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The Best Pizza in Portland

The fresh bounty of the Pacific Northwest meets the classic Italian pie in Portland, Oregon. In this city, pizza-making is as serious as the craft beer meant to go with it. From personal pizza done with gourmet ingredients to full pies to satisfy the whole family, the Rose City has got diners covered when it comes to choices for a slice of gooey heaven on earth. But where are the smartest, savviest pizza lovers going for their fix in Portland? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We pulled pizza-sauce-stained data from thousands of restaurants to zero in on the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. So grab the parmesan and the red pepper flakes to reserve a seat at the best pizza in Portland today!

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The OpenTable Team
10 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Tanner Creek Tavern, Caro Amico Italian Cafe, McMenamins Zeus Café
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Italian, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Pearl District, Southwest Portland, Downtown
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Tanner Creek Tavern

$$$$
American
Pearl District
4.4
229 reviews
Chef David Machado’s stylish and brightly lit Pearl District eatery specializes in tavern fare sourced from local and seasonal Pacific Northwest ingredients. Besides full lunch and dinner menus, the restaurant also serves a bar menu meant to match with the house-made cocktails and extensive selection of local craft beers. Pies like the asparagus, bacon, walnut cream, arugula, and potato have made Tanner Creek Tavern a destination for pizza lovers in the know.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Caro Amico Italian Cafe

$$$$
Italian
Southwest Portland
4.5
325 reviews
Located in Southwest Portland and offering views of the Aerial Tram from the casual-style dining room and sunny outside deck, Caro Amico Italian Cafe offers some of the best pizzas in Portland for those looking for real old-world flavor. From antipasti to veal parmigiana, the restuarant boasts a full authentic Italian menu, but the pizza stands in a league all its own. Guests take the initiative by creating their own pie and choosing between Milano (olive oil and sweet basil) and Neapolitan (tomato sauce) bases before piling on ingredients. Selecting one of the house specialties like the Dragon Tattoo, which comes topped with herbed chicken, fresh spinach, black olives, feta cheese, walnuts, and cooked tomatoes, is another option.

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McMenamins Zeus Café

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.2
145 reviews
Natural light comes streaming in through the stained glass windows of Zeus Cafe, located in the historic Crystal Hotel in downtown Portland. Over in the open kitchen, a wood-fired pizza oven dominates much of the culinary activity and churns out some of the top dinner and late-night eats in the center of the city. Choices include the Ale Taster’s pizza, a hand-tossed affair topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, cured meats, Yardhouse giardiniera, and fresh mozzarella. It's meant to enjoy alongside a local craft beer.

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Please Louise

$$$$
Pizzeria
NW Portland
4.7
24 reviews
Chef Brian Lambeck’s ode to thin crust pizza utilizes a deck oven and fresh products farmed and foraged in the Pacific Northwest to create one of the strongest contenders for the best pizza in Portland. Located in the Slabtown area between the Pearl District and Nob Hill, Please Louise does decidedly Oregonian takes on the art form, with offerings like the Wild Mushroom, topped with chanterelles, pancetta, fontina, gorgonzola, sage, and honey elevating the entire pizza experience to new levels.

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Mama Mia Trattoria

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Downtown
4.4
1511 reviews
This multiple-award-winning Italian eatery keeps things old school and authentic at its cozy downtown Portland location. While the menu spans the full range of Italy’s most famous offerings, including everything from minestrone soup to eggplant parmesan, many people come here just for the pizza pies. House-made mozzarella and tomato sauce cover the thin crust, while items like Italian sausage or fresh seasonal vegetables are generously piled on top.

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Nostrana

$$$$
Italian
Southeast Portland
4.8
4269 reviews
Local produce and products are the focus of the menu at Nostrana, which literally means “ours” in Italian. This Buckman District fine Italian eatery opened by local celebrity chef Cathy Whims in 2005 has racked up acclaim in a few short years. Pizzas made from hand-leavened dough and served uncut, in true Italian style, are local pleasers. Pies come infused with both traditional and modern global flavors, including an Octo-pie where Spanish octopus, tomato, red onion, smoked mozzarella, nduja, and scallions are all stacked into an orderly mess of gourmet delight.

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Von Ebert Brewing

$$$$
Contemporary American
Pearl District
3.7
85 reviews
Arched ceilings and natural light, plus an expansive outside patio, make the Von Ebert Brewery in the Pearl District a favorite place for after-work or weekend relaxing in the PDX. German- and American-style ales and lagers are the focus of this craft brewer. Then there is the extensive food menu designed to go with the pints and flights served up here. Besides the snacks, starters, and hot wings at Von Ebert that draw fans, the house pizzas are also a hot item. Look for classics like the Hawaiian with its trademark ham and pineapple toppings, as well as fusion originals like the Flammekueche, topped with goat cheese, sour cream, shaved onion, and bacon lardons.

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MiNGO West

$$$$
Italian
Beaverton
4.7
2068 reviews
Classic Italian done in simple and elegant style is the draw to MiNGO West, located in Portland’s verdant suburb of Beaverton. Besides the traditional primo (first course) and segundi (second course) menu selections modeled on old-world style eateries, the restaurant also serves a full pizza menu. Look for classic items fused with local Pacific Northwest ingredients like the Salsiccia, topped with salsa rossa, pork sausage, buffalo mozzarella, Walla Walla sweet onions, and oregano.

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Serratto

$$$$
Italian
Pearl District
4.7
2036 reviews
Hand-tossed pizzas come steaming out of the stone oven at Serratto, Chef Tony Meyer’s white tablecloth celebration of Mediterranean fare in the Nob Hill neighborhood. With both sidewalk seating on bustling Northwest 21st Avenue and an intimate dining area inside, guests have a variety of environmental options for enjoying one of the thin crust Italian-style pizzas here. Options include a cheese pizza, a Margherita pizza, and a changing pizza del giorno.

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Nicoletta's Table and Marketplace

$$$$
Italian
Lake Oswego
4.6
1732 reviews
A neighborhood Italian bistro and market located in Lake Oswego, Nicoletta’s Table draws fans from far and wide for their fresh-out-of-the-oven pizzas, meant to feed two. Imported items from Italian adorn the shelves of the market and are also integrated into thin crust house pizzas like the Calbrese Diavola, topped with Sopressata salumi, tomato puree, Mama Lil’s peppers, and whole milk mozzarella.

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