Pizza delivery pop-up Ranch Pizza is set to get a permanent Northeast Portland location, according to Willamette Week.
Ranch will be opening on NE Dekum Street in Woodlawn in the summer, in the same building as Tamale Boy and “fizzy” winemaker Hi-Wheel.
The spinners of deep-dish pies rapidly became a favorite after Ranch opened up on Division in the past year, doing thick crusts that allowed for hefty toppings. The pies, which sit somewhere between Sicilian and Detroit-style, lean classical with mushrooms, aged mozzarella, and shaved meats, but can come with a special house-made ranch sauce — but purists need not worry, as it’s optional.
Per WWeek, the Ranch Pizza brick and mortar will also do beer on tap, affordable wine, and negronis, as well as a vegan pie. The owners also plan to keep the favorites from the pop-up on the menu.
That said, Ranch’s opening isn’t a foregone conclusion yet, as the team are currently crowdsourcing funds to help get the project up and running. There’s an, uh, eclectic range of rewards on offer to people who donate — Ranch even offered to name a bathroom after people who donated $665, but unfortunately that golden opportunity has already been snapped up.
It’s not the only expansion in the works for Ranch Pizza — in November, it emerged that they would be serving their pizza in an upcoming bar from Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock, named Poison’s Rainbow. While the Dekum location is some months away, those with a hankering will be relieved to know that Poison’s Rainbow should open in early spring, although the pizzas there will be smaller, and customers will need to be 21 or older.