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A pizza from Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty
Molly J. Smith

Where to Find Exceptional Pizzas in Portland

Portland's standout pizzerias for everything from Detroit squares to sourdough slices

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A pizza from Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty
| Molly J. Smith

As divisive as it is when anyone says it, multiple national pizza aficionados have called Portland the country’s greatest pizza city. And, although many of Portland’s top pizzaiolos aren’t looking for superlatives, there’s a reason the world’s pizza nerds are paying attention to Portland: This city’s influx of pizza capital ex-pats, access to heritage grains for naturally leavened dough, and thriving agricultural market make Portland a natural hotbed for an eclectic mix of noteworthy pizzerias.

Like many of Portland’s dish-specific restaurants, the city’s pizzerias slice an astounding range of pies, from the thick and cheesy Detroit squares to the soft and thin Neapolitan-style, and the market has gotten even more crowded in the last two years: Home cooks and restaurant vets have started offering even more regional styles, ranging from Chicago tavern-style to New-Haven-adjacent. Almost all of these variants aren’t looking to be “authentic” (what does that word even mean, anyway?); they’re all influenced by the city they’re in, creating some hodge-podge of styles that defines our city’s scene. This map attempts to capture that variance, that culinary diversity, that makes Portland one of the country’s great pizza cities.

A note on methodology: This map covers Portland proper exclusively, so Vancouverites should venture to pizzerias like Rally and Nonavo. Still have some fist-shaking to do over a missing favorite? Feel free to grouse and grumble in the comments. Per usual, these map points aren’t ranked; they’re organized geographically.

Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gracie’s Apizza

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8737 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203
(971) 512-0007
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In a simple, counter-service space in St. Johns, East Coast transplant Craig Melillo is making some of the most underrated pizza in Portland right now: On a tangy, naturally leavened crust, Melillo layers sweet tomato sauce and house-made mozzarella on chewy-but-light pies, with toppings like harissa breadcrumbs or castelvetrano olives adding pops of salt or depth. If the weather is nice, it’s worth it to eat a pie out on the shared patio, perhaps with a cocktail from the neighboring Garrison bar. Otherwise, order online for takeout.

A picture of a country ham pizza with cherry tomatoes and aleppo pepper at Gracie’s Apizza in St. Johns
A country ham pie at Gracie’s Apizza
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2. Handsome Pizza

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1603 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 247-7499
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Handsome’s pies are methodically constructed, starting with the flour: Using red wheat flours grown and milled in the Pacific Northwest, the crust is deeply flavorful but not too heavy, topped simply with a brush of tomato sauce, a light layer of cheese, and a handful of basil or Oregon grown produce. The restaurant often hosts a number of cool specials named for Portland icons and celebrities, like the Steve Lieber with garlic, mushroom, shallot, and rosemary. Call (503) 247-7499 to place a pickup order, or order delivery.

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3. Lovely's Fifty Fifty

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4039 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 281-4060
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Sarah Minnick’s pizzas really live up to the name: Often garnished with flowers and seasonal vegetables, Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty’s pizza is just, well, lovely. Almost all of her ingredients come from Pacific Northwestern sources, with a heavy emphasis on seasonality, and the restaurant’s Oregon whole grain crust is becoming the model for Portland-style pizza. Minnick sells takeout pies on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but they often sell out; keep an eye on her Instagram for a menu and text 971-300-7215 after 11 a.m. to pre-order.

A picture of a whole pie covered in seasonal vegetables at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty
A seasonal pie from Lovely’s Fifty Fifty
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4. Cafe Olli

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3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

The last thing Portland needed was another pizzeria, but Cafe Olli isn’t just a pizzeria: From morning baked eggs to evening panna cotta, Cafe Olli wears many hats in its Northeast Portland space. Here, Portlanders will find two styles of pie, both exquisite: Daytime slabs of pizza alla pala, thick slabs of slow-fermenting Roman pies, arrive soft and warm, thanks to the space’s wood-fired oven; by dinner, the oven is crisping medium-thick rounds of leek-and-potato pies or pizzas pairing lardo with whipped ricotta. It’s open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout.

5. Red Sauce Pizza

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4641 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 288-4899
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Not only has Red Sauce’s Shardell Dues developed a serious following for her killer menu of chewy pies topped with aged mozz, she’s donated a hunk of her proceeds to various humanitarian causes over the years, from Taking Ownership PDX, which helps renovate Black-owned homes to fight gentrification, to Rose Haven, a shelter that serves women and gender-non-conforming folks in need. It’s hard to go wrong here — the Georjean with vodka sauce and ricotta, the pepperoni-pineapple-jalapeño, or the Hot Nancy with house spicy honey are all standouts. Order takeout by calling (503) 288-4899, or order online for pickup or delivery.

6. Pizzeria Otto

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6708 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
(971) 373-8348
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The Neapolitan-style pizzas at Pizzeria Otto are outstanding, cooked in a rustic wood-fired oven in high heat, but the toppings are decidedly Pacific Northwestern. Ingredients run the gamut from foraged mushrooms to Tails & Trotters ham, all scattered on a thin, crispy dough lined with bubbly pockets of air. Pizzeria Otto is open for pickup orders.

A picture of a whole margherita from Pizzeria Otto
A margherita pie from Pizzeria Otto
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7. Pizza Thief

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2610 NW Vaughn St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 719-7778
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Darby Aldaco served as the executive chef at the lauded Nancy Silverton pizzeria Triple Beam before opening this Slabtown pizzeria with his best friend, entering the already-crowded sourdough pizza scene with a New-York-style shop. However, Pizza Thief still stands out for its take on a New York-style pizza, which retains the unfussy joy of a pepperoni slice with the signature tang of a sourdough pie. The shop’s pepperoni has a nice char-dotted base with a serious dose of stretchy cheese, and the Hot Tony is absolutely piled with cured meats and peppers. Stop in for onsite dining, or order it as takeout.

A sourdough crust pizza from Pizza Thief comes topped with sliced peppers and pepperoni
A pepperoni and jalapeno pizza from Pizza Thief.
Patrizia Montonari

8. Precious Pizza

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6035 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR 97213

Precious Pizza is Alejandro Preciado’s return to Portland, in many ways — the chef used to work in the kitchens at the now-closed Burrasca, throwing dough for bread and pasta. Precious started as a Salem-area pandemic pop-up, but now, Preciado is slinging crunchy, thick slabs of airy dough out of the Barley Pod, topping pies with habanero honey and tocino. Preciado’s one-offs, like his elote-inspired pie with roasted corn and Tapatío crema, are often the best move here, though the cart’s simple cheese or L.A. Nonna are also standouts, thanks to Preciado’s pitch-perfect pomodoro. Precious shares seating with the food cart pod, and also takes online orders.

A square pizza topped with chunks of pineapple, pepperoni, jalapeno, and hot honey, sitting on a checkered piece of paper in a takeout box. This pizza, from the Precious Pizza Project pop-up in Portland, Oregon, will be available at the incoming Barley Pod cart.
A Spicy Pineapple Papi at Precious Pizza
Precious Pizza [Official photo]

9. Ranch PDX, NW 21st

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916 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(971) 202-7324
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The rebellious pizzaiolos at Ranch aren’t interested in doing anything conventionally. With their cheesy edges and crispy bottoms, the restaurant’s pies aren’t traditional Sicilian squares, and the restaurant’s eponymous ranch is an essential part of the experience. Still, these pies are hard to forget, with a pleasantly spongy crumb, thick slabs of pepperoni, and a garlicky dipping sauce best swabbed with a hunk of crust. Ranch appears on a number of delivery apps and accepts takeout orders.

Two squares of Ranch Pizza sit on plates at the now-closed Poison’s Rainbow
Ranch PDX pizza slices.
Katie Acheff / EPDX

10. East Glisan Pizza Lounge

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8001 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
(971) 279-4273
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This Montavilla neighborhood pizzeria has cozy, old-school bar vibes, but its Detroit pan pizzas make it a pizza destination. The crust is sufficiently airy, not weighed down by its significant layer of cheese and super-herbaceous tomato sauce, with those crispy, cheesy edges almost blackened in the oven. Order takeout online or by calling (971) 279-4273, use a third-party app for delivery, or stop in for indoor or outdoor seating.

11. Dimo’s Apizza

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701 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 327-8968
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Dimo’s was pitched as a New Haven-style pizzeria designed for takeout; to consider it that way is to do it a disservice. Its crust is hard to categorize, crunchier and less chewy than a typical New Haven, but it’s also unlike any other pizza in Portland, a gorgeous balance of crisp and char. But chef Doug Miriello’s approach to toppings is particularly special, meticulous and accessible: Its clam pie, a nod to legendary apizza shop Frank Pepe, comes covered in wood-roasted clams with clam liquor and parsley, a brisk hit of seawater tempered with herbs and parmesan. Those intimidated by seafood pizzas should go for the shop’s delicate tomato pie, which gets little more than a few shavings of garlic and Sicilian oregano. Dimo’s is open for takeout, as well as indoor and outdoor seating.

A pizza topped with chopped clams, parmesan, and parsley is surrounded by a crust blotted with char.
A clam pie from Dimo’s Apizza.
Brooke Jackson-Glidden / EPDX

12. Ken's Artisan Pizza

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304 SE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 517-9951
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Ken Forkish isn’t running his illustrious pizzeria anymore, but he didn’t want to leave the business until his pizza recipe had reached the platonic ideal of a good pie. Forkish says the restaurant is making its best pizza ever now, and he’s right: The crust is now a blend of sourdough and traditional yeast doughs, topped with a fine-tuned house mozzarella that blankets the pie evenly. The one thing that remains: The restaurant’s wood-fired ovens, which leopards the crusts in char. The restaurant is open for dine-in with proof of vaccination, as well as in-person takeout orders.

13. Pop Pizza

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610 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 206-8421
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Pop Pizza’s square pies feel distinct from the deliciously excessive pies at Ranch or the true-to-form Detroit found at Assembly Brewing; instead, owner Marius Pop approaches his pizzas with the eye of a pastry chef, which makes sense — Pop is known for his bakery, Nuvrei, with its rose croissants and various hues of macarons. The dough here is light and soft, just a touch sweet, with a consistent cheesy crunch baked into the edges. Pop is open for takeout and delivery, with a standout bottle list for those who choose to imbibe.

A rectangular pan pizza at Pop Pizza is covered in small, curly pepperoni
A pepperoni pizza from Pop Pizza.
Pop Pizza / Official

14. Apizza Scholls

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4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 233-1286
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Despite its many rules about substitutions, Apizza Scholls is often considered the home of Portland’s best pizza crust, with textbook-ideal crumb. However, adorned with petals of capicola, roasted tomato pesto, or house-cured Canadian bacon, Apizza Scholls’ pies are just as much about the toppings as the crust. Call (503) 233-1286 to place takeout order, order online for delivery, or just walk up to order.

15. Scottie's Pizza Parlor

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2128 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(971) 544-7878
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Scottie’s namesake Scottie cooked pizzas in both New York and New Haven before hitting Portland, and his Pacific Northwestern pies balance a touch of sourdough tang in the crust with the house-made ricotta and mozzarella on top. The secret to the pie’s distinctive texture has to do with its two-stage baking process: The pizzas first bake at a high heat for color and chew, before hitting a lower temperature oven for crispy-crunch. Order online for pickup at the SE Division pizzeria.

16. Jerry’s Pizza

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Bear Paw Inn in Portland, OR, 3237 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland
OR 97202, USA

Real Midwesterners know that Chicago isn’t just a deep-dish town; locals are far more inclined to pop by Pat’s or Aurelio’s for a thin, square-cut, tavern-style pizza. In Portland, places like Bridge City have packed up Chicago thin-crust pies for years, but this pop-up from Midwestern transplant Jerry Benedetto has become a sensation, thanks to the little touches that set it apart: The heavy dose of fennel in the sausage, the well-done bake that gives it crispy, fricco’d edges, the herby tomato sauce, the judicious layer of cheese. Nabbing a pie can be tricky; check the pop-up’s Instagram at 9 a.m. for a fresh pre-order link for the evening. Diners can pick up their pies at the Bear Paw for takeout, or to eat onsite.

17. Assembly Brewing

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3739, 6112 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206
(971) 888-5973
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This Foster-Powell’s brewery and pizzeria is likely serving the city’s best Detroit-style pie. Co-owner George Johnson learned to make his crispy pan pizzas at the award-winning  Detroit Style Pizza Company, and it shows: In an industrial brewery space with outdoor picnic tables, servers deliver crispy-chewy-soft pizzas with tons of crispy baked-on cheese to neighborhood locals and pizza nerds. The result: a perplexingly juicy pie smothered in dollops of tomato sauce and almost saucy cheese. Order a takeout pie online or by calling (971) 888-5973, or stop by for onsite dining and drinking.

A Detroit-style pizza from Assembly Brewing, with dollops of brick-red tomato sauce
A pepperoni pie from Assembly Brewing
Brooke Jackson-Glidden/EPDX

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1. Gracie’s Apizza

8737 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
A picture of a country ham pizza with cherry tomatoes and aleppo pepper at Gracie’s Apizza in St. Johns
A country ham pie at Gracie’s Apizza
Gracie’s Apizza/Official

In a simple, counter-service space in St. Johns, East Coast transplant Craig Melillo is making some of the most underrated pizza in Portland right now: On a tangy, naturally leavened crust, Melillo layers sweet tomato sauce and house-made mozzarella on chewy-but-light pies, with toppings like harissa breadcrumbs or castelvetrano olives adding pops of salt or depth. If the weather is nice, it’s worth it to eat a pie out on the shared patio, perhaps with a cocktail from the neighboring Garrison bar. Otherwise, order online for takeout.

8737 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203

2. Handsome Pizza

1603 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211

Handsome’s pies are methodically constructed, starting with the flour: Using red wheat flours grown and milled in the Pacific Northwest, the crust is deeply flavorful but not too heavy, topped simply with a brush of tomato sauce, a light layer of cheese, and a handful of basil or Oregon grown produce. The restaurant often hosts a number of cool specials named for Portland icons and celebrities, like the Steve Lieber with garlic, mushroom, shallot, and rosemary. Call (503) 247-7499 to place a pickup order, or order delivery.

1603 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211

3. Lovely's Fifty Fifty

4039 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
A picture of a whole pie covered in seasonal vegetables at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty
A seasonal pie from Lovely’s Fifty Fifty
Nick Woo/EPDX

Sarah Minnick’s pizzas really live up to the name: Often garnished with flowers and seasonal vegetables, Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty’s pizza is just, well, lovely. Almost all of her ingredients come from Pacific Northwestern sources, with a heavy emphasis on seasonality, and the restaurant’s Oregon whole grain crust is becoming the model for Portland-style pizza. Minnick sells takeout pies on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but they often sell out; keep an eye on her Instagram for a menu and text 971-300-7215 after 11 a.m. to pre-order.

4039 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

4. Cafe Olli

3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

The last thing Portland needed was another pizzeria, but Cafe Olli isn’t just a pizzeria: From morning baked eggs to evening panna cotta, Cafe Olli wears many hats in its Northeast Portland space. Here, Portlanders will find two styles of pie, both exquisite: Daytime slabs of pizza alla pala, thick slabs of slow-fermenting Roman pies, arrive soft and warm, thanks to the space’s wood-fired oven; by dinner, the oven is crisping medium-thick rounds of leek-and-potato pies or pizzas pairing lardo with whipped ricotta. It’s open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeout.

3925 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212

5. Red Sauce Pizza

4641 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213

Not only has Red Sauce’s Shardell Dues developed a serious following for her killer menu of chewy pies topped with aged mozz, she’s donated a hunk of her proceeds to various humanitarian causes over the years, from Taking Ownership PDX, which helps renovate Black-owned homes to fight gentrification, to Rose Haven, a shelter that serves women and gender-non-conforming folks in need. It’s hard to go wrong here — the Georjean with vodka sauce and ricotta, the pepperoni-pineapple-jalapeño, or the Hot Nancy with house spicy honey are all standouts. Order takeout by calling (503) 288-4899, or order online for pickup or delivery.

4641 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213

6. Pizzeria Otto

6708 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
A picture of a whole margherita from Pizzeria Otto
A margherita pie from Pizzeria Otto
Pizzeria Otto/Official

The Neapolitan-style pizzas at Pizzeria Otto are outstanding, cooked in a rustic wood-fired oven in high heat, but the toppings are decidedly Pacific Northwestern. Ingredients run the gamut from foraged mushrooms to Tails & Trotters ham, all scattered on a thin, crispy dough lined with bubbly pockets of air. Pizzeria Otto is open for pickup orders.

6708 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

7. Pizza Thief

2610 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210
A sourdough crust pizza from Pizza Thief comes topped with sliced peppers and pepperoni
A pepperoni and jalapeno pizza from Pizza Thief.
Patrizia Montonari

Darby Aldaco served as the executive chef at the lauded Nancy Silverton pizzeria Triple Beam before opening this Slabtown pizzeria with his best friend, entering the already-crowded sourdough pizza scene with a New-York-style shop. However, Pizza Thief still stands out for its take on a New York-style pizza, which retains the unfussy joy of a pepperoni slice with the signature tang of a sourdough pie. The shop’s pepperoni has a nice char-dotted base with a serious dose of stretchy cheese, and the Hot Tony is absolutely piled with cured meats and peppers. Stop in for onsite dining, or order it as takeout.

2610 NW Vaughn St
Portland, OR 97210

8. Precious Pizza

6035 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97213
A square pizza topped with chunks of pineapple, pepperoni, jalapeno, and hot honey, sitting on a checkered piece of paper in a takeout box. This pizza, from the Precious Pizza Project pop-up in Portland, Oregon, will be available at the incoming Barley Pod cart.
A Spicy Pineapple Papi at Precious Pizza
Precious Pizza [Official photo]

Precious Pizza is Alejandro Preciado’s return to Portland, in many ways — the chef used to work in the kitchens at the now-closed Burrasca, throwing dough for bread and pasta. Precious started as a Salem-area pandemic pop-up, but now, Preciado is slinging crunchy, thick slabs of airy dough out of the Barley Pod, topping pies with habanero honey and tocino. Preciado’s one-offs, like his elote-inspired pie with roasted corn and Tapatío crema, are often the best move here, though the cart’s simple cheese or L.A. Nonna are also standouts, thanks to Preciado’s pitch-perfect pomodoro. Precious shares seating with the food cart pod, and also takes online orders.

6035 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR 97213

9. Ranch PDX, NW 21st

916 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Two squares of Ranch Pizza sit on plates at the now-closed Poison’s Rainbow
Ranch PDX pizza slices.
Katie Acheff / EPDX

The rebellious pizzaiolos at Ranch aren’t interested in doing anything conventionally. With their cheesy edges and crispy bottoms, the restaurant’s pies aren’t traditional Sicilian squares, and the restaurant’s eponymous ranch is an essential part of the experience. Still, these pies are hard to forget, with a pleasantly spongy crumb, thick slabs of pepperoni, and a garlicky dipping sauce best swabbed with a hunk of crust. Ranch appears on a number of delivery apps and accepts takeout orders.

916 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

10. East Glisan Pizza Lounge

8001 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213

This Montavilla neighborhood pizzeria has cozy, old-school bar vibes, but its Detroit pan pizzas make it a pizza destination. The crust is sufficiently airy, not weighed down by its significant layer of cheese and super-herbaceous tomato sauce, with those crispy, cheesy edges almost blackened in the oven. Order takeout online or by calling (971) 279-4273, use a third-party app for delivery, or stop in for indoor or outdoor seating.

8001 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213

11. Dimo’s Apizza

701 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
A pizza topped with chopped clams, parmesan, and parsley is surrounded by a crust blotted with char.
A clam pie from Dimo’s Apizza.
Brooke Jackson-Glidden / EPDX

Dimo’s was pitched as a New Haven-style pizzeria designed for takeout; to consider it that way is to do it a disservice. Its crust is hard to categorize, crunchier and less chewy than a typical New Haven, but it’s also unlike any other pizza in Portland, a gorgeous balance of crisp and char. But chef Doug Miriello’s approach to toppings is particularly special, meticulous and accessible: Its clam pie, a nod to legendary apizza shop Frank Pepe, comes covered in wood-roasted clams with clam liquor and parsley, a brisk hit of seawater tempered with herbs and parmesan. Those intimidated by seafood pizzas should go for the shop’s delicate tomato pie, which gets little more than a few shavings of garlic and Sicilian oregano. Dimo’s is open for takeout, as well as indoor and outdoor seating.

701 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

12. Ken's Artisan Pizza

304 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Ken Forkish isn’t running his illustrious pizzeria anymore, but he didn’t want to leave the business until his pizza recipe had reached the platonic ideal of a good pie. Forkish says the restaurant is making its best pizza ever now, and he’s right: The crust is now a blend of sourdough and traditional yeast doughs, topped with a fine-tuned house mozzarella that blankets the pie evenly. The one thing that remains: The restaurant’s wood-fired ovens, which leopards the crusts in char. The restaurant is open for dine-in with proof of vaccination, as well as in-person takeout orders.

304 SE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

13. Pop Pizza

610 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
A rectangular pan pizza at Pop Pizza is covered in small, curly pepperoni
A pepperoni pizza from Pop Pizza.
Pop Pizza / Official

Pop Pizza’s square pies feel distinct from the deliciously excessive pies at Ranch or the true-to-form Detroit found at Assembly Brewing; instead, owner Marius Pop approaches his pizzas with the eye of a pastry chef, which makes sense — Pop is known for his bakery, Nuvrei, with its rose croissants and various hues of macarons. The dough here is light and soft, just a touch sweet, with a consistent cheesy crunch baked into the edges. Pop is open for takeout and delivery, with a standout bottle list for those who choose to imbibe.

610 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214

14. Apizza Scholls

4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

Despite its many rules about substitutions, Apizza Scholls is often considered the home of Portland’s best pizza crust, with textbook-ideal crumb. However, adorned with petals of capicola, roasted tomato pesto, or house-cured Canadian bacon, Apizza Scholls’ pies are just as much about the toppings as the crust. Call (503) 233-1286 to place takeout order, order online for delivery, or just walk up to order.

4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215

15. Scottie's Pizza Parlor

2128 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

Scottie’s namesake Scottie cooked pizzas in both New York and New Haven before hitting Portland, and his Pacific Northwestern pies balance a touch of sourdough tang in the crust with the house-made ricotta and mozzarella on top. The secret to the pie’s distinctive texture has to do with its two-stage baking process: The pizzas first bake at a high heat for color and chew, before hitting a lower temperature oven for crispy-crunch. Order online for pickup at the SE Division pizzeria.

2128 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

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16. Jerry’s Pizza

Bear Paw Inn in Portland, OR, 3237 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202, USA

Real Midwesterners know that Chicago isn’t just a deep-dish town; locals are far more inclined to pop by Pat’s or Aurelio’s for a thin, square-cut, tavern-style pizza. In Portland, places like Bridge City have packed up Chicago thin-crust pies for years, but this pop-up from Midwestern transplant Jerry Benedetto has become a sensation, thanks to the little touches that set it apart: The heavy dose of fennel in the sausage, the well-done bake that gives it crispy, fricco’d edges, the herby tomato sauce, the judicious layer of cheese. Nabbing a pie can be tricky; check the pop-up’s Instagram at 9 a.m. for a fresh pre-order link for the evening. Diners can pick up their pies at the Bear Paw for takeout, or to eat onsite.

Bear Paw Inn in Portland, OR, 3237 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland
OR 97202, USA

17. Assembly Brewing

3739, 6112 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
A Detroit-style pizza from Assembly Brewing, with dollops of brick-red tomato sauce
A pepperoni pie from Assembly Brewing
Brooke Jackson-Glidden/EPDX

This Foster-Powell’s brewery and pizzeria is likely serving the city’s best Detroit-style pie. Co-owner George Johnson learned to make his crispy pan pizzas at the award-winning  Detroit Style Pizza Company, and it shows: In an industrial brewery space with outdoor picnic tables, servers deliver crispy-chewy-soft pizzas with tons of crispy baked-on cheese to neighborhood locals and pizza nerds. The result: a perplexingly juicy pie smothered in dollops of tomato sauce and almost saucy cheese. Order a takeout pie online or by calling (971) 888-5973, or stop by for onsite dining and drinking.

3739, 6112 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97206

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