Food News & Events

Portland Food News and Events: March 3-10

Takibi introduces a tasting menu, Paladin Pie’s pizza cart opens, 10 Barrel raises funds for the new Rose Haven Women’s Shelter, and more.

03/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

A Dungeons & Dragons-Themed Pizza Cart from a Nostrana Alum Is Coming to Alberta

Paladin Pie, which began as a backyard pop-up in summer 2020, is scheduled to open in March.

01/19/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

Exit Interview: Portland Bread Legend Ken Forkish

Parting thoughts on the baker and pizza maker’s legacy, comic book cookbook, and why he left Portland

01/05/2022 By Karen Brooks

Best Restaurants 2021

Pizza Hits Peak Pie Time in Portland

Dimo’s, Pizza Thief, and Cafe Olli bolster the case that Portland is America’s best pizza city.

11/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Openings

Cafe Olli Is Portland's Next Great Pizza Place

An all-day, worker-owned cafe is rising soon in the former Ned Ludd—everything handmade, major cakes included.

10/28/2021 By Karen Brooks

Video

Apizza Scholls: Behind the Scenes at a Portland Culinary Institution

As part of our new video series spotlighting 'Tried and True' Portland locales, we connected with pizza guru Brian Spangler.

10/08/2021 Videography by Rose Lee and Monica Salazar

Review

Thick Pies Rule at No Saint, a Pizza and Natural Wine Pop-Up

Grandma-style thick-yet-airy pizza crust is the canvas for toppings like peach and sausage or ricotta and hot honey.

09/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat This Now

Best Thing I Ate This Week: Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza from Assembly Brewing

At this Foster-Powell pizzeria and brewery, the sauce, crust, and cheese all work together in rectangular harmony.

07/26/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

First Look

Chewy Sourdough Crust Steals the Show at Slabtown's New Pizza Thief

An LA baker jumps into Portland's singular pizza scene, backed by whole-grain baking, seasonal handpies, and one rollicking chocolate chip cookie.

07/19/2021 By Karen Brooks

Pizza

Portland’s Got the Best Pizza in the Country, Says a New Book. Yeah. We Knew That.

PDX has been anointed the best pizza city in America. Here’s a reminder of why we agree.

07/08/2021 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Katherine Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Jordan Michelman, and Ben Tepler

Pizza

First Look: Jerry’s Pizza, the Chicago Tavern-Style Pizza Instagram Sensation Turned Dive Bar Brick-and-Mortar

Jerry Benedetto brings square-cut, thin-crust pizza pies to Portland’s Bear Paw Inn.

04/22/2021 By Jordan Michelman

Food News

Restaurant Calls Out Governor Brown over Lack of Vaccine Access for Workers

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery say it is unfair for Multnomah County to ease indoor dining restrictions when their staff does not yet have access to vaccines.

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Vancouver

A shiny new waterfront, 19th-century history lessons, and high-end pizza

02/21/2021 By Julia Silverman

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: St. Johns

Everyone's favorite PDX bridge, homegrown cinema, and a new stop for New Haven–style pizza

02/08/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Food News

Best Thing We Ate This Week: Tomato Pie from Gracie’s Apizza

A reminder that pizza doesn’t need a blanket of cheese to be great (though we love cheese blankets, too).

01/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pizza Party

At Paladin Pie, Pizza Fuels Social Change

The weekly pizza pop-up has donated to racial justice nonprofits and mutual aid funds including Don’t Shoot PDX, the National Black Justice Coalition, and the Okra Project.

08/13/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pie High

Gracie’s New Haven–Inspired Pizzeria in St. Johns Is Worth the Drive

Two key things make Gracie’s worth a trip across town: the crunch and the sauce.

11/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Best New Restaurants 2019

Bella’s Italian Bakery and Market Is a Stealth Red Sauce Haven

The Lents bakery—a destination for killer cannoli and sfogliatelle—also does weekly pizza and lasagna nights.

10/18/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Neighborhood Eats

Foster-Powell’s Food Scene Is Finally on the Map

The busy, auto-shop-studded triangle between Lents and Woodstock, is having a food renaissance.

06/25/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

5 & Dime Brings Excellent, Affordable Cocktails to Foster-Powell

A special blend of boozy know-how, community vibes, and, of course, pizza, is helping transform the growing neighborhood’s food and drink scene.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler