The Best Pizza In Portland, Oregon

Photo of Sarah Lantz
26 November 2016

The city of the most microbreweries and breweries combined in the world, Portland, Oregon is known and loved for its drinks and, of course, food. We’ve narrowed down the best pizza places in Portland for you to try.

Ken’s Artisan Pizza

For a happy and relaxing evening, look no further than Ken’s Artisan Pizza. Inspired by Italian pizzas, Ken’s pizzas use the freshest ingredients and are wood-fired until the crust is perfectly crisp and flakey. The place also serves a variety of salads and a flavorful vegetable plate made from the local crops in season. Finally, with a 100-bottle wine list with 15-20 wines by the glass and an outdoor patio for summer dining, the evening out is almost guaranteed to be perfect.

Apizza Scholls | © Christian/Flickr

Apizza Scholls

If you love the classic American pizza place experience complete with arcade games, you will be at home at Apizza Scholls. With delicious crusty pizzas you can build yourself or choose from the house pizzas, you can have a killer, made-from-scratch pizza and play Pac-Man too. Try the ‘Amatriciana’ pizza with whole milk mozzarella, a Pecorino Romano and Parmigiano-Reggiano blend of cheeses, herbs, chili flakes, garlic, house cured bacon, and red onions. They have plenty of draft beers to pair with your pizza, as well as some select Italian and Spanish wines.

Dove Vivi Pizza | © goodbye, ohio/Flickr

Dove Vivi Pizza

Famous for their cornmeal crusts and delicious vegan pizzas, Dove Vivi has a pizza for everyone. Try the ‘Pesto Pizza’ with house-made spinach pesto or one of their daily special pizzas like the ‘Summer Squash’ made with thinly sliced red onion, green and gold zucchini, basil, and sun dried tomatoes. It’s perfect way to celebrate summer and fresh vegetables.

Pizza at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty | © garythefoodie/Flickr

Lovely’s Fifty Fifty Pizza

If you want tasty American-style Portland pizza, try Lovely’s Fifty Fifty. With naturally leavened dough made with a wild yeast starter that’s easier to digest, Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty makes filling American-style pizza with a nice thick crust. Try the spinach pie with crushed tomatoes, shell peas, chilies, garlic, oregano, and goat feta pizza. They source fresh ingredients locally from Oregon and Washington states in the summer. Finish dinner with homemade ice cream, including ‘anise hyssop stracciatella’ and ‘meadowfoam honey with toffee.’

vegan pizza at Mississippi Pizza | © avry/Flickr

Mississippi Pizza

A friendly pizza pub, Mississippi Pizza is just the place you’d like to spend the evening with a beer, pizza, and friends. They even serve delicious gluten-free crust pizza. This place offers classics like the ‘Aloha’ with all-natural ham and pineapple and signatures like the ‘Hey Jude’ baked with house-made pesto sauce, Roma tomatoes, caramelized onions, pine nuts, artichoke hearts, fresh-cut basil, and nutritional yeast. There is also the choice to make your own pizza. Or just buy multiple pizzas and make life simple.

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