Let the bells ring and the confetti fall: PIZZA WEEK IS BACK, AND IT'S HAPPENING NOW!
That's right, running now through Sunday, April 25, the Portland Mercury's Pizza Week has returned and is giving pizza-loving Mercury readers the chance to get special slices from some of Portland's finest purveyors of pizza pies... for a mere two dollars each! That's right: Each slice is just TWO MEASLY DOLLARS or, at participating venues, a WHOLE PIE for $16. (You heard correctly: This year certain Pizza Week participants may be offering $16 whole pies along with slices, or just whole pies alone. Be sure to check our Pizza Week locations to see who is offering what!)
Along with our pizza-loving pals at the SPLIFF Film Festival (tickets on sale now!) and EverOut Portland (the greatest event calendar in the city), the Mercury is proud to present what might be our greatest Pizza Week lineup ever—one that features 24 different pizzas at 30 Portland locations, available across the city and lovingly crafted by your favorite pizza masterminds.
There are fantastic slices and pies being served all over Portland for Pizza Week (check out our handy map here!), and you can look at all these delicious pizza creations here. But here are just a few of the slices being offered in the Northeast neighborhood, listed in alphabetical order:
East Glisan's Pizza Lounge's "Mister Peanut, I legume..."
WHAT IT IS: Peanut sauce, soy sambal chicken thigh, mozzarella, carrot, green onion, jalapeño, basil
WHAT THEY SAY: Sweet(ish), savory, nutty & a bit spicy just like we are! There's also a vegan version, sans cheese with crispy soy sambal tofu.
THE FINE PRINT: Whole pies and slices. Minors allowed. Takeout available. Limit two per customer. 200 available per day.
ADDRESS: 8001 NE Glisan
BUSINESS HOURS: April 22-24 5-9 pm, April 25 4-8 pm
Handsome Pizza's "The Fahad Siadat"
WHAT IT IS: Hot dogs, cornbread swirls, mozz, shaved onion, pepper relish, potato chips
WHAT THEY SAY: Inspired by our friend Fahad—a hot dog hound, artistic director, publisher, entrepreneur, choral composer, and singer (with the voice of an angel)—this corn dog pizza is a composition designed to make your taste buds trill.
THE FINE PRINT: Whole pies and slices. Minors allowed. Takeout available. Limit two slices or one whole pie per customer.
ADDRESS: 1603 NE Killingsworth
BUSINESS HOURS: Tue-Fri 4-8 pm, Sat-Sun 1-8 pm
Pacific Crust Pizza's "The Cloud Chaser"
WHAT IT IS: Buttery thin crust with garlic oil, asparagus, peas, ricotta, wild boar bacon, spring onions and spicy gremolata (mint, parsley, olive oil, chili garlic, cured egg yolk).
WHAT THEY SAY: The Cloud Chaser tastes like Oregon in the springtime. Our signature slow-rise dough creates a unique buttery thin crust that is just as great cold as it is piping hot. Topped with fresh, local ingredients that evoke all that we love about the great Pacific Northwest, the Cloud Chaser is a next-level pizza adventure.
THE FINE PRINT: Whole pies. Minors allowed. Takeout and delivery available.
ADDRESS: 2703 NE Alberta St
BUSINESS HOURS: Sun-Thu 2-10 pm, Fri-Sat 2-11 pm
Red Sauce Pizza's "Big Daddy"
WHAT IT IS: Whole milk mozzarella, pecorino, Parmesan, Bolognese sauce, pepperoncini, basil
WHAT THEY SAY: This pie was created by our chef Taki, who has a catering company with her partner, called Two Spoons! She made an incredible Bolognese sauce using Lanely Family farms ground beef!
THE FINE PRINT: Whole pies. Takeout and delivery only.
ADDRESS: 4641 NE Fremont Street
BUSINESS HOURS: Sun-Thur 4-8 pm, Fri 4-8:30 pm, Sat 4-8 pm
And there are a LOT more slices and pies in Northeast where those came from! For all these delicious pizza creations (including so many more scattered around the city and conveniently located near you) check out our FULL GUIDE HERE, and get out there and enjoy PIZZA WEEK!