Sam Larson

Portland Pizza Guide

Find the best double-pepperoni-jalapeño, vegan, gluten-free, artisan or any other kind of pizza in Portland.

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Sam Larson

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Sam Larson is a Portland-based freelance artist and designer. He is the owner of Steel Bison and makes artwork heavily inspired by the great American West. Find him at

There are many amazing pizza spots in Portland. This is a general guide to the first selection. Each place in here has a lot more great options than just the single slice or pie listed.

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Sizzle Pie

A Portland pizza staple with a grunge rock atmosphere. They offer a cut (half) slice, which is a great way to sample a variety of toppings and combinations.

Cut slices, slices & whole pies. Gluten-free and vegan options available.

Try the South of Heaven: Pepperoni, fresh jalapenos and fresh mushrooms.

Dove Vivi

Cornmeal crust! Give it a try, and you will be back wanting more. The chill atmosphere and fresh, quality ingredients are hard to beat.

Slices (daily special only) & whole pies. Vegan options available.

Try the chef’s choice: A selection of six different slices chosen by the chefs.

Mississippi Pizza

A cozy spot along popular Mississippi Avenue. Dine in at their Atlantis Lounge, and you may be in for some trivia or live music. Or eat out on the covered patio and watch the eclectic street life.

Gluten-free and vegan options available.

Try the Greek Geek: House-made garlic–olive oil sauce, whole-milk mozzarella, artichoke heart, sun-dried tomato and sheep feta.

Apizza Scholls

Delicious artisan pizza combined with an arcade room! Does it get any better than that? Enjoy some of the best pizza, and wrap up your stay with a challenge of 13 classic arcade games.

Whole pies only.

Try the Bacon Bianca: Whole-milk mozzarella, pecorino romano/parmigiano-reggiano blend, lots of fresh garlic, herbs, black pepper, EV olive oil and house-cured bacon.

Hotlips Pizza & Soda

With many locations in the Portland area, their own sodas and locally sourced ingredients, Hot Lips is a great way to support the local community.

Slices and whole pies. Gluten-free and vegan options available.

Try the Pepperpinepeño: Pepperoni, pineapple and jalapeño peppers.

Ken’s Artisan Pizza

Authentic wood-fired pizza inspired by those crafted in Italy and other parts of Europe. Choose from over 100 different bottles of wine to accompany your blistered-crust pies.

Whole pies only. Vegan options available.

Try the Margherita: Toma sauce, mozzarella and basil.

A slice & a beer

Brew ‘N’ View – Movie Theaters That Serve Beer

Portland’s beloved “brew ‘n’ view” movie theaters run the gamut from funky to swanky, serving up all manner of drinks, food and films.

Best Brewery Food in Portland

If you’re in the mood for great beer and a fantastic meal, these spots serve the best pub food in Portland.

Dog-Friendly Portland Breweries

Plenty of Portland’s 75+ breweries cater to both two-and four-legged visitors, providing pooch-friendly patios and bowls of water for thirsty pups.

Sparky’s Pizza

One of the most affordable places, with appetite-satisfying slices. Be sure to order the enormous $1 breadstick that is as filling as the pizza itself.

Slices and whole pies available.

Try the pepperoni.

Escape from New York Pizza

Large, foldable New York–style pizza with whole-milk mozzarella. No gimmicks— just good, solid pizza.

Slices and whole pies available.

Try the cheese.

Oven and Shaker

Watch the massive wood-burning oven cook your pizza to perfection as you sip a cocktail. A wide selection of unique toppings ranging from the classics to apple butter or even octopus.

Whole pies only.

Try the Salami: Spicy salami, tomato, provolone piccante, mozzarella and honey.

Bella Faccia Pizzeria

Whether you are after a whole pie or a single slice, this NE Alberta Street restaurant has plenty to offer. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, meat— they have it all. Create a delicious pie for your dietary preference.

Slices and whole pies. Gluten-free and vegan options available.

Try the Hail,Hail: Garlic-olive oil base, mozzarella, house made meatballs, ricotta, Mama Lil’s peppers and onions.