Located in a bustling young person neighborhood, this pizza restaurant has an amazingly delicious food product and a very decent selection of beers. There is a standard restaurant area with seating for a couple dozen patrons, and an adjoining room with a separate entrance with more tables and a counter with several stools. The pizza is outstanding and unique and the beer selection is eclectic but sufficiently interesting to attract beer geeks. Overall, a nice experience.
I’ll state first that this is much more of a restaurant/pizza place than it is a beer place. They do have a handful of taps on, and they’re respectable, but I wouldn’t come here to drink beer.
I would also highly recommend getting a reservation. We didn’t plan ahead and it was an hour or so to wait on a Friday night, so we ran up the street to Belmont Station to kill time. It’s also kind of a weird set up because on one side, it just looks like your typical neighborhood pizza joint with some wooden booths and pinball machines. They have another dining room, but you have to go outside and to the next door to get to it. More of a typical restaurant space here.
Anyway, the beer here is pretty limited, but they had Boneyard RPM, for instance so you could definitely do worse. A couple other PDX breweries on draft, too.
The pizza here is amazing. Like, possibly the best pizza I’ve ever had before. But, it’s a bit on the expensive side and they have a bunch of garbage rules about ordering. No substitutions/alterations to the premade pizzas (I guess I can go along with this), but then on the "build your own" pizzas, they limit you to only three toppings and things like basil, garlic, etc. are considered toppings. Kind of grinds my gears. Also, they’re charging almost $2 for a soft drink and don’t offer refills...
It’s great pizza and I’d honestly probably go back, but just be aware that it’s not going to be a place where you just walk in off the street and order whatever you want.
Went here with my wife the week prior. Didn’t know it could be rated, but let me put down what I think is a fair assessment - this is not a beer destination. It features a few taps of local beer and a couple others from around the world, but the pizza is the best in Portland and quite possibly the best in the state of Oregon. It’s a fairly small place, and it is intensely popular on the weekends and in the evening after 6, so it requires some planning. The restaurant is divided into bar area and main dining, so you can bring your kids if you like. But again, this is a great pizza restaurant; it is not beer central and my rating reflects this.
I am never sure if I should rate selection based on the area, or based on what I’m used to. I kind of split the difference here, I suppose. But yeah, the selection was OK, the Pizza was Awesome. Worth the trip for that alone.
This is definitely the place to come for pizza in Portland. Coming from and growing up in the NYC metro area...that’s saying something. I am very fortunate that on a recent visit traveling by myself...a local group at the Green Dragon "took me in" and let me drink and swap beer stories with them. When they heard I was from NYC and loved pizza...that started a fun "argument" among themselves about where to send me for the best pizza in Portland...the list was narrowed to two...but Apizza Scholls won out. They even told me when to get there so I wouldn’t have to wait too long. Great that pizza of this quality can be had with some great craftbrews...but great craftbeers being everywhere in Oregon is like slot machines being everywhere in Nevada...a given...LOL!
My wife and I came here early so we only had a 30 minute wait. The place is on the SE Hawthorne corridor where we had done some walking and shopping first. The atmosphere is fine; low lit, cozy family restaurant. We got seated and waited a good 15 minutes before anyone even looked our way. The waiter was super friendly when he finally came but still inattentive. Short beer list. Solid but unspectacular, especially for this town. Had a local IPA. Pizza was fantastic. Value was fair. Pizza destination? Yes. A beer destination? Don’t think so.
Be prepared for an hour wait. Has a ’pizza nazi" feel to it but they let you drink while you are waiting and have 20% of the space just for queuing for a table. 18" thin crust pizzas. Food is served immediately from the oven, steaming so much you don’t want to touch. 6 taps including rotating Ninkasi and a long bottle list.
typical family restaurant interior, totally bland and unassuming. beer selection is pedestrian. pizza is incredible and worth a visit, but this is no true beer destination in a town full of them. expect a long wait in the evening.
This is not a great beer destination. However, the pizza is extremely good and they do have a handful of craft beers in bottle and on tap. I highly recommend this place just for the pizza, which is the best I’ve found in town.