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226 NW Davis St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.524536 -122.673125
Neighborhoods: Old Town - Chinatown, Neighbors West - Northwest
Great crust! Great beers... Fun place to be... – The pizza toppings at Old Town are a little lacking, it seems they spare a bit when they choose them. The bar is great and the crust is outstanding. The wait is quite long, but worth it!
Fabulous pizza, great family place! – We just tried the new location on MLK and had a great night! The pizza was the best we've had in years (and we eat a fair amount of pizza). There was lots of seating - there's an upstairs too. Our daughter had a lot of fun in the play area where she "made" and "baked" her own wooden pizza. We'll be going back again soon!
Best Pizza and Atmosphere – After hanging out at the pool with our kids, the moms decided to take the crew out to dinner and picked Old Town Pizza on MLK. Wow...what a great location! The kids played with wooden pizzas, we all ordered various pizzas and one spaghetti and meatballs, and beverages galore. The dads met us after golfing and the pizzas had already arrived. Delicious. Fun atmosphere. The roll up garage door style makes it feel open and inviting. The owner stopped by with his beautiful little girl as well. You can get a $2 PBR or a $12 pitcher, plus pitchers of pop for the kids and bottles of chianti. It is worth it to order beverages just to listen to the lovely Scottish accent of one of the bartenders. We are glad to see Old Town Pizza on the Eastside of town after years of going to the downtown location.
Best pizza ever! – This is seriously the best pizza I've ever had. I love the one w/ pesto, pine nuts, and sun-dried tomatoes....I think it also has feta cheese. I've only been here a few times and everyone always has a great time. The spookyness of it being haunted makes it even more fun. I was a little scared to even go to the bathroom alone :o) This will always be a great place in my book. I even brought some friends from back east and they thought it was the best they've ever had as well.
Great Pizza, not so easy to find – I love visiting old buildings with so much history and charm, so that put this joint at the top of my -want to visit- list, and then I saw how many positive reviews it held. I was decided. We arrived shortly after 7pm on the 8th of February and wandered around first, looking for open areas as it is seat yourself. Then we stood aside of the entry and read the menus. You order at the counter directly in front of the door, and then order any drink (alchohol or not) at he bar. You pay with a playing card symbolizing your tab. If you think you'll be drinking more later, you have the option of keeping the tab open. They did take our debit, and I believe they take credit. They have the usual fair of veggies, plus some great artichoke hearts (I'm picky on those as they're usually too soggy or vinegery, and fresh zucchini....and I do mean fresh! There's also an antipasto plate w/ bread, meat, veggies & cheese. The bread takes a small pie pan and has herbs on it. They serve it with olive oil for dipping.
I ordered the veggie, and dh had the combo. The crust was above average, and on the thin side. It was good for me, but some like thick...that was not an option that I see here as it seems hand tossed. The veggies were fresh, and cooked just until tender crisp on the pizza...perfection in my opinion; with just the right amount of cheese. The decor was that of the building's history...a lot of brick, old wood, and exposed vents from updating it for the pizza place. The old elevator is now an exposed shaft with a soft bench and one table in it. There are a lot of small tables with small wooden chairs, and LOTS of candles. The lighting was perfect. However, I am sensitive, so the candles were giving me a headache as they were parafin wax with lead wicks. As I said though, I am really sensitive. We left with food for another day, and an enjoyable experience. A lot of energy from the many past purposes remains w/ the place. If you can pick it up, it adds to the charm.
A black scar for Portland – It is a bummer that when Portland restaurants become popular, their sense of customer service takes a flying leap..
It is unfortunate that my party and I had such a bad experience at this restaurant. We had heard so many good things about it but man did the service really fall short of our expectations! A group of us decided to eat at the Old Town Pizza right before we toured the Shanghai Tunnels. After calling ahead of time to make a reservation with a mandatory $50 security deposit (I have never seen this before), we waited for over 30 minutes (the restaurant was not that busy) for our table that had been set up the entire time we were waiting. Our waitress was extremely rude! After waiting for over an hour for our soggy, not fully cooked pizzas, we were informed that we had to all pay with one bill. We explained to the waitress that we are a non-profit organization and that we do not have that ability. She snapped at us saying it ?was not her problem?. One woman in our party had to finally ask for the manager. Much to our surprise, the manager was VERY young and not friendly, nor helpful. This restaurant does not do Portland any justice..very sad.
OMG, the BEST!!! – A friend of mine took me here one day after visiting the museum. I was pleasently surprised! The prices were very reasonable and the pizza was excellent! It was the best Pizza I have ever had. I have been craving it ever since and telling everyone about it. I just wish they had more around or had a parking lot, I am not a fan of street parking for anything!
Not too shabby – I wouldn't exactly say it's the best pizza in Portland but the atmosphere is pretty cool. Be sure to make a reservation and you'll be seated right away. Melanie was our waitress and she was extra cool! No problems with the service or temperature of food as stated in the last post. If you've never been, check it out once. I'm glad I did. Will I go back? Not so sure only because of the location and parking situation. It's DOWNTOWN. If you don't like trolling for street parking or paying for parking in a lot then steer clear.
so rude! I will never go back! – My friends and I ( a total of 10) and I went in and found some seats, a waitress spotted us and snarled "I don't have any room for you up here, this is reserved" We asked if there was any other place we could maybe sit to which she replied "no, you guys could split up downstairs though" So we went down there and sat at a few different tables and proceeded to go order our food and drinks (both at separate counters) I ordered a salad and asked if there was a tip jar. She yelled "What!?" So I repeated myself flashing a few dollars. She repeated a more irritated "What!??" then realized what I was saying and she told me to just leave it on the table. Needless to say that didn't happen. I then went to get a drink from the bar and the bartender was being rude to everyone in front of me and then rolled his eyes at orders like someone was forcing him to do his job. I also heard the rude waitress I encountered having a verbal dispute with one of the other waitresses in the middle of the floor. Even though the the food was pretty decent....I will never, ever, go there again.
hot damn – Heard many things about this place so I thought I would give it go. Went on a thursday hoping to avoid a weekend when I imagine it would be packed. Nope thursday seemed to be just as busy as a fri. or sat. No problem getting a seat though every one was very helpful. If you go try the pesto pizza. It was soooo good, and filling. After eating we sat at the bar for a few drinks, the bartender was great. He was busy but still seemed to have time to talk to everyone at the bar and pour like a madman at the same time. Oh by the way they also seem to have a daily happy hour from 9pm til close with 1$ slices and 2$ drinks. I'm definitely going back and if you havent been give it a go! Thank you old town pizza for a great night, made our date great.
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