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East Ender

Restaurant & Bars

  47 Middle St | Portland, Maine

  (207) 879-7669


Monday 11:30a-10:00p
Tuesday – Saturday 11:30a – 10p
Sunday 11a – 9p


Recent Press


The Best Burger in Every State
Cold-smoked beef makes the House Smoked Burger uniquely aromatic and flavorful. Read the story.

Food network

Feasting in Forest City: Where to Eat in Portland, Maine
Get your claws on amazing bites that go well beyond lobsters with this guide to the freshest flavors in Forest City. Read the story.

Portland Press Herald

Restaurant critic Andrew Ross reviews 2017’s best Maine dining
Best new restaurant. Best brunch dish. Best cocktail. Best bargain. We tracked down the winners to save you the trouble. Read the story.

Condé Nast TrAveler

How Portland, Maine Keeps Getting Cooler
There’s a lot more than lobster rolls and L.L. Bean totes. Read the story.


Maine’s 30 Greatest Burgers
The thrice-cooked fries in their own little pail are a nice touch. Read the story.

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At East Ender, we delight in serving time-honored classics using local ingredients and modern techniques.

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Our Story

Bill & Karl started cooking together in 2004. Their shared love for and curiosity about food led them to open SmallAxe Food Truck in 2012. At SmallAxe, they were able to convert their appreciation for local ingredients into delicious, hand-crafted, casual food. The success of SmallAxe led to the opening of East Ender. Here they are able to continue their unique vision for casual dining.
And cook in a bigger kitchen.


East Ender owners Karl Deuben and Bill Leavy. Photos courtesy Lauren Lear.