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 North Portland area, listed in alphabetical order:
Fino Bistro and Pizzeria's "Strawberry Fields Forever"
WHAT IT IS: Organic strawberry, lemon honey whipped ricotta, crispy lacinato kale, balsamic reduction
WHAT THEY SAY: The sun is back and so is strawberry season! We couldn't resist throwing them on a pie for our contribution to pizza week this year. Sweet and savory with a nice brightness from the fresh berries. Our tasters were RAVING about it. Happy eating!
THE FINE PRINT: Slices. Minors allowed. Takeout available. Limit two per customer. Unavailable after 4 pm on Friday and 5 pm on Saturday.
ADDRESS: 8225 N Denver Ave
BUSINESS HOURS: 11:30 am-10 pm
Mississippi Pizza Pub's "Philly Fungi"
WHAT IT IS: Caramelized onion sauce, provolone, parmesan, cremini and portabello mushrooms, Anaheim peppers, roasted garlic, and a touch of sea salt
WHAT THEY SAY: We are always finding ways to make pizza the ultimate comfort food, what's more comforting than a veggie Philly cheese-"steak"? We put a West Coast spin on our pizza with the Anaheim peppers because of their smoky, sweet, and tangy taste. Science has shown that upon eating comfort foods the brain releases feel-good hormones that promote well-being, and we all need a little more well-being after the past year. We don't argue with science!
THE FINE PRINT: Whole pies. Minors allowed. Takeout available.
ADDRESS: 3552 N Mississippi Ave
BUSINESS HOURS: Sun-Thu 11 am-9:30 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-10 pm
Picasso Pizza Company's "VPSO"
WHAT IT IS: VeganCredible plant-based pepperoni, VeganCredible plant-based sausage, olives, whole-milk mozzarella, sauce
WHAT THEY SAY: Wait, hold on...did you say vegetarian? Featuring VeganCredible plant-based pepperoni and VeganCredible sausage with olives, whole-milk mozzarella, fire roasted tomato sauce and house made pizza dough, slightly spicy, and super meaty. Incredible flavors sure to delight your taste buds. You won't miss the meat!
THE FINE PRINT: Whole pies and slices. Takeout available.
ADDRESS: 2176 North Pavilion Avenue, Jantzen Beach Center
BUSINESS HOURS: Mon-Thu 11:30 am-8 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-9 pm, Sun 12-8 pm
Signal Station Pizza's "Baby Got Jack"
WHAT IT IS: Our freshly made dough topped with adobo spiced garlic olive oil, mozz, taco-spiced jackfruit, white onions, black beans, pineapple, green bell peppers, finished with cotija cheese, chipotle crema, and cilantro!
WHAT THEY SAY: We wanted the spicy spice for all! This vegetarian pizza will leave you feeling like there’s little in the middle but you got much...well, you know.
THE FINE PRINT: Whole pies and slices. Minors allowed. Takeout available. Limit two per customer.
ADDRESS: 8302 N Lombard St
BUSINESS HOURS: 12-8 pm
And there are a LOT more slices and pies in North Portland 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!