Halloween is one of the top 5 pizza sales days so I guess it makes sense that October is National Pizza Month. With Halloween only nine days away, you better start planning where you are going to place your order. Here are some ideas right here in Lake Oswego.
MOD PIZZA. In a hurry and feeling creative? Then head over to MOD which features individual made-on-demand artisan pizzas and salads. Choose from over 30 toppings (how about some roasted Brussels sprouts on that pie? Or some fig balsamic glaze?) to create something that is uniquely you. And don’t worry about loading it on—any toppings, same price is their motto. The 800 degree gas-fired ovens ensure you don’t have to wait long. Sizes: 6” mini, 11” and Mega (two stacked 11” crusts). Gluten free crust available for additional charge. Vegan options include dairy free pizza dough, cheese and three sauces. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Located in Kruse Village, 4811 Meadows Road, Suite 115. 503.233.7103.
CHUCKIE PIES. Find out why PDX Eater named this pizza joint one of the 11 restaurants that define Lake Oswego. Could be the split personality of owner, Chuck Ryan who is a barista by day at Chuck’s Place and pizza maker by night. The wood-fired pizza oven and house-made dough might have something to do with it too. Sizes: 10” individual Neapolitan style. Gluten free crust available for $2.50 more. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 430 5th Street, 503.342.6207.
FLYING PIE PIZZERIA. Create your own or choose from their large selection of hand thrown House Specialties, Stuffed Baked Pies or Calzones. Enjoy some extra love on their Customer Appreciation Nights posted on their website. Sizes: range from Small 12” to Extra Large 18”. Gluten free crust in 12” only for $3.50 more. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 3 Monroe Parkway, Suite S, 503.675.7377.
DENO’S. This popular Lake Grove neighborhood spot has been around since the early 1980s and under local ownership by Kathleen Valentine since 1997. Choose from traditional and specialty pizzas including the Alfredo Combo or Spicy Thai with peanut sauce base. For the do-it-yourselfer, Deno’s also offers Take and Bake Pizza as well as homemade dough. Sizes: 10, 14 and 16 inch. Vegan and gluten free crusts are available for additional charge in the 10” and 14” sizes. Soy mozzarella is also offered. Check the website for coupons. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Delivery available for $2 charge on a $20 minimum order. 4475 Lakeview Boulevard, 503.635.6219.
PIZZICATO PIZZA. This hand-crafted pizza spot offers a good selection across the flavor palates including Vegan and vegetarian options. Decision making not your forte? Go with their pizza of the month. Sizes: 10,12, and 16 inches. Gluten free crust is available in 12” size for $2.25 extra and 16” for $3.25. Vegan cheese also available for additional charge. Sign up on their mailing list and receive 15% off your next order as well as one coupon per month. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 15180 SW Bangy Road, 503.670.8388.
LAKE THEATER AND CAFÉ. Although you’ll find movies and music heralded on their marquee, this place takes their pizza seriously enough to prepare the dough in house daily. You can eat it while watching a movie or just chill in their indoor café seating or, if the weather permits, on their outdoor deck. The Neopolitan style pizzas come in one 12” size for serving one to two. Pepperoni lovers should try their soppressata, an Italian dry salami that they tout is “better than pepperoni”—see if you agree. Hours: 11:30 a.m. ‘til almost late. 106 N. State Street, 503.387.3236.
NICOLETTA’S TABLE. If you’re going for a little more ambiance than your typical pizza parlor, try this Italian trattoria. Pizza offerings are more limited than you’ll find elsewhere but what’s on the menu is deliciozo according to fans. Of course you might be tempted to go off your pizza diet and order their spaghetti alla carbonara which is right out of Italy but that wouldn’t be such a bad thing. You can also take advantage of their DINNER2GO option—just call ahead for pickup and they’ll have your pizza ready. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 333 State Street, Suite M, 503.699.2927.
ROUND TABLE. Fifty-seven years of experience go into the pizzas made here, a franchise that has grown from one in Menlo Park, California, to over 450 in the western United States. That translates into a large selection to suit everyone in your family ranging from the meat lover’s Wombo Combo with pepperoni, Italian sausage, linguica and bacon to Guinevere’s Garden Delight for the vegetarians. You can also create your own. Gluten-free eaters will have to go elsewhere as there are no pizza options offered. Dough is rolled out fresh every day from scratch. Be sure to check the website for specials or sign up to receive coupons. Sizes: 6.5, 9.5, 12, 14 and 16 inches. Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Delivery available. 16444 Lower Boones Ferry Road, 503.636.3350.
DOMINO’S. Domino’s is the second largest franchised pizza chain in the U.S. (second to Pizza Hut) and has been an innovator along the way including that portable electric bag that keeps your pizza hot during delivery. Despite its reluctance to expand the menu from “regular” crust for the first 20 years, Domino’s now offers hand-tossed, handmade pan, crunchy thin, Brooklyn style (big, thin and foldable) and gluten-free. Sizes: 10, 12 and 14 inch (gluten-free only comes in 10”). Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. 1235 McVey Avenue, 503.908.7605.
PAPA MURPHY’S. No dining in here (unless you want to take it next door to FlyBoy Brewing where they’ll bake it for you while you enjoy some beer on tap). This is strictly a take-and-bake operation. Create your own or choose from their signature options like Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic, or Chicken, Bacon and Artichoke. Crusts include original, fresh pan, stuffed, thin and gluten-free. Be sure to check for deals on their website. Sizes: 14 and 16 inches (gluten-free in 12”). Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 15630 Boones Ferry Road, 503.636.1785.
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