Portland residents love their pizza – deep dish, thin-crust, New York-style and just about everything in between. From vegan pizzas adorned with dairy-free mozzarella to wood-fired delights here are the best pizza restaurants in Portland, Oregon…
1. Boxcar Pizza – a cool much-loved joint offering 100% vegan Detroit style pizzas
Known for its incredible full of flavor vegan pizzas with lashings of dairy-free mozzarella this is one of the coolest and most loved pizza joints in town. The building is very unique and cool too with a very striking design.
The Detroit-style pizzas & wings eatery specialize in wood-fired sourdough pies topped with tasty San Marzano tomatoes, seitan pepperoni, and tofu ricotta. They also offer gluten-free bases at Boxcar Pizza. Definitely a must-try pizza restaurant in Portland!
- 2701 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, USA
2. Ken’s Artisan Pizza – a funky pizza place that blends a mix of Italian-inspired pizzas with an American touch
Thin crust pies are a specialty of this eatery on SE 28th Avenue, but there are plenty of other Italian dishes on the menu too, including meatballs made in the classic way, with pork and beef, and appetizers including Cesar salad and a popular prosciutto plate.
The vibe here is funky, casual and busy, so go early and get a good table. There are at least a dozen different pizzas to choose from, so take your time and choose one of many that will satisfy just about any pie craving. Open six days a week from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., closed Mondays.
304 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
3. Secret Pizza Society – a very hip 100% vegan/plant-based Pizza restaurant serving up seriously delicious pizzas
This is a very cool and trendy Pizza restaurant in Portland which serves up seriously delicious plant-based/vegan pizzas using plenty of locally made, cashew-based cheese from Cultured Kindness and vegan meats.
They offer counter-serve dishing out 10” pizzas with lots of toppings as well as salads. Popular dishes at the Secret Pizza Society include the ‘Pepperoni’ Pizza, BBQ chiken and the Reddy Kilowatt.
- 7201 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213, USA
4. Lovely’s Fifty Fifty Pizza – a fully organic pizzeria that offers delicious traditional Italian food
You can dine in or get food to go at this pizzeria located on North Mississippi, closed Sunday until Wednesday but open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 7:30. The dough used to make Lovely’s pizzas is 100%organic, and the menu includes 12 inch pies or bigger ones meant to feed a bunch of hungry diners.
Appetizers include an amazing squash soup, along with traditional Italian nibbles to start. Also famous for its homemade ice cream, including salted caramel or the black soy-miso with walnut toffee. This Italian eatery has a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
- 4039 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217, USA
5. Baby Doll Pizza – an easy-going pizza restaurant which serves up authentic New York-style pizzas
This pizzeria is located on SE Starks Street, and offers authentic New York-style pizza with gluten-free and vegan options, as well as vegetarian. Baby Doll has some inventive, inspired toppings on offer for your pizza, including pickled jalapenos, sauteed spinach and vegan sausage, to name just a few.
Create your own pie and wash down every bite with one of many beers on tap or a glass of red wine. If the kids are along, there are lots of sodas on tap to quench their thirst. Order the 18 inch pie to share with someone who’s got a big appetite, or go it solo and take leftovers home. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. until midnight, Tuesday to Thursday 11 until 11 p.m., and Monday, 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.
2835 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
6. Life of Pie Pizza – the perfect spot to find unique pizzas made in a wood-fired oven
Located on North Williams Avenue, this spot offers diners the chance to build their own pizza, with as many – or as few – toppings as they like, a curated pizza, so to speak.
Also on the menu is cold beer and spaghetti with marinara sauce and Parmesan. Open daily from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Life of Pie attracts residents and visitors in equal measure to its hip and busy dining room.
- 3632 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
7. Escape From New York Pizza – one of Portland’s finest classic pizzerias
Open daily from 11L30, this pizzeria offers thick, chewy slices loaded with cheese and/or pepperoni. The menu is limited but the flavors are big, including whatever surprises are in store on the pizza of the day.
It’s casual, it’s quick, and it’s delicious. Located on NW 23rd
622 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210, USA
8. Apizza Scholls – a place famous for its handcrafted thin crusts
Dine in or get a slice or a whole pie to go from this casual spot on Hawthorne Blvd, open daily (except Wednesday) from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Also offered are beer and cider, so sitting down and enjoying your pizza right there, straight from the oven, is pure bliss.
These folks like to accommodate their customers, so doing a pizza half and half – half cheese, half pepperoni – is just fine with the gang behind the counter.
- 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215, USA
9. Flying Pie Pizzeria – popular pizzas that are freshly made using their own signature recipe
You can choose to dine in or take your pizza home, but either way you’re going to love the pies on offer here. Located on SE Sparks Street, this location opens weekdays at 11 and serves until 9 p.m. On weekends, Flying Pie stays open until 10 p.m. Choose from thick, thin or extra thin crusts, all made from original or whole wheat dough, and for a modest fee you can have fresh garlic added on top.
The pizza names are a bit of a mystery – want to try the Muffalota, anyone? But the ingredients are familiar and delicious. That pizza is loaded with black olives, mushrooms and ham, so who cares what kooky name it’s called? This casual eatery lets you create your own pizza or split one half and half with a friend – pepperoni piled on one side, onions and olives on the other. Pure Italian bliss.
- 7804 SE Stark Street Portland OR 97215
10. The Star Pizzeria – an uptown restaurant and bar that serves award-winning deep dishes and thin-crust pizzas
Located in the Irving Street Lofts on Hoyt Street, Star is a great destination for date night. Happy hour reigns supreme from 3 – 5 p.m., when the beer, wine and cocktails are to be had at bargain prices. The pizzas ooze rich, creamy cheese, and just about any topping you’re craving is available here.
Go deep dish, thin-crust or gluten-free – Star offers it all. Some fans say it’s the best pizza in Portland, but it’s not where you’ll find the cheapest slice in the city. When you head to Star, make it an occasion. Open daily at 11:30, until 9 p.m. during the week and 10 p.m. on weekends.
- 1309 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209
11. Red Sauce Pizza – pizza house where you will find distinctive toppings and a good variety of pizzas
This spot, found at NE Fremont, opens daily at 4 p.m. and keeps serving delicious slices until 8 p.m., 8:30 on weekends. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and casual, and the pizza names are cute – try the Princess Sarah, a pie loaded up with sausage and house-pickled peppers.
Customers head to this eatery for the pizza and leave full, satisfied and still with money left in their wallets, because Red Sauce favors economy over fancy digs.
- 4641 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213, USA
12. Nostrana Italian Restaurant – a popular traditional Italian restaurant where you will find classic delicious dishes
Pizza is not the only Italian dish on the menu, but customers say they are mighty good. Located on SE Morrison Street, Nostrana has a lodge-like atmosphere, which means it’s elegant, woodsy and cozy all at the same time. Customers love, in particular, the Margarita pizza, the spaghetti and the charcuterie platter as a starter.
Thin crusts are a specialty of the house. Instead of ordering a common sweet after, try the dessert wine served with biscotti. As they say in Italy, “Bellissimo!” In other words, the food is just awesome. Closed on Thursday, open other days from 5 p.m., until 10 on weekdays, 11 p.m. on weekends.
- 1401 SE Morrison St Ste 101, Portland, OR 97214, USA
13. Nonavo Pizza – a great place for true Italian style pizza
A plain exterior with a warm and welcoming interior, Nonavo is one of Portland’s most popular pizza restaurants.
The margarita pizza earns raves in online reviews, as does the tomato pie pizza. Located on W 6th Street, Nonavo is closed on Monday, but opens every other day at 11 and serves up big, gooey and cheesy pizzas until 9 p.m.
110 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
14. Firehouse Pizza – an old firehouse pizzeria with an open kitchen and a cozy courtyard
The warm, woodsy and welcoming atmosphere brings folks in the door, but they stay for the full bar and huge range of pizza toppings, everything from anchovy to zucchini and every vegetable and meat in between.
Firehouse has a full bar, so order your pizza with a bottle of fine Italian wine, and watch while it bakes in the wood-fired oven. Located on NE Durham Avenue, Firehouse offers vegetarian and vegan options from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. every day except Sunday, when it closes. On Wednesday it closes up at 9 p.m.
711 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211, USA
15. Handsome Pizza – beautifully created artisan pizzas is one of Portland’s favorite restaurants
This pizzeria is located on NE Killingsworth Street, and customers rave about the “trifecta” of tastes – the cheese, sauce and crust are all sublime. Tangy and delicious, the sauce gets plenty of special mention from customers coming in to get a pie to take home, but the bacon topping, along with the sausage and pepperoni, are all a meat lover’s dream.
Open on Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., and again from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., but closed on Mondays and Thursdays. Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday Handsome is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. straight. A solidly economical way to get your pizza fix!
- 1603 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211, USA
16. Ranch Pizza – a must-try restaurant with innovative Sicilian square pizzas
This spot on NW 21st Avenue offers a radicchio Cesar salad that people say is one of Portland’s most inventive Italian salads – crisp lettuce and all the fixings.
The pizza slices are Sicilian style, and they’re square in shape just to be memorable – and fun. You can dine in at the simple counter-style set up, or get enough for the family and take it home for Friday movie night. Open daily, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., you can also get your pizza delivered.
- 1760 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211
17. Pizza Jerk – a highly recommended old school pizzeria in a cool vibe location
This Italian eatery on NE 42nd Avenue is open daily from 11:30 until 9 p.m., so grab a gang from the office and head out to one of the picnic table on the patio. Pizza Jerk pretty much defines the casual approach to eating pizza – a homey atmosphere, cold beer by the pitcher, and friendly staff.
The big pies have a crisp, almost charred taste at the crust edges, and that adds punch and depth to the excellent flavor. Take a pie home, take one back to the office or sit and enjoy splitting one with friends. Just don’t pass up Pizza Jerk when you’ve got the chance to go.
- 5028 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
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