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Escape From New York Pizza

#499 of 3,345 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Northwest District
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622 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3209
503-227-5423
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
There is no escape from Escape from New York Pizza

Pepperoni is my weakness when it comes to pizza. Walking into Escape From New York Pizza nearly 25 years ago, I knew the addiction would be long lasting. The throwing of the dough the barking of the staff and the smells of cooked pies have me coming back repeatedly. Oder a beverage and your slice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
mooseofblue
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Eugene, Oregon
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  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fresh ingredients, and they are quite generous with them... A large pie was enough for 2 meals for three.. Family friendly. Highly recommended

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place is another one of those places I go to whenever I visit Portland because their pizza is so close to my NYC heart. It's a small place but the energy is huge, fun, interesting and contagious. I love their pizza...did I say that already??? Make sure you go and grab a slice or three!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The greasy pizza is pretty good but its waaaay overpriced and the slices are dinky. What really makes a difference though is the incredibly rude staff. I have been many times and everyone there is in the wrong business, starting with the owner. This place is a negative stereotype of how NYC was perceived in the 1980s; back when it... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Pepperoni is my weakness when it comes to pizza. Walking into Escape From New York Pizza nearly 25 years ago, I knew the addiction would be long lasting. The throwing of the dough the barking of the staff and the smells of cooked pies have me coming back repeatedly. Oder a beverage and your slice and make it quick! You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I love this place!! The pizza is the same as if you were in New York City - if you like New York City pizza then this is the place to go - pepperoni all the way!! Enjoy!

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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This pizza definitely tasted like home! I'm not a big fan of pizza but my husband is and he enjoyed it. The ambience was great

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Bellingham, Washington
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Ate lunch here since we could get pizza by the slice. First off, there weren't very many choices and one of the pizzas had a fly crawling on it. I was hungry enough to get over that, knowing it was going back in the oven to warm up. The man waiting on us was efficient, but abrupt and lacked customer... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Tonight Escape from NY was stop #19 on our tour of Portland pizza places. It's on NW 23rd and famous for serving up giant slices. We got a whole pie though, most of which is boxed up and in our fridge. There were two big plusses about the place. First were the people. Everyone there was happy and appreciative of... More 

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love the pepperoni, Hawaiian and Mushroom Pizza! Crusty pizza and good laugh, what more can you ask :p No nonsense Pizza with nice environment and lovely service. Keep coming back to this joint after so many years. Hope they will stay there forever

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Sherwood, Oregon
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I've been eating here since the late 80's. It's the only pizza that reminds me of the pizza I had as a child on the east coast. Hand tossed is not common these days. The restaurant is small, with quirky decor that's been accumulated over the decades. A few seats outside, and a couple of small tables, plus counter seating.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 622 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighborhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: 503-227-5423

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?