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East Ender

Restaurant & Bars

  47 Middle St | Portland, Maine

  (207) 879-7669


Monday 11:30a-3:30p
Tuesday – Saturday 11:30a – 10p
Sunday 11a – 9p


Recent Press

Portland Press Herald

Dine Out Maine: East Ender in Portland
The global menu stretches from Korea to Latin America. Read the story.

Bon Appétit

America’s Best New Restaurants 2015
Comfort classics and cheffy twists make this gastropub stand out from the crowd. 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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About Us

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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.