Discover Portland’s best kept secret pizzerias

Portland’s got secret pizza joints scattered all over the city if you know where to look! Find spots that offer everything from thin to thick crust, local meats and cheeses, Vegan/Veg/GF, local brews, wines, and ciders all served from locations that range from quaint to quirky! Here's our picks for the best hidden-gem pizzerias Portland has to offer.

Pizzeria Otto for Family Bonding Vibes

The Foster-Powell Neighborhood is home to a range of well-tended city parks. Pizzeria Otto’s family-friendly vibe is a great way to cap off a day of exploring Portland parks. Featuring a wood-fired oven, Pizzeria Otto makes Neopolitan style pizzas made with local ingredients.  

Recommend: Salami and Honey Pizza Pie eaten ‘portafoglio’ (burrito style)

Love Verona for Star-Crossed Lovers Vibes

Under the St. John’s Bridge is the beautifully historic Cathedral Park. Romance your sweetheart as the sun sets and nosh on pizza from the aptly named Love, Verona Pizza. With menu items like The Verona Vegetarian and The Juliet, Love Verona is the perfect place to get your date night vibe on.

Recommend: The Romeo Pizza, Alfredo sauce, topped with roasted chicken, bacon, mushrooms and black olives.

Baby Doll Pizza for Artsy, People Watching Vibes

Keep the cinematic vibe going after catching a late-night flick at the Laurelhurst Theatre. Head over to Baby Doll Pizza where the vintage movie posters and Build Your Own pizzas make you feel like a local celebrity. Come for the deep dish, stay for the people watching.

Recommend: The specialty deep dish Nonna Pie

Secret Pizza Society for Exciting Mysterious Vibes

With a name like this, you’ve got to go! Get your ‘I Spy’ vibe on and slip into this pop-artsy themed pizza spot featuring vegetarian and vegan pies with curious names like ‘Chalupa Batman’ and ‘Ready Kilowatt.’ Buy some local art and tee shirt merch for the ‘unbelievers’ back home!

Recommend: Kissoon’s Loop. A jalapeno, pineapple, creamCHEEZE, sun-dried tomato pesto, and po’Fredo pie topped with cashews and coconut.

Pizza Jerk for Old-School Retro Pizza Vibes

Portland restauranter extraordinaire, Tommy Habetz (Bunk Bar Water) brought his East Coast vibe for ‘Connecticut-style’ pizza to NE Portland and all thumbs are up! Baked in cast-iron pans, the crust is thin and crispy, yet sturdy enough for all the toppings. Ample seating, a play area for the kiddos, and ‘adult slushies.’

Recommend: The Clam Jam Pizza, topped with Dungeness crab and black truffles.

The Hidden Gem Pizzerias of Portland

About the Author:

Chef Shannon graduated with honors from SDSU, Le Cordon Bleu, and Shaw Academy. She loves exploring everything about Portland’s ever-changing landscape of food, fun, and festivities, and is always on the hunt for the perfect donut!