After restaurants and bars across the city were forced to shut down their dining rooms last week, dining options outside of swinging by the grocery store and doing some home cooking have been seriously limited around town. Some restaurants have managed to stay busy enough to stay open by offering takeout and delivery, but while have given it a shot and since closed up shop entirely.
Luckily, plenty of pizzerias across town are still slinging pies and there are plenty of options for folks to get their pizza fix. Looking for Sicilian slabs? Ranch PDX is still putting its own spin on them over in Northeast. Prefer a thin-crust, wood-fried option? Pizzeria Otto has multiple locations open for pick up. Need a vegan option delivered? Now is the time to check out Secret Pizza Society, Blackbird Pizza, or 48 North Pizzeria.
Whatever topping preference (let’s not get into the pineapple on pizza debate in the middle of a pandemic), there’s a shop still cooking it.
Escape From New York Pizza
EFNY has been serving up New York-style pies in Portland for more than 30 years and a global pandemic isn’t going to stop it. Take a walk by its NW 23rd Ave. location and the smell of fresh dough alone will make tonight a pizza night. The shop is keeping its normal hours, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., but is sticking to takeout and third-party delivery. Call (503) 227-5423 to place an order or check out the website for delivery options.
Italian Slabtown staple Please Louise has pared down its menu to just starters and pizza for the time being and is open for carryout only Tuesday through Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m. Baked in a deck oven, these pies have a thin, crispy, but soft crust, offering wood-fried vibes without the char. Call (503) 946-1853 to place an order or visit the website for delivery options.
Oven and Shaker
This Pearl District Italian restaurant is still offering some of the city’s favorite char-blistered, pseudo-Neapolitan style pizzas for takeout and delivery. With gluten-free options, a small salad menu, and beer and wine to-go, it’s a smart spot for those in the neighborhood. It’s open 12 to 9 p.m., and online orders are available on its website.
21st Century Pizza
This no frills downtown pizza joint keeps it simple — straight-forward, deli-style pizzas with a wide selection of pizza parlor side selects like garlic knots, caesar salads, and side sauces for dipping. The kitchen is still open for takeout and delivery, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m each day of the week. Visit its website to order online, or call (503) 954-1570
Best known for its substantial, charred pizzas with textbook-ideal crumb, the Essential 38 stalwart Apizza Scholls is still firing up its ovens on SE Hawthorne, but only for a short time everyday. Call (503) 233-1286 or swing by the shop to order between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., though keep in mind the potential line and social distancing guidelines.
Traditional New York-style slice bar Babydoll Pizza is still open for takeout and delivery through third-party apps. The go-to pie is its classic cheese, which has a crispy bottom and is cut into large slices for the perfect NYC fold. There are plenty of specialty toppings too, as well as options for vegans. It’s open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. — call (503) 459-4450 to order.
The crew at Blackbird brings antipasti plates, salads, sandwiches, and 13 signature 12- and 16-inch pizza options to the table. The shop also has a killer selection of vegan options with toppings like cashew cream, curried cauliflower, and vegan ricotta. This spot on SE Hawthorne is only offering delivery through apps right now, so check its website for ways to snag a slice at home.
This Pacific Northwest shop prides itself on incorporating regional toppings into its rustic-baked pizzas, then naming those pizzas after local cats. Opening at 4 p.m. every day down on SE 60th Ave., the shop is still open for pick-up and delivery through Caviar. Call (503) 477-5942 to order ahead.
This pizzeria serving Sicilian-ish squares uses a naturally leavened crust, making for a softer pie with notable flavor and nice chew. The restaurant is still slinging pizzas for curbside pickup and delivery.
Scottie’s Pizza Parlor
Most of the staff at neighborhood favorite Scottie’s has been laid-off, but the owner is trying to keep the parlor pumping out pies on a limited basis. The shop is open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend for pick-up and delivery, with a limited menu being updated on Instagram. Keep an eye out for sudden availability changes and call (971) 544-7878 to order.
This Chicago-deep dish spot on Alberta is slinging its hearty pies, garlic knots, and meatball parms for delivery and takeout. Take a look at the full menu here; order through Caviar or by calling (503) 719-6809.
This NE Glisan shop serves a cast-iron-baked cornmeal crust pizza that is rare in Portland’s pizza scene. The store is still open for curbside pick-up from 4 to 8 p.m. daily and offers par-baked pies by request that can be finished up in the oven at home.
The Woodlawn neighborhood pizzeria is still serving up non-traditional, Sicilian squares with its eponymous scratch-made ranch dressing sides. Ranch is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day — takeout or delivery orders are available online, or by calling the store at (971) 288-5187.
Mississippi Avenue’s favorite family-friendly pizza joint has been hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions as it’s primarily a venue for live music, but the shop is still putting out its creatively named pies for no-contact delivery and pick-up. Also on the menu are salads, bread sticks, sodas, and a selection of frozen pies. Call (503) 288-3231 for pick-up or delivery within three miles, or order through Caviar.
Red Sauce Pizza
Red Sauce Pizza slings crunchy, chewy pan pies with a to-order char level over on NE Fremont. For takeout, call (503) 288-4899 — the shop is asking folks to pay over the phone and are offering curbside delivery reduce contact. Delivery options are also available on its website.
Secret Pizza Society
This relatively new pizza shop from the owners of Papa G’s Vegan Organic Deli specializes in personal vegan pies “that don’t suck.” Pick a pizza from its all-vegan menu and turn it into a pyro (pizza crust folded in half like a gyro). Pick-up orders are available 1 to 9 p.m. daily by calling (503) 946-1926, and the website has delivery options.
48 North Pizzeria
This St. Johns neighborhood favorite is offering curbside pick-up and pushing delivery through apps that offer no-contact drop-off options. The menu features one of Portland’s largest list of vegan pizza sections. Call (503) 477-4646 to order pick-up or view delivery options online.
Nestled in the quirky St. Johns Beer Porch food cart pod, Pizza Creature is still serving its wood-fired sourdough pies. No slices for now — just whole pies — but diners can swing by between 4 p.m. ands 9 p.m. to get their fix, or order ahead through Postmates.
Sarah Minnick is still making her iconic, beautiful wood-fired pizzas for takeout. She’s playing it mostly by ear, but pizza orders tend to start at 4 p.m., Friday through Saturday, and sell out most days. They’re available by texting (971) 300-7215, and the menu — including ice cream and wine — is on the website, along with instructions on payment and no-contact pickups.
This family-friendly punk rock pizzeria is still selling pies. Designed by the team behind Bunk Sandwiches, this shop isn’t afraid to push the envelope with toppings, serving creative, specialty options alongside the classics. Both its NE 42nd Ave. and SE Morrison locations are open 11 a.m. til 9 p.m. daily. Check out the website to order pick-up and see third-party delivery options.
Hot Lips has its own 24-vehicle-deep delivery fleet, so the local pizza chain is continuing to offer pick-up and delivery of its handcrafted, whole wheat pies at three of its six locations around town. Delivery drivers can also drop off some wine or Hot Lips’ signature sodas made from fresh fruit. Check out the website to order online.
Local chain Pizzicato is open for no-contact pick-up and free delivery, and also has take-and-bake pizzas available for those stocking up for a quarantine pizza party. With classic topping options, a long list of veggie specialties, and a few oddball specialties, there’s plenty of variety.
The Neapolitan-style pizzas at Pizzeria Otto are flash cooked in a rustic, old world wood-fired oven, but the specialty toppings are all Pacific Northwest, from foraged mushrooms to local honey. Both locations, at NE Sandy Boulevard and SE Foster Road are open for takeout, with beer and wine to-go as well. The website has additional details.
This hot-spot pizza chainlet is still open for curbside pickup and delivery at all of its Portland location. Sizzle Pie has a huge selection of specialty options, from the Ol’ Dirty (salami, ricotta, olive oil, and pepperoncinis) to the Vegan Angel of Doom ( vegan “mozzarella”, fresh jalapeños, pineapple, shaved almonds and fresh cilantro). Check out the website to order between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. (10 p.m. for delivery).
Straight from New York Pizza
All three Straight from New York locations, on West Burnside, SE Hawthorne and SE Belmont, remain open for takeout and are offering free delivery. The wide ranging New York pie from this late night parlor can be paired with a selection of fresh salads and saucy breadsticks. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available.