Listen, Portland. We love you. And we love pizza. So the Portland Mercury is teaming up with dozens of local pizza shops to bring you the second Portland Pizza Week: $2 slices for everyone!
What’s on it: Shaved beefsteak, beer-made cheese sauce, onion, bell pepper, and mozzarella.
When you can eat it: April 17-22, 11:30 am-10 pm (while supplies last). Vegetarian option available; limit two slices per person; whole pies available.
What they say: “Meet ‘Wit Whiz,’ our Philly cheesesteak pie. Inspired by the civic icon of flavor and attitude, this ‘jawn’ of a pizza is smothered with our own beer-made cheese whiz and topped with thinly shaved beefsteak, onion, bell pepper, and whole-milk mozzarella. Youse guys won't be disappointed.”
What’s on it: Sweet onions, kalamata olives, capers, hot peppers, tomatoes, mozzarella, and anchovies.
When you can eat it: April 17-22, 11:30 am-2:30 pm. Takeout available; whole pies available with 24 hours notice.
What they say: “This square-cut pizza is a variation on a classic Sicilian style pie that Chef Kenny's grandmother made, with the addition of capers and olives, which are traditional Neapolitan toppings. It's traditional to serve anchovies and mozzarella together in Southern Italy. Some things just work together.”
What’s on it: Chipotle ranch, mozzarella, green and red peppers, chicken, and green onion.
When you can eat it: April 17-22, 11 am-7 pm. Takeout and whole pies available.
What they say: “We like to be creative with sauces. This just sounded good!”
What’s on it: Salami, roasted jalapeños, and cream cheese.
When you can eat it: April 17-22, 11 am-10 pm. Takeout available.
What they say: “It’s like a jalapeño popper but with salami, which is also tight.”
What’s on it: Tomato base, Pok Pok/OP Thai-style sausage, pineapple, fried onion, basil, spicy Thai chiles, and sweet chile sauce.
When you can eat it: April 17-22, 11:30 am-6 pm. Vegetarian option available; whole pies and takeout available.
What they say: “Collaborating with the Thai powerhouse Pok Pok, Pizza Jerk has created a slice so sweet and spicy that it'll slap you across the behind and make you wonder where you lost your keys.”