422 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

[Photo: Facebook/Hawthorne Lobster house]

2422 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

3. The Driftwood Room at Hotel deLuxe

729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

[Photo: Hotel Deluxe Portland]

729 SW 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

4. Departure

525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

Even local champion and Top Chef runner-up Gregory Gourdet makes an exception for this anything-but-local crustacean. Right now at Departure, he’s working lobster into PNW-meets-Asia specials like claw and tail meat gently poached in coconut milk and kaffir lime, served with sweet grilled corn, briny sea beans, bright watermelon and cilantro. Catch it while you can.

525 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97204

5. RingSide Fish House

838 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205

[Photo: Ringside Fish House]

838 S.W. Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

6. Jake's Famous Crawfish

401 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

[Photo: McCormick & Shmicks]

401 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

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