Welcome to the most exhaustive Portland pizza coverage for the greater Portland metropolitan area which includes all styles, sizes, crusts, toppings, ovens, trucks, and neighborhoods– even that one just over the bridge into the state of Washington. If you are visiting or live in or near Portland, we’ve written this local guide to the best pizza in Portland so you’ll never lack for great pizza again. Let’s begin.
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35. Hammy’s Pizza
Hammy’s is a tiny pizza joint on Clinton Street in crazy Hosford-Abernathy where you go for a nice fat slice with tons of cheese and toppings. “Portland’s Original Nocturnal Pizzeria”, Hammy’s delivers until 4 a.m. They are designed for take-out or eat on the curb — there is no seating except a table or two on the sidewalk, but the folks there are really friendly. Any of their specialty pies will do, and if you’re in the mood for a little bit of spice, add green chile topping to any pizza.
34. Via Chicago
Via Chicago is a fun little neighborhood pizzeria and bottle shop on Alberta Street. They serve Chicago style deep dish tomato heavy and other thick and cheesey pies in a relaxed atmosphere. Order at the counter and get your slice or pie soon thereafter. Bonus points for Euchre games and good Italian Grinder and Chicago Italian style beef sandwiches. First time eating Chicago style ‘za? Get the Meaty Pizza, made with Isemio’s Hot sausage, pepperoni, Giardiniera Peppers, or for something on the “lighter” side, the classic pepperoni or four cheese are just as delish.
33. The Crown
The Crown is Portland famed restauranteur Vitaly Paley’s pizza project connected to Imperial Restaurant inside the Hotel Lucia in the heart of downtown. It’s a great place to stop for lunch if you work in downtown Portland. You can be in and out in 40 minutes and have a delicious lunch. At The Crown you can order slices or a whole pie, or a slice and drink lunch special, and try such uniquities as fried chicken with honey and ranch, or hot sausage with clams and oregano.
Tastebud is located in Multnomah Village which is a bit of a trek from Portland proper, but not too far. Tastebud’s pizzas are not cheap, but they are amply sized and tricked out with all of Oregon’s locally grown deliciousness. Tastebud started out as a farm, then they built an oven, started making bread and bagels, and finally pizza in the farmers and open-air markets of Portland. Then they became a truck. Now not only are they serving some of the best pizza in Portland, but they’ve put Multnomah Village on the map as a Portland dining destination for their wonderful wood-fired pizzas and other hearth foods. Menu favorites include the Autunno Pie, Dill With It, Persian Plum, and Golden Hour.
31. Pyro Pizza
Pyro Pizza is another great Portland food cart located on Hawthorne Boulevard, that’s dedicated to local sources, high-quality, fresh ingredients, and minimal waste. We love their wood-fired classic pies such as margherita, marinara, quattro fromaggi, and fennel sausage. Check their Facebook page for rotating weekly specials like crazy a loaded baked potato pie or French Ratatouille. Bonus points for homemade sodas that are rocking delicious and the best pizza box art from regular customer Tim Butler.
30. Ash Wood Fired
Ash Wood Fired Pizza, whose truck is parked in the lot of the Base Camp Brewery in the Central Eastside Industrial District, serves some of the best pizza in Portland. Ash makes all of their pizzas with sourdough starter made with wild yeast from local grapes, and has a wildly creative menu that changes monthly. Their pies are vibrant, juicy and messy and their crust is some of the best we’ve had in town. If you want something unique but simultaneously comforting and nearly nostalgic at the same time, come to Ash. Menus rotate at Ash seasonally but we love their bianca (ricotta, shred, basil leaves, fresh mozzarella, Mama Lil’s chili oi) and pepperoni (red sauce, Ezzo pepperoni, shred, fresh mozzarella).
29. Hot Lips Pizza
With five locations in town, Hot Lips Pizza is a great option for a quick slice of pie wherever you are in town. Choose from dozens of options including meat, vegetarian, and vegan options on their extensive menu, or create your own pie in a 10″, 14″, or 18″ pie. Gluten-free pies available in 12″ sizes.
28. Sizzle Pie
The best pizza in Portland for downtown shopping or sightseeing when you want a quick hot thin, amply sized slice of thin-crust pizza with plenty of Portland character (wild names, wild toppings) is Sizzle Pie. There are five Sizzle Pie locations throughout town, all serving both pizza by the slice and entire pies. Some of Sizzle Pie’s more popular flavors include Spiral Tap, The Ol’ Dirty, and Raising Arizona, but our favorite pie here is the Police and Thieves, a slice of pie with spinach and mushrooms.
27. Life of Pie
We love Life of Pie for their amazing pies along the North Williams Avenue strip in the Boise District. The pizza is wood-fired, with a crispy crust and a perfectly soft interior. We love the thick and melty mozzarella on every single pie, as well as outdoor picnic benches. Our favorite pie here has salami, Mama Lil’s Peppers, goat cheese, honey, but you can also build your own pizza pie with marinara and house-made mozzarella.
26. Firehouse Restaurant
Firehouse is located in the very Northeast neighborhood of Dekum in Portland and they make fantastic Neapolitan pies. The pizza here is true-to-form Neapolitan so expect a delicate, almost floppy crust with beautiful char. Get the classic margherita for your tomato/mozzarella/basil fix, or if you’re in the mood for something heartier, order the fennel sausage pizza, accompanied with tomato sauce, onion, and mozzarella.
25. Oven and Shaker
Oven and Shaker is a happening pizzeria and bar in the Pearl District of downtown Portland where Nostrana’s Cathy Whims is part owner. They have a nice selection of seven specialty pies and three classics, and you can build your own pizza as well. All pizzas boast beautiful thin, charred crust, cooked in their wood-fired oven. We love their traditional Bianca pie, which features garlic, fontina, sottocenere al tartufo, bufala mozzarella, and fried sage.
24. Hogan’s Goat
Hogan’s Goat is a very unassuming and underappreciated, off-the-beaten-street little joint on Sacramento Street just off Sandy Blvd. in Portland’s eclectic Hollywood district. They are at once a pizzeria, bottle shop, and commissary kitchen slinging truly first rate American style pizza, using seasonal local ingredients and hand stretched dough. Offerings at Hogan’s change often, but get the Green Goat for a house favorite: spinach, mushrooms, roasted garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, and basil puree. Funky and delicious and some of the best pizza in Portland!
23. East Glisan Pizza Lounge
East Glisan serves up great pizza in a modern bar/lounge atmosphere in the Montavilla neighborhood of Portland. The sausage pie here is one of our favs, topped with tomato sauce, fennel sausage, mozzarella, ricotta, and green olives. Don’t forget to try their square Detroit-style pies served Thursday through Sunday.
22. Atlas Pizza
Atlas pies are quite thin and crispy, and a perfect reason to stop if you’re tooling around SE Division Street shopping and hungry for a quick bite. Get a slice and drink/salad combo for an awesome lunch deal. The most popular pies here are the Big Joe, made with housemade meatballs, ricotta, and basil, or the veggie pizza. Atlas is a great place to bring Vegan pizza enthusiasts as they have six different vegan pies on the menu.
21. Please Louise
Please Louise is a relatively new pizzeria in the Slabtown neighborhood of Portland, serving up tasty creative pizza and small plates. The pies here are crispy and thin-crusted, made in a deck-oven fired oven. Come here for a small yet consistent variety of menu offerings including pies like margherita, potato carbonara, bolognese, and other seasonal offerings for one of our favorites spots for the best pizza in Portland.
Cibo is a thriving SE Division Street neighborhood restaurant serving regional Italian cuisine in a relaxed and stylish environment. Their sixty-foot bar wraps around an open kitchen including their wood-fired pizza oven. Chef Marco Frattaroli is a longtime pizza master in Portland and his pies here are a testament to that earned expertise. Our favorite pie here is the classic margherita, made with imported Italian tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil.
19. Virtuous Pie
Virtuous Pie serves some of the best vegan pizza in Portland— they are all about creating food that looks and tastes vibrant, is good for your body and supports a healthy planet. Our must-try recommendation is the Ultraviolet with walnut and arugula pesto, cashew mozzarella, oven-dried tomatoes, kale, caramelized onion, and pine nuts. We also love their donuts and outstanding vegan ice cream.
18. Dove Vivi
Dove Vivi Pizza serves some of the best pizza in Portland and stands out for its unusual, beguiling cornmeal crust. We love Vivi pizzas not only because the crust has a wonderful buttery flavor and a substantial heft, but also because that advanced weight can hold a sizeable mantle of melted cheese. Yes, this is the best pizza you want when you’re really hungry and want something pretty departed from a “normal” pizza. Get the vegan corn cashew pizza for something truly unique and signature to Dove Vivi, made with vegan roasted red pepper and cashew cheese, fresh sweet corn, caramelized onions, chives, and smoked tomatoes.
17. Pizza Doughnais
There are several awesome spots for Sicilian pie in Portland, but what really sets apart Pizza Doughnais, pronounced “dough-nay”, is that all of their crust is naturally leavened and oh-so-delicious. Employees here will preach how digestible the pizza is, and we agree that although Sicilian pies tend to leave you on the lethargic end (hello cheese and bread on steroids), the combination of both the sourdough crust and the artisanal, fresh toppings not only lighten things up, but makes for one of the most flavorful, and worthwhile pizzas in Portland. Our favorite pie here is the white roni (aged mozzarella, pepperoni, ricotta, pecorino, and olive oil) or the classic pepperoni.
16. Baby Doll Pizza
Baby Doll is a great option for some of the best pizza in Portland that will resonate with almost anyone. Baby Doll has slices, garlic knots, whole pies, and cookies. Their New York style pizzas are a formidable 18″ and will feed your family for a week. They even have fun, unique offerings like Sicilian pies and slices, Shirley Temple sodas, and gluten free offerings. Get the #7 White Pie for one of the most signature Baby Doll Pizzas. It has an olive oil base, mozzarella, house-made ricotta, parm, caramelized onions, and garlic, all on a delicious sesame seed crust.
15. Baby Blue Woodfired Pizza
Baby Blue Woodfired Pizza serves the best vegan Pizza in Portland out of their wood-fired pizza cart on Hawthorne. The crust for each pie is beautifully delicate and fluffy, and the plant-based toppings are deliciously fresh and flavorful. We recommend the margherita made with plant-based mozzarella, or the rosemary pizza, also made with plant-based mozzarella and ricotta, sliced garlic, rosemary, and cracked pepper.
14. Pizzeria Otto
Pizzeria Otto is a family-friendly corner pizza joint in the Roseway neighborhood of Portland that has stellar wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas. Also, Otto earns loads of bonus points for their Happy Hour being all day from 11 – 5 every day, when their delicious Margherita will only set you back $6. Choose from over 16 Neapolitan pies (including a weekly special) for some of our favorites like the margherita di bufala, salami & honey, or the sausage and mushroom. Vegan cheese and gluten-free crust are available for any pizza orders.
13. Rally Pizza
Rally Pizza is another excellent reason to make the trip over the bridge into Vancouver for some of the best pizza in Portland. Husband and wife team (and both pedigreed bakers and chefs) Alan Maniscalco and Shan Wickham run this wonderful restaurant that besides offering delicious Neapolitan pies, also serves up wonderful wood-fired vegetable roasted dishes, salads, and frozen custards and concretes. Our favorite pizza at Rally is the Margherita, made with hand-pulled mozzarella, tomato sauce, and basil, but the classic pepperoni is addicting as well. Keep your eyes open for their Hot Potato Pizza special and always finish your meal with a frozen custard or concrete.
12. Red Sauce Pizza
Red Sauce Pizza serves up some of the best pizza in Portland, including calzone, vegan pies, fun pies named after fun people, pan pies, and weekly sourdough bread. Situated in their new location on NE Fremont (and still with their iconic upside-down AZZIP sign just as it hung from Red Sauce’s original homefront, inherited from Bob Cassidy), Red Sauce is run by longtime pizzanista Shar Dues who makes a wonderful slow-fermented, chewy crunchy dough. Our favorite pie at Red Sauce is The Fern which features house-pickled peppers, red onion, arugula, and goat cheese and will feed you for a week. Also new-ish and noteworthy are Big Hank’s Hoagies (delectable hoagies made on a house sourdough hoagie), served Mondays and Tuesdays.
Renata is in the center of Portland’s Industrial Eastside District, which is filled with local artisans, hip eateries, and trendy shops. They have a small, essentialist pizza menu and each pie’s crust has a nice swollen rim that’s thin and soft. We love their first-rate, traditional margherita, pepperoni and quattro fromaggio pies- all some of the absolute best pizza in Portland. You can also come here for some of the best pasta we’ve eaten in Portland, as well as a sublime butterscotch budino pudding.
10. Handsome Pizza
Sister restaurant to Seastar Bakery, Handsome Pizza is located on the corner of NE Killingsworth St. and 16th Ave and makes marvelous pizza. We’ve tried every regular rotation pie here and have loved every last one. We love the ambiance of the restaurant itself, housed inside an updated 40’s era former hardware store, where they hand make all of their dough and bake pizzas in their hand-built, wood-fired oven. The creators behind Handsome Pizza are true pizza nerds who feature locally made artisan products and support our local farmers and growers. The margherita pizza is our go-to pie here, and the white pie (mozz, garlic, oregano, ricotta) always hits the spot when you’re in the mood for something more decadent.
9. Scottie’s Pizza Parlor
Scottie’s Pizza Parlor, a tiny but mighty establishment in Southeast Portland on Division Street serves some of the very best pizza in Portland in the form of 18″ round pies and 16″ square pies. The pizza here is to-die-for (all made with naturally leavened dough) and Scottie himself has a genuine, friendly nature and humble desire to bring people happiness through good pizza. All of Scottie’s pizza creations are delicious, but our favorite pie here is their grandma-style square Defino pie with fresh mozzarella, basil, oregano, garlic oil, pecorino romano, and tomato sauce. This pizza is a true labor of love pizza and they only make 15 per day, so call and reserve once you’ve set your heart on this pie! In the mood for a quick slice? Scotties offers a substantial slice for just $3-4.
8. Pizzeria La Sorrentina
Daisuke Matsumoto operates a pizzeria in Vancouver (just across the bridge) that serves not only some of the best pizza in Portland but the best authentic Neapolitan pie in town. Situated inside their new brick and mortar on 164th Ave, eat here for classic Neapolitan pies ready in minutes. True to Neapolitan form, each pizza is beautifully charred, soft and elastic, tender, and fragrant. Major bonus points to Daisuke for the warmest spirit and winningest smile in all of the Pacific Northwest. The pizza here is so perfect in its most basic form, we rarely stray from their classic margherita (tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, and basil) or other simple variants like the Mr. Prosciutto (tomato sauce, smoked and regular mozzarella, and prosciutto). But never fear, Matsumoto’s menu boasts 12 red sauce pies, 6 white pies, and rotating specials.
7. Ranch Pizza
Sicilian Only! Ranch Pizza has been serving swoon-worthy square pies and house-made ranch to Portlanders since 2017. They have two brick and mortar locations in town– one on Dekum street and an even newer location on 21st Ave. If you want something classic, get the Sicilian pepperoni pie. It’s made with pepperoni, aged mozzarella, red sauce, pecorino, and fresh basil. The signature item here, however, is The #4: a square pie made topped with hot pork sausage, Calabrian chilies, ricotta, aged mozz, red sauce, pecorino, fresh basil. Don’t forget your side of homemade ranch!
6. Nonavo Pizza
Nonavo Pizza is just over the bridge and into Vancouver, WA, but technically considered part of the greater Portland metropolitan area. It’s one of our regular stops for some of the best pizza in Portland. This family-owned business serves Neapolitan pies with a twist. The dough is scratch made, and the pies are fired in a beautifully tiled wood burning oven, and come out charred with an underlying soft pillowy chewiness. Nonavo offers a wide menu of always-available pizzas as well as an always inventive nightly special based on seasonal farmer’s market provisions. The bolognese pie is one of our favorite pies, made with garlic, ragu, oregano, mozzarella, and beautifully sharp grana padano. Don’t forget to try some of the homemade small-batch ice creams and some of the best salad and veggie appetizer specials in Portland.
5. Ken’s Artisan Pizza
Ken’s Artisan Pizza is legendary and without question some of the most iconic, best pizza in Portland. If you ask a Portlander where the best pizza in Portland is, Ken’s will undoubtedly come up in the first few breaths. Creator Ken Forkish is an author, renowned baker, and pizza extraordinaire. You may also recognize him from his other Portland institutions, including Ken’s Artisan Bakery, and Checkerboard Pizza inside the Pine Street Market. Ken is a true artisan and has written one of our favorite cookbooks ever on perfecting the art of pizza making at home (The Elements of Pizza). The pizza at Ken’s boasts a wonderfully thin crust on all of his pies. Get the Brooklyn for something with a little bit of zing (tomato sauce, mozzarella, Fra’Mani capocollo, pickled jalapeño, honey), or the New Yorker with pepperoni for a beautifully elevated classic.
Nostrana has been serving top quality pizza in Portland for many years. With the name Nostrana meaning “ours”, ultimately this is a place for the whole family. Come here for an elevated dining experience without the stuffiness or attitude. At Nostrana you can expect a first-rate thin, wood-fired pie with all the classic toppings, as well as sophisticated seasonal specials. Our favorite pizza at Nostrana is the salumi, served with salami, tomato, provolone, mozzarella, oregano, honey, and Mama’s Lil Peppers, we are head-over-heels in love with the slightly spicy and sweet combination in this pie. Into vegetables? Get the funghi verde, a delicious vegetarian pie with shiitake mushrooms, mozzarella, garlic, arugula, pecorino, and lemon olive oil.
3. Apizza Scholls
Lines and crowds during peak hours make it quickly evident to first-timers that Apizza Scholls serves some of the best pizza in Portland. Come here for impressive and delectable neo Neapolitan pies with perfect crust— a crunch on the bottom, but a retaining bread-ey integrity that held together if you folded it. They use an electric oven to achieve a nice, even light scorching so the crust has a bitter burn that balances with the yeasty dough perfectly. There is not a frill in sight at Apizza Scholls, just solid classic pies and a few creatives thrown in for good measure. Get the amatriciana (mozzarella, grana padano, light sauce, red chili flakes, red onions, and house-cured bacon), or if you’re a pineapple on your pizza kind of person, the Pig & Pineapple is delicious. Also worth noting, Apizza Scholls makes an outstanding Caesar salad.
2. Lovely’s Fifty Fifty
Lovely’s Fifty Fifty serves some of the absolute best pizza in Portland. The pizza here consistently has so many things we love on and in a pizza: organic and naturally leavened dough, locally grown produce, juicy sauces and condiments, and eggs. Plus they have more of everything we love in a pizza: more smell, more color, more character, more taste, more chew. Yet this pizza is not heavyhanded or overdone, just in possession of every good pizza element in its perfect fullness. The wonderfully creative and spirited Sarah Minnick will catch your eye with her use of whole grain flour in her delicious, deep-flavored doughs, and for Lovely’s eye towards aestheticism. Although changing by week and season The Fifty Fifty pie is wildly vegetable-centric, sporting regular players such fenugreek greens, calabrian chiles, and chanterelle mushrooms. Check Sarah Minnick’s Instagram account for weekly specials.
1. Pizza Jerk
If you’re truly looking for the Best Pizza in Portland, you cannot avoid a trip to Pizza Jerk. We could eat here twice per week or more and never grow tired of it. It’s Portland’s wonderful, whimsical pizza wizard, serving up gigantic New Haven-style pies that are the perfect cross of nostalgic, cheesy delight, yet still high quality and dangerously addicting. We love the open and friendly vibe at Pizza Jerk, where you feel like anything is possible and no one is judged. Also noteworthy: the lunchtime pizza by the slice availability, and an overall excellent dining choice for kids and families.
Founder Tommy Habetz is notorious for his punked-out pies such as Kale Blazer, made with sausage, Bunk hot peppers, and kale, but his more traditional pies like his classic cheese or pepperoni are equally as delicious and unforgettable. We also love their deep dish “Detroit style” pies– the cast iron pepperoni pie in particular. It’s cheesy, deep and chewy, with wonderfully buttery crisp edges. Finish off your Pizza Jerk pie with a homemade browned butter and sea salt rice krispy treat (see the recipe here), or some of the best soft-serve you can find in town.