Northeast Sandy’s the Zipper is a hipster riff on a mall food court—several restaurants and a bar (Paydirt, helmed by former Mercury music editor Ezra Caraeff) share a common area, complete with cafeteria-style tables where picky parties can convene. Like any good food court, there’s pizza: Slice, helmed by a former delivery driver and the former owner of long-defunct Portland pizzeria Manhattan Pizza. Vegetarians, take note: Pizza Week offerings can skew meat-heavy, but Slice has assembled a very good Greek Veggie slice topped with feta, spinach, and kalamata olives.
But the real destination slice is the meat-eaters option, the Alligator Sausage—a classic New York-style slice spruced up with healthy chunks of alligator sausage. Yes: ALLIGATOR SAUSAGE. Mixed with pork, the gator’s taste is surprisingly mild, so go chow it down like the Apex predator you are. You ate an alligator.
Slice, 2701 NE Sandy, sliceportland.com. Slice's Pizza Week slices available April 18-24, Mon-Sat 11 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-8 pm. Dine-in and take-out. Whole pies available. For more about Pizza Week, see portlandpizzaweek.com.