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Escape From New York Pizza

622 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3209 (Northwest District)
503-227-5423
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Ranked #418 of 3,502 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Northwest District
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71% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Pepperoni pizza was thin, greasy and tasty. Service was a little rude and restaurant could use a cleaning. Value was average. Next time I will try a different pizza place.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Been going to Escape from NY Pizza for over 25 years... 19 years ago my daughter was 1 week old and that was where we went. Phil was great as was the food. Our go to place on 23rd. Then down to Salt and Straw for ice cream.... went there last night... birthday and like always is was super. The... More

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Aloha, Oregon, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I've been eating their pizza since the early Eighties and it has always been excellent. I believe they were the first pizza by the slice in Portland. This is a pizza joint. It isn't fancy, but they do what they do exceptionally well. It is quite good by the slice, but it is truly outstanding if you get a whole... More

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South Wales
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I found this whilst wandering near our hotel (INN at Northrup Station ****). What a find, the best pizza of our whole holiday. Recommend it.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I started eating your pizza in 1986 with the high school gang,and it has not changed a bit.(perfect) Thanks for great pizza, now me and my wife love eating in the front both every chance we can get. And for some weird reason I always get the same parking spot on 23rd?(very close) I love how you Only take cash... More

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Lacey, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I've never been to New York, but this place would be as I would imagine a New York pizza place to be decorated. Seating is all deli or bar style. If you are with a group, this place will not work for you if you want to do any socializing at all. It's very informal and if you aren't a... More

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edmonton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

this restaurant looks a little sketchy with a lot of tacky NY souvenirs and random stuff all over the walls but the pizza is awesome and the staff are funny. we go there at least once every time we go to portland!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

This is primarily a pizza by the slice place, but we ordered a whole pie. Looked amazing when it came out of the oven directly to our table, but we noticed the olives were missing. When we asked about this they immediately recognized the mistake, added LOADS of olives on top AND refunded the amount we had paid for an... More

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Medford, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Pizza by the slice. Best pizza in Portland, Oregon with lots of New York attitude.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I know that pizza can be very subjective - there are so many different takes on sauce, different types of pepperoni & ways of doing other meat & veggie toppings and, of course, many different styles/types of crust. That said, Escape just does it the way we like it - sauce so delicious I wish I could order it as... More

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