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Indie spirit to spare in Portland’s East Bayside enclave

Pulling into Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood, you first notice the earthy aroma of roasted arabica beans mingling with hearty hops. Far from the salty air of the bustling Old Port, this former trucker alley is attracting a new kind of tourist — coffee pilgrims and those seeking craft beer and community.

Located on the downslope of Munjoy Hill bounded by Washington and Franklin streets, East Bayside is an emerging nexus of food producers, brewers, artisans, and eco-entrepreneurs.

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