Let the bells ring and the confetti fall: PIZZA WEEK IS BACK, BAY-BEE! While the pandemic may have cancelled last year’s festivities, local pizza restaurants have made great strides in pizza takeout technology, which now makes getting delicious slices safer for everyone—both makers and tasters!

So from April 19-25, the Portland Mercury's Pizza Week will make its long-awaited return, 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.

WANT A PEEK AT THE PIZZA WEEK 2021 SLICES AND PIES? You can find them all right here! (Dear god, they look delicious. You should totally share a pic of your slice and tag it #portlandpizzaweek!)

WANT A HANDY MAP LISTING ALL THE PIZZA WEEK LOCATIONS? Here's a handy map listing all the Pizza Week locations!

WANT THE LATEST PIZZA WEEK 2021 INFO? Follow the Facebook event page for the latest live updates. This is a great resource for everyone who intends on sampling every slice!

Remember, our participating pizza places will be trying their best to deliver great slices and pies while KEEPING YOU AND THEIR EMPLOYEES SAFE. Please be patient, tip well, and follow their wise advice!

Before digging in, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Everyone loves Pizza Week! As one of the city’s most beloved food events, the Portland Mercury’s Pizza Week is very popular—which means that some locations will be busy, and other locations might sell out of their sought-after slices. Life's too short to be frustrated! Simply visit another Pizza Week location, or come back the next day. You’ll still be able to get that delicious pizza inside your mouth!

Tip, and tip well! An event as big as Pizza Week takes a ton of work—so show your appreciation to the chefs and waitstaff who make this event such a wondrous treat for your tummy.

Don’t forget sides and drinks! These pizza joints are giving you a smokin' deal with these inexpensive slices and pies. And these same businesses need your support coming out of the pandemic. Help them out by snapping up the scrumptious sides and drinks available at all Pizza Week locations!

This could be the best pizza week ever, so don't miss out! Take a peek at all the slices and pies here, and don't miss the Mercury's PIZZA WEEK 2021—starting Monday, April 19 and running through Sunday, April 25!