Reader’s Survey 2012: Best Pizza in Portland

Apizza Scholls Plain Pie

Apizza Scholls – plain pie

I am surprised by the results of this years survey. In 2010 Ken’s Artisan Pizza won over Apizza Scholls by a tiny amount. In 2011, the two tied. This year, Apizza kicked the pants off of everyone. 1054 votes were cast in this category. The rankings are as follows:

1. Apizza Scholls – 30% of the total. 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97215 (503) 233-1286 Map

2. Ken’s Artisan Pizza – 23% of the total. 304 Southeast 28th Ave. Portland, OR 97214 (503) 517-9951 MapReview

The next three are separated by only four votes, so I’m going to call it a tie. It should be noted that they only received about 6% each:  

3a. Dove Vivi – 2727 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232. (503) 239-4444 Map.

3b. Nostrana – 1401 Southeast Morrison St. Portland, OR 97214 (503) 234-2427 MapReview

3c. Lovely’s Fifty Fifty - 4039 N Mississippi, Portland OR. 97227 (503) 281-4060. Map

This is the Lovely’s first appearance on this list. Folks often want to know which are my favorites. I love both Ken & Brian equally. I tend to go to Ken’s just because it is closer to where I live.

You can see all of the Reader Survey 2012 winners here.


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Your thoughts are welcome

  1. mike says

    FD, perhaps you will do so w/ full results, but I’d be interested to know how many total votes there were in the category

    This is how I voted. Ken’s; Lovely’s; and Nostrana are all very tasty but all suffer from the same flaw — terribly dougyh and terribly inconsistent crust.

  2. Jacob S. says

    I’ve only been to Ken’s once, with a group of about 8. We ordered 6 different pies and each was entirely forgettable. We left in awe at how lackluster the pizza was. The beer and ambience was great but I’m absolutely vexed at how this place seems to continuously top the best-of Pizza lists here.

  3. David Brown says

    Yes! Apizza is so much better than Ken’s. Try the Tartufu. It is my favorite..right behind is the pepperoni..nickel sized that curl up into little cups of oil. Nicely scorched (thx for the word food dude). Ken’s is to fancy pants..plus the scrimp on the volume of ingredients. I don’t understand a hint of cheese, sauce or meat..just sayin’

  4. nanoen says

    Where is Escape from NEw York here? I have traveled the globe and US and Been to just about every pizza place that is worth talking about in Portland, and This is by far my favorite place. Apizza Scholls is good. Been going to it when it was actually in Scholls oregon.

  5. SteveO says

    I travel around the country and check out the best pizza places on the WWW. Apizza Scholls is 1-2 on the top of my list of best pizza I have ever had! Their pizza is an artform, they will not pile anything/everything on their product if it does not work together. Laid back atmosphere, best pizza I ever ate…heaven!

  6. Mario says

    I travel around the WORLD and check out the best pizza places on the WWW. Apizza Scholls is completely unremarkable.

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