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226 NW Davis St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.524536 -122.673125
Neighborhoods: Old Town - Chinatown, Neighbors West - Northwest
Pizza anyone? – If you find yourself in the mood for a great pizza, don't even consider this place. Of course if your standards are low (never had pizza before) and you don't mind being
surrounded by a somewhat unkempt and indifferent staff
(I know tats are' in' but, really?) then this is the place for you. If you want a mouthwatering gourmet pizza, rush to Pizzicato. If you want a stellar authentic pie then run, don't walk to Ken's Artisan.
It's been a favorite of ours since '74! – I've been going to Old Town Pizza since I was a kid... and it's still a great place for Pizza! We always order it fresh, never by the slice. You can have it rolled-out so the crust is thin, since the pies are made traditionally with a thicker crust. The toppings are always really fresh tasting, never dried-out. They have a nice big wooden bar and two levels of seating. We like the balcony with the couches/ benches and massive antique tables. Some of the seating around is uncomfortable, just make sure you get some cushy seats. You really can't go wrong with this place! They also have a great Pizza delivery service by old bicycle!
Good pizza only when made to order – I've had decent pizza here before when ordering a complete pizza. It's not the best I've had, but certainly not terrible, either. The atmosphere of the place is nice, especially at night.
What IS terrible is the couple of times I've dropped by during lunchtime to have a slice or two, which has been dry and cardboard-like. Do yourself a favor and avoid their pizza by the slice, unless you know it has just been cooked.
Mostly Mediocre – The reviews on this place are clearly mixed, but we had a discount coupon and gave it a try. The place has "atmosphere", to be sure, but the food was disappointing. Arrived on a Friday evening to find they were out of caesar salad, out of root beer (!), and a 40 minute wait for pizza. Ordering is confusing - stand in line to order, then take a playing card and head for the bar, where you order drinks and pay for the lot. Then compete for a table to open up. Tables are cramped with little leg room. Seats are quaint, but uncomfortable.
Ordered a salad and veggie pizza. Salad arrived reasonably promptly, but very uninspired. Pizza arrived much later, not horrible but not that good (definitely better than Dominos, worse than many). Service OK but busy and stressed.
Parking is a big problem, as noted elsewhere. The facility may be historic, but it is also run down. I don't think they have invested in it in decades.
Overall, an unremarkable experience. They have better pizza in the freezer case at Safeway. If you go, go for the "atmosphere", but not for the food!
best pizza – awesome pizza and great place to hang! I would highly recommend to go therte either after work or on a week-end!
It's really good! – Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Old Town Pizza has great late night slices! This is my favorite pizza place in downtown Portland!
Its all about the happy hour. – I've only gone for the happy hour ($2 wells and $1 slices of cheese or pepperoni) its a cool building and I have no problem with the staff. The pizza is not the greatest but well worth a dollar (the non happy hour pizza might be better?). This is a great place to start the night and pound down some cheap drinks and a couple of slices.
Avoid the Spaghetti – What a horrible experience. This isn't my first time eating at Old town pizza in downtown. I have ate one other time and I ordered the same thing... their spaghetti plate. Horrible. First time I had it, the meatballs were burnt and the pasta was nearly dried up. At least this past visit the meatballs weren't burnt. But this time the pasta was dried up and the sauce was too. Oh wait, what am I talking about... there wasn't any sauce! And the bread sticks were just as bad. I guess I can't talk bad about the salad that was served before the meal. But, come on, can someone really screw up a dinner salad. So, I think this will finally be the last time I eat there. I can't forget to tell you about the wait. We waited for nearly 35 minutes. 35 minutes after our salads were done! There wasn't hardy customers in the place. WTF! Damn, I wish I would have taken taken back the tip I left.
friendly service, but hugely overpriced unsatisfactory pizza – mlk location--servers were nice and really tried their best, and maybe it just takes getting used to (cold cheese??), but i honestly feel like i blew 15 bucks on a depressingly unsatisfactory pizza.
Terrible pizza joint....stay clear of this place! – Waited over 40 minutes for our pizza only find it completely greasy and the crust was like cardboard. Service was less than friendly. Not kid friendly at all. I would not recommend this pizza joint. So many options downtown, try somewhere different. (just my opinion)
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