Everybody can appreciate a good piece of pizza, especially on a night out with friends. All around Portland there are numerous pizza places, and we have sought out five within walking distance of the Portland State campus.
First on our list is the tried and true Pizza Schmizza. Schmizza is known for its great pizza and good prices. This one is close to campus, just blocks away on 4th and Montgomery. Daily specials differ depending on the day and usually include a drink and a slice. Slices alone usually range between $3 and $4 a slice. Schmizza is open daily 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
On SW 6th and Hall, stop by Hot Lips. This location is perfect for PSU students. This site offers student I.D. discounts for pizza and microbrews, trivia night every Monday 6–8 p.m., and for a limited time 10” pizzas for $5! With a different pizza flavor offered every day of the week, there’s really no reason to eat anything other than pizza for the rest of your university career.
Next is Pieology on SW Yamhill between Park and Broadway. This one is a bit farther—a little over half a mile from campus. Pieology sells whole pizzas instead of pizza by the slice, and a personal pizza goes for $8.50 a pie. The cool thing about Pieology is the set up. Similar to a subway, the patron chooses their toppings as they go through the line and then their pizza is cooked at the end. Their hours are 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.
Just over half a mile away on Jefferson between 12th and 13th is 21st Century Pizza. Here you can enjoy pizza by the slice and different daily specials. Slices are typically $5 and they have interesting pizzas like Pepperoni Bacon Spinach and Chicken Bacon Jalapeno. 21st Century Pizza is open 11 a.m.–11 p.m. daily.
Mod Pizza is just over three-quarters of a mile away, but is similar to Pieology in that you pick whatever toppings you want for one price. Their personal pizzas are $4.50 for whatever kind of pizza you would like and they do offer vegan options. They are open 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. daily.
The closest pizza place on our list today is Pizzicato. Located on campus across the streetcar tracks from Starbucks, it is a nicely central location. Whole pizzas can be ordered as well as pizza by the slice, with a variety of different toppings. Pizzicato not only offers meat pizzas, but also carries a decent selection of vegetarian and vegan offerings. This restaurant closes the earliest of them all: Its hours are 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
So there you have it: five great pizza places within walking distance of PSU! Happy eating!